The universe whispers us messages and, when we dont listen, they get louder till we do.
googled searched high and low and cannot find who said the quote above.
It isnt original to me (was it OPRAH?!)—but I *am* living it.
Allow me to explain.
The Tornado did not earn her nickname because she was docile & mellow.
In fact, at night when she wouldnt slumber, Id often watch as she’d do pull-ups on the side of her crib.
(which earned her other nicknames like Toddler FreakyStrong & General Mayhem. neither of which flowed well on a blog.)
General Mayhem The Tornado was a horrible sleeper.
She ceased napping at age one.
Her typical routine was to fall immediately asleep from all her activity & wake a bit later for her nightly lung workout:
As a result we weren’t home from Guatemala very long when I decided to take a Radiant Child Yoga course.
Being the overzealous misfit I am, however, I was so excited by the training I created ToGa (toddler yoga) and dragged friends & their tornadoes into the fun.
We did poses & frolicked—but I quickly realized—more than anything—the Tornado needed to learn the art of self-soothing.
For nighttime and beyond.
We both learned a thing or three about that from this guy (pour out some dog food for our fallen homie):
Life grew busy & got in the way—but the universe still whispered.
At our photo-shoot for Austin’s Fittest Mom it was *she* who suggested we do yoga poses:
Still I didnt heed the messaging.
Id head off to yoga solo only to find her like this when I returned:
Other days she’d spontaneously lead me in a practice:
In the stress of the move I turned AWAY from yoga instead of toward.
I knew better, but was too exhausted to add another item to my list—even if
my hips demanded it it was self-care.
She made me a coffee cup emblazoned with the image of us doing yoga.
(the universe was shouting)
I picked her up from school one day & instead of the usual OOH MAMA CAN WE GO TO THE PARK? or IT’S HOT CAN WE GO GET A POPSICLE? she announced:
I wanna go right home and do yoga.
And we did.
We took turns “teaching” and she shared, again, how she wished I’d teach yoga to her friends at school.
And the universe hit me over the head.
And I listened.
To bastardize a quote Ive decided to LEAP and *know* the class will appear.
A class of one. A class of many. I have no clue…yet.
All I know is I’ll have a tiny helper by my side & am excited to let go and watch this all unfold.
- What messages has the universe whispered to you recently? Are you ready to listen?
- Do you ever leap & “know” resources will appear when you need them?