Today I stumbled across a video blog that I recorded before I moved house, yet never posted. As I re-listened to it, I realised the message was so relevant to what I am currently experiencing, so I felt I wanted to share it.
Over the past few weeks, I have been feeling the desire to take a big step back from my work and give myself a lot of space. I have been dropping the ‘need to’s, have to’s and should’s‘ and I have been giving myself permission to do what I feel.
My priorities have shifted from ticking items off a do list and working to grow my business, to dropping deeply into a gentle space of self-care and self-love. This has included sleeping in, long and leisurely morning yoga classes, starting work at 10am rather than 8am, taking frequent breaks to nap, getting into nature or laying in the sunshine, epic consumptions of green smoothies and early nights curled up in bed with a soul-nourishing book.
Creating this space has not been easy. I have felt a lot of resistance and at times anxiety. I have been at a war between the voice telling me to get to work, and the voice calling me to rest. I have had to release my attachments to my work, my desire to be in control, my habits of excessive doing and my fear of missing out.
It has felt uncomfortable, but I have made a deep commitment to listen to my body over my mind. The rest, quietness and space is now allowing beautiful new ideas and visions for my work to drop in. I can now see exactly why I have been guided to take this step back.
The Feeling Of Inner Space
Creating this external space, has supported me in feeling so much inner space. I now have the inner space to hear my heart’s true desires, the whisper of my inner guidance and the loving voice of my inner cheerleader.
Inner space feels has felt like a sigh of relief. It has given me freedom from my incessant thoughts. It feels like a calm stillness, and a greater connection with my body.
As my self-imposed demands, and attachments to the external world have fallen away, I have dropped into a deep sense of contentment. I am now learning that I can feel deeply satisfied with my life, even when I am doing nothing. I do not have to earn it or strive for it. I can love and embrace where I am and who I am, just as I am. It is an incredible feeling.
I know many people do not have the luxury I do of being able to take break to sleep and do yoga whenever they feel, so I feel very grateful for the lifestyle I have been able to create.
So, in today’s video I share a message for those of you who feel really busy and want to experience more of this inner spaciousness. I support you in the process of allowing there to be more space in your world and your self.
Video: Let There Be Space
To recap what was covered in this video:
+ If you feel like you already have space in your life right now, let it stay there, don’t fill it!
+ To create more inner space focus on taking a pause between the transitions of your day. Take these a moments to check in with yourself, take a few deep breaths and tune into how you are feeling.
+ Bring your attention to the space between breaths, the space between your words, and the space between your thoughts. Experience and hold this space and feel the stillness within it.
A few additional resources for you:
+ Create space within your mind through my Guided Meditations for Inner Transformation album.
+ Listen to my Awaken Radio Interview with Sara Brooke on Creating Space.
What are your thoughts on allowing there to be more space in your world and in your self? What is one practise you would love to take on board to experience this? Share with me below.