"What do YOU need to GIVE UP
to be in a new kind of power?"
What feelings have you not fully felt, yet? Sadness? Joy? Anger? Fear? etc. While it may have been taught to you in different ways/words than me, many of us learned to "love and light" our way through life. Or to slap a positive mantra on the mirror to make ourselves feel better.
While I fully believe it is true that we will be okay and we can do it! (I don't like to use the word BUT.) BUT, in order to actually be okay and do it the best we can, it is important to FEEL ALL of the FEELS.
If you haven't yet set aside some time to ACTUALLY:
-grieve the job, the relationship, the way of doing things that is no longer
-be pissed about the job, relationship, way of doing things that won't be in the future
-celebrate what is possible now that wasn't possible before
-tell yourself or someone else how afraid you are (that you might lose your job, to take the leap into or out of x,y, or z, etc)
then please do that this month.
October Homework Assignment:
1. Sometime between today and October 31st, set a day/time on your calendar and FEEL ALL of the FEELS. Get a box of tissues and close your bedroom door. Buy some mis-matched dishes from the thrift store to smash and maybe even make a work of art out of. Sit in the woods. Put your feet in a stream. Park your car in an empty parking lot and yell at the top of your lungs. Whatever will support you in feeling the feelings in a healthy and safe way.
2. THEN give it up, give yourself the pep talk, the love and light, the "I can do it!"
As Glennon Doyle reminds me daily on my Instagram feed "We can do hard things." and as Baron Baptiste says, "The more we embrace the constant change of life, the less we are knocked over by it."
As a community there are so many ways that we can embrace the change that is happening all around us and even in the walls of our studio.
I am so proud of how our Container Collective Yoga community has not just survived, but we have thrived during these last seven months. We've gotten on our mats, meditation cushions, and written in our journals (a.k.a. the Practices and Techniques of Baptiste Yoga). We have stayed in the work together and now we are safely, in small groups of 10, coming back into the studio for classes that are at the same time live-online.
I have to add that I'm so grateful to the team of teachers that have led and are leading the way through with gumption and grace!
I look forward to seeing you in person or live online this week for a yoga asana practice!
in fear, sadness, anger, love and light,
Brittany and the CCYOGA Crew