What have you looked at recently and said, “I got to…” but before you finish, your words just trail off. You know that the ending could be “…do this, …think this, …receive this, or even …open to this. What have you gotten that you have acknowledged? We miss much of what we have gotten because we don’t recognize the gifts when they come flying in.
Today, for no known reason, I got grumpy. In spite of my emotions, all sorts of amazing things happened, though. Opportunities opened. I got to see Keith’s nanna who was just a joy bunny at 92, and, yes, physically, very incapacitated. We were supposed to go to a cave and then Keith read something and suddenly wanted to go the next day and take this nature and native culture hike. It’s about 100 degrees in Tucson, so I wasn’t really up for that. It made me grumpy that he wanted to change the plan since I was really excited about the caves. But (and here is the big but) I thought, that should not make me grumpy for several reasons:
- Keith is easy to work with and would switch back to caves if I really wanted that.
- It wasn’t any external situation that triggered me (or you). It never is.
- What did I do to get out of this state? How fast was I willing to let my grumpy go?
So, I chose not to go to lunch with Keith. I wasn’t really hungry and didn’t want him to pay for me to just sit there. I needed to exercise early, but that was an interruption, yet it was a wonderful and caring occurrence—someone came to see about my products. So I started my yoga walk later in the day in about 99-degree heat and with the wrong shoes. Ever notice when you are grumpy everything is “in the wrong”? So afterwards, I went home and started doing yoga—lots of Breath of Fire to release whatever emotions had trapped me.
It was no longer the “what made me feel that way” but the “how long do you want to stay in this place?” It really meant “how long will it take me to employ what I know will be effective to remove this cloud from my heart?” The answer was a great “no time at all.” From admission of grumpiness to doing something, the shift only took a fraction of a second… and with only a couple minutes to shift my energy so I could be back into the “appreciation of all that is part of my life and all that I can see and feel.” Wahe Guru.
Sometimes, we are sick of body, mind or soul and this is what appears to precipitate our funky states. We are back into the chicken-and-the-egg conundrum.
Keith’s nana told me a great story. She has had 12 operations on her hip since she was a child. After about operation #8 she was in the hospital in a shared room with a woman who was constantly complaining. So Nana took herself for walks with her walker and she went into the nurses’ station at night and gave them all readings (she is not a psychic but she is a conduit). They of course loved her. So instead of getting cranky at other people, she got interested in them.
Today, I got interested in communicating with you—sharing the “that which comes upon us and how we can shift emotions with motion.”
If you want some good reasons not to flip out, get my flip charts.
You can also cuddle up with my yoga meditation Chakra Pillows.
They will help you before you flip your top and after (if there is an after). Make them your new best friends. They will stand by you.
Wahe Guru all love and blessings to you,