A brief word of Encouragement to you my beautiful friend;
Oh How often we forget this and accept the wrong-doers apology
WITHOUT remembering to especially watch their behavior. ..
Their follow on behaviors are the truth indicator of any sincere remorse, of their steps
to make amends, of their shift forward with what looks like they are “contributing”,
of their growth (or lack their of). ..
If you feel they are still showing up poorly or not showing up at all
... it is likely because that is true.
You are worthy - Never ever forget it !
Be impeccable with your word!
All of my life, as far back as I can recall I have always enjoyed this word “impeccable”
... I love what it means... what it stands for, and I lOve how it feels rolling off of my tongue.
Be impeccable with your word was something I (at age 6) would say to my friends with a smile on my face, one raised eyebrow and a glint in my eye whenever they ran around with apologies ... I’d smile ha!
Oh and how does that make you feel ? I would say to them ... ha ha ha the sweet honest and brave little me 😍 looking back I smile as I read the pages on my book during this morning’s tea. 🙃🐎
I always knew from a young child that I preferred a “constant” smile on my heart ...and all the trimmings that went with abundance and with cultivating that result ... instead of apologizing and instead of all the negative vibration and baggage which went with the residue of not delivering. ..
oddly enough (and fortunately) I always found/find it easier to be of sound and reliable word - my Yes is always a real yes and my No is always a real no ...I’d never say a yes to something (or to anyone) and deliver in my action a no. - it was .. it IS always important to me that my words and my actions were - are a match. I always strive for accuracy from and within myself and I have always found it easier to live a life that delivered... truth AND accuracy matters :o !
Naturally this was also what I would say to myself anytime I faltered or anytime I missed a finish line and day by day, year by year, decade by decade I grew into making more shots and less .. (then no) misses at all :o) it’s an effort filled blessing (I promise it’s one of the very best kinds).
Yes sure, we may falter ... sure we may slip, but when we start with an aim for the stars imagine where we land when we meet a bump or hiccup. ... exactly!
Go on Make the effort - you are worth the higher vibration it will create within, around & surrounding your life. Give yourself and others the gift of truth and accuracy. You are worth it - It’s beauty is indescribable 🌴
Be impeccable with your word - Yes I am ! ... and I have to write out loud to say that I also especially love the “quality” of sleep (and of life) my being this way returns to me - ah some of those gifts that truly matter - 🐎🙏🙃
Our class theme this week, I invite you to really think of this - I am Eternally Grateful and I trust you are too.
Stay blessed xo, S
It would be sensible to also note that Discretion is no less important within “friendships. .
*** Do NOT underestimate the power of your friendships ...
Uhuh-um let me repeat that ~> do NOT underestimate the significance AND power of discretion :o
.. ~> actually it is especially significant to practice it within the space of everyday friendships.
Oh boy on many a good old day discretion has saved our necks ...
saved our business...
saved our pockets...
saved our lives. ..
♥️ Discretion 🛶.
Never leave home without it :o !
And why is this we ask ...? Because when we do business or we attempt to create a business we are in true full and complete need. ..
Need for resources, need for “reliable” assistance (no man’s ever an island), need for support, need for consumers and it is when we have a true and complete need that naturally we have an awareness that renders all things measurable => especially in business or else there would be no point.
For example: That person or friend who is usually careless, obtuse and unreliable may go unnoticed, unchecked (and be misusing) for decades until there is business involved. Hey the friendlies and the vultures will also show up - both at times bearing offers + gifts ...and pretty often we will be given many things we have to make a split decision on. ..
*** And as painfully testing as it can be at times Doing Business makes us sharpen our tools of awareness and that in turn makes us better people And thank God. Start one today ! ❤️ 🙏☺️🌱
In a world where many are often rude, dismissive, disregarding and condescending (in order to establish & project a position of power) ===> WE can always choose to be kind.
Do it often enough and you will feel less annoyed (you will also say less of what displays your intolerance & reveals your state of annoyance) - allowing the other person access to compassion ...and as a result of this you will in turn be more happy, and more peaceful within your interactions.
When we allow compassion to be present within our interactions, dialogues and exchanges we truly listen to others. . and whenever we truly listen to others we really hear what's being said :).
kindness is contagious - don't just occasionally try it out with strangers - in fact don't try it at all, just do it... .
AND for god's sake especially give kindness to your friends 👀 👀 🤔👀 👀 (hello!)
OMG for sure if you are not sharing kindness and compassion with your "friends" you are missing all the pleasure and point of friendships. Please Don't waste your pretty, let it be in kind 🐎🐎🐎.
Negative messaging can be given to us throughout the course a of lifetime in many different forms - directly, indirectly. In bitter ways ... in sweet ways - and often we can be caught up and confused by it especially when it comes cloaked in very sweet words - but remember this anything can be dressed up or stripped down. .
OKAY you may also look at it this way - If an awful and most harmful drug is given to you in edible form inside of a sweet cupcake instead of off the tip of a syringe ... is it not still an awful and most harmful drug ? ... well yes, of course it is (!) Well the same idea applies with messaging. .
