Me & Corona

Me & The Corona Virus…

When this started, before panic set in,  I remember sitting with yoga students and massage clients and jokingly talking about the subject.  I remember explicitly saying that ‘THIS IS WHY SIMPLE SENSE EXISTS!’ WE WILL KEEP PEOPLE HEALTH, HAPPY AND UPLIFTED!

One by one I saw these same clients and students fall into a space of fear, falling for media driven panic and succumbing to it. I was not giving up and going full steam ahead. Adjusting slightly, not allowing outsiders, over-sanitising and cleaning like someone with OCD. Still doing massages, still teaching yoga and trying to keep the mood lifted and spirits high. Identifying and sharing the blessings disguised in the madness.

Then our president announced a National Lockdown, 21 days of NO Business unless it’s an essential service. Still I had no worries and still I was not concerned. I know my service is essential, now more than ever. However, reality hits and my HPCSA registration does not classify me under the essential bracket.

So, eventually I surrender (Not by choice, fear and concern has ensured absence of all my clients and students).

I remained happy and positive! Seeing all the opportunity we have for change!!! As mankind we can finally voluntarily become KIND Man!! Economy busted, so we can finally Really HELP people, help each other and love each other without condition! I was filled with excitement and Gratitude!

So “Okay, fine, now I have time and can finally get my endless to do list done!” ….

Surprise surprise… my life force, my vitality, my purpose, my fire, my love, my passion, my livelihood IS MY JOB! MY BUSINESS, MY PEOPLE!  

No amount of positivity, gratitude and happy thoughts, can feed me like my purpose does! For me to even WANT to attempt my To Do list, I need my vitality! I need my Life Force & need to be for filling my purpose!

I have to do something, have to find a way past this tiny mental block. AND AS SURE AS I AM OF WHO I AM, I AM SURE THAT THIS TOO SHALL PASS! We got this!!

I will keep you posted the moment I find my way. Until then, lets stay in Love & Gratitude, Always!

Miki

Self Love starts with Loving Others

March was our Month of Self Love!.

Maybe I must start with how elated and excited I was to start this month! I am a huge advocate of Self-Love, because this lesson was one of my toughest to START learning 6 years ago.

My colleague had a different start to the month. Self-Love is not as easy as just running yourself a bubble bath and lighting a candle for some ‘Me-Time’; For some it may be, but Self-Love is also not the same for everyone.

 

For some it’s taking a walk, doing exercise; for some it’s being with loved ones, for others being alone. Like there are different Love Languages, there are Self-Love Languages. People can assert and push and speak about Self Love without pause; and you can hear it, believe it, embrace it or reject it; but if you do now know what you NEED; if you haven’t identified your Self-Love Language, no amount of talk will convert to actions.

Along my journey, my lessons on self-love has been many, I have gotten to know myself well enough to know what I needed, what feeds my soul, what invigorates me etc. Acts of Self-Love for me ranged from; saying no to social events, taking time off, Gardening, Coffee all to way to ridiculous this like having a debate on controversial subjects with strangers.

Then Corona virus hit and (wait there’s a whole other blog just on that!) Go check.
(Leaving out a few irrelevant emotions and experiences )

4 Days into ‘Lock Down’, with zero contact, zero clients and zero classes. I found myself feeling very demotivated. Now I finally have time to do all the things on my seemingly endless to-do list, but I have no will, no drive and no fire to do them.  This of course just frustrated me more and then naturally the old behaviors crawl in, the self-loathing and disgust, why are you so useless?
Luckily I allow this knowing that it’s only temporary.

Last night discovered another part of me, I realised how much I love my job, my students, my clients, my patients and friends. How they are all a huge part of my own Self-Love quests. By loving YOU-ALL, I love myself more! By loving each other we learn how to love ourselves. We are all connected, we are ONE. By being Kind to each other we draw in, Exude and manifest more kindness.

Today I saw 2 clients, and already it made such a difference to me. THANK YOU!!!!

And as this month draws to a close, I am one lessen richer. I know myself a little better and can love ALL so much deeper.

Love & Gratitude

Miki

I am… we are.

I honestly believe if you believe every person you meet is the absolute BEST version of themselves; 9 times out of 10, you will be right!

Hi. Who are you?

I am a business owner, I am unemployed. I have more money than common sense, I am broke and cannot feed my family. I live in a shack, I am homeless. I get abused by my husband and I beat my wife up every other night. I am a rapist, I am a murder. I am kind to every being I meet. I am generous and always give. I am lazy, I am a workaholic.

I am a drug addict, I am an alcoholic. I am a socialite, I am a loner. I constantly complain, I never let me guard down. I was born out of wedlock, I had a traumatic birth. My childhood was filled with love and magic. I was abandoned and never knew my parents. I am a doctor. I am a lawyer. I am a teacher. I am a hippie. I am a capitalist. I am a Christian, I am a Buddhist. I am an Atheist. I am a Moslem. I drive a Porsche. I walk. I am obese. I am anorexic. I am the light in someone’s life. I am the cause of someone’s suffering.

Yes I am all of the above and more. All of the above and less. I am everything and I am nothing.

We all know and some profess, that everything is CONNECTED. Yet we condemn one another effortlessly.

We are all on different paths, we are all meant to learn our own lessons. And we are meant to love each other wholeheartedly and without the constraints of conditions and judgments.

Use your judgement for the purpose it was meant to serve. Use your judgement to keep yourself safe and healthy. To know when to stop and when to go, to know what is too high to jump off and what is too hot to touch.

We all have traits and do things that someone won’t agree with. Some appear very lucky and blessed and others appear to be stuck in a cycle of self-destruction.

That doesn’t mean we need to fix each other or carry someone else’s burdens. I am simply saying; lets not ad more burdens with our condemnations.

No one has ever changed their behavior or thought patterns purely because they were told to. 

I honestly believe if you believe every person you meet is the absolute BEST version of themselves; 9 times out of 10, you will be right!

In Love & Gratitude

Miki