Yesterday was my mom and dad's 41st wedding anniversary. I honestly didn't have them in mind when I wrote my intenSati series for the month of April but without a doubt COMMITMENT is one of the cornerstones of this series, so I feel inspired and glad it coincides with such a milestone in my family.
Commitments are a choice. Sometimes it's easy to fall into a mode of thinking like "I have to go to work" or "I have to go to that bridal shower", "I have to learn my lines" or "I'm just anxious so my thoughts are all over the place", when the reality is I AM choosing to go to work, choosing to attend someone's shower, choosing to learn my lines and I am choosing to COMMIT to an anxiety self concept. If I want to live a life I love, I need to commit to thoughts, feelings and actions that are inspiring, creating more love inside me and changing conditions in my life for the better!
A few months ago I quit gum. It's nothing short of a miracle that I no longer swish around chewy sorbitol in my mouth by the pack on a daily basis. (I tried quitting diet coke but wasn't ready. There's been progress, though, and I only drink about 1 or 2 cans or glasses at most a week. It used to be daily.) It took a while for a new commitment to become habit and feel normal but it happened and I love the result.
What COMMITMENTS are you CHOOSING this month?
Last month saw a lot of personal growth in the career space. I performed in a 5-day comedy showcase as a lead in a short play and supporting player in a second sketch. Then I went to the South By Southwest music festival to do on camera reporting for BBC America. It was new, it was challenging and it was exhilarating. My acting teacher used to say "The Universe likes speed!" and I have to admit, the feeling of acceleration was amazing. I loved the growth spurts, I loved being in passionate motion, I loved that things felt like they were really moving! So, the first affirmation I wrote for this month's series is "I am accelerating and it is liberating!" which I paired with INTENTION and FREEDOM. I'm not asking for us all to achieve high flying, Ferrari-esque action. Too fast and you'll feel dizzy. I intend a steady stride that gains more and more speed with practice -- I'm talking swift, efficient and powerful YOU.
I have a really strong sense of what makes me happy and it boils down to self care, practicing my passions so that my skills improve, and thinking thoughts which keep me uplifted and feeling the LOVE. Criticism feels like injecting something toxic into my system and I do my best each day to abstain from my own self critical mind and attract compassionate people into my world.
What makes you feel HAPPY, light and bright?
The intenSati book of the month is by Wayne Dyer and it's called WISHES FULFILLED. I've been listening to the audio version for the last few days and it's built around the concept of manifesting what you desire by way of imagining and FEELING you already HAVE what you desire. (Seriously, the man needs to take intenSati. I think he will one day.) Practicing and teaching intenSati is my gateway into feeling and seeing desires in my imagination and owning them even before they appear in reality. We say things like "It is done!" and take leaps of faith in our lives, standing powerfully in the knowing that "What you think about you bring about!"
Affirmations and powerful I AM statements matched with emotion and movement literally change the composition of mind, body and soul. I've seen such amazing changes in my life and my students' lives by doing this work and now it feels like it's all going even deeper.
My commitments this month are varied -- I am teaching more intenSati classes at Equinox and in Central Park (YEAAAH!) and continuing to train my body to be in the best shape of my life. On the acting front, I'm in a short film which shoots end of the month and I am back in classes with Tom Todoroff. Excited! I am bringing some guest posts and interviews to LINDSPIRATION. It is my deepest intention to get my passion work out into the world. I am ready for more people to read my writing and see what I do in front of the camera and on stage! #networking
What do you REALLY WANT?
Doing all this while already inhabiting an inspired inner landscape with feelings of strength, excellence, love, confidence and self respect (all in this month's series) will bring greater results than ever before -- I am sure of that! Imagining the result I desire and acting from that place of ALREADY having the success, the result, the BREAKTHROUGH is sure to bring about some incredible changes and I'm ready to ALLOW whatever the Universe has in store for me.
Are you ready for a BREAKTHROUGH?
So, without further ado, here is my series for the month. I can't wait to see you in action in class because I know practicing it together will bring about some incredible results for us all!
APRIL 2012 intenSati Series
You Are What You Desire
I am accelerating (INTENTION)
and it is liberating (FREE)
I'm feeling lighter (HAPPY)
I'm being brighter (EXCITED)
I choose my commitments (COMMITMENT)
and give them all I've got (PLAY FULL OUT)
I am already enough (CONFIDENCE)
I love myself a lot (SELF RESPECT)
Old habits are gone (NO REGRET)
I'm on fire (FIRED UP)
I am in love (LOVE)
I am what I desire (DESIRE)
Strong, I AM (STRONG)
Excellent, I am (EXCELLENT)
Disciplined, I AM (DISCIPLINED)
Having a breakthrough now (NOW)!!
I surrender (SURRENDER)
release my doubt (LOTUS with balance)
love is everywhere (LOVE)
inside and out (COMPASSION with balance)
Email me at Lindspiration@Gmail.com to let me know about your breakthroughs, challenges, just to say Hi :) or to request a guest pass for any of my classes.
Let's do this!!!