Author: Coralie Properjohn
A rufous fantail flew into and around my bedroom this morning. You’ve got to wonder about a day that delivers a wake-up call with such a delightful little bird. I was just finishing working on this email to tell you about the early bird registration for our next retreat. I kid you not.
Here’s how it started before Mr Rufous showed up.
While I sat in the void of writer’s block, my 2 Wise Women (2WW) compadre Mary, emerged from her 4 week Panch Karma retreat in India spouting forth from the fount of creativity. And when I say ‘spout’, I don’t mean a trickle. I’m talking a real ‘gusher’. In the week following the end of her retreat she had posted 4 items on the website and all really inspirational stuff! I was blown away by the energy in her writing.
We talked about what was going on for her that clearly wasn’t going on for me right now. As we talked I was reminded that tapping into the well of creativity happens with ease when you give your Creative-Self the space it needs to breathe, stretch and explore.
In the study of Swara Yoga, the swara or balance of breath between right and left nostril is observed and influenced for a desired effect in the physical and mental body (think, nadi shodana/alternate nostril breathing). The time when both nostrils flow freely coincides with those times we have those wonderful moments of inspiration. To live a life that is authentic demands that we harness this inspiration so that we begin to imagine the inspiration as a possibility, and then into actuality.
Mary had given herself 4 weeks of space and the result was palpable.
If the time is ripe for you to take some space for yourself, check out our 2016, 8 days/nights courses in Ubud.
June 4-12; Living Yoga & Ayurveda, and
August 13-21; Women’s Health & Spirituality (Women only)
Book before the end of February 2016 and get a 10% discount on the Early Bird price for June course.
At the very least, have look at what Mary is up to. If you’ve not yet met Mary, see her interviewed in ‘The Meaning of Food’.
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