I recently left Raleigh for Seattle to attend a Girls Weekend For Your Soul - Retreat – where I was a participant and the yoga instructor.
The trip was fabulous – I love travelling. Airports are to me, the physical representation of infinite possibilities. You can go anywhere in the world. I literally move through the airport with a skip in my step and a smile of contentment on my face. I keep this attitude through the security check, the delays and cancellations.
Excited for my trip, I landed at 10:00 pm in Minneapolis – to the news that I had “just” missed my connection to Seattle. What exactly is a girl to do? People around me were losing their cool, I think they had President Obama on speed dial or something like that. I made my choice and this became an adventure – and experiment in gratitude and acceptance of “what is”. I learned that people are very, very kind and helpful – if you give them an opportunity. I found a good hotel room for a steal, the hotel staff was amazing – and I felt LUCKY.
I did not lose anytime in Seattle, I landed at 8:45 am. I welcomed figuring out the rail, and the lay of the city. I enjoyed the food and the amazing people who just kept smiling at me as I skipped along luggage in tow, taking it all in. I was feeling grateful that I get to have this adventure.
The Girls Weekend For Your Soul Retreat – was soulful, soul food, with new found soul sisters. Taking in their energy, I shared mine with them as I led them through a grounding yoga practice on Saturday morning.
How do you want to feel? The question we were asked over and over. We did not actually know the answer.. at first. However, with exploration and discussion, we got there, all of us. We all left knowing how we wanted our lives to feel. When we set goals and start to strive for anything, our feelings are the most important attribute to success – not the acquisition of the goal. It must all feed our soul.
I love freedom – and airports make me feel free; I love connection – all the people I encounter feed me with their smiles; I love alignment – it shows most in the way I lead a yoga practice; I love sensuality – all of my senses are ignited in my experiences.
So the moral of this story, a blissful experience is not perfection – it is filled with gratitude, and an adventurous, flexible, trusting acceptance in what is happening, and choosing an attitude that aligns.
Until next time, Namaste – I see and honor you.