Mindful Monday #166 – When Spirit Emerges

Happy Monday! I held my first of many public councils and I am on such a high.

My heart was so deeply warmed by the yoga studio, the council participants and what emerged in the space.

I have so much vision for this space, I deeply believe in it and I have experienced continually the beauty of what happens when people come together to share stories.

A close friends wanted to be there in support of me, but had a lot apprehension. I told him that it’s okay if he doesn’t come and that I won’t take it personally. I don’t want him to feel obligated, or pressured to be there. I only want people to attend who want to be there and are open to the practice.

In telling him more about council, I said, there is no dogma or spiritually to it. The only spiritually that emerges is the human element of people being vulnerable, sharing their stories and holding space in a way that we don’t normally do for each other.

There were three of us in attendance which is perfect for my first public council. Three is my life path number and to me it is a sign that I am on the right path with this space. Like I told my apprehensive friend would happen, Spirit did emerge.

The shedding of walls, revealing of truths, and wisdom as we know it at this time and the interwoven stories to me is Spirit /Universe/ God. Spirit emerges in places founded in pure intention when we are in service to another. Service can be more than community service, it is the willingness of others to lend a hand, provide comfort, love and support, listening intently, a willingness to learn about others who are perceived to be different from us and being compassionate to those who have wronged us in any way.

Something shifted in me today as it always does, when Spirit or Love Emerges.

This week consider stretching your heart a little in a place that feels hardened, bruised or broken and see what emerges with that intention.

With Love – Stephanie XO

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