It had been some time since the last immersion had been offered, and so I was surprised when a couple of students mentioned that they missed them, and would like to jump into another one. after having the previous two immersions canceled due to lack of interest, I wasn’t sure that offering another one would make sense, but my guidance assured me that yes, it would happen and that it was timely and would benefit those who chose to attend.
So, without being attached to the outcome, I “put it out there” that an immersion was imminent, and over the course of several weeks, people began to sign up… interestingly, most of the people who signed up for this immersion were new to this work; and though it was not apparent to me at the time, this proved to be important.
It proved to be important because the immersion itself was different. The fundamental focus remained the same, but the hiatus or pause since the previous immersions offered and provided enough space to allow for a re-framing of the way the immersion happens.
There was clear guidance on the day to day formatting and sequencing of the various meditations as well as the body of the practices. Watching all of this unfold helped me to see anew the power of practice itself… and here’s what I really want to convey and to share with you.
Although we’re all practicing all of the time, most of what we practice serves to simply perpetuate what is familiar to us (keeps us ensconced firmly in our box, and so committed to our perspective..) but when we dare to try something new on, and I mean literally to wear it, then our perception does indeed shift as a consequence, and so to our lives.
We’ve all helped to create this wonderful space and place we call OmBase – a place where we have the unbridled permission to step out of our costumes and our accustomed ways of being to uncover and so discover something new… but very few of us are really taking advantage of this gift and embracing what it has to offer us. Typically we drop into a practice here and there, with little commitment to really lean into- to wear and share- what we uncover and discover as a consequence of our practice. And instead of allowing it to really move us – even though we may be moved by the practice – we opt instead to revert back to our more familiar refrain of insisting on resisting.
What I witnessed again through this immersion was just how powerful it is when people simply commit to showing up, and then simply sink into the practice of being—it’s literally life changing and the really good news is that this is the most natural thing one can “do”…. so if you do show up, it happens.
So I invite you to consider what keeps you from availing yourself of that which is supporting you?
Could you dare to give yourself the gift of even committing to just one class a week for four weeks during the month of June?
Why not ask one of your friends to join you in this commitment – it’s easier when you have someone to help you – “….and you’ll also be helping them… and as you show up to class, not only will you be benefiting, but by helping OmBase, your presence literally extends this gift to others.
So let’s give this a shot.. a little experiment.. Four weeks, Four classes, With a Friend… receive the gift and extend it to others… and be open for the types of shifts that these recent participants shared below:
Thank you for holding such a great space for the Yoga Immersion class. It was my first entry into yoga other than a few classes here and there. It was the dropping habits focus that actually drew my attention more than the yoga. Although, I didn’t drop any habits per se, what I discovered was a different connection with myself. A way to tap into that inner knowing – to connect with what do I want. So much of what I do is impulsive or reactive so it was such a pleasure to have a space and time devoted to reconnecting with me that I could work with in my day-to-day life to minimize reactivity. I have been told twice this week that I have softness to my eyes and seem centered. WOW! That is huge as I always feel a bit spinney. My point is when someone on the outside notices a shift then a shift has taken place. I thank you and all in class who shared that space – a yoga sangha!” — D.D.
“…When I walked out of the studio into daylight, the air felt crisper, the colors brighter, and overall I felt more connection to the universe.What I discovered was a different connection to myself that I have not felt in my years of meditation practice. I connected with my body and moved closer to really feeling into what do I want. I finally understand what it means to get completely out of my head and drop into my feeling self. And, most importantly, I find myself stopping and asking more often what do I want. Taking that minute to ground myself before responding….”. — D.D. Read the whole blog post
Just saying Thank you for your hard work and the enlightenment you have brought into my life. Thanks for your entire staff to promote Yoga and the great music you have introduced me to. My husband John thanks you too as we like the meditation music but didn’t know which ones to purchase.
The last 3 weeks have been an incredible journey discovering my energy, guides, and a renewed perspective of the river we all share. I believe people close to me are seeing my positive changes. They may not say it, maybe not even conscious of it, but their actions reflect what I feel. Less thinking, more feeling. I love your saying. — D.C.
To help support this, I’ll be offering the first Satsang Sarong – Come and Be Embraced about half way through this four weeks (Saturday, June 19th at 6 pm. It’s free)…. I’d love it if you joined us… Come and steep in the energy… there’ll be time for questions too… it’ll be fun!