Always look to identify the types of messaging we are being fed - especially from those surrounding us ... from those, to whom we have assigned some value..
If the messaging is negative Re-evaluate, be grateful for them, lose them and EXIT ... RUN!
🏃 🏃🏃🐎🐎🐎🦋🦋🦋 ❤️❤️❤️ YOU are WORTHY - in all ways and ALWAYS !.
Ha ha ha Hey do you have some friends like that ?
Where you get their names wrong and they don't answer?
…ooh OR how about this ... where you get their Spirits wrong and they don't answer or respond? ... and you think wow where has the loving gone when realizing it wasn't love at all... the love was actually coming from YOU !
— Hey you got their spirits wrong (not always but sometimes it happens!).
It's very important to get it right --- never let that be down played --- it's the difference between the value or loss of time ... Start calling a "friend" a friend. Call another "the other".
Call someone kind, kind. Call a fake, a fake. Call someone negative, negative. Just like you'd call someone funny, funny ha ha ha - always start there and see how often the similar feeling OR name comes up =+=+=> because the truth, it NEVER lies => so always call a spade a spade ... you get it.
🙃🙃🙃 And in the meantime - Oooh can I possibly change the device remote's name to Bob?
feels so natural Bob the remote, Uh uhm, Roberto, what's the temperature today?
... and it responds: Loving, very loving ❤️❤️❤️
From me some laughter with the LIGHT and a very great day to all.
Never place the responsibility and the power of your happy -or- sad on others.
I invite you to imagine if you gave yourself that same responsibility + power for your state of mind ... for your mental condition, for your moments to take action (or to remain still), for your state of joy, happiness and gratitude.
I invite you to really imagine this ...and if you've accidentally given your responsibility and power over to another before seeing this post 😲omg oops - please please know that we have all been there.
It's a journey where occasionally we all get lost in order to find "the way" 🙃 ... From us to you, a gentle reminder of your opportunity to take that responsibility + power back to self. 🐎🐎🐎
Only you (!) will have the power (and code) to return it to self. During this Saturday's yoga class we will explore this much further in the body, mind & soul - I look forward to seeing you on the other end.
See you very soon again 🦋❤️🐻
I took a super early call from a friend who wanted to talk to me of something they've been going through with someone they trusted.
We've all been there - where we have trusted or let someone in and they suddenly turn from being what appeared to be a loving, encouraging ally.. to suddenly (any chance they can) poking holes in any moment of joy we have "that is not centered around theirs" and it's shocking each and every time when someone unexpected throws us shade - any for of shade - it doesn't matter the type - SHADE is SHADE!.
It shocks especially because on the surface (+ publicly) they look + read very well... but do something "amazing" big or small amazing - and then they show the dark, petty, evil, discontent they've been brewing underneath ---> whenever situations are isolated and behind the scenes. And it can be swift.... oh gosh I had someone do this to me between November and the End of December (a matter of 1 month and they swiftly showed their ugly underneath) - and if I had to say what the shade came for ha! Well let me just say it was some really dumb shit, quite petty and laughable. But I was glad it unnerved them, because in that process I really got to know them,
It is not in the smiles - but it is in this other stuff that we see character. *** People like this are ugly - when you're ugly on the inside (no matter how good looking) you will end up being an ugly person all round.
Yes people do make mistakes - and mistakes or misunderstandings can always be worked through and forgiven. However throwing shade is usually a very deliberate and very purposeful act. This is another kind of beast - it's an action (or refusal to act where proper protocol is necessary) which loudly announces an unkind spirit.
I gave my friend the same advice I give myself and that is to always love yourself enough to => maintain your integrity and your emotional health, carefully detach + WALK AWAY ... RUN!
Please be good to yourself.
Life by YOGA
Start by taking care of yourself, I recommend yoga AND meditation.
*** Very Important:
When you take good care of yourself - all of you - body, mind, spirit & emotions (yoga + meditation covers ALL of these) - you will create an abundance of love to give away.
---> It's like simmering goodness in a pot to share. I invite you to imagine as it simmers on the "inside" the substance & contents expanding.
---> So start taking really good care of yourself and you'll see your essence increasing with an overflow of love and caring for you to then share with others.
*** And the result of this over long term:
You will cultivate a wealth of joy and grow many feelings of abundance, compassion and gratitude.
These 3 abundance, compassion & gratitude - they are like beautiful seeded plants - no one gives them to us as a fully grown tree :o ---> WE ourselves, yes we cultivate them..!
🙏🙏🙏 so please remember
plant the seed BY taking very good care of yourself
water it BY living well with others... and over time
watch it grow BY "seeing" and acknowledging the goodness that returns & flows to and through your life.
Your very own, very special castle of "feel the goodness" - it's important to feel great AND to have good feelings 💪👍👉 being good and good living will always get you there
🦋 so plant, water and cultivate ! ❤️🐻let's go 🐎🎈🙃. XO
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