This last week I found out that I taught a women’s last yoga class before she passed away from cancer. This was a very special class for so many reasons. I was guest teaching at a studio in Marion MA, and I was collaborating with 2 of my favorite yoga teachers. Powerful teachers and healers in their own right. The class was an immersion of deeply guided restorative yoga, sound healing, and both reiki and and vortex energy healing with yummy hands on assists. We knew coming into the class that this women would be attending and would be surrounded by her sisters and daughters and we had a strong intention to surround her with as much love and healing as we possibly could.
When my friend wrote to tell us the news of our student’s passing, her words sent chills down my spine…
“She loved the class and was so grateful for the experience. I can’t tell you enough the peace of mind I have knowing we were able to give her her last yoga class at The Loft. It means the world to me and I know it did to her. Thank you both so much. Erin your words and voice were prefect. Your energy just what she needed.”
Wow, just WOW!
I have never thought that a class I was teaching would be someone’s last. And I feel so truly honored in this moment. You see, I walk people home to their hearts, to their most authentic selves, I help them remember their cosmic awesomeness which helps them to fall in love with themselves all over again. I had time to really sit with this experience last night in a tear filled bath. One so full of gratitude for getting to do what I do for a living. I’ve spent my entire life knowing there was more, that I had more to give, that I had a purpose and I needed to make a difference. You see I have a small goal of healing the world one person at a time. In the past two years I’ve midwifed someone to their death without realizing I was, I walked away from the life I had known for 20 years, I’ve said good bye to a job I had for as long as I was married, and I’ve done it all with an ease and grace that sometimes I don’t even understand.
Today I live in full alignment with my authentic self, every day I share my gifts and life purpose with beautiful deserving souls, I choose joy, follow the bliss, and love my life.
Why am I telling you this? Not to brag, but to tell you that you can do it too! This is all of our birth rights! YOU have your own unique gifts to share with the world. YOU are your own special flavor of cosmic awesomeness, and we are all just waiting for your to shine your light and share your gifts with us.
You never know when your time is up. My student last month was a young woman, she had so much more life to live, but her time embodied has ended. Life is terminal. It’s a fact! So don’t wait! Today is the day to Forgive yourself, to Love yourself, to remember that everything you need is within you and then to step past your Fear and into the amazing life that you desire and deserve.
Your badass soul is tugging at your heart strings, a gentle or maybe not so gentle nudge to remind you it’s time to step it up. It’s time to stop hiding from yourself and from us. Don’t delay your bliss. Your life is now, your time is NOW!