From Chaos To… Open Space

Dear friends,

Welcome back for the weekly Wednesday post, hope you are all doing well. I always love connecting with you, so thanks for taking the time to read my blog and giving me feedback. In case, you are interested in daily inspiration, information and links on yoga and a healthy, happy and conscious life, you can also check my Facebook page (link on the right side of the screen below).

A bit of news – from next Monday I will be adding a new category of posts – Food & Fact – where all the most important facts you always wanted to know about various types of foods, but didn’t have time to look up, will be gathered. Every week one type of fruit, vegetable, grain, spice etc. will be explored in a short, sweet and informative post.

Last week I have been talking about letting go, which is a precursor and expression of change. In the past months many of us have been experiencing major shifts in different outside circumstances, may it be the job situation, housing, money situation, health issues, relationships and so on. Many of us have also already been noticing shifts in our perception; we started realizing some of our thought and behavioural patterns, that have been holding us back, and have been present in our lives for a long time now. So long, in fact, that they became habits.

We are now starting to realize, that it is time for these habits to go, because we don’t need them any more. This realization is not always on a conscious level, it might also be unconscious, but in both cases the change in our energetical field, or attitude, if you prefer, will “invite” events and people in our life to help us make the needed change.

And that is a big step, a big adjustment. This is why, all the events around this shift might come to you as painful or difficult. You need to know, that it is normal, it is a healing process and you are not alone. The exact same thing is happening to people around you right now, even though you may not realize it.

We are all growing together, expanding our hearts and our energy towards everybody and everything around us.

changes_chaosIt is a very special time.

So, I propose to you, to make that phone call or write that email, that you have been putting of for some time now. Is there a particular person or persons that keep coming back on your mind? Reach out to them, connect with people around you. Together we can go through challenging times more easily.

You don’t even need to share your situation with that person, you can just connect on a different level, not forcing anything, simply being open.

By opening our hearts we also release what is not needed any more and we can move on.

Here is a message, that I find very inspiring and very true:

All great changes are preceded by chaos.

And this is a time of great changes. When you want to build something new, you first have to get rid of the old, tear it down to pieces, and only then, can something new begin.

So, embrace chaos and collapsing of the old systems, let go of what you don’t need any more and make space for the new. You deserve it. It is time to expand the love, the joy and all the special gifts you carry within you. And share them with everybody and everything around you.

Dear friends, shine & smile, and let me know, how it goes! 🙂

With much Love, 

Maja

Letting Go – New Beginnings

Hello dear reader,

Welcome (back) to my virtual space, where hopefully I can provide some inspiration and information on your path of self discovery or just curiosity.

At first I had in mind a different topic for my second Wednesday post, but at the end I decided to just go, where the weekly inspiration was taking me. In the last weeks I have been thinking a lot about what (my) life was supposed to be, what my expectations towards myself and people close to me are and about my preconceptions about all these. Basically, about the box I was putting myself in.

Interestingly enough, life has its way of pointing you in the right direction, even though you usually don’t realize it while you are walking the bumpy road in front of you, stumbling and crawling over the hurdles on your way. The blessings are in disguise.

So this is what I was shown (drum roll):

“Life is not, how you imagined, it would be.”

let-go-polaYea, yea, you already knew that, right. BUT, what I mean is – it actually IS, what you imagine it to be, which not nearly all, that it could be. Does it make sense? Let me show you.

Do you feel happy? Let’s try something. For a moment let go of the ideas, that you might have about happiness and just try to BE happiness. BE happiness with all your being. Do you feel it? Give it a little time, give it space, let the feeling expand inside you, let go of thoughts and emotions running around your mind. Just behappiness.

How does it feel? WHERE do you feel it – outside, in things/people that surround you or inside, somewhere inside you?

Now this is, where it gets interesting! Does it feel good, peaceful? And what did you actually do, to feel like that? You simply decided to BE happiness. You were not thinking of getting a thing, an object, to make you happy, you did not need a particular person to call you or say something nice to you, you did not have to go to a special place, wear a special dress or eat a particular food… you just looked inside and allowed yourself to feel it. And then you became it. Isn’t that magic?! And guess what? You did it all by yourself!

Maybe it lasted only for a little while, maybe you felt it just a little bit, just a little warmth, but it is there, it is inside you.

We have been thought for years and years, to look for happiness outside – in a new phone, a new dress, a job, a house, a partner, a solid bank account… But do these things really make you happy? Honestly. Do they feel like what you just experienced? Or does it feel like a “kind of happiness”, that depends on whether you have that particular thing or person? And when it’s gone, the feeling goes away with it…

And one more question – do you maybe feel like doing something now, do you feel inspired? Maybe you feel like doing nothing for a change? If so, please go do it and come finish reading later! You successfully stepped into the flow of life, so enjoy, go with it. 🙂

What you just experienced is equally true for all the main feelings that we chase for in life – happiness, love, security, joy, acceptance. You can try it.

Letting-Go1-polaSo where does that bring you? Each of us has to make her/his own conclusion. I can say for myself, that I have been chasing a lot of things in life, looking outside for something, that I have been carrying with(in) me all along. Of course we need experiences in life to point us in the direction, where we need to go, in order to discover ourselves, but when we get there (to the realisation), we also need to allow ourselves to LET GO of expectations and concepts, that we set for ourselves, and for how our lives are supposed to look like.

Which is usually not easy (at all)! Partly because we have been trying to avoid it all this time, and partly because the experiences, that brought us to this realisation, are often not easy or comfortable.

Suddenly, we don’t know what to expect, we don’t have a plan to follow, we might realize, that we don’t “need” or want certain people in our lives any more or that we don’t like the job, that we spent years doing, or that the piles of things we have accumulated over time are totally obsolete. We realize, that we are responsible for our own life and that we cannot blame anyone for our unhappiness, lack of security, love or joy. That is scary!

BUT it is a new beginning, a journey into the unknown, that starts from within. It starts from a solid base, because the love, security, joy, happiness and acceptance, that you have within, cannot be taken away by anyone or anything. It is all there, for you, whenever you need it. It is all YOU.

LaoTzuLet-GoBecome-quote-1-pola01Only when you let go, of what you think you are, can you fully start becoming all, that you can be.

How to do that? By taking one step at the time. You can for example practise the affirmations from my previous post or you can do/keep doing something else, that works for you. Whatever it is, always remember to trust in the infinite wisdom of the Universe and your Inner Self, to take you exactly where you need to be. Life is a special journey, so let go and enjoy the ride! 🙂

In Love and Light,

Maja

p.s.: If you enjoyed this post, please like it, comment on it and feel free to share it. Thanks! 🙂