“Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be.”
- Alan Watts -
How have you reinvented yourself lately? When you release parts of yourself that are no longer in alignment, what remains?
Through awareness practices such as yoga and meditation, we become increasingly sensitive to our experience on subtle, energetic levels. Upon further reflection, we begin to understand that our outer reality is simply a reflection of our inner reality. With this understanding, we can reclaim the power to consciously reinvent ourselves.
Reclaiming this power starts from the inside out. If every nook and cranny of our home is filled with clutter, clothes that do not fit, and stacks of papers and mail collecting dust, our energy fields may become stagnant or blocked. We can utilize the energy of November to shed these unneeded layers and open up new pathways for energy to flow.
Whether it's raking away fallen leaves, donating items to our local food pantry or thrift shop, or recycling items we no longer use, we can take daily actions to create space in our external world. When we practice creating space externally, we transmit a clear message to the conscious universe that we are ready for new and better experiences - both within and without.
November Ha‘awina Hawai‘i | Makia - Energy Goes Where Attention Flows
Makia is one of seven sacred concepts in Huna, a modern shamanic practice inspired by Hawaiian teachings. Makia signifies: energy goes where attention flows, teaching us that what we focus on is what we ultimately create. As powerful creator beings, this concept applies equally whether we focus on what we want to create or what we do not want to create.
When we apply Makia as a tool for conscious, deliberate creation, we may become aware of limiting perceptions, thought patterns, or beliefs that are no longer in alignment with who we are now. As we let go of these beliefs, we free ourselves from the known - while bravely stepping into the unknown.
As we explore Makia this month, we may practice questioning even our longest held beliefs. When we release old beliefs, ideas, and labels that once contained us, we allow space for surprise and delight in each moment.
Photos by: Loren Frohning, 2014 Hawai‘i Yoga Festival
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