This month we inspire you to reflect on & practice being lighthearted.
In a culture of performance, and high expectations, you can easily take yourself too seriously: your thoughts, your moods, your mistakes. Leading to more self-judgement, blame, guilt, and a bigger gap towards acceptance, gratitude & self-love.
Humour is a powerful part of spirituality. Being able to zoom out, shift perspective, not to identify with it, but view it with a self-deprecating candour. Laughing about our own 'silly', 'weird', 'ridiculous' behaviours, work enlightening.
It gives room to breathe, to share it with others without shame. We are all so similar, experience similar doubts, fears & hopes. And this ultimately adds to accepting our whole selves, instead of striving for our holy selves.
" LOVE MEANS TO STEP AWAY FROM THE EGO. TO OPEN THE EYES OF INNER VISION & NOT TO TAKE THIS WORLD TOO SERIOUSLY."
We provide you with the tools, and inspiration towards less ego & more purpose.
A month focused on acceptance of what is, with a smile,
through self-observation & self-mockery.
Each month's theme includes 6 tools: A story, a tool, a meditation, a ritual, meditations, a yoga nidra and a list of affirmations. Plus the recording of the live gathering.
The tools will gradually unlock throughout the month & then stay opened.
The 'so-what' meditation.
What is really important in life? Life is too short to worry about what might happen. Most of what we fear most, never happens to us in reality. Or when it does, in the end we always find a way to handle or resolve it.
This guided meditation will help you relax and be more at ‘ease’. I remember my first therapist 15 years ago giving me this tool to practice every time I found myself drowning in the deep waters of depression. I still remember the ‘so what’?
During this meditation, I am sharing this practice with you, to apply it whenever you want to enlighten a heavy thought or feeling.
Yoga Nidra means ‘Yogic sleep’, yet it's the most awakening practice. It will bring you to a state of conscious awareness while you rest deeply. It’s an effective and efficient way to access ‘rest & digest mode, which is where healing really happens. This specific practise of Yoga Nidra or Shakti Nidra is the softest way of practising Yoga Nidra. Without force, it invites you to bring your physical body, your conscious mind and your nervous system to deep relaxation.
Anxiety, stress, insomnia, depression and self-limitations can improve or even heal with Yoga Nidra. 30 minutes of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to 4 hours of sleep. Practice this Yoga Nidra before you get up in the morning, stay in bed and just listen. Or during the day to refresh or before going to sleep to unwind.
We invite you to join us in a very simple ritual that can change your life.
Personal development is a field that can become very serious and deep, as we are invited to dive into the depths of our soul and see the darkness, the fears and the subconscious limitations.
In spirituality we call this phase the ‘dark night of the soul’ and is a necessary phase in order to grow, awake and be free of all conditions.
But we need to remember that we do all these things in order to be happy and present. So why don’t we start now?
Afformations are the question form of an affirmation. When we repeat a forced affirmation like "I am enough", when we spent 20-30 years believing the opposite, it takes longer for the subconscious mind to accept it as a fact.
Research shows that it's easier for the subconscious mind to say yes to a question form of this affirmation: 'Am I enough?'. It's easier to believe our own Yes, of course, I am enough, rather than the forced affirmation.
Afformations do not create any tension or sense of forcing reality.
We invite you to write those down in your journal that resonates most with you and repeat them often during your day.
practice within the tribe.
On Sunday 19th of September from 09.30-10.30h CET we host a live gathering, to dive in deep and inspire & empower you, and more importantly to connect with the tribe & exchange learnings on this month's topic.