October 20th, 2011


Postnatal yoga and I ache already!

It was a bit of an effort this morning (bad night, plus foggy morning) but Patrick and I got to postnatal yoga at 10am just round the corner, along with new friend Laura with baby Sienna. Patrick was so asleep as I was ready to leave that I didn't want to disturb warm, cuddly, tucked up baby - but I did anyway!

So, postnatal yoga at birthlight is great. Simple looking exercises and poses which were actually quite difficult! And I already knew the teacher Giselle from my pregnancy aquayoga sessions. Plus, they have an unlimited autumn - as many classes until 21st Dec for the relatively bargain price of CHF 200. So, more yoga sessions, here I come!

I now have the virtous feeling of having exercised so this afternoon I am taking it easy at home, just chilling with my little lad, feeding, sitting on sofa etc.

Our deepest fear...

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.'

We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.

There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

(A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles", Harper Collins, 1992. From Chapter 7, Section 3])