Practicing yoga daily, no matter how long, allows a level of mastery. Through time, the gift of vibration with our true nature starts to manifest. And when we do find this, it is an experience to cherish. For joy is in tuning to the frequency of this vibration! Dance with this, be spacious and grounded in nature, in our true essence. We will not necessarily experience it all the time as we constantly have to battle with the yin/yang, the pros/cons in our minds, faith/ self doubt, is/ was that plague us…All of the fluctuations of our mind. In my experience, practicing with intention and using techniques from teachers who inspire us allow this vibration to manifest.
To recover quickly from the events in life, we want to vibrate spherically. Not only do we avoid having sharp corners and breaking, it helps us heal faster, both from physical and psychological ailments. By being spherical, we stop looking at getting somewhere, but instead just being fully present in our practice. And before we know it, we have reached where we set our intentions to go. It is not about getting somewhere but enjoying the journey itself. When we are completely absorbed in the moment, we become buoyant, aware, conscious and able to respond to what life throws our way.
The wisdom traditions have pointed a pathway in undertaking this journey. As very well synthesized by Joseph Campbell in his book: “The Hero with a Thousand Faces”, each of us is on our hero’s journey. Be it awakening our Kundalini, flowing through our yoga poses, circulating our Qi through Tai Ji, dancing, chanting, singing or going deep in meditation, we connect to that vibration of our true divine nature. As Master Chungliang Huang (who co-taught the workshop “Mythbody to Live By” with Campbell for eight years) shares in his metaphors, we journey to gain this boon and come home to share with our community, taking what we need and depositing the rest so we can withdraw from it when we need to.
Star Wars is back capturing our imagination. I recently learned that Campbell’s writing was George Lucas’ inspiration in creating the hero’s journey in the film saga. Its universal appeal can also be experienced by each of us, as we vibrate with our true Divine nature, moving our Prana, our Qi, our “Force”.
May the Force be with you!