“When Michelangelo was asked how he created a piece of sculpture, he answered that the statue already existed within the marble. God Himself had created the Pieta, David, Moses. Michelangelo’s job, as he saw it, was to get rid of the excess marble that surrounded God’s creation.
So it is with you. The perfect you isn’t something you need to create, because God already created it. The perfect you is the love within you. Your job is to allow the Holy Spirit to remove the fearful thinking that surrounds your perfect self, just as excess marble surrounded Michelangelo’s perfect statue.”
As you observe this definition, what does it mean to you? I find myself pondering the idea of how much “marble” is surrounding me. Keeping me from acting or speaking or thinking without hinderance or restraint. And, if this is the case, how free am I?
I have found that my lack of freedom isn’t something that is externally brought on, but instead, something I am internally struggling with. My lack of freedom is coming from my own fears about myself. About who I am. My lack of freedom shows up in my unconscious actions. In my unconscious words. And in my unconscious thinking. This unconsciousness is taking away my freedom and keeping me stuck. In the same place. In the same breath. In the same movement.
My desire in life is to remove the fearful thinking that surrounds my perfect self and to find the perfect love within me. To me, this feels freeing. To me, this feels like truth. To me, this brings peace.
Here are some of the things I practice on a daily basis to help me find my freedom:
- Breathe.Your breath is an anchor. It is always there, in this moment. It is freeing and liberating as it is truth. Breathe. Feel the air flood in. Watch the air pour out.
- Move. Our bodies are free to move. To express. To dance. Any chance you get, observe the movement you are experiencing. Whether it is stillness, or fluidity. Notice the marble encasement that may be hindering your freedom.
- Meditate. The mind needs freedom, just as the body, just as the breath. Take time to be the observer of your thoughts. Of your breath. Of your movement. Give your mind the opportunity to free itself of constricting patterns.
Freedom can be scary. Sometimes we aren’t sure how to step in to new things. Sometimes we find a deep resistance to the unknown. Sometimes we choose to stay stuck in our constricting patterns of our marble encasement.
And if we aren’t sure how to step in to new things. And if we aren’t sure what to do with the deep resistance to the unknown. And if we aren’t sure how to get out of our marble encasing and find the perfect love that is already there. There is always help.
Yoga for Emotional Healing. I have created these online classes with the idea to help you get rid of the excess marble and help you find the perfect love that is already within you. Which is, by the way, who you are.
Free yourself. Breathe. Move. Find clarity.