I always believed that I already knew this fact about our world… I’d be the one saying, everything happens for a reason to others when they needed it. But only recently did has this truly enter my mind space in a whole new way.
I recently went to a small city in central Mexico, San Miguel De Allende. This trip had been planned for a very long time, I was doing a yoga teacher training with Sanadora Yoga.
It was the day that I was officially leaving that more and more news, bans and restrictions started to arise, regarding the Coronavirus. I stay informed on what is necessary for me to know on the news, though I refuse to fill my head with it all day long, as it’s all that is on social media and t.v, you might say I have not been present as much on these media’s, trying to not fill my head with unnecessary fear… just with the facts as I needed to know them.
So yes, I was aware that things were closing and bans were happening. I was informed of it all day long, the day that I was driving to the Seattle airport. Family members, friends and my yoga teacher herself, all concerned.
Right before I was leaving, I started to second guess myself. Though I have been excited about this trip, regarding the news all day!
The truth is I let everyone else’s worries get to me. They had every reason to worry… but I was reminded that their may have been a different underlying reason behind the fear I was experiencing while driving to Seattle.
I shut out all the noise from people trying to get me to turn around and not get on this plane. I asked myself, do I feel comfortable leaving the country? Do I feel comfortable being at the Seattle airport, on a plane?
I absolutely did. So what was it exactly that was causing me to deliberate this decision?… It wasn’t COVID-19…
You see, the ego often knows when your going out of your comfort zone, it knows when your vibration is elevating and when your on the brink of great growth. And like the ego always does, it tries to keep you stable, stagnate, safe… and it often relates it to things in our physical realm so that it makes more sense to us.
We often confuse the ego with our intuition. But this was a time that challenged my ability to interpret the two.
The ego comes up in times of fear. Often when you are pondering on two different decisions, one is based more out of a concept of fear, and the other… a pure calling that may not make sense to anyone else.
So I went even deeper… what was a really scared of?
Up until this point, I didn’t consider myself intimidated to travel to Mexico alone, to train to be a yoga teacher, to produce content for Sanadora Yoga. I was jumping into several unknown territories… all that were getting me out of my comfort zone, all were new to me, all that honestly… scared me deep down, now that I was really tuning into it, now that I was on my way to the airport.
And this is exactly why I needed to do it. Too many times I had pushed away my Intuition, my Divine Guidance… and covered it up with all the reasons why not… the thing is, Divine Guidance is divine simply because it usually won’t make sense to anyone else… it is your unique path and no one else should feel such an obligation to walk it like you do.
And you don’t need to explain it to anyone or try to rationalize it… our guidance is beyond our logical minds… it is our magic.
Everything went a smoothly as it possibly could, traveling to Mexico. Getting on two different planes and an hour and a half shuttle to this beautiful city.
Once I got there I felt completely at home… even diving into something that has already been in the process for nearly six months, I connected with these amazing people so effortlessly, in such an intimate way filled with love and growth.
We practiced yoga, meditation and breath work for 8 hours a day. Teaching yoga for the first time was a first for me. Practicing inner work for so long was new for me… and it was exactly what I needed
My spiritual practices are amongst my highest priorities, but sometimes we fall off the bandwagon and get caught up with the world.
I was there for a short 3 days… I was dealing with more and more restrictions regarding COVID-19 in the US and also in Mexico. There was word of the border being closed, words of the Seattle Airport closing down. So I got on the phone to try to change my flight (it could only be done via phone) and was on hold for over two hours a day, unable to get ahold of anyone.
I remained calm… content. I honestly still felt safe. But the yoga training was postponed for a better time, so I took a shuttle to the airport and had to buy a completely separate ticket home.
Was I stressed or thinking negatively about this situation? No.
I knew that I was here for a reason… and that I was being called to go back for a reason.
You see, the Universe doesn’t consider your complications as a negative aspect… it only considers the lesson to be learned.
This beautiful city and deep inner work were calling to me and now that I am back home, quarantine, I still practice it for at least an hour and a half every day. In this time of limited distractions, staying home with minimal work, I’ve turned my energy inward and brought peace within all this madness.
Who knows how my two weeks would have been without this guidance… I wouldn’t be here sharing this experience and knowledge with you.
Make good use of your time at home, with family, with loved ones, animals, alone… whatever it may be. This is precious time that is honestly hard to come by these days. This is a time to slow down our minds, go inward, find peace, do the things that we always say we don’t have time for, write the book, start the website, play the guitar, cook gourmet meals, meditate for hours, whatever is being called to you.
Know that this time is meant for us, there is a lesson within everything. Even when everything seems to go wrong… you have the option to choose the fact that it is part of your Divine Guidance. Whether you got fired, your car broke down, your flight got cancelled, the store was closed… you can choose to see that as a part to play in your divine path.
And when something is calling to you and you can’t explain it, can’t explain why, can’t reason with it… know that, that is your Divine Guidance too and it’s not your job to reason with it. Your job is to trust it.
Sending love and my light to everyone out there being effected by this pandemic. For this who are home, I wish you health, safety and peace, for those ill, I wish you recovery and a prosperous life, for those passing, know that your moving onto your next, adventurous life.