“If a human can agree to one thing—that this planet moves and rotates by the will of God and God is conscious enough to take care of human routines—all troubles will be no troubles at all.” Yogi Bhajan
Taking time to relax if often one of the hardest tasks for me. Over the last two months I’ve gotten better at it, but each day I still look at the pool and have not yet spent a day there. I have not jumped in the water, I have not laid on the lounge chair and I have not ordered a juice with a cute umbrella.
Relaxing is difficult because there is always something to do for myself or someone else. The most important thing is that I’m having fun and enjoying said tasks.
The monkey mind can keep us going even in a state of Stillness. That too is a work in progress. Meditation and prayer keep me grounded and journaling keeps me out of my head.
Anyone that is aquatinted with me, however, usually sees my face with a smile and a heart full of joy. Keeping busy for a creative mind often keeps me more grounded. Learning to ground in the idle times is a continual work for me. I rest in God knowing my tasks will be waiting for me tomorrow if I lay at the pool/beach one day, get a massage or go to a movie.
Yogi Bhajan said, “Total harmonious relaxation cures the body. To achieve this there must be a coordination between the three facets of ourselves: body, mind, and soul.”
“In today’s fast-paced, high-stress world, relaxation is an essential practice for physical, spiritual and mental well-being. In our culture, we’ve mistakenly trained ourselves to relax by watching tv, eating, or by drinking or smoking. This really isn’t relaxation and neither relaxes our bodies nor our minds. Relaxation is an essential tool within Kundalini yoga after the dynamic, active kriyas that we practice. Balancing our systems after active movement with conscious relaxation brings us into physical and mental alignment. During relaxation, you are rejuvenating your parasympathetic nervous system, distributing the prana you have built up during the kriya, helping muscles release rigid patterning and adopt a more neutral state, promoting glandular shifts, centering yourself emotionally, releasing stress, and also assisting the body and mind in developing an understanding of its own ‘natural state’ so that it relaxes automatically throughout your day. Isn’t that reason enough to practice relaxation as a discipline?” @spiritvoyage
My prayer for you today is that you will find joy and laughter in all areas of your life. Turn off your monkey mind, don’t be so hard on yourself and RELAX. God is taking care of you in this life.
💫Today’s @innercompasscards Reading💫
Life should not always be taken so seriously. this card invites you to look for the light and the laughter. You can still reach your goals while carrying a big smile on your face. You are bound to have more fun doing so! In the Mayan calendar, the energy of the monkey represents the uninhibited child that plays without worrying about the consequences. Connect with your inner child today, experience how play can bring you joy. do not let anyone’s judgements hold you back. Say yes to spontaneous impulses. Be free from worries or outside validation. Choose to live this moment. ‘Now’ is all there is. When you do it playfully, even tedious jobs become more enjoyable. Lightheartedness and humor help in making things lighter - they literally take the load off things. Every day offers situations that you can play around with. Stick out your tongue, make a funny face! Crack a joke at work, hop through the streets. Whatever you do, live in the moment, playfulness will follow naturally.