Month: March 2014

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” ~Anais Nin

Blogging is really an interesting concept and I still don’t understand what makes someone an “expert blogger”. There are all kinds of blogs, cover the masses for purpose, but the greatest part is that blogging is a forum which offers a platform to write your thoughts, share your ideals, and wisdom. I have read many great blogs on wordpress that never seem to get the attention they deserve, but that just proves that there may be others like me that don’t quite know how to get your word connected.  

Last week I read a blog that touched on something that is close to my heart; yoga. This yogi wrote a blog about the Teacher Training classes and all the elements that are “wrong” with the foundation and essence of any yoga teacher training class. Yoga is such a gift as its history provides us the secrets to enlightenment. However, many only know yoga for the physical aspect (1 of the 8 limbs) until they are ready to go beyond the pose. It really is just all about your journey.  Many yogis (myself included) miss the mark when they first walk through yoga’s front door, the Hatha (Asana) practice. Many meet their ego for the first time and as goes the western way it is all about short-cuts, going faster, harder, and fitting it into your life. Yoga is something that you fit into and not the other way around. So in this article I understood the points this yogi was making as Yoga is very different in the United States. There is not really any regulations or certifications so this paves the way for organizations to “certify” a teacher to “teach yoga” after a weekend training. In major cities, certain studios pump out teachers as fast as they can and set the intention that this training means you are good to go. As I agreed with several of the points in this article I think it spoke to the smaller population of yoga teachers as most teachers know once you finish your training you have only begun your journey. This was the whole point of her blog was that the learning comes from the philosophy that has evolved over 5000 years. 

This article received quite a bit of attention, which surprised me because it wreaked of negativity and all things wrong. First it is important to support everyone’s views, but if you don’t provide a bridge to share what would make this process better then it just becomes a rant.  If that is your goal great, but again what surprised me was the number of individuals that jumped on the ban wagon. So as this bothered me I knew that it was a reflection of myself in some capacity. Immediately I knew, I have also jumped on the negativity train because it was easier or served my purpose in the moment. It is much easier to be negative, follow the negative crowd, then to stand up in a positive way. This can be difficult because as the reader I could tell her blog came from great knowledge, but came across with such frustration that it led her to her ego. She took the time to reply to most comments and was very kind with the few that didn’t agree. So my point in writing this isn’t that she isn’t wise or kind, it is that she wrote an article that took the easy way out. It takes courage to stand on a soapbox to share the concerns, which hold the integrity of something you love. However, with that courage go even further and share the wisdom with positivity. 

As I said I knew that this bothered me because it sparked a reflection in my experiences. This reignited the wisdom to walk the path of positivity even when that seems like a distant possibility. Leave gossip and attack behind you, and find the tools to share your voice in a positive loving way. This will take you further beyond your wildest dreams.  

 For those of you that are yogis I think you will appreciate the read no matter what side of the coin you find yourself. However, if not just think of the times you jumped on the office ban wagon, or took the path of negativity because it was easier. This isn’t a method that will ever server you and I say this with such love and kindness.

 

Peg thanks for the reminder.  

http://pegmulqueen.com/about/2014/03/21/why-almost-everything-you-learned-in-teacher-training-is-wrong/

PLEASE READ: INTENTION CHAIN

So I am really happy with the response from people regarding the intention chain. I encourage you to share this with anyone who is facing a life challenge, but this chain is a little different.

I want to focus on the intention getting you on the other side of your life challenge. When we hold our intention or vision of what we want GOd finds a way to place the stones one step at a time. For example, when I was going through the Loveolution I asked people to envision me telling them I was healed, a reflection of God.

So send your intention for anyone who faces a life challenge. This can be a divorce, illness, financial distress, etc. Just send your name and your vision. Write a very brief description of how you see and feel yourself on the other side of your challenge. That is the intention you want us to all hold for you. I will start compiling this Loveolution Chain and keep it going so that people can hold intentions for you. As I start passing along the chain you will be holding intentions for people you don’t know, just put your heart into it. It is amazing when you add the power of prayer and intention together, it is unstoppable.

