I have always felt I was living a life centered around lack. For the longest time I felt that my entire human experience lacked something, and it was as if I had been on autopilot my whole life. Until now.
This profound realization came to me recently, and of all the places it could have happened, it was at an art studio. Mind you, I am not an art person. I never “got it.” Nothing ever moved me. However, this studio was different. For the first time in my entire life, I honestly felt like I was connected to the art, to the artist, and to something inexplicably bigger. I understood it. I saw myself within it. It resonated with me more than anything I had ever experienced. It was real. Seemingly the most real event and emotion I had ever felt and been a part of. In a single afternoon, surrounded and embraced by the vibration of his life’s work, my life changed completely.
These last two weeks have been mentally and emotionally transformative. This is the first time I’m even able to put it into words. I didn’t know what else to do or how to process this, so I came to my mat.
I gave myself permission to flow freely, to feel deeply, to connect. I closed my eyes and trusted. I brought my awareness to my body, my breath, and the space within for what I believe was the very first time. I focused my energy on visualizing those vibrant colors. I began imagining them flowing up and down my spine, grounding me to the earth below and overflowing into space above. I listened to how they sounded. I focused on how they felt in my body, my mind, and my heart. I found the place within me each color resided and where they intermingled. They moved and swirled, flowing like lava, wind, ocean waves, and cosmic energy.
I have begun to link them to everything in and around me.
For the first time ever, I notice a drastic difference when I don’t make the time every day for my meditation, my personal practice of yoga, and the space in which to discover myself.
My world is has been flipped upside down in the most magical way and I am discovering endless vibrations, emotions, thoughts, and places that I never knew existed.
by Rebekah Boatrite