I recently collaborated with an amazing woman, photographer, artist, and visionary named Elena Ray. She really knows how to capture the essence of what it means to be a multi dimensional being. You can see some of the pictures we collaborated on Facebook
Many of us get caught up in the idea that we have to fit a certain role. Either we are a wife, mother, son, teacher, healer, artist, student, etc. Why limit ourselves to one thing when there are different elements of our being that can be expressed?!
Maybe its my Gemini nature, but I’ve always been drawn to the arts, and to exploring different hobbies and doing them all at the same time. Unfortunately there was never completion or follow through and I found myself frustrated. I lacked the focus, consistency, and the confidence to carry on… I can see how I was enabled most of my life and it was easier to fall back on being comfortable with what was easiest and non confrontational. But what a vicious cycle!!! I was inspired to create but once it got challenging, I stopped.
Especially in our culture we have so much to choose from and do, this can be overwhelming and cause us also to break down and feel less than…I’m sure most of you know what I mean. And I bet many of us get stuck in this trap…and then we give up. But there is a way out,and that is through patience and through will POWER!
I found this through Yoga and Ayurveda, and the catalyst to my healing through my ailing health and chronic back pain ( a blessing in disguise)…Ill blog about that another time!
On a side Ayurvedic note, a symptom of Vata imbalance is the inability to complete projects. Sometimes we have so much going on that we don’t even know where to start, or stop?!!! AH sound familiar?!
Well, one way to counterbalance Vata, overwhelm, too much going on, instability of the mind is to find routine and consistency in your actions and thoughts ( whichever comes first will affect the other). This practice alone can bring steadiness in all your endeavors. Even if it means sleeping at the same time every night, eating meals consistently a the same time, etc…bringing in steady routine will help greatly.
I was so all over the place that that was how my mind also functioned. It took lots of pain and suffering on my end to realize that that was the medicine that I needed! Stillness and routine!
Now that I have those practices to buffer some of the Vata ( movement, running about, over stimulation because lets face it we’re all affected by these things!) I can still enjoy all my different hobbies and arts, and now I have the focus to follow through on all my creative projects. I feel good about myself, and I see the “things”in my life that have manifested as a result of those actions!
Being a balanced multi-dimensional being is possible, and I’m enjoying it! I hope you can too!!
Blessings my dearests!