 

I look forward to being part of such a beautiful chain.  Much love and light

 

Please send to Blog: hollysloveolution@wordpress.com

alwaysaloveolution@yahoo.com

Facebook- AlwaysALoveolution page

twitter @luvlution

My site: http://www.luvlution.com this site is in progress, but you can create your own vision board and ask your closest friends to see the board.

Much love and light!  Lets make this chain unending in love!

 

Blessings!

As I am getting reading to launch “Always A Loveolution” and Project Loveolution (a foundation in the making that will support those who are going through similar life challenges. This will be done with financial support, making dreams come true, and a registry of stories and tools to learn to evolve your soul) I would like to start a prayer chain.

Over the past two years I have seen what can happen when a lot of people hold the same thought, even if just for a moment. I would like to organize this prayer chain in honor of the Loveolution Project. It will be a way to come together as one to learn from one another. If you need prayers or want to send in a prayer for another please contact me through my blog hollysloveolution@wordpress.com or alwaysaloveolution@yahoo.com

Thanks for all your support and love!

Holly

Be the Message

Life is such a beautiful trip. It is as easy as buying a plane ticket to your desired location, showing up at the gate and getting on, each step placed one foot in front of the other. Sure some fly first class, some are on a longer journey then others, but the point is that it is all laid out for us, from beginning to end. However, we don’t always have this wisdom in the moment.

It has been an extraordinary couple of months. We bought a new home, moved to Wisconsin, I am trying to get my book reprocessed because of the mistake made in editing, and before we moved I had a final back surgery to re-correct a fusion from when I was little.  When you have a number of changes in life it certainly brings out all your qualities, but I know in my heart that no matter the journey I still get to decide how I will flow with it. I had forgotten this wisdom and was feeling overwhelmed; to be in truth I felt lost. Until Sawyer reminded me.

Today Sawyer and I were walking into Target and he saw a few bags on the ground and he said “momma someone littered” and I said yes they did. He practically cut me off he was so excited to share his thoughts. He said “Mother Earth is not going to heal if people keep doing things like that” My heart melted. Sawyer has had a little bit of a rough time transitioning. Who knows exactly why, there are a number of guesses…change, loss of control, but either way it is cause for frustration because no one wants to see their child flailing. In addition, as parents we tend to blame ourselves for every period of growth, every life lesson, forgetting that those are our children’s lessons. It reminded me that Sawyer is grasping the tools Tad and I are teaching him to be a kind, loving person. However, right now, he faces a life lesson, which is moving. Each day he gets closer connected to his journey because Tad and I are keeping the rules hard.  It is so difficult to discipline your child when you understand there is cause for their behavior, but this is when it is even more important. His comment today reminded me of this. After I got him dropped off at school, a big kiss good-bye, I got in my car and the tears just unloaded. Sometimes it just seems like you are barely gonna catch your next breath, and something happens to give you space; wisdom and guidance within the same breath to know that everything will always work out as it is divinely designed.

All this sometimes seems so easy to write, but yet so hard when you want someone to just protect you from falling. I feel so blessed to have these signs because without them I may not remember. My ego hard at work to make me feel the stress as if it is a part of my mind/ body/ soul. So today through Sawyer’s heart, I remember the words of a very evolved soul: Be the message, be your heart. Living from your heart space will ensure that there is no need to worry. As I looked back on this past week I recognized that the physical release of tears is like watering your soul’s garden…and it needed some watering.

With all these realizations and adjustments, I just said a quick prayer. The prayer:

Make me an instrument of your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, the truth;
Where there is doubt, the faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

Around me I felt as all was as it should be, filled with love and happening divinely. Let us all have this reminder, even when you feel the world on your shoulders.

This left me with one thought, live the message. Don’t worry about all the uncontrollable aspects of life or when life seems out of control, live the message. Stick with the simple elements of love.

When people show you who they really are you need to believe them!