When we have a thought, it is the story we tell ourselves, the belief system we have in place that dictates the feelings we are going to have and why we react the way we do.
“You can be the Master of your own mind, or you can be its Servant.”
I was reminded of this in a beautiful yoga + meditation class by Octavia Raheem & Meryl Arnett from Sacred Chill West at Dirty South Yoga Fest this weekend. & just as the Universe reminded me of this in those words, It also created an experience for me to practice it.
I was eager to make a get away after lunch to catch up on some things on my TO DO list. I was carrying a lot of stuff but managed to open my trunk, shove everything in, & close it, only to find that I had then locked the key in the car.
I stood there for a moment, stunned, & said, “Ok, how can I empower myself in this situation?”
I looked at Hercules (My Fiat) w/disbelief. Checked every door. Then looked in my hands to see what I had with me: My phone. My house key. AWESOME!
“I have a spare at home!” So, I called an Uber. Got home, couldn’t find the spare…
Again, I asked myself, “How can I empower myself?” To make sure I wasn’t crazy, I called my friend Shana Nunnelly who was still at the festival to double check the doors of my car, JUST IN CASE I didn’t give enough OOF in opening the doors. She checked. Still no luck. BUT she reminded me about roadside assistance.
I called my insurance. Then called another Uber to head back to the venue where I met a guy named Marcus who did a little balloon shimmy on my door, & BOOM, I was in!
5 years ago, I don’t think I would have had the stability of mind to keep things in perspective like I did yesterday. I know this has to do with my work in sound healing, meditation and yoga. Showing up everyday to our practice supports us in these less than desirable situations.
Tonight starts Aligned AF. A seven week online series where we explore the seven main energy centers of the body, and how to apply the information into your daily life with tools to come into alignment, and reach that place of awareness and stability. See you tonight!