For me, 2015 started off with a bang, as many of you have read about from my previous newsletter and through my instagram posts. One of the biggest lessons for me lately has been all about LETTING GO and letting life flow. Letting go in many different aspects of my life.
First, my new year’s eve bus adventure (that you guys heard all about in my email two weeks ago) had to let go and surrender to embracing the moment exactly where I was. Next, these past weeks I’ve been in Vegas at CES chatting about using wearable technology to SIMPLIFY your life so that you can actually be more present to those around you and the moment in front of you. An exciting topic for me and something you will definitely hear a little more about. However while in the middle of my travels, giving presentations and trying to facilitate the new website relaunch, I lost my voice, started feeling under the weather and hit a brick wall with my website! Technical issues prevented me from using CassandraBodzak.com and also having GoSweetandSkinny.com forward there in the transition. In the middle of all of this, my iPhone just decided to stop working and insurance refused to deliver a new one to my hotel. All first world problems, I know, but still they brought me to my knees and reminded me that all I could do was LET GO.
So that’s exactly what I did. Instead of pushing against the current, I went with the flow and surrendered. I accepted that the website wasn’t going to get done right now, I’d be phone-less for a few days and the most important thing I could do was rest, take care of myself and be exactly where I was. I was still able to see all my clients when I needed to and let all the important people in my life know what was up. I simply CHOSE AGAIN, I chose not to stress, not to push and not to go down into the rabbit hole of fear because “things weren’t going my way”. I upped my meditation practice to thirty minutes each morning and night, journaled and centered back into myself. Got myself into the first yoga class I could in San Fran and kept surrendering and staying present.
A big theme this week with my clients was also CHOOSING AGAIN, which also relates to letting go and allowing life to flow. When we see ourselves in a place of resistance, pushing uphill and heading into the fear zone, we ALWAYS have the power to choose again. Each moment is a beautiful new opportunity to let go, choose again and allow life to flow. So no matter, where you are, what circumstances have your head in a swirl, take a minute, take a deep breath and decide to choose again. Surrender, let go and follow what FEELS good, expansive and flowing. You can’t go wrong. For those of you who want to take your “letting go” to the next level beyond consistent surrendering and following the flow in each moment (which is a BIG part of the work), I also have this guided meditation using the mantra LET – GO to help you surrender deeper on an unconscious level. It’s a great addition to your evening practice and has helped a lot of my clients release anything they may be holding on to or resisting right before they fall asleep. Get it here.