Sep 232018
 

Lean In:

I’ve been hearing this term ‘Lean In’ a lot recently. I’ve heard it used in a religious context ‘Lean in to God’, and also in our business training, ‘Lean in to Fear’.

So I looked it up, and found the current meaning as used by Sheryl Sandberg in her book ‘Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead’, to “lean in” means to be assertive, to move toward a leading, rather than a following, role.

I know what it means to me, it feels so full, so embracing, so surrendered, somehow it has my heart and my body soften like being bathed in nectar or honey.

These two meanings are not opposed, they have a meeting point for me, rather than just leading or following, to ‘Lean In’ is to soften, to surrender, to God, to Grace, to lead from love, from life, to be led by the absolute, not one above the other.

As I stop, I feel into these words even more, listen to them with my heart, I am so moved, touched deeply by these two simple words ‘Lean In’ …… and then these words flowed forth …..

Lean In
Lean in to me,
Yes, to God, to grace,
soften your breath, your body,
lean in more,
listen to the whispers of your heart,
your soul, your deepest self,
lean in and feel the breath of me
I am breathing you,
breathing this life.

Lean In
Lean in to me,
Yes, to god, to grace,
Lean in to your fears,
Your tremblings, your uncertainty
Soften your guard
allow the opening of your heart,
your soul, your deepest self,
lean in and trust the strength of me
I am guiding you,
guiding this life.

Lean In
Lean in to me,
Yes, to god, to grace,
Lean in to your desires,
your imaginings
your longings
feel the desire of your heart,
your soul, your deepest self,
lean in and feel the warmth of me
I am living you,
Living this life.

Lean In
Lean in to me,
Yes, to god, to grace,
Lean in to the unknown
The mystery,
rest in the Silence of your heart,
your soul, your deepest self,
Surrender everything
Lean all the way in,
and discover
you and I are one.

I’d love you to take a moment, to really experience what this term ‘Lean In’ means to you? and to hear how these words that flowed forth may have touched you ?

Blessings and Love ~ Yantra-ji

Mark Nepo Quote: “To listen is to lean in, softly, with a willingness to be changed by what we hear.”

Sep 232018
 

Self care on Saturday !!!

Today is the first day of spring, with this comes a newness, and a freshness, so I’ve taken up a 90day challenge.

I will share about my focus and what I’m up for in this 90 days in more detail later, as I’d love you to join me.

Today the question is ‘what is your priority ?’

Are you making ‘YOU’ a priority?

And ‘what does that mean for you ?’

For me the focus today is ‘self care’ – what about you ?

Namaste – Yantra-ji

Sep 232018
 

The transformative power of 90 days

Most of today I’ve needed to be quiet and reflective, to honour what has arisen here – and – I’m also aware that I said I’d share with you some of the amazing content and questions, from a call I listened in to last night. There was such value, simplicity and clarity, with zero hype, which is definitely in alignment with me. I’m grateful that I had already jotted down some notes to be able to share this with you today.

Whether you are wanting changes in your personal life, in your own business, in your finances, with your clients or wanting something totally new – there was so much value in the questions asked, the content, and the personal inquiry offered on the call about what is important to you.

So, What is your intention for the next 90 days?

Whether it is a project, relationships, your health, writing a book, your own work, or a new business offer, have you given any thought, clarity or purpose to what you will create, or how your life will look, feel, or be, in the next 90 days?

Here is some insight into what was being asked and shared, and I will have a replay to share with you, if you want to listen in just leave a comment below

Clarity and vision:
Q: What do you really want to create?
Q: What is the vision you have for your health, wealth, money, happiness, relationships etc?

Being in alignment:
Q: Are you in alignment with your intention or vision
Q: Who do you need to be or become, in order to be in alignment with your vision?
Q: How would you be showing up?
Q: What beliefs would you have?
Q: What actions would you be taking?
Q: What actions, behavious or mindset would you be adopting?

Story:
Q: What is the story you are telling yourself?

Instead of stating ‘When I have …… then I will …….!
You may want to consider re-framing it to – choosing to be healthy, choosing to be happy, choosing to be abundant, choosing to be empowered, creative etc

Q: What is the current, health, wealth, money, happiness, relationship ….. STORY that you are telling yourself?

