I’ve been known to shy away from change - to take a step back into what’s comfortable and familiar, into the known. New territory never before traversed carries the weight of fear, at least for me it has. But then I pause and think, I don’t shy away from all change. Sometimes I decide to change my hair color, my route to the studio, my order at dTox, or drink Rose instead of Sauvignon Blanc, and then it hit me…the only change I lean into is the type of change that is impermanent.
Unknown and irreversible might as well be a shark waiting to attack. As I’m typing, words from Danielle Laporte come to mind, “tell fear to fu*k right the fu*k off.” What is there to be afraid of anyway? You know that saying, when it rains it pours. Let’s try, when it rains it monsoons, floods, tornados, and then when you think it’s over, it rains again. This last chapter has felt like a never-ending thunderstorm. Every time one hurdle is crossed, a new one appears. Is God trying to send me a message? You bet He is. I’m strong-willed, stubborn, and accustomed to steering the ship alone when conditions aren’t ideal. The message reads loud and clear, teamwork eases a strong current, fresh air soothes the soul, breath-work is everything it’s cracked up to be. This is our time and change is not only inevitable, but also necessary.
With every exhale breath comes an inhale breath that’s more refreshed, sweeter, lighter, full of the good unknowns: potential, possibilities, aptitude, creativity, flair, talent, power, authenticity, relationship-building, community…. And the newness shines brighter and brighter until I can see it. When we opened the doors to Thunderbolt Power Yoga nearly five years ago, we put a decal on our window that said “#YogaStorm Light up The Sky,” and that my friends is exactly what we are doing.
When the rain stops and the sun rises, you’ll see a smile so bright that it dances off my face and on to yours. All in God’s time.