The world is at a unique turning point and a shift in consciousness is felt on a global scale. From the rise of yoga with millions of practitioners worldwide, striving to live a more meaningful and mindful existence, to the recent movements for the environment and equality...more individuals are stepping into their innate power with the intentions of healing the world. While it's easy to focus on the mass fear, hatred and aggression that continues to take place, it's vital to bring our attention (and sustain it) on the love, unity and action that has been, and continues, to shape shift our future.
Over the past year I have felt my own inner strength and authentic voice rising, and these past weeks have confirmed that I am not alone in these feelings. Women and men all over the world stood up for values that went far beyond politics...we gathered in celebration and expression of the desire for justice! We brought attention to the cruel separation of humans and the disgusting destruction of the planet. We marched, sang, danced, laughed, rapped and screamed our way through the streets while soaking up the passion and enthusiasm of our surrounding sisters and brothers. Whether we met in person or watched from our screens, the rise in consciousness is clear and contagious.
Ideas are more powerful when shared...and when love is the basis of those ideas, they are unstoppable!
This is what Shakti, the feminine energy represents — she is a free-flowing fierce, creative, intuitive, receptive, wise and unconditionally loving energy that rises and expands in all directions. Many of us are channeling these qualities and stepping into our light...we are no longer afraid to say no to anyone else's ideas of how we should live our lives, and instead are honestly looking at what is soulful and truly brings a state of health/happiness to our lives. We are questioning why it is we are alive, and slowly finding the courage to follow our hearts desires. We are able to see past our own challenges and feel empowered and able to serve the world. We know that our individual transformation is absolutely needed for a collective transformation...
This past week proved that we are ready as a global community to fearlessly and peacefully take action towards a more unified, bold and beautiful world backed by the qualities of Shakti for our future generations. There has never been a better time than NOW to rise into our power and fuel our intentions with love.
It's safe to say that every cell in my body is completely inspired, rejuvenated and full of hope. I feel my whole being vibrating and I have never been so proud to be a human, grateful to be a woman, and motivated to share my opinions freely.
So this post is a thank you…
Thank you Universe for this precious life and the ability to transform.
Thank you to the millions of women and men who view and treat others equally and who aren't scared to call themselves a feminist.
Thank you for taking a stand against fear and limiting beliefs and continually stepping out of your comfort zone — even when you may be criticized.
Thank you for providing inspiration through your courage and for believing that together we can move move mountains!
Warriors of the 21st century, you are heard, felt and needed...may we continue to rise with clarity, steady action and peace.
LAUREN LEE E-RYT 500 is passionate about living with purpose, exploring the world, and empowering others to live as their most authentic, radiant Self. Founder of Raise Your Beat, dedicated teacher and forever student on the path of yoga, she leads transformational workshops, retreats and trainings to awaken the individual and collective consciousness. Read more about her here