Yoga + Self Healing
with Nicole Lynne Hooley
with Nicole Lynne Hooley
Weekly Practice January 17-23: Awakening your Intuitive Power
For a big portion of my life I turned off my third eye (the intuition center). At a point in my life I began to associate intuition with seeing ghosts and telling the future and I was terrified of the concept. Like a little girl hiding from monsters, I totally shut it down. Although I would have moments where my intuition would poke through and save the day, I often associated it with fear or fearful ideas. Over the last years it became clear that I needed to heal my relationship with intuition so that I could better navigate my life. This has created a monumental shift in my life. What I've realized is that intuition is not just the ability to have premonitions and to see past the current moment or physical reality. It is the ability to tap into an inner knowing and guidance system that is available to help you navigate a life that is in alignment with your highest vibration and most authentic expression of life. When we are taped into our personal intuition we are able to cultivate a degree of "common sense" or "street smarts" that allows us to understand the intentions of others, the likely hood of how certain things will work out and what moves and shifts to make on our path and in our practice to best serve our highest good as well as the highest benefit of others.
Your intuition is you taping into your wisest and most authentic self. It is available to you when fear is not present and you are able to connect with the stillness within that always silently assures you "everything is okay". Your intuition is your friend and it is a skill that we have acquired through the ages to help us survived and thrive in this world. So why not acknowledge & awaken it?
Weekly Practice January 3-9: Commitment for a Wavering Mind
Kicking off the New Year many of us have Resolutions. For the most part if we have chosen a New Year's Resolution we have already decided that what was chosen is something necessary in the process of being a more happy and authentic version of yourself. However, we might find ourselves wavering from it faster than we might want to admit. Why is this? For me its a combination of setting myself up for failure by setting goals that are too lofty or extreme to ever live up to, getting discouraged when things don't go exactly as planned and impatience! However, I wonder what would happen this year if I made a goal that was realistic, positive and that I stayed committed to with my whole heart.
Commitment is a funny thing. We can be "committed" to something or someone while still wavering in our mind. However, when this is the case we are unable to truly reap the benefits of commitment. This really applies in all areas of life, such as: our relationships, our creative projects, our career, our health routines and so much more. The example that come to mind a personal one. For me, I am brought to thinking about the years upon years I was in committed, monogamous and completely loyal relationship without trusting and committing completely with my whole heart. Although I knew I wanted to be in the relationship and that I didn't want to waver physically, I had a difficult time following the same protocol in my mind. I would constantly question the relationship, keep a guard up for most of it and find myself thinking about whether or not it was right for me. This would cause me to constantly notice things that weren't going right, behaviors that bothered me and things that upset me. I would end up spending way too much of my time in a fearful state within my mind. "Am I making a mistake?"
Yoga & Reiki Guide
Brooklyn based Yoga & Reiki Teacher, Cole Hooley, specializes in Personal Empowerment & Self Healing inspired Yoga Classes, Workshops, Retreats & Reiki Trainings. Her Reiki & Intuitive Healing sessions have been called "an hour of unconditional love". Nicole has been highlighted by Huffington Post and YogaCityNYC.
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