February’s theme post for my favorite yoga studio. See what the Storm is offering to help awaken the passions of your soul.
It was a dark and foggy night. And my mind was never clearer.
I felt drawn to play some music while packing lunches. The playlist started with Joni Mitchell’s Woodstock, into CSNY’s Deja Vu, over to Carry On and finally Teach Your Children. After a day of crazy coincidences (or, as I now see them, divine synchronicities), lucid visions during savasana and a stream of conversations about raising consciousness, these songs just calibrated my soul to the good stuff.
“We are stardust. We are golden. We are billion year old carbon. And we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden…
We have all been here before…
Carry on. Love is coming to us all…
And so become yourself…”
Oh yes ma’am! Again and again, universal message received! I’m awakening to the universe and feel on fire for its magnitude. I have no clue how exactly I apply this understanding but I am dying, no wait, I am LIVING to get to work. I used to get so close to understanding myself energetically but then some learned response would tell me I’ve lost my marbles. But I keep coming back to it. And it keeps getting validated. Because it is true. And I don’t need no stinkin’ marbles where I want to go. I just need to be open. I just need to follow my passion where it leads.
My passion feels like this truth burning inside of me, burning away the smog from my vision and from my mind. This newly awakened passion is pulling a song from my soul, the one I was meant to sing but I haven’t known the words. For so long I sang the song I thought we all are supposed to sing. But that song hid my voice and its tune never really made me want to dance. But I kept singing it until I started hearing that quiet voice telling me to change the channel.
I met myself in a place above the binding ego, striving for Buddhi level, where I can see clearly that I’ve got to lend my voice to a much greater symphony. I haven’t fully heard my part. I just know I have to continue to study the science of life. I know, for me, I must entwine the subtle and tangible into my work. And I know by following this leading, my soul’s path in this collective journey of awakening and rising will be known just when I need to know it. With a persistent faith and unshakable gratitude, I know I am headed the right way. And I fully trust we each have a part to play. The passion of the soul will light the way. What do you burn for? I want to see your light.
Get to a place of higher ground within, a place the pulls ego can’t quite reach. Where judgments disintegrate, and thoughts are weightless. A place where you see you are boundless, timeless, endless. A place where it feels like just one more step and you would be absorbed by the universe. Get there and see the truth for yourself. Your truth. And let it burn away the haze and ignite your deepest passion.
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Harold Whitman