Beliefs:
Q: What are the beliefs and relationship that you have to health, wealth, money, happiness, relationship etc?
Q: Are you willing to do what it takes to change your beliefs, your story, your mindset?

Gratitude:
Q: Are you grateful for what you already have, in all areas of your life, health, wealth, money, happiness, relationship etc?

Energy / Vibration:
Q: How are you showing up?
Q: What is your energy or vibration attracting in your life?

Strategy:
Q: What do you currently have in place and will that propel you towards your goals or vision?
Q: Is what you are currently doing a real fit for you, or Do you need something else that will actually have you manifest, create or actualise your intention and vision?

These are just a few of the questions we can ask our selves.

I hope it has been of use and if you are interested in hearing this call and moving forward, just drop me a comment below, or send me a private message and I will send you a link to the replay.

~ so much love beloveds ~ Yantra-ji

Sep 232018
 

Living an Authentic Life – rawness, vulnerability, authenticity – what is possible when we are really willing and open to investigation – Self Inquiry?

While sitting quietly in the sun today, something came into my awareness to investigate.

I want to share what I discovered with you.

As many of you know I have shared that each year since my sons passing I would take the 10 days from his death to his funeral 21-31st Aug to be in retreat in some way, to honour whatever presented through this time. This year has been slightly different with the needs of the moment directing that life continue as it is, as it does, that I continue to be in the world and the willingness to stay raw, open, exposed and tender through it all. You may have read a recent post where I shared about the tenderness that has been here.

Over the last few days I have been called to be more inward, to be more quiet, to rest the body and to pull back from worldly activities, a time of healing, introspection and reflection.

While sitting quietly in the sun today, something came into my awareness to investigate.

Recently I was asked to take part in an exercise designed to clear out any negatives, fears or doubts about why we may not succeed in business and to list at least 10 reasons. The purpose was to just offload it, to write it down, and get it out. At first there was nothing I was aware of, no doubts, no fears, nothing arose, so I was willing to check deeper, and while I was able to list 6 or 7 things, I was also aware that on a conscious level I didn’t actually believe any of them.

Yet the fact that they had surfaced led me to inquire deeper.

So today, while sitting quietly in the sun, this came into my awareness to investigate and reflect on what had arisen.

It was very revealing and may be of use for you personally, in your own work, with your clients, in your own businesses, and in your own lives.

As I looked at each of the 7 things that arose, I asked as series of spontaneous questions: what is this really pointing to? what else? what is deeper? how does that feel? what is needed? what is here?

I will share with you, both the initial 7 things that arose around what may stop me from succeeding in business, and my discoveries as I opened, explored, asked questions and investigated with each of them:

1. Business is not something I usually share about.
Q’s: what is this really pointing to? what else? what is deeper? how does that feel? what is needed? what is here?
‘Business’ is not spiritual, being seen as something or someone that I’m not.
feelings of fear and sadness, a sense of not being able to control the outcome – and a deeper sadness that I was not able to control the outcome with my son dying – feelings arose of grief, loss, despair, pain, heartbreak, powerlessness – as I opened into and allowed all of this – I dropped into this profound Grace, this that I am, that my son is.

2. People will think it’s ‘weird’ that I’m sharing anything about business as that’s not what I usually share with my work.
Q’s: what is this really pointing to? what else? what is deeper? how does that feel? what is needed? what is here?
The word ‘Weird’ was what was standing out, that I will alienate people from me.
My dad feared being seen as ‘weird’ by doing what he loved most ‘art and being an artist’ so avoided that and focused on business – ahhh – I’ve done the opposite – on the level of ‘thought’ it’s all perception – and when I asked what is deeper – nothing – so much giggling arose.

3. Someone said to me recently they ‘feel sorry for me, having to, or needing to, do this for work, for business, for income.’
Q’s: what is this really pointing to? what else? what is deeper? how does that feel? what is needed? what is here?
We can justify that we all need to work – but if I ask what’s deeper than that?
People project an idea of ‘Who I am’ onto me.
None of it means anything, any work is ok, how could it not be!
So, I asked the question, Well, who am I? Who am I? Who am I really?
Which led me to dropping deeper and deeper into silence, deeper and deeper into stillness.

