I also celebrated turning 56 years old this month. Grateful for each day, each year. Health is such a gift and one I try not to take for granted.
Hear that? It's the Universe speaking. After a long journey, struggling very painfully with my lower back I finally was able to get some relief with acupuncture. This injury taught me so much about how our bodies pull back and get limited in movement. I have more compassion and understanding for my students. It's been my experience that I need to go through a lot of pain to get my attention.
For me, to stay open and listen with my heart, I need to start each day with a moment of gratitude. Offer up thanks for all the gifts in my life. Call it prayer or ritual, I call it connecting with this Universal Energy that is always guiding me and looking out for me.
I hear so many people trying to describe their connection to something greater than themselves. I believe its all part of the path of Enlightenment. I know my own personal beliefs have changed all throughout my life. Today it's a deep knowing that I really can't explain.
Whatever it is for you, I wish you a deep connection to it. Continue each day to grow deeper, closer and more free.
I will be off to Mexico in February and looking for some relaxation, more connection, and maybe a yoga retreat space! Putting my intentions out there!