Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Eleven Eleven Make a Wish!

I'm not sure when I learned that when you "catch" 11:11 on the clock you make a wish, but ever since I've been the girl who yells "Eleven Eleven Make a Wish!" where ever I am as loud as (socially) possible.

I then close my eyes and wish. I repeat over and over again for that  minute, 30 seconds, 10 seconds, however long I've been blessed to catch the moment for what I want most at that time.

Oddly enough, this has worked more than once for me. On different ventures-love, career, creativity, etc. Now, whether it's the magic of 11:11 or just knowing what I want and focusing on getting it. I still get excited when I catch the clock.

Apparently there are some crazy theories based around 11:11 but quite frankly, at this time, my brain cannot start to work through the scientific mumbo jumbo behind it! Luckily I have found a YouTube video that breaks it down a bit. Enjoy!

                                                                Be as you wish to seem.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Let Go

"She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.

She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the 'right' reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
She didn't ask anyone for advice. She didn't read a book on how to let go... She didn't search the scriptures. She just let go. She let go of all of the memories that held her back. She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward. She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.

She didn't promise to let go. She didn't journal about it. She didn't write the projected date in her Day-Timer. She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn't check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go.

She didn't analyze whether she should let go. She didn't call her friends to discuss the matter. She didn't do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment. She didn't call the prayer line. She didn't utter one word. She just let go.

No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn't good and it wasn't bad. It was what it was, and it is just that.

In the space of letting go, she let it all be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore."

- Ernest Holmes

Thursday, May 3, 2012


If you've been reading along for my posts, hopefully, you've noticed I end them with a relevant quote.

I love quotes.

For me there is something invigorating about summarizing concisely into a few words (or sometimes a few short sentences) an idea, a feeling, a dream. SO I started a quote blog where I post a quote each day that seems to summarize my day, how I'm feeling, or just ones that hit me for no reason at all.

Here is the link dear friends! A Quote to Get You Through Your Day by Kats Meow.

It is a good thing for an educated man to read books of quotations
                                                                                    -Winston Churchill

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Living Your Moksha

So May 1st marks the start of the Living Your Moksha challenge.

I registered today in hopes of getting out of the rut I've been in. I love Moksha. I fell in love almost a year ago and it's kept me grounded and centered-when I've let it, so this challenge is to get me back to letting go, loving the moment, and taking things as they come.

I'm hoping while working through the next 7 weeks and the 7 pillars I'll be able to reach a new level both on and off my mat.

The 7 Pillars which will each have a challenge are:
Be Healthy: We work to support lifelong health of the body and mind.
Be Accessible: Make real the idea that yoga’s benefits are limitless and accessible to all.
Live Green: Live to protect and serve our natural world.
Sangha Support: Believe in the power of community.
Outreach: Use creativity and energy to help others locally and abroad.
Live to Learn: Commit to always learning to stay humble, open, and inspired to serve.
Be Peace: We offer the benefit of our practice to the benefit of all beings everywhere.

 Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.
                                                                                                                     -B.K.S. Iyengar