4. I don’t want to come across or be seen as being inauthentic.
Q’s: what is this really pointing to? what else? what is deeper? how does that feel? what is needed? what is here?
Fear – opening with the feeling and asking ‘Who is it that cares?
The world will think and project and see as the world does – none of it touches this that I am – such peace and stillness

5. A fear of being judged by those that don’t understand what it is that I’m doing
Q’s: what is this really pointing to? what else? what is deeper? how does that feel? what is needed? what is here?
Judged by those who don’t understand.
It all just drops away as I rest in the awareness that is here already – The world will think and project and see as the world does – none of it touches this that I am –again such peace and stillness

6. Ok, deeper than that, a fear of being misjudged, misrepresented, people spreading rumours or lies, things being said that are not true ( revealing a pattern from my previous marriage )
Q’s: what is this really pointing to? what else? what is deeper? how does that feel? what is needed? what is here?
Allowing the feelings of being misjudged, misrepresented, lied about – allowing the pain in my heart that on the surface this is where the world meets – let’s meet ‘here’ where all of that is superfluous
Rumi’s words arose: beyond any ideas of wrong doing and right doing there is a field, let us meet here ….!!! Such endless peace

7. Pressure to perform or act out of alignment with what is truthfully here
Q’s: what is this really pointing to? what else? what is deeper? how does that feel? what is needed? what is here?
Only I can choose
My stake in the ground is ‘here’, here is what ‘I am’, here as ‘this’ – Unmovable Grace
Such Peace, Stillness, Freedom

This ‘mind’ could never have conceived of, or imagined, what would be uncovered, if this was left un-investigated.

Are you willing to scratch the surface of your fears, doubts and negatives?
How are you living or not living an authentic life?
Are you willing to be real, raw, vulnerable, authentic?
What is possible when you are really willing and open to investigation, to Self-Inquiry?

I’d love to hear from you if this has been useful for you, and what you discover – please leave me a comment, or if it feels too private you can send me a private message – also if it triggers something for you where you feel you need support, just let me know.

So much love to you all on this journey of freedom – Namaste Yantra-ji

( The statue in the photo is ‘Ganesha’ – known as ‘The Remover of Obstacles’ )

Sep 232018
 

The All-Encompassing Hand

I thought you may like the words that I shared yesterday in the fb live, from the beautiful Rumi oracle reading,

The All-Encompassing Hand:

“You are the essence of my existence;
Who am I? A mirror in your hand!
Whatever you do, I will do.
I am your irresistible reflection.

With every breath, I feel
my heart is beating with yours.
In your joy, I am exuberant!
In your sadness, I am in sorrow.
If you are bitter, I become bitter.
If you are grace, I become grace.
My joy is when I am bewildered in your beauty
and taste the sweetness of love on your lips.

If I pick a rose without you,
it becomes a thorn in my hand.
If I am the thorn,
I become the rose in your hand.

~ RUMI

“this … is the …hand of the Divine. It is the all-encompassing hand, the hand that has no limitation upon the blessings it can bestow, upon the troubles it can lift from you, upon the tenderness it can communicate to you through sacred touch. Allow that divine hand to reach for you, beloved. Do not turn it away. Do not let old shame, guilt or mistaken notions of false independence keep you from accepting this heavenly hand! This hand reaches to gently wipe away tears of the past. It will deftly unravel the ties that have bound your own hands, preventing you from fully giving and receiving according to your worth which is incontestable and without limit.”

“This divine hand will reach for you in your meditations, your sleep and your prayers. It will reach for you through life circumstances, through the smile or hug you receive from another, or the touch of another human being. It will reach you through the song of a bird, the falling of leaves, the soft fur of a beloved pet, through song lyrics that seem to speak what you are feeling deep inside, or the colourful dress of the stranger across the street who catches your eye and makes you smile. This divine hand is reaching for you now”

“…Behind your head, so gently, lies my all-encompassing hand. Know the peace of my love; so deeply can it register with you now, that you shall never again forget it.”

