Gina Molinari yoga, wellness, travel and coaching
There have been lots of New Year Resolutions flying around. I fully support everyone who has set goals for themselves. After all, there is no growth without action. As you enter your new year, I have a reminder for you rather than a recommendation.
Here's my goal for you: For the New Year, simply CONTINUE BEING AWESOME.
There's nothing wrong with You 2014. Instead of striving for a "better you" and setting expectations for who you'd like to become, acknowledge that YOU ALREADY ARE AWESOME! Wake up each day and just REMEMBER that.
You, yes YOU, are divinely perfect at your core.
Here's (a version of) the story of Hanuman, one of my favorites:
Hanuman started as a seemingly typical kid named Anjaneya - but he was the son of a human woman and Vayu, the wind deity. Some say that he was actually an incarnation of Shiva, carried to Earth by the wind. Little Anjaneya was always getting into trouble and you can imagine a small boy with divine powers can cause quite a bit of trouble. One day, in looking up at the sun and seeing it as a gigantic ripe mango, he lept up to take a bite. Surya, the sun god, did not recognize him as a deity - let alone as Shiva since he was in human form- and struck him in the jaw, killing him. Vayu was extremely upset about the death of his son and demanded that he be brought back to life. In fact, he refused to breathe until something was done about it and in turn the world began suffocating without Vayu's air. In order to save the Earth, Brahma (the Creator) visited Vayu and arranged to bring the child back to life with a few stipulations. Since the divine child was so powerful, he would be inflicted with amnesia causing him to forget his divinity and all of his abilities. He was also sent to live in the jungle with the Monkey King, where he could be looked after and still have fun. Anjaneya was given a monkey face to better fit in with his new family and became Hanuman.
Hanuman was called on many times throughout his life, by the gods and especially by his best friend Rama, to undertake incredible feats of strength, courage, wit, and determination. Since he forgot his divinity, he would at first doubt his ability to accomplish the tasks laid before him. However, when Hanuman acted out of Love, Devotion, and Service he found that he could literally move mountains, leap over oceans, and save the world. He forgot how amazing he was over and over, but he was always able to call upon his natural powers when he was acting from his Center.
Just like Hanuman, we often forget our own divinity and live in our monkey minds. We don't realize our power. Can you real-ize your powers? If you move from a place of true Love and with a sense of Service you will realize that all the powers of the universe already lie within you.
As you enjoy this next wild trip around the Sun, remember that we are all Divine, all part of the Light and Oneness. Everything about you is and always has been perfect - our growth is just bringing that innate beauty to our awareness.
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