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Rekindle Your Inner Light

This was originally posted on Courtney's blog: courtneyrohan.blogspot.com


by Courtney Rohan

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It is easy to lose sight of the truth of the holidays. It is fun to spend time with family and celebrate all that has been and will be. Though fun is apart of the experience of living, the beauty of the sense experience. With the Winter Solstice, the beauty in this time of year is naturally more sedentary. It is a time of introspection.

Somehow, though, we find ourselves doing more. How do we become still when everyone around us is moving and shaking their bells and mistletoes? Maybe just a little reminder will help. Try this:


Wake up. Sit. Even if just for a moment. Take a deep breath in and out. Acknowledge your breath. Inhale and tell yourself: Let. Exhale, and tell yourself: Go.


After you get ready and before you leave your house, sit. Take a deep breath in and out. Acknowledge your breath. Inhale and tell yourself: Let. Exhale, and tell yourself: Go.


Before you start a new project, after you finish a project, when you return home, before dinner, after…. At varying segments throughout your day (think: before and after) take a deep breath in and let it out. Acknowledge your breath. Inhale and tell yourself: Let. Exhale, and tell yourself: Go.


Remember to have compassion for yourself during this time. Take the time to let go of the need to do more. And when you forget this most simple truth, have compassion on yourself. Inhale and exhale: Let Go. It is so easy to forget and think we should be doing something more! What the masses are doing, we often find ourselves feeling pressure to do the same. Before and after you feel this pressure, take the time to Let Go. Acknowledge and use your breath.


Truly, the yogi’s path is not one for the masses. When they go left, we go right. When they go out, we go in. The subtle energy, spirit, and truth of this time of year offers us an opportunity to reconnect with our inner light. This time of year is the preparation, the deep inner study, for what is to come. It is a most necessary time of rekindling our inner magic.


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