Such an incredible blessed and sacred journey in the world of business, marketing and branding to start with this – if you want to know more, you may like to listen to yesterdays fb live, leave me a comment or send me a private message

– so much love Yantra-ji

Sep 232018
 

Mondays: Manifesting, Mindfulness, Mindset, Miracles, Meditation and …. “Marketing” – why would I speak about marketing?

As practitioners, ‘Business, Branding and Marketing’ may seem somehow opposed to, or in-congruent with an offering of service from the heart.

Do you feel a contraction or is it in alignment with you?

Take a listen to what I share and I’d love you to leave me a comment or a private message – so much love beloveds – Yantra-ji

Connecting with you via fb live:

Connecting with you via fb liveMondays: Manifesting, Mindfulness, Mindset, Miracles, Meditation and …. "Marketing" – why would I speak about marketing? As practitioners, 'Business, Branding and Marketing' may seem somehow opposed to, or in-congruent with an offering of service from the heart.Do you feel a contraction or is it in alignment with you?Take a listen to what I share and I'd love you to leave me a comment or a private message – so much love beloveds – Yantra-ji <3

Posted by Yantra Lindon on Sunday, August 26, 2018

Sep 232018
 

So many people say they want Freedom…

So many people say they want Freedom – if this is also you – do you really?

A very simple and powerful question you can ask your self is:
“What do I really want, deeper than anything else what do I really want?

When we ask and answer this question truthfully we see what may be driving our behaviours, our desires, and our initial longing on the surface.

If you would like to receive a short list of questions from me to support you in this inquiry, I will share them below this video  – so much love beloveds ~ Yantra-ji

So many people say they want Freedom – if this is also you – do you really? A very simple and powerful question you can ask your self is:"What do I really want, deeper than anything else what do I really want? When we ask and answer this question truthfully we see what may be driving our behaviours, our desires, and our initial longing on the surface.If you would like to receive a short list of questions from me to support you in this inquiry, just comment below or send me a private message and I'll forward that on to you – so much love beloveds ~ Yantra-ji <3

Posted by Yantra Lindon on Saturday, August 25, 2018

You say you want Freedom – do you really !!

What do you really want?

Let us first ask ourself – what does Freedom mean to me?

Is it ‘Freedom From’ something – from past, from pain, from relationship, from suffering, from circumstance, from scarcity?

Freedom from in the areas of our health, wealth, relationships, spirituality.

Or is it ‘Freedom to’ – free to give, to love, to be, to choose, to have, to create, to lead? Freedom to have the life of our dreams, our desires, our longings fulfilled.

If I were to have either freedom from or freedom to – what would this really give me?
A sense of what?
A feeling of what?
A position of what?

If I didn’t have that, what would I have to face or feel?

And

If I did have that, what might it be designed to cover or give me?

Is what I say I want designed to get or give me something else or is it designed to avoid something?

So once again asking if I had that – then what – what do I really want?

This is a useful to ask as the starting point of inquiry, regarding anything that we say we want, when we scratch the surface, when we investigate deeper, we discover what may be driving our behaviours, our strategies, our desires, our needs and our values.

It calls us to be ruthlessly honest with ourselves, so there is clarity and alignment in our lives.

What do you discover – I’d really love to hear and whether this inquiry is useful to you ?

~ with love Yantra-ji 🙏

Sep 232018
 

What is your stake in the ground?

I have a stake in the ground for Truth, for Freedom …. for Living Alignment

What is your stake in the ground?

What are you being true to?

Are you true to whatever this is in your whole life ?

Or are you only true to this in one area of your life?

Where do you sell out?

Where do you hold back?

Where do you use whatever is going on as an excuse?

