This week has been awesome for me. I have really enjoyed setting aside time to sing my mantra on my mala beads, sit in silence with the Goddess, practice yoga, and write in my journal.
To start my devotional practice, I do some yoga. It’s usually about 10-15 minutes of a practice. Then I sit on my meditation set and do my 108 mala mantra ring. Then I sit in silence with the Goddess and allow her to be present with me. At the end, I pull out my journal and write about my day, my thoughts, and my feelings. The practice tends to take me anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour depending on what I end up doing in my yoga practice or my silent time.
I think that I picked a really good time to start this practice. My life has been moving in all sorts of directions I had not anticipated in the last few months. I am on a pause from teaching yoga, I am single again, I just about lost a close friend to depression, and my job is no longer challenging me and I have no growth aspirations within in.
While doing this practice, I realized that it’s time for me to move forward with my life. I decided to start the ball rolling with getting my teaching degree. I had a meeting with an academic adviser and we discussed what I would need to do to apply and what I should do while I am saving up the funds to return to school for upgrading. I have been advised to contact the administration of the local schools to offer up my services as a volunteer in the schools. I didn’t even know that this was something I could do but apparently it’s very common to have prospective students of the teaching program do this.
I also need to add a few missing courses and upgrade my GPA. I will be enrolling in the human kinetics courses and the Okanagan Collage in order to get the 24 credits I need to specialize in teaching physical education along with history. I am really excited about this because it will not only be helpful when looking for teaching jobs but it will also help my yoga teaching by gaining a better understanding of how the body works and memorization of human anatomy.
I expect to enroll at the Okanagan Collage in 2019 to start the upgrading process. It will likely take me about two years to upgrade the 10 classes that I need but hopefully by then, I will know for certain that teaching is what I would like to do. Volunteering in the high schools around town will give me the opportunity to do that. I have been very resistant to returning to school because I do not wish to go back into debt, so this time, I will be paying for all of the courses myself and I am giving myself time to save up to do it.
I am not giving up on being a yoga teacher though. I have been making sure to attend a yoga class once a week for the last few. It’s been good for me to just be in class again. I have missed learning and being in a class setting. I am learning about how the flow of the classes at Tandava work so that when I get the email about upcoming fill ins are posted, I can volunteer to help out.
In conclusion, this week has been very good for moving energy in my life to the places that I need it. I can’t wait to see what shifts in the three weeks left.