I didn’t complete all four of the stained glass classes.
During the first class, I was with a group of ladies more mature in years than me. The teacher asked us to take turns introducing ourselves, and say why we’re here.
Each lady gave a similar answer. Their kids were grown, had left the nest, and they were looking for something to do.
When it was my turn, I said, “I just want to make something pretty!
I felt odd being there, and didn’t feel I was at that stage of life yet. I’m happy I went, and love trying new things.
My friend Paula reminded me of this.
I left the class with what I need to make a piece of stained glass. It’s sitting in a box, on a shelf, waiting for the day that the time is right. We have time, but we spend it wisely.
When I took the Ayurveda class, we learned our Dosha’s.
Again, the teacher was a woman more mature in years than me, as was the majority of class attendants. She is a beautiful soul, and I will go back to attend her Yoga class. While taking the test to see which of the three Dosha’s we were, she said, “Most of you will rate high as Vata, or Kapha, and that is normal for our age.” What is normal for our age?
I guess being over 50, it isn’t normal to rate high as Pitta, but I recall sitting in that class, feeling a fire burning within. Finding my Dosha explains a lot, like why I can’t tolerate spicy food, or stand in the sun for very long. Fire meets fire.
I rated high Pitta, with some Vata, and that is most likely due to my age, but that doesn’t stop me from trying new things. I believe we need to be on a continual journey of learning, otherwise we are stuck with old beliefs.
Marianne Williamson refers to these years as, “Re-greening.”
Sure, we slow our pace, and cannot physically do what we did when we were 20, but I don’t want to be any younger. I don’t know about you, but I finally have time to think!
“Internal work is sometimes done more easily while sitting there thinking than while busily running around. A frantic schedule helps us avoid taking a deeper look at ourselves, but by midlife such avoidance simply does not, and cannot work anymore. Slower lifestyles, candles, and soft music in the house, yoga, meditation, and the like are often signs of an internal re-greening.” (The Age of Miracles, M.W)
Thank you Marianne Williamson, for describing where I am, except the music part. I still listen to it way too loud.
If you would like to find your Dosha, shoot me an email. I will be happy to send you the test. Letitgocoach@gmail.com