Yoga with Melissa 336: Poetry In Motion: Our Deepest Fear

by Melissa West on June 17, 2016

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Our Deepest Fear


Namaste-Yoga-336Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson from A Return to Love

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. Marianne Williamson: A Return to Love

Ego grasping can take all kinds of shapes and forms. Today we are exploring our tendency to hide our own brilliance. Perhaps in an effort to avoid appearing conceited or cocky we have hidden some of our most precious gifts from the world.

To what extent are you willing to take ownership of your God-given gifts and talents. Take a moment now to take inventory of your life and acknowledge your strengths. Downplaying the best parts of yourself does not make you a better person. Take a moment now to recognize your own gifts and talents as a way to appreciate and honour all that you are. It is part of what makes you unique as a human being.

We all have qualities that make us uniquely special. With commitment we can search out the disowned parts of ourselves that make us brilliant and whole. When we take back the positive projections we have only allowed ourselves to observe in other people we can embrace our whole self.

Resources:

Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson in A Return to Love

The Dark Side of the Light Chasers by Debbie Ford

Props Needed: meditation cushion or chair, 2 blocks, bolster

Yoga Postures/Asanas: Reclined Bound Angle or Supta Baddha Konasana, Bridge Pose or Setu Bandhasana, Frog Pose or Mandukasana, Padma Mudra, Downward Facing Dog or Adho Mukha Svanasana, Tadasana or Mountain Pose, Chair Pose or Utkatasana, Warrior One or Virabhadrasana One, Warrior Three or Virabhadrasana Three, Goddess Victory Squat or Utkata Konasana, Urdhva Mukha Svanasana Upward Facing Dog, Dying Warrior, Child’s Pose or Balasana, Savasana or Corpse Pose

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We have a beautiful class in our membership community that will take you deeper with the themes that we have explored in this class called the Warrior’s Heart. Through this class we explore the various warrior postures: dying warrior, warrior I, warrior II, warrior III, and peaceful warrior. Each represent a different aspect of the warrior’s heart. We also spend some time opening the warrior’s heart and breaking down the armour that builds up around our hearts. I hope you enjoy this class and that it inspires your own definition of what it means for you to live with a warrior’s heart.

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