Appreciating the PAUSE

January 14, 2014

Do you feel like your life is in a PAUSE?  So did I!  It wasn't easy, however, I acquired amazing tools and techniques to support me through it and now I want to share these with YOU!  Subscribe today to the Ascending to Authenticity monthly issue for support through your personal transformation.  

Read below for details on my PAUSE:

In a recent yoga class, our teacher focused the intention of our practice on the PAUSE. 

The space in between.  

The space in between the inhales and exhales, in between the poses, and in between the cycles of our lives.  She asked the class what the PAUSE represented to each of us.

I started to really consider this PAUSE and what it meant to me.  For the last eighteen months of my life, I feel like I have been in a PAUSE.  A time of intense personal transformation.  This time has been very challenging as I broke down all elements of my life.  This time has been full of sadness, confusion, discomfort, enormous healing, fear, divine love, and at times, great darkness.  It has been a time to re-evaluate everything in my life.  Relationships, behaviors, habits, material items, money.  How I relate, how I live, how I work, how I view money, abundance, love, and even fear; they were all up for consideration and healing.

It was a very hard time and while in the PAUSE it was very hard to appreciate the opportunity to shed resistance.  To release all restrictions and blocks to my authenticity.  It was very hard at the time to see the bright light of my soul awakening into a new place.  

Now, as I start to INHALE once again and I consider the PAUSE, I see this space for something else.  It's a place to make choices.  A place to determine in a state of authenticity what is truly right for me and what moves forward into the new space. This place is critical as I INHALE, for after the shedding of the layers in the PAUSE, I now trust myself to make choices that honor my true self.  

As I begin to INHALE into this new space, I can trust that my actions are in alignment with my intentions and therefore the breath will be smooth, flowing, organic.  I now create the life my soul has always wanted.  Where and how I live, where and how I work, the relationships I have, the things I want, the experiences I enjoy.  The PAUSE is a place of creation, a blank slate to start again.

To deny the PAUSE creates a choppy, restricted breath, maybe holding it all together.

Just as in any cycle, it is a process.  After the INHALE, there is another PAUSE as I evaluate what no longer serves my highest good in THIS space, and through the EXHALE, I release and heal.  The next PAUSE determines what new things to experience, intentions to manifest, what to create.  And as the INHALE starts again, a new alignment from the new space flows smoothly.

What an amazing gift we have been given, in our very breath is a cycle of existence on how to move ourselves forward so our souls can experience their highest good on the path of desired goals.

  • PAUSE to determine what is not serving
  • EXHALE to release and heal the wounds
  • PAUSE to create new intentions
  • INHALE to manifest your dreams

Completing the cycle again and again, moving towards your deepest dreams.  And as yogi's, we get to practive this everytime we go to the mat.  A cycle of transformation on the mat, a cycle of transformation all day long, a cycle of transformation in every life time.

As I now create my new life from the PAUSE and everyday work to not INHALE too quickly, allowing for intentions to manifest in divine order, I see the PAUSE as a place of great importance.  It's a place to make choices, a place to have the courage to let go of something, and a place to allow inspiration to move you forward on your path.  

Appreciating the PAUSE...again and again.

If feel like you are in the PAUSE and are looking for guidance, I would be honored to support this space for you with the tools and resources that helped me in the PAUSE. Subscribe NOW to the monthly issue of Ascending to Authenticity





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