I could never quantify how important yoga and astrology have been in my life. I was introduced to both at 11 years old and they have been, at the very least, in the background of every single day since then.
Yoga helps me to ground my awareness in the present moment by getting back into my body. Yoga helps me feel good in the skin that I am in. Yoga helps me remember that my power is located in the seat of the present moment and nowhere else.
Astrology helps me locate my spiritual, professional, philosophical, emotional and psychological unfolding. Practicing this ancient art connects me to thousands of people through my writing, my astrological counseling practice and through lectures and workshops. Connection is all I have ever wanted, I think it’s all anyone ever wants, but it only came once I was willing to accept, work on, dedicate my life to and protect the gift I was given.
It took me a long time to trust how my life was unfolding. I struggled, I fought, I chose everything else but this path for too long.
Each one of us must value the inherent talents we posses in order for us to have any modicum of true success. It is my belief, because I see it every time I sit down with a client, that we all have a unique signature, a unique offering, a unique skill to give to the world and it is our primary job to uncover that, nourish it and give of it freely and without reservation. But in order to do so we have to get to the place where we value who we are and what flows through us.
Our gifts aren’t us. Our gifts are like children we have been given to care for, nurture and parent. They are with us from the very beginning and our job is to remember them and uncover them. We can hone our skills so that we are better channels for our talents to flow through but we can’t take credit for their greatness.
Yoga can help us remember this. Yoga or any other spiritual practice that reminds us that we are not in control and all we need do is show up as humble servants to serve the gift we have been given.