Gratitude Check-In Vol #2

So, last weekend I was tumbling with the kids in my class, right…..

And, um, I totally thought I could tumble with ease, but I quickly found out that I could not. Basically, I hurt my neck. A few hours later, whenever I would turn my head to the left, I could not only feel pain in my neck, but also a little bit in my chest (on the same side).


*And still completed loc services for two clients!

Determined to start the new week by continuing being a YES in my yoga practice and #40DaysComeTogether, quitting because of the pain was not an option. By Monday, the pain was somewhat gone, however there was this surprising twinge of pain in my shoulder. I say surprising because I can’t quite find the pain in a particular range of motion. The pain comes and goes, and shoots in the weirdest ways of movement, and it’s not always in the same movement every time. So basically, I’m caught off guard all them time with this pain!

Anyway, every day this week I woke up mentally strong and ready to get a practice in. By Monday, the pain in my neck and chest was gone, just a tad bit sore. I found out that every time I practiced, the pain in my shoulder would go away, like, I  can’t feel shit, which was awesome! When I wasn’t practicing yoga, was a whole ‘nother story. The pain, like I said before, came and went throughout the day and it hurt pretty bad.

So, here I am, at the start of week four of #40DaysComeTogether, taking Soulful Flow at BIGPowerYoga, taught by Katie Richey, and kinda thinking about quitting. I didn’t want to quit the whole challenge, however, I did want to take Monday off just for a “taking it easy” kinda of day.

My spirit wouldn’t let me.

Katie says, “today we’re gonna work on strengthening our shoulders”. I’m like, “SHIT”! At first thought, I was gonna just lie there, the whole entire class. Instead, I participated at MY fullest and being a YES for myself, while staying in alignment with week four’s theme, restoration. I was able to listen to my body when I could push myself to the edge for a possible breakthrough, and back off a little when I felt I was pushing way too hard.

Taking the first two classes at the beginning of the week, set me up to create endless possibilities for my practice with an injury for the rest of the week.

Being slightly injured brought up some feelings for me, in the sense that sometimes in my everyday life, I CAN take a break. I CAN delegate responsibilities to others in the house, rather than doing it all by myself. I CAN support myself by giving myself adequate quiet time to listen to what my spirit says exactly what my body needs. To be honest with you, this is my very first time feeling mentally and spiritually strong, and grounded throughout any 40 Days Personal Revolution I’ve participated in. In this particular 40 Day Revolution, I’m strengthening in so many areas in my mind, body, and spirit, that I want to fully be able to complete a class without being in pain and/or without feeling guilty for choosing to listen to what my body needs, no matter how it may look like to anyone in the class, teacher included.

You wanna know something deep?

I have this app on my phone, Heal Your Body A-Z, by Louise Hay ( I also, have the book! It’s worth having in your library for reference) and it basically shows you the probable cause of your ailment, illness, and/or dis-ease, and also gives you an affirmation to charge your energy to a higher vibration, healing whatever it is you have. When you’re sick or in pain, there is a process to that manifestation showing up in you physically. Louise Hay teaches that whatever you’re going through or whatever you’re focusing on negatively has an effect on your emotions, which manifests physically (I hope I explained that correctly).

Below is a break down of my ailments, probable causes, and new thought patterns to accelerate my healing.

Neck: Represents flexibility. The ability to see what’s back there.

New Thought Pattern – I am peaceful with life.

Neck Problems: Refusing to see other sides of a question. Stubbornness, inflexibility.

New Thought Pattern – It is with flexibility and ease that I see all sides of an issue. There are endless ways to do things and see things. I am safe.

Shoulder: Represents our ability to carry out experiences in life joyously. We make life a burden by our attitude.

New Thought Pattern – I choose to allow my experiences to be joyous and LOVING.

Joints: Represent changes in direction in life and the ease of these movements.

New Thought Pattern – I easily flow with change. My life is Divinely guided, and I am always going in the best directions.

I am going through a major shift in my life right now! I am moving, elevating, and vibrating so high right now, that at times I feel like I can’t handle this quickening of spiritual transformations and revelations. Sometimes, I feel like it’s coming quicker than I can handle, AND I’m handling it! So, me hurting my neck, didn’t have anything to do with me just tumbling with the kids. I believe and know that this injury was brought to my attention for me to recognize and begin to heal areas of my life where I am not fully allowing changes in my life to flow, like I always say, in divine order. It’s also bringing my attention to seeing that when I’m in conversations with other adults who I may feel don’t “get me” or when my family is doing things in a way that I certainly would not and still getting the shit done, it’s okay! There are plenty of different ways to do thing correctly!

No lie, there are certain things that I tend to want to look back and reflect on, for fear of major change and not wanting to move forward, and those things I’m reflecting on wastes a lot of my time and energy. I am admitting that I’m afraid to move forward, even though I am moving forward. I am boldly taking proud steps into my future. Gratitude definitely has to be my attitude, even when in the midst of situations that don’t thoroughly go my way.

So, today, I am grateful for completing MY five in-studio practices this week, while still being a little injured. I could’ve gave up on this whole week, and I didn’t! I’m grateful that I’m able to listen and check myself for improvement! I’m grateful for my life and everyone in it, and I’m patient for that job offer that I want so badly, knowing that everything is in divine order and I totally trust the process of life. I’m grateful for change, knowing that I have all the support I need. I’ve not failed myself by walking in this light!

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