Talking to the Universe . . .
August 8, 2012 Comments Off
I’ve never considered myself to be too much of an “alternative” person. I mean, like when I take yoga, I often zone out during the spiritual stuff: om-ing, chanting, spiritual readings . . . . . . I never really think it applies to me. I just don’t think I’m the a-typical yoga person. And when I go, I feel like I’m faking because I just don’t feel anything deep down inside — other than shaking muscles.
In July, I was lucky enough to be flown down to Tulum to teach at Amansala (my most favorite place in the world and the site of Bikini Boot Camp — where I hold my retreats every year! Feb 27-March 2013, btw). And, as usual, there is an evening yoga. This year, I was fortunate to take class from a beautiful Italian woman, Alessandra. I usually opt out — but I was drawn to her style and her ability to teach everyone and not be too preachy or arrogant. And, she didn’t talk too much and it wasn’t about her.
The postures were fairly simple (as she was teaching many fitness levels), but she was still able to challenge me and I loved that. And, I loved her suggestions of meditation — like it wasn’t mandatory. One day, she said something about telling the universe what you want . . . and at first, I’m like, “OMG, this is so ridiculous — the universe, ha!” But, I did it anyway — kind of like when you forward those stupid emails that your friend sent you that promise a million dollars if you forward to 5 friends (and then as soon as you hit send, you realize what a sucker you are). I figured, I’m here, why not try it — maybe something will happen.
She said “whatever you desire, send it out to the ocean in front of you (pic below is taken from the yoga room), and don’t be afraid to say exactly what you want — every detail”. So, I did. Things that I’ve always sort of thought about but never actually put out there. I’m not going to tell you, but think about your relationships, your work, your daily life, your dreams . . . stuff like that. And, I really let the universe have it. And, as I stared out at the ocean, I felt heard.
Now, I’m not going to tell you that I got everything I asked for (not yet). But, I will tell you that some things did happen the next day that blew my mind. I don’t know what the universe really is — is it God? Angels watching over us? A board room up in the sky where all the decisions are made? Not sure. But, what I do know now is that it is extremely empowering to ask for what you want and what you need. And maybe all it did was get me to focus and have a real conversation with myself. But, whatever it was, it worked!