I had the honor of teaching for my yoga teacher training graduation class last month with 2 other amazing beings! We taught on the intention of new beginnings and honoring the sacred journey that we must take in order to change, grow and evolve. Here is a musing that I wrote and shared at the beginning of class, inspired by the lotus flower and its transformation from darkness into light! 

We are being woken up! Summoned to rise from the desolate places now ripe and fertile with potential. From what seems like vast emptiness into the land of new beginnings! Rooted in the promise of the seasons, we wait in stillness and in trust for our time to grow. Our time to dance to the unforced rhythms of grace. It is what we are made of. It is what we are here for. It is who we are.

There is excitement and anticipation in the newness of things. Everything that you need is harnessed in the potential of the seed. Gather your potential and start from where you are. Trust that everything that you need is within you.  The lotus grows in the darkness, in the mud and the mirky waters of forgetfulness, but grows it must in the midst of its environment. The sacred passage of birth must travel through fertile darkness. Layers and layers of unfurling. All of this beauty exists in this place. In the darkness, in the mud, in the waters. What are you trying to birth right now? What is emerging within you? Celebrate a new beginning.