To begin, aim your palms at the ground or touch the ground and ground out all the yucky energy that you can. With every breath, exhale all the stress, and with every inhale pull in all the healing, calming energy that you can. Let your thoughts about the past and your thoughts about the future rest in an insulated area of your mind. Curtain them off and be here with me now. Breathe in. Breathe out. Just breathe.
How does it feel to just breathe?
Take a moment now to find something in your line of sight that is beautiful to you. How does gazing at it feel in your body? Do you drink in beauty with your eyes? How does it nourish you?
Think about a child, or fur-child, that you have loved unconditionally, with your whole heart. Imagine holding that precious being in your arms with your eyes closed, and let yourself fill with that love. How does it feel in your body? How does it feel in your heart?
In the beginning, there was One.
After a few million millenia, One got bored, and became Two.
Consciousness, Stillness, Space – Shiva
Energy, Movement, Matter – Shakti.
Shiva and Shakti took one look at each other and fell madly, passionately in love. They immediately united with each other in every way they could, and there was much Big Banging.
From their Union came all the photons that make light and all the particles that make the atoms that make the molecules that make the minerals and the cells and the bodies and the forms and the lack of form of all that exists, all that once existed, all that will exist some day.
Shiva and Shakti are inseparable from their Creation - they exist within everything, including us. Each of us is a unique expression of combined Consciousness and Energy, Stillness and Movement, Space and Matter. Each of us resonates with a desire to combine in new ways.
When it's hot, and you are thirsty, let yourself lust for some ice cold water. As you bring that water to your lips, shift your perception. Allow yourself to be the water, lusting for the touch of your lips, wanting nothing more than to pour itself into you, saturating every cell in your being, nourishing you, becoming one with you.
Can you see yourself as an object of your own desire? What future-You fires up your passion? Can you feel her reaching for you with as much love and desire as you have for her?
Think about one thing that you are 100% committed to.
Why are you able to fully commit to this thing?
What would it take for you to commit 100% to your highest values?
What would your life be like if you were more committed to your own health and happiness than you are right now?
Shakti and Shiva didn't need to make vows to each other in order to commit to their unification. They didn't spend the vast majority of their existence being taught to please and take care of every one and every thing except themselves.
When we marry a spouse in our culture, we make vows that we (hopefully) intend to keep and expect the other to keep. What vows would you make to your soulmate? What would you want your soulmate to vow to you?
Think about every thing that you do for others. Think about every thing you'd like others to do for you. How many of those things can you do for yourself? How many of those things would you like to do for future-You?
Are you ready to commit to your own health and happiness? Are you ready to love yourself unconditionally?
- Smile at yourself when you look in the mirror. Let your gaze fill with loving acceptance.
- Date yourself. Take yourself somewhere special and get to know you over a suitable period of time. Pen each date into your planner and avoid rescheduling.
- Propose to yourself. Make it romantic and beautiful. Spend plenty of time picking out the perfect ring.
- Write your own vows. Make them personal, and exactly what you need.
- Marry yourself, alone, among family & friends, or make it totally public. Make it sacred. Make it a celebration.
- Take yourself on a honey moon, and nourish your newlywed love for yourself.