i was randomly inspired to start a "30 days of shiva nata" practice. i've done the 30 days of (something) before - not very successfully, i might add - and it seemed like a good time to start again.
as it happens, shiva nata is a good (read, easy) thing to start with because my practice is reasonably consistent. i don't practice every day, but i usually practice 4-5 times a week. the trouble, and the real reason i want to do this, is that i am not very good at setting an intention for practice and i am not very good at journaling after practice. i really want to do both. ever since i got level 4, i have been having crazy big epiphanies all. the. time. (that's a lot of epiphanies. my inner world is constantly in turmoil.) i think the intention setting and journaling would help me process and integrate things better.
so, my intention for the entire month of june is permission. yay!
(my intention for the month was going to be letting go, but then i started thinking about what letting go meant to me. letting go meant things like letting go of extra weight, letting go of worry about atlas, letting go of fears, letting go of old unhealthy beliefs .. sounds like fun, right? because who wouldn't want to work on their hardest patterns all at once. ha. hence the reason my new intention is permission.)
anyway, that's the plan - 30 days of practice, starting june 1.
anyone want to join me? i could use the company. and it could be fun! there are so many ideas: 30 days of shiva nata, 30 days of yoga, 30 days of writing in a journal, 30 days of drinking more water, 30 days of random acts of kindness, 30 days of smiling at a stranger, 30 days of eating dessert, 30 days of telling yourself you love you .. you could even just set an intention for the month and see what happens.
i'll plan to check in on mondays in case you decide to join me and want to share how it's going.
let the month of june begin!
(truth be told, i started earlier this month after my sister left, but my real plan was to practice every day in june so i was just getting a head start.)