Photo by Katya Nova
You all seem to love hearing about India. And it ain’t no secret – I
love to talk about it. Today, while partaking in lesson 1, I started to
reflect on all of the priceless things that I learned while in India
late last year. |
In times of change, transition, loss, illness or upheaval – it can be helpful to reflect on other transformative times that have happened in our lives. Reflecting on the things that we’ve experienced can give us strength, insight and perspective on our current situations.
Currently, my life is teeming with change and big plans. I’m preparing for a two month trip to Canada and New York. I’m getting married (!), moving (!), planning my next trip to India and if the tides align, Bali. Amidst this topsy-turvy time, I’m grounding myself by reflecting on all the things I learned during my two month pilgrimage to India.
I hope that these lessons help you and inspire you to take the time and reflect on all the big important things you’ve learned.
Om Shanti, Lacey x
5 Things From India That Really Stuck With Me
Photo by Katya Nova
Ancestor Ceremony on the Ganges. Offering thanks, forgiveness & recognition. Photo by Katya Nova
3. If 1% still lingers, you are not free from that suffering. If there’s a part of you (even if it’s teeny-tiny) that’s still clinging to someone, something, some hurt or regret – you’re not free of it. This is a hard one to palate because it can take a long time to let something go and this can be frustrating. The answer? Just keep doing the work, letting go, softening and practicing. It’s like the thorn in the lion’s paw: be gentle, dig deep and eventually, you might get it out!
4. Meditation gets “easier” with practice. It really truly does. If yoga is hard for you, if sitting is hard, if breathing and being in silence is hard – that’s okay. STICK WITH IT. You have to practice and keep coming back to unlock all of the little treasures. It’s not magic. It’s just consistency. After sitting silently all the time, every day while in India, it wasn’t such a big deal anymore. Practice and all is coming.
5. It’s not crazy to see the future, connect with pure consciousness or experience synchronicity. If you practice opening yourself up, if you take the roof off of your life and if you stop thinking you know everything – your consciousness will indeed connect to something greater. It’s not sorcery or crazy or really that mystical, it’s just the natural byproduct of going deeper and getting more connected. We all have the capacity to experience the purest part of who we are if we just dive deep and do the work.