So today is the day that Jesus is said to have risen from the dead, transcended all the evil, anger, bigotry and hatred that was his demise and return to that beautiful state of purity and peace where light once again reigns. This holds true to the overall theme of spring, life birthing from the dead of winter. What if we could do this ourselves? Allow ourselves to die within all the negativity that ruins us, so that we too can rise again, liberated and reconnected with all the amazing light that we truly are? We see this all around us in nature, yet we often find it so difficult to do ourselves. Many of us have an instinct to feel that somehow all of these horribly limiting emotions "gives us character," "are a natural part of life" or even worse that maybe if we suffer, than the liberation will be that much sweeter. Yes, we must feel pain, doubt, sadness, anger, that is part of the magic of being human. What isn't a part of this wonderful package is allowing those emotions to linger beyond the necessary time frame. So what if instead of allowing ourselves to be defined by everything bad that has ever happened to us, we allowed ourselves to die and then be reborn with all the experience and knowledge, as well as a clean slate and all the happiness that the world has to offer?
This reminds me of shivasana, or corpse pose, that we practice every day in yoga. I say practice because it requires just that. This isn't just intended to be time to close your eyes and anxiously await the next part of your day, it is time for the body to rest and reset from a long period of physical exertion, more importantly it is intended to be time for the mind, body and soul to be still, to reconnect. It is called corpse pose because it is the opportunity for the body to release tension and pain, but also for the mind to release tension and pain; allow ourselves to die completely so that when we return we come back with all the strength, power and wisdom, minus the pain.
The point is that it doesn't require a yoga class or a holiday for us to let go and allow ourselves to be reborn with the opportunity for love, peace and joy. What is stopping you from letting go of the pain? Nothing but your own mind. You can blink and decide that when you open your eyes you will choose happiness, you will choose love, you will choose power, you will choose abundance. It really, truly is that simple.
Chelsea M Latham
When I was a kid my mom would occasionally refer to me as a Reverend, because I had the need to speak so passionately about just about everything. Little did she know that some day I would build a business upon sharing the wisdom that I am so passionate about. So here you go, here are some bits and bobs of thoughts strung together for your enjoyment.