I’d really love to hear about this from you and what you discover when you ask yourself these questions – you can leave me a comment or send a private message

– So much love beloveds – Namaste Yantra-ji

Connecting through fb live :

Connecting through fb live :I have a stake in the ground for Truth, for Freedom …. for Living AlignmentWhat is your stake in the ground? What are you being true to? Are you true to whatever this is in your whole life ? Or are you only true to this in one area of your life? Where do you sell out? Where do you hold back? Where do you use whatever is going on as an excuse?I'd really love to hear about this from you and what you discover when you ask yourself these questions – you can leave me a comment or send a private message – So much love beloveds – Namaste Yantra-ji <3

Posted by Yantra Lindon on Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Sep 232018
 

Tenderness is here

There is so much tenderness here – life goes on – and I can’t or wont generate anything on top – I stop just here, I allow and meet all that is here…

Tenderness is here – this morning I read a heart felt share from my dear friend who has only one of her twin girls earthside and how she feels only having one of her girls starting school today – I allow my heart to open to meet what she shares, the love, the rawness – We allow the tenderness – life goes on – and we can’t or won’t generate anything on top – we stop just here, we allow and meet all that is here…

Tenderness is here – one of the comments on her post was about how difficult it is when someone asks the Q “How many children do you have?” – yes I get this, I have 4, not 3 – yes I have 3 beautiful girls, and yes I still have my son even though he is not earthside – life goes on – I allow the tenderness – and I can’t or won’t generate anything on top – I stop just here, I allow and meet all that is here…

Tenderness is here – as memories rise and fall of my beautiful boy, of his life and his death, sadness and joy, it will be the anniversary of his death, 6 years tomorrow that he has not been earthside – life goes on – I allow the tenderness – and I can’t or won’t generate anything on top – I stop just here, I allow and meet all that is here…

Tenderness is here – a group of us are at school today in our parent room, working, sewing, sharing, the sharing amongst the women is deep and tender, we all have a story, of loss and love, of tenderness – death, passing, suicide, cancer, it is all shared and met with such love and tenderness – We allow the tenderness – life goes on – and we can’t or won’t generate anything on top – we stop just here, we allow and meet all that is here…

Tenderness is here – it is the anniversary today of a beautiful Journey beloved, such a beautiful tender hearted man – there are many who are sharing and missing him, loving and tender – I allow the tenderness – life goes on – and I can’t or won’t generate anything on top – I stop just here, I allow and meet all that is here…

Tenderness is here – I connect with a dear friend in our business today, we have a shared vision and so we share together about truth and authenticity, being real, we share about life and death, and about our beloved friend who has just passed – her funeral will be on Wednesday – We both allow the tenderness – life goes on – and we can’t or won’t generate anything on top – she and I stop just here, we allow and meet all that is here…

Tenderness is here – as I pick up my littlest girl, we speak of tomorrow, she shares ‘If I go to school I want to take a photo’ we both know the photo she means, that one of herself and her brother, such tender memories for her too – I allow her tenderness and my own – life goes on – and I can’t or won’t generate anything on top – I stop just here, I allow and meet all that is here…

Tenderness is here – I call my beloved, and say, there is tenderness here, I am just calling to connect, we meet here and share , the tenderness is allowed, nothing needs to be done or added or fixed, just being together – he and I both allow the tenderness – life goes on – and I share I can’t or won’t generate anything on top – I stop just here, I allow and meet all that is here…

Tenderness is here – as I think about tonight, it is business, sharing, an opportunity, mentors who I admire and respect – the desire to share with you to allow you this same opportunity, the webinar tonight at 7:30, short notice I know, you can comment or pm and ask for the link, and of course I’ll respond, or the replay, so I know you won’t miss out as you can ask me for that – but for me right now there is such tenderness here – I will allow the tenderness – life goes on – and I can’t or won’t generate anything on top – I stop just here, I allow and meet all that is here….

So much love in this tenderness that is here <3

Namaste Yantra-ji

Sep 232018
 

Fb lives – a beautiful and simple way for us to deeply connect:

Saturday – Simply Sharing

What is the real opportunity of our sharing, our vulnerability, our realness, our exposure – both through social media and in our lives ?

I’d really love to hear from you – you may like to leave me a comment or a pm

~ so much love beloveds

~ namaste Yantra-ji

Fb lives – a beautiful and simple way for us to deeply connect:Saturday – Simply Sharing What is the real opportunity of our sharing, our vulnerability, our realness, our exposure – both through social media and in our lives ?I'd really love to hear from you – you may like to leave me a comment or a pm ~ so much love beloveds ~ namaste Yantra-ji <3

Posted by Yantra Lindon on Friday, August 17, 2018