I awoke this morning to birds chirping. And then the second thing I noticed was my cat Annie on my legs, purring. I reached my hand back to pet her, and I glanced at the clock. 5 a.m. I had the alarm set for 5:30. A part of me which I call “The Destroyer” because this part of me resists healing, was screaming Go Back to Sleep! You have 30 more minutes! I know this part of myself, and I chose to wake up. I pulled the covers off, noticed my youngest daughter Thea had crawled into bed with me, and I pulled the covers over her, turned off my alarm, went to the bathroom, washed hands and brushed my teeth, and fed my grateful cat. I wanted to take a shower, but I just didn’t feel like I had the energy to do it. I poured myself some water, and the first thing I started with was Our Father prayer.
Then I felt inspired to also pray the Serenity prayer.
I turned on the computer, logged in to my Raviana site, and began my Rise and Shine video. Maybe it is my computer, but there was a lot of skipping. I was disappointed about that. However, I finished the A.M. portion of the video. I had thought it was ONLY the A.M. yet it does include the P.M. section, and I will do that tonight.
I won’t say I felt it was easy. My back is very tight. Some of the stretches downright hurt, and I couldn’t go nearly as low in some stretches as Ana Brett, obviously! However, I did stretch as far as my body would allow, and I did feel some opening and releasing. The tightness was to be expected. I probably will be working that out for some time. My back feels like when you put a clay face mask on and it hardens and you can’t move your mouth anymore. That is the best description I can think of this early. I think you understand. Instead of feeling down about it, I was a bit excited. I thought, I will cycle back around to this video on Day 16, and I wonder how different I will feel in these poses?
Sometimes the hardest part of healing is quieting the destroyer down and showing up for the Light. I feel blessed. I am grateful for today.
XOXO Namaste 🙂