We’ve all heard the phrase. “They were just in the right place at the right time.” Sometimes the most amazing opportunities open up right in front of us just because we showed up somewhere! For me personally, I’ve gotten plenty of gigs and cool experiences just because I showed up at a volunteer event and people got to talking about yoga! I didn’t have an agenda, wasn’t working the room. I just showed up to help out and they were like, “Hey you’re that yoga girl, right? My company needs yoga.” ...et voila! Wayne Gretzky nailed it - “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” You have to put yourself in the game.
Yoga teaches us to be brave. Show Up. Even when it’s awkward. Even when you don’t fit in. Even when you don’t feel like it. Even when you’re not invited… unless it’s like an ex’s wedding lol.
You never know what’s going to happen next. But if you put yourself out there, and show up to help, you become available to a new set of possibilities. Much more than if you stayed home and binged watched shows, right?
The second part of this lesson is equally important too. Aside from just being a body in a room, you need to Show Up AND Shine Out. Be of service to those around you. Bring light and love into the space when you arrive.
Your positive energy is contagious, and people will want more.
Ok great, so where do you show up?
You could start by offering your unique talents and gifts as a service to a group that needs it for free. Maybe. It depends on what you do with yourself. lol. This month I'll be teaching a free class Adaptive Yoga for MS to an amazing group of people that I've met in the hallway at work.
Show up anywhere people need help. You could volunteer for any number of causes. Anything that interests you from animals, children, parks and lakes... they always need volunteers! My favorite are the city's SUP lake clean ups! You could also do your own trash clean up somewhere. Bring a couple of extra bags so people passing by can help too!
Go check out the library, or the science center, or anywhere!
It’s simply the showing up and shining out part that’s important!
Which requires courage right? Join me for the Pillar of Power Meditation to help you build the strength you need to SHOW UP.
Pillar of Power Meditation
Ground down into your most basic energy and then light up your chakras to connect to your Highest Power.
There are so many opportunities just waiting for you to find them , out there... Show Up AND Shine Out 🙂✌️