I give myself permission to relax. Should be interesting, tonight is end of month. LOL I’ll definitely do my best to get to bed early, but who knows.
Seriously, I like to try to remember this. Just taking moments to just be. Not think, not do, just be. It’s a delightful experience that I started because of my yoga.
The Restoration of Oneness
“God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”
— Genesis 2:3
“Emptiness is the pregnant void out of which all creation springs. But many of us fear emptiness. . . . We prefer to remain in the realm of form, surrounded by things we can see and touch, things we imagine are subject to our control.”
— Wayne Muller
“There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the Soul is on its knees.”
— Victor Hugo
Today’s practice is a return to the sacred rhythm of rest. Tuning in to your natural cycle includes attending to your needs for rest and relaxation. This, in turn, keeps you connected to Oneness and resonating with your life and the world.
For this moment, release the pressure to incessantly “do” and “produce”; and take the time necessary to root yourself in the beauty, abundance, and trustworthiness of this sacred universe. Give yourself permission to relax. Find a place where you can sit or lie down and just be. Rest is a holy practice. Repeat this to yourself: There is nothing to do, nowhere to go . . . nothing, no thing. To be here now is enough; I am a blessing. Relax and be in relationship with the All That Is. Breathe in. Breathe out. Sink into the arms of Oneness—the arms of love, of peace, of God/dess. Imagine, feel, and know that you’re being held by the universe. You are supported, nurtured, and rejuvenated. .
Allow the sacred rhythm to restore balance to you and your relationships, to remind you of who you truly are and why you’re here. Allow the Divine Presence to rekindle your creativity, your zest and your passion for life. Allow yourself to be tended to while you relax in the restoration of Oneness, held by the web of life. Rest, restore, and remember. Return to your center, knowing that you are both blessed and blessing. Give thanks for the wonder of it all.
Use this practice throughout the day to bring yourself into the awareness and presence of Oneness and restore your innate connection to Life. Right now, take 10 to 20 minutes to simply rest in Oneness.
I AM remembering who I AM, trusting the sacredness of life as I rest and take refuge in the Oneness.