“My breath is the gift of life, it’s a flow, it’s ease, and it’s natural. My breath is my teacher.”
We often don’t think about simple things in life, especially stuff that’s essential to our own well being and crucial to sustaining our very lives. How often do you notice your breathing? Besides when you are choking, coughing, drowning…well, basically besides when you can’t catch your breath? If you’re like how I used to be, the answer would be hardly ever.
Our breath connects us to our very life, it sustains us.
It can relax us with a big sigh, or excite us with a huge scream!
Because our breath is tied to our emotions, and our state of being, it’s so important to pay close attention to how we breathe.
Have you ever started to drown, or lose your breath?
For most of us, our first reaction is to panic, and scramble to catch our breath.
Don’t we do that in our own lives?
When there’s some crappy stuff in our life, we’re buried in overwhelm, burdened with our “To Do” list, conflict, and be start to feel tied down, constricted, repressed. Our first reaction is to change it to something better, something desirable and we begin to scramble, scramble to catch our breath. The more we try so hard to push, and force our way to catch our breath, the tougher it gets.
We become wild with panic. Shoot, we could even be hurting other people around us who’s trying to help us… Until, at some point, we just can’t do this anymore and we give in.
When we give in, we naturally start to relax into our body because our mind is relaxed. Then, as if by some miracle, the energy around us supports us, we float to the top. We can Breathe again!
So, just imagine that your breath is flowing throughout your whole entire body, with every inhale and exhale, you are connecting to your soul energy. Feel it flow throughout every part of your body, feel the tingling as it flows.
Once you connect to your own energy, and feel the power of your own life, then you’ve connected to your truth, the energy of your soul.
This soft, strong, peaceful energy. Radiate that energy, your SOULight.
Allow yourself to roll with the waves of your breath, to let the current of your life guide you, to a place of learning and deeper meaning.
Use your breath as a start to awareness.
Take a deep breath, and keep breathing…
Challenge: Everyday, 3 times a day, take time to notice your breathing rhythm. Then take 5 slow, deep breaths and on your exhale really feel into your body and letting go and giving into your own life. What do you notice?