Sunday, May 31, 2009

Day 126: Class 118~ Unexpected Answers

Today was 1130 with Anastashia. I had a strong, smooth, wonderful practice again. It felt so good to have two in a row, I wanted to again shout for joy, leap with glee, hug the teacher. I need this yoga. It smoothes out the wrinkles in my mind, body, soul...cleanses, releases, frees. It's incredible. I also was pleased to see my chunky monkey midsection thinning out already after just six classes in a row. phew!

Yesterday I shared that I was looking for answers to a troubling situation and my morning reading talked about being still until the right action arises on it's own. My ensuing yoga practice after that was powerful and peaceful. What happened the rest of the day cements my faith that I was indeed heard Friday night. I am not a religious person, but I do believe there is something out there, something powerful, and it listened, it cared, it delivered. Answers fell out of the sky all day yesterday. A solution to my problem that I did not even know about. One that I will pursue right away. One that I am comfortable with and doesn't feel like jumping off a cliff. It did not stop there. I wrote in a previous post about how doing so much yoga helps me to shed ideas, expectations, thoughts, behaviors that do not serve me anymore. Like leaves falling from a tree. When I miss alot of yoga (5 days), even if it's for a good cause (wedding/vacation), I tend to slip back into old patterns, kind of like bending over, picking up some of those leaves, and gluing them back onto my person, covering up the authentic Michelle that looks back at me in the mirror in that hot wet room everyday. I don't want to cover her up, I am happy to have found her. I wasn't even aware that I had fallen into leaf gluing until some information fell into my lap yesterday. It was information I did not seek out or ask for, it was given to me freely. It was totally unrelated to my plea for help Friday night. It was regarding a situation that I did not even realize could be a problem for me. But it is, a problem and it's a leaf I need to shed all over again, back onto that mat and let the wind take it away, never to be glued back onto my person.
Answers. Sometimes they are not the ones we want. Later though, we realize they are the ones we needed. One good, one asked for, one given....answers......unexpected answers....
I'm just glad something is looking out for me.....for all of us.


  1. YES. That is awesome. I've been experiencing the same kind of thing over the last couple years. I'm not religious and I don't believe in "God", so to speak, but over and over I've found that when you just ASk for something to happen, it ends up coming along. I don't know how that works, but I've been seeing it more and more and it's pretty compelling. It sounds very "woo-woo!" but seriously, it kinda works.

  2. P.S. Like 30 minutes after I wrote this to you, I got a call for a job interview... for a part-time job that I applied for WEEKS ago and never heard back from. It was kind of one of those moments... :-O

  3. Dancingj: wow! that is so cool! good luck on the interview... :)

  4. Thanks so much for sharing. I took a 2 1/2 week break from yoga cause I went on vacation and got a tattoo. I just love your analogy to picking up dead leaves and trying to glue them back on. That is exactly what it feels like I have been starting to do. I really needed to hear this just now. "When the student is ready, the master will appear." ;))