I spent the last few days on a retreat at the Bhodi Kaya Eco-Sanctuary in the Cape mountains in the Walker Bay Conservancy. This area has the highest density of fauna and flora diversity in the world, measured by size ...
One aspect of water is that it strives to bring equilibrium!
The rain comes in the Western Cape during the winter and the whole area comes to life with the most amazing flower bounty. The water flowing from the mountain springs runs down the valley straight to the tap for consumption.
"On the last day, we walked up the mountain at daybreak to quench our thirst directly from the spring!"
This was after 36 hours of intentionally depriving ourselves of drinking pure water to intensify the experience. It tasted amazing and it was a thought-provoking experience. In fact, the whole weekend was, and centred around water and how water brings change on so many levels.
The first fact that was shared with us is that there is only a finite amount of water on earth. The volume of water that was there from the beginning is still present today, not more, not less. This thought in itself is quite mind-blowing because it brought home the fact that how I live my life will have an impact somewhere else, highlighting the interconnectedness of all creatures on earth.
"The other aspect of water is that it strives to bring equilibrium!"
Our bodies consist of 70% water. When we sense someone else's 'energy' it is really the water in our bodies that is striving to bring balance by sensing the water levels of those around us.
I often find myself being influenced by how I feel and respond when I am near other people. The learning point for me was to notice what is happening in myself and then ask the question is it my 'water' or someone else's water that is causing the vibration?
Once that is clear, then I centre myself to stabilise my 'water' to stay authentic and true to myself to react from a calm and balanced place within me. This way my balanced and calm water will have a calming effect on those around me.
This may also resonate with you if you have been in a Buddhist setting where there are bowls of water intentionally placed to bring equilibrium, calm and stillness, something to consider in meetings or family gatherings.
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Anne Marie completed an 18-month yoga teacher training through Yoga Campus in London in February 2020 to share the magical benefits of yoga with others.
She also recently completed a PTSD and Yoga4Health certifications through The Minded Institute to help people dealing with trauma and those who want to start a healthier lifestyle through yoga.
Helping business owners to create a supportive working environment that will have a positive impact on their business. The benefits, that flow from the holistic and systemic approach from yoga, will have a rippling effect on the health of all employees, their families, their communities and all stakeholders from the bottom up and equally from the top down.
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