Many people get dragged down by the weight of negativity, scarcity, anxiousness, fear, and jealousy. When we focus on what we do not have, when we fixate on the past, or continuously yearn for the future we miss the multitude of gifts that are bestowed on us in the present moment.
Lakshmi’s prosperous energy is within each of us. To actualize this energy is to connect with your power of love, confidence, and gratitude. This energy manifest as those times you feel rooted on your path, confident, and strong. You smile at strangers and selflessly assist those around you. When you connect with your Lakshmi energy you intuitively recognize when you give fully, you receive fully. Although we all carry this Lakshmi energy within us, one of the easiest ways to cut off the prosperous energy is to take things personally. When we take things personally we give our energy to a metaphoric black hole. As a result we are left feeling empty, lost, unloved, and not good enough.
Taking things personally begins in childhood. Whether it was when a friend didn’t play with you, you weren’t chosen first, or you weren’t invited to a party. As kids our feelings were always getting hurt. And as adults, nothing has changed. Most adults, on some level, still care what people think, how they are perceived, and how fair life treats them. Many of us take it personally when we get passed over for a promotion, a facebook post doesn’t receive many likes, or a friend doesn’t reach out. Yet to take things personally is to snuff your inner spark.
To take things personally is an energy waste…and a great opportunity to step back and look at how you ultimately view yourself. How we internalize the actions or words of another person to heart is a reflection of how we feel about ourselves: scrape the surface to discover where you feel a sense of lack. Sometimes these feeling are deep rooted in childhood events and sometimes they come from a failure to commit to a project, an idea, or a person.
Lakshmi asks us to be mindful of every experience. In the present moment we learn what triggers our sense of lack, our fears, and feelings of not belonging. We identify the mental fluctuations and bodily sensations that occur by giving power away. When we are aware of our triggers, how our body responds to feelings of lack, and what it does to our mind frame we can begin to cultivate the power to remain steady, rooted, and unaffected by world around us. To continuously connect with the Lakshmi energy within, is to continuously strengthen your inner grace, sense of self, and an abundant life.
By Kimi Marin
Kimi has a master’s degree in literature and loves to combine the power of stories with yoga. Her Yogic Lore workshops are a fun combination of stories, asana, meditation, and mantra. Kimi was featured in Origin Magazine’s Inspire Series and was the featured ambassador for Ahnu Footwear June 2013. Visit www.kimimarinyoga.com
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