June 17th, 2016
How To Make It Just Fall On Your Lap
This weekend I will be the last minute, guest/helper at a really cool event this weekend. It’s one of those situations that just falls into place in a way that is unexpected and delightful and reminds me that Grand Design is at play. So many things had to line up and happen (and fall through) for this event to take place, and while it feels random, I know it isn’t.
And this reminds me of how life is in general. People always say that when you’re least looking for it (“IT” being anything important to you), it falls on your lap and finds you.
This has happened to me many times.
When I first found out about Bozeman, MT, I wasn’t looking for it. Natalie and I had been only 5 or so days on our RV road trip, having no clue where we were going next when a friend of a friend we were staying with said we needed to go there.
Before I joined my first band, I happened to be walking by a girl in a store I worked, talking about music when she said “you should try out for my band.”
And there are countless other stories like this in mine and other people’s lives. You’ll hear people say “I found the love of my life when I stopped looking,” or “my multi-million dollar business didn’t start out that way, but rather I was just wanting to make cupcakes for my mommy friends.”
It is usually the things in life that we aren’t trying so hard to get, that end up being the most fulfilling. (Click to TWEET THIS)
Which is awesome, but doesn’t help the people who want to create things. I imagine that there’s some people reading who are like, “yeah that’s great but where is the balance between striving for what you want and sitting back in flow and letting the Universe do it’s job?” and to me, the answer is simple.
If we want things to happen in our lives, we need to be the type of people that attract those things. (Click to TWEET THIS)
We need to put ourselves on the path to be discovered by the random hiker walking by. We need to work on our own radiance before we attract others with it.
We need to say yes to the breakfast date where you’ll meet your future friend and confidant. We need to go to that networking event where we’ll make a connection to the future COO of our company. We need to say yes. And not for the sake of getting anything in return. But because we know that’s where we need to be.
My life has been really weird for a couple years now. It feels like a complete shedding of my old skin, in order to get a brand new one. You’ve seen a lot of this happen here on the blog, the latest being my Kundalini Yoga Teacher training. And this last minute retreat is no different.
I’ve been working on my own radiance, my own self-love, my own open heartedness, and my own connection with the people in my life, and so far it has led me to really great things.
Specifically, what this has looked like for me is a ton of journaling, counseling, reading, and a bunch of Kundalini Yoga. Currently, I’m on a 90 day daily Sadhana (daily spiritual practice…I’m on day 57) of this specific Kundalini Kriya (yoga set), just in case you want to check it out, or at least have some reference for what I’m talking about.
Every Day (57 of 90 days)
15-20 Minutes of The Kriya For Elevation
12 Minutes of Kirtan Kriya (meditation)
There are more rituals and things I do everyday to help me be the best person I can be, but for now, I’ll just leave it at that (let me know if you’re curious about other things!)
So now it’s your turn. I’m just wondering, where in your life you need to show up just a little bit more, or a little bit more open. Where in your life do you need to let go of the outcome in order for the flow to enter in? I want to hear about it in the comments below. And if you want to know more about this Kundalini stuff, soon I will be opening an Online Kundalini Studio with live, streaming, yoga classes. It’s gonna be rad. Promise. Get on this list to make sure you’re in the loop when that goes live.
At times, I am a tired solorpreneur doing an, at times, really tough thing working in Nepal. So I have been asking Universe for an ethical, open, honest partner and then doing what I can to BE an ethical, open, honest hard-working business savvy person. A trusted friend and retail shop owner referred a Nepalese woman to me who is doing a business similar to mine. We just had a great conversation and I was open to her about my ‘agenda’ (hate that word but there it is.). Anyhoo, this may just be one of those moments for me!
Wow – I like that comment about ‘letting go of the outcome’ so stuff can actually happen. I feel like I’m in my own way because I need everything to be ‘right’ before I move forward. But there are no guarantees, right? Just get off your ass and take a step – stop waiting on the perfection that’s never gonna come..