We didn’t talk that much after that but I could tell the wheels were turning.
It got me thinking about the word foundation and how daunting it can be. I mean, if the Earth is spinning and the sky is infinite, are we really standing on any type of foundation?
Yes, most certainly we are. Ourselves.
I contemplated foundation for awhile before I wrote this. And I remembered a few times in my life when I had no physical foundation. Once when I was 26 and traveled to the South Pacfic for an entire year. One bag, no cell phone, no Internet. Once when I was working on yachts when I was about 30 something. Every day was an adventure; waking up in a different port, different time zone and sometimes, different country. And then this last time, when I moved to California with no foundation except a job that paid pennies when I first started.
These all definitely go down in history as the best times of my life. Totally out of my comfort zone … totally unfamiliar … totally amazing!
Foundation … security … stability, it’s all an illusion if you look outside yourself for it. Foundation is an inside job and it’s found only when you feel into the power that lives within you. It’s found when you tap into your intuition and make decisions from there. It’s recognized in tight situations when the going gets rough. It’s exemplified when you re-member your foundation is your connection to Source, to God, to your internal compass.
And sometimes, that’s all you have … but that’s all you need. Ever.
From an outside, human perspective, it’s easy to see how we can get swayed by things, or people, or jobs, or even homes to determine our foundation. But I’m telling you … the only foundation you ever need is the one you have with yourself and with God; however you define God. And to be quite honest, God has been defined many different ways throughout my life.
My foundation had been ripped out from underneath me several times in this life and I believe it was an initiation to up-level my connection to Spirit and to my own intuitive knowing. We must be reminded in the life that we need nothing but ourselves … nothing but our truth … nothing but our heart.
I get it, it’s challenging. I have two kids and I try to “create a foundation for them to feel safe and comfortable in”. And yes, I use those exact words. At the same time, they know it could change in a moments notice and not to get too attached. Perceived foundation is a dangerous game. I’d rather connect deep into my physical body, my boundless heart and my God-guided intuition. That will never go away.
And when you realize this, that you carry your own foundation with you wherever you go, you will soar higher than you can ever imagine because you re-member you have everything you need.
By Dana Damara
“My passion on the mat is proper alignment, powerful breath and effortless flow so you feel that off your mat. Your practice becomes sacred space where you arrive to find more meaning, depth, authenticity and integrity in your life."
- Dana Damara: mother, author, yoga instructor, speaker and yogini.
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