I’m rather partial to hot yoga but yesterday I turned up to be told “wear a mask or go home.”
I chose to stay but there were moments I thought I was going to pass out and it gave me an eerie feeling seeing rows of masks staring back at me from the mirrors.
I caught glimpses of people poking a finger in the corner of their masks desperate for air; but at least it took my mind off my own attempts at telling myself I wasn’t going to die.
There is something about wearing masks; the physical and the invisible ones both hide who we really are. We can only really reach our full potential if we show the world who we really are; warts and all, the light and the shadows.
As I stepped outside after class I gasped for fresh air like a fish tossed out of its bowl. But still I had to wear what felt to me like a pair of pants on my face; mask wearing outside is mandatory despite not one single community transmission in over two weeks. I don’t like it one bit. It feels like a form of control. Funnily enough we do have a general election round the corner so am sure that has a lot to do with it.
So the point of my post is?
What can we do to take back our own power? To feel some measure of choice?
We can do lots of things but they all start inside. Our internal power is bigger than you think. It is an untapped reservoir of inner strength, knowing. Think of your body as a temple and honour it. Everything inside that temple is you and it’s foundations need to be connected deeply into the ground. No one is going to have the power to shake them.
Everything you take inside the temple needs to nourish you not cause disease.
Your temple also needs lots and lots of water otherwise the walls crack and it gets mouldy.
We are 70% water and most of us are chronically dehydrated from not only drinking inadequate quantities but poor quality water.
Anyway back to the masks . I don’t want to wear something that makes me breathe in my own Co2; something my body has worked so hard to eliminate. I also don’t want my skin breaking out in spite from the bacteria that can’t escape. I want to breathe fresh oxygen and I want the world to remember that nature designed us to heal ourselves.
Getting out in nature is more essential than ever right now. You are all you’ve got So keep tapping into the ‘you’ inside and you’ll be alright . This is a time when we really see what we probably haven’t really been seeing before.