We are the active creative principles in our lives. We attract, and are attracted to, situations that can catalyze a deep realization of who we really are. But frequently, we have difficulty seeing the events in our lives —specifically our struggles — for what they are really worth.
The mistake in our understanding— is the belief that the external reality must change before the internal one can. But, the real change required is not whatever problematic situation we are in; it is our plug into it. Why have we created this situation in our life? What is it about us that hooks into it? What’s our attachment? When those questions are identified and remedied, the issue of what to do becomes clearer, and fear loses its sway. When transformation genuinely occurs internally, the external world changes. The former emotional plugs are diffused. What once seemed impossible becomes an opportunity. When decisions are made out of fear or to blame, we may soon find ourselves again in a similar situation.
Life offers a host of distractions that can detour us from understanding the emotions, beliefs, and feelings that drive many of our behaviors — but, we all have access points that lead into the deeper dimensions of who we are. Utilizing them can provoke deep healing, change and self-understanding.
One of my access points is through writing. Writing helps me unpack the events in my life and look at them from a different perspective. But, I also have physical access points. It is my low back that alerts me when I am living out of alignment with myself. My knees tell me to pay attention to my feelings. Breath work guides me to deep emotions that I can’t uproot on my own. Meditation calms my mind down so I don’t get stuck in the levels of thought for to long. All of these access points require my attention to develop and nourish them. Often, the biggest inhibitor to change is simply the lack of creating space for these deeper dives into self.
In Monica Yearwood’s 21-Day Ayurvedic Cleanse you will learn how to find your personal access points through daily meditation and self-inquiry practices. For now, if you are having trouble accessing your inner terrain, try Granthita Mudra. Simply interlace your fingers and bring your hands under a tucked chin. Breathe and hold for 3 minutes.
Affirmation: I choose to create a supportive infrastructure that helps to keep me accountable to my feeling place so that I never get disconnected from my inherent knowing.