Gut Feeling

It’s been almost a month since my last post. How did that happen? Summer’s rolling along. I’m doing a lot of reading. (I added a couple new books to my “Yoga Bookshelf”—look to the bottom right corner of this page.) I’ve joined Summer Read S.F. to get one of those geeky-cool public library tote bags from my local branch, after I do 40 hours of reading! Hey, anyone want to do NaNoWriMo with me this year? My kind of marathon….

I’m continuing to Quit It—ah, so many opportunities to practice!—witnessing the tenacity of habits of thought. I’ll just leave it at that for now. Here’s a lovely chunk of wisdom about embodied decision-making, from Wild Feminine (Tami Lynn Kent). I’ve read these words to myself about ten times in the past couple days. Just to say—I used to think that a “gut feeling” meant sort of a churning, magnetic nausea. When I read this description of the bubbling up of centered belly energy from a deeper current… Yes! That’s it.

Before accessing your creative energy in any endeavor, sense how your really feel about the project or request. If you feel pressured, ask yourself why. If you feel bad about saying no, again ask yourself why. The only reason to say yes is when you feel a rising tide of energy in your center. In this way, your body is connecting you to a deeper current that will feed you even as you give of yourself….

When have you felt this “rising tide of energy” in your own life?
How do you cultivate the precious resource of your creative energy?

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