I have the most amazing job...I am so in love with the gifts I open every time I teach. This past Saturday brought me the most remarkable present to date. I have the honor to teach at the Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa. If you have never been there please gift yourself the experience. For those of you that do know this blessed sanctuary then what I will share is no surprise. Rancho Valencia attracts such beautiful and soulful spirits and I have collided with such wise enlightened people there through my classes. Saturday was like always a glorious day and the studio radiated light and healing energies.
The most beautiful man takes my Yoga Flow and he graced me with his presence yet again on this day. He is a tall, stealth man, and eyes like glass so full of life with depth and unspoken stories...you can't help but feel curious to hear. He is joyful and playful...mindful and gracious. Perhaps 60 plus in age and a heart that runs deep with soul, overflowing with love. Often times he will just hold a pose and listen to class with a smile of a child from ear to ear. Today was no different.
After class he came to me with gratitude and a warm hug. We talked for quite some time...I was so intrigued by his intelligence and simplicity. Wise words spoken from a gentleman with life's experience to back them up. He was a Doctor of Chiropractic and Kinisolgy...and so grateful to have lived such a life practicing what he loved and now...having the opportunity to live in such place where he is able to enjoy the amenities of Rancho Valencia. We talked about our shared love for the spine and the brain...how fascinated we both felt about the miracle of anatomy and the bodies energy...how the brain effects how we function and whatnot. I jokingly asked him a question about the brain and how to get myself to stop thinking about shopping and wanting more workout clothes. He looked at me and said...."What do you do when you are watching TV and want to watch something different?" I responded..."You change the channel" "Yes" he said... "It's that simple...ya change the channel. Its all how you look at things. When you you don't want to see it or think it...ya just CHANGE THE CHANNEL"
He sincerely went on to share with me how he was gifted a diagnosis of Parkinson's years ago...key word he used. "Gifted" as his body continued to twitch and shake his eyes honed into a very grounded place his heart. He spoke with strength and conviction as he shared. "We all have choices. I certainly do...I could take medications and let myself be unhappy. But I changed the channel. I choose to do Yoga and Pilates and Spin class...I'm a vegetarian. I change the channel and choose to be minful and in tune. In that moment he reminded me of how powerful our minds are and how much energy and power we have to change what it is we put our attention on. Each of us has a reason to be one way or the other. As he spoke I could not see the Parkinson's I had CHANGED the channel and could only see this beautiful soul in front of me sending light, inspiration, and love generously.
I will never be the same after this day...I aspire to be so ordained and honorable. The world is a better place because of him...he is a living angel to us all-
So...I ask what channel are you on? Is it time to CHANGE YOUR CHANNEL?