Day 4 of Suva Retreat – Insights

I awoke today, with a feeling of heaviness despite my mind, body and soul having complete rest over the last few days of my Suva retreat. As I woke up this morning, I am discovering new insights:

  1. Music and movement are important for my body to function at ultimate happiness level of body, mind and soul unity/connection. I have been dancing to CMC’s “Gonna make you Sweat” tune for at least one month. Click here to watch and groove (or find your own music favourite) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaTGrV58wec
  2. Listening to funky, spiritual music balances my crazy dance side. Alice Coltrane’s Om Shanti is my favourite groove, listen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yh59k4SnHQ
  3. I am an introvert. What does that mean? Well introverts need peaceful and quiet times on their own to function. However, I realize that I miss my close friends, dance teacher, meditation group and just general interaction with the supermarket check out staff at my local supermarkets. Not that we cannot interact socially but somehow this physical distancing has made me retreat more within to the point that I feel a little withdrawn. To even smile is hard.
  4. I am a Yoga teacher who works from home. My soul is craving a bit of an adventure on the road after this curfew is over. What does the adventure look like? I do not know. What I do know is that adventure = sea change.
  5. My body only needs two meals per day. I am not going out except for my weekly grocery and market runs during the curfew. I am finding I am eating less and have to be conscious of what I put in my mouth (that includes Whittakers dark chocolate and sweet pineapple).
  6. Regular kisses from Venus my cat are necessary for my emotional health. Nothing like a furry friend to give you heartfelt and unconditional love.
  7. Life is not just about paying bills and dying. Life is about much more than this. Life is about service to others, about doing what makes your heart sing.

Spending time indoors is allowing me to deeply ponder all of life’s blessings and challenges in new ways. I am excited for the next 10 days.

Sweet pineapple and Whittaker’s dark chocolate are my comfort food.

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