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A Letter to Ourselves

In Magical Journey, Katrina Kenison describes her month at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Can you just imagine what a luxury experiencing Kripalu for that length of time would be!

At Kripalu, she was asked to write a letter to herself, from herself whom she found and befriended while there over that 30 days. They would mail her letter to her sometime in the remind her of her insights gained while there. Her letter is the last page of her book.

It took my breath away; it made me cry; I felt it was speaking directly to me…and I want to re-read it often. I share it with you and encourage you to visit Katrina’s website or read any of her books.

“What I want to say to you, my dear, is this: Just for today, live the passionate truth of who you are. Stop looking at what is undone, what you haven’t achieved, where you’ve fallen short. Look, instead, into your own full heart. If your journey brings you to a choice between

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love and fear, choose love. Vulnerability is its own grace and its own gift. Offer it. Be brave enough to be vulnerable. Allow yourself to be seen – dancing, and falling and failing, and trying again. You are loved, and all that you have to offer is deeply needed. Your own presence is a force for healing. Be present. There is more going on than you know, more guidance and support surrounding you than you can even begin to imagine. Trust it. Your own strong roots are in place – in your own body, in the earth, in the ongoing story of your life, just as it is. Put your faith in these roots, and allow yourself to go with the flow. Let go and breathe into the goodness that you already are. Move with the current, not against it. Resist nothing. Let life carry you. You have work to do. Begin it.”

Excerpt taken from: Kenison, Katrina. Magical Journey.

New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2013.

Lead Photo: Christine Richards' beautifully artistic book

and her kind correspondence to me after our interview

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