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WISDOM WITHIN - January 2016 - Kansas City
By Suzette Scholtes
Resolve: To decide or to determine to do something. To make clear, explain or solve a problem. To transform; to convert (Funk & Wagnall’s Dictionary).
Each New Year’s Day, students and I meet to resolve and set goals for the year. They seal their goals in a letter and I mail it to them around July 1 to see what was achieved. Amelia shared that all eight goals she set manifested! One that gave her joy was her intent to end conflict with her estranged sister. Her sis called her asking to get together after two years of separation. Amazing.
Lindsey volunteered to model yoga poses with me for u-tube. I asked why she volunteered as she gave a good portion of her Saturday to this cause. “I want to create new adventures that stretch my creativity. I wish to get over fears of being visible,” she said. Indeed being visible may frighten many. Her act of courage set her free.
Yoga Nidra or “deep sleep” is an ancient practice where one becomes so centered and relaxed most resistance to our dreams melts away. In this practice, we create “imagery” to impact conscious, unconscious and subconscious mind. It’s an amazing tool. At the Yoga Studio we offer this practice every Thursday at 4:30 for an easy 45 minutes of letting go.
Each week we discuss our “resistances.” Resistance varies from person to person but one common one is feeling worthy of asking for what one wants. Sometimes a person lacks confidence or determination. Holding on to our past, lack of forgiveness or the ego creates resistance. It is complex. However, the practice itself melts these resistances away.
In the book The Book of Knowing and Worth by Paul Selig, writes: “I see my destiny before me. I see the world as it is made manifest in my expression, and I witness the world before in transformation. I know who I am. I know how I love. I know how I serve. And I sing the song to my fellows as I perceive their faces. We are the same frequency. I know you express yourself in your beauty and in your choice to be seen. I know how you love. I am your witness.”
It’s never too late to create new goals and dreams. I set new ones often as our needs and wants change with new projects, situations, or new focus. Other day I resolved a project would resonate “ease” and even as I wrote it did not believe it could be. Inspiration came in the night and showed me how to let go of struggle to create the ease.
Chicken-Soup-of-the-Soul creators, Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield, published a book, The Aladdin Factor. “It is the wellspring of confidence, desire and the power to ask that allows us to make wishes come true,” Hansen wrote.
Remember what Oprah said when a lady complained she did not receive a car? “You didn’t dream big enough!”Oprah said.
Let’s stay shine our light in our golden resolve and make 2016 one of our best years yet!
Suzette Scholtes’ non-fiction writing won the prestigious “Writers Digest” award. Her passions are writing and yoga and she feels one needs a sense of humor for both. She founded The Yoga School of Therapeutics where she manages one of the regions prestige teacher training programs. 10400 W. 103rd Street,
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