During meditation this morning I asked Guidance what message it had for me. I received one word . . Stillness. I asked how was I supposed to attain stillness with so many tasks ahead of me for the day. Guidance said that stillness is an internal experience regardless of what is going on in the external world.
During my Intuitive Yoga class this morning we had an unexpected guest. One of my students brought her 2-year-old boy as this was the last class she was able to attend before she was leaving the country. This child did not want to come into the class room and resisted his mother as only 2 year old’s can. As she was setting themselves up for class I moved on to my normal routine of asking each student what they wanted to focus their practice on today.
By the time we began our practice the boy was still a bit agitated about being in the class. I remembered my Guidance of the morning and invited each student to find their own stillness within themselves. I reminded them that we are constantly being bombarded with noise, technology and busyness and that Stillness comes from that place only we can reach inside. As we went deeper and deeper into our practice the more quiet and peaceful the room became.
It was the most amazing experiences I have ever witnessed. This child was quiet for the entire hour-long class. One student even remarked that they had forgotten that the boy was there. The child was quiet because mom had found her stillness. The whole class contributed to the peace and quiet of that child because they too found their stillness.
I remember when I was a young mother attempting to practice yoga with my 2-year-old in the room. He would immediately crawl over and under me as I began my practice. I would ultimately get frustrated and give up thinking that it was impossible to practice with my son in the same room with me. If I only knew then what I was witness to today. That our children take their cues from us. When we can find the stillness within our self they too can find their own stillness.
I love how Guidance gave me the word Stillness and then brought me the experience as well. We are always given exactly what we need when we need it.