Bringing life to LIFE through a Practice.  Ritual | Commitment | Gratitude.

Bringing life to LIFE through a Practice. 
Ritual | Commitment | Gratitude.


Do you have trouble sticking with a practice? Maybe it's because there's no meaning behind it for you? Maybe you just did it because someone else told you to... or maybe you haven't found a reason to commit to one.

Whatever the case, it's time to develop a practice that brings your life to LIFE. 

A daily practice sets the tone for the entire day. It improves your mental state and awareness, awakens new energy in the body without caffeine,  and keeps you connected to larger commitments that can sometimes seem daunting when staring at a computer all day.

Below, I give you 3 tips to to cultivate a morning practice, or set a strong frame-work for the one you have now. By having a daily practice, (which I always find easier to do in the morning,)  it gives my life purpose, and  is an instant reflection that I am living out my commitment of self-love and service to the feminine. If I practice without a purpose, it’s like movement without a backbone. When I practice for the sake of something larger than myself, it is instantly reflected in my actions the rest of the day. 

Here are 3 steps to having a powerful practice that is sure to keep you on track: 

1- Ritual - Intention setting - (Who am I being?)
2- Commitment - Creation - (What am I doing?)
3- Gratitude- Integration - (As a result, what do I have?)

Great, so what does that ACTUALLY look like?

#1- Ritual  = Meditation  (10 minutes) 
Starting with a ritual is key to feeling purpose in life. Use a meditation and set an intention to bring ritual into your practice. It is a practice that reminds us to breathe, slow down and take a moment to acknowledge our inner world. For example, I say to myself, " I practice in order to be an embodied commitment  to  self-love, partnership, and our connection to the earth. I am committed to love, especially when it's hard and be in my creative potential in order to serve humanity and the feminine." 

Create your dedicated ritual and say it daily!


#2- Commitment = Movement (15 Minutes)
Movement is the area of a daily practice that helps release energy in the body, and strengthens the physical landscape of your vessel. When you begin your day with a practice and set the tone with a ritual, it invites a strong commitment to a physical practice. Through a movement practice, you strengthen your emotional body to your commitments. If ritual sets the tone for being committed to something greater, movement is the instant experience that puts that commitment in action through self-love and care.

Whether your thing is dancing, yoga or working out - commit. 


#3- Gratitude  = Journal  (5 minutes) 
At the end of each practice, it is powerful to close with gratitude and an appreciation for what you have. Close your eyes and give thanks, or write down what you’re grateful for that day. (Here is a great journey to use as a tool for this process!) Whatever it is, by you being in a state of gratitude, you are stepping into a perspective outside of yourself, giving others the space to trust you, your leadership, and what you are committed to.

This, above anything else, is the greatest game-changer. 


Recap: Set the tone for your day | Dance to that tone | Give thanks that you can. 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH!

Oregon Eclipse Festival
August 17-23rd.
Teaching META Method 7:30pm Monday 8/21
Performances with: The Glitch Mob, Random Rab & The Human Experience. 

ALONE = ALL ONE
Here's a video to remind you to spend time alone and get into nature. 

TRACK OF THE MONTH
RANDOM RAB- Gimme That Hope
Flavor- Upbeat and uplifting. 

"Meditation is a process of lightening up, of trusting the basic goodness of what we have and who we are, and of realizing that any wisdom that exists, exists in what we already have. We can lead our life so as to become more awake to who we are and what we’re doing rather than trying to improve or change or get rid of who we are or what we’re doing. The key is to wake up, to become more alert, more inquisitive and curious about ourselves." ~ Pema Chodron

With a howl at the moon,
Elana

Posted on August 4, 2017 .