Let it Be

On this evening, of my 55th birthday, after a day of practicing yoga with 300 Anusara practitioners and teachers, filled with many sacred openings, gifts, outpouring of love, and well wishes from others in the Anusara community, and from former students from my academic years, in the midst of many moments of synchronicity and deep soul connections, I enjoy a glass of wine while my heart overflows with gratitude!

I was blessed to practice alongside one of my teachers - who like an angel - was on my right during the morning session, and on my left in the afternoon session. She was part cheerleader, and encouraged me when needed, reaching out to anchor me and give me one of her powerful assists when needed, and sweetly reminding me when it was time to let go.

One of the greatest gifts I received, came in the form of a message. As we pressed up to many Urdhva Dhanurasanas, which is very challenging for me right now, John Friend, our Master Teacher - came and stood between my teacher and me - rubbed our knees, and reminded us, that in the face of challenges - particularly ones of a physical nature - sometimes all that is needed is that we simply let go and let things be...

Surrender...And sometimes, when we do - things improve on their own...

Several weeks ago, I found myself doing just that - surrendering and accepting where my body was - where some relationships were - and in that simple act - joyous freedom unfolded - and my spirit began to soar in a way that had not occurred before.

Today, I am grateful for all the people in my life, the experiences I have had, for my friends, family, loved ones, for my teachers, and my teachers' teachers...

Comments

cpganz said…
Happy birthday, Olga. I am so grateful for you and the bright light of your brilliant heart.
Olga Rasmussen said…
Thank you dearest Carrie! Blessings back at your brilliant light!

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