Among the powerful teachings Emma shared during our May 2017 Yoga Intensive – “The Gifts of Resilience” – was a beautiful prayer she composed to connect us with the divine source of our inner resilience. May the words empower you in navigating the often rugged landscapes of life’s experiences from a courageously loving state of Absolute Trust and with greater compassion for the journey of the Soul.
Namaste with love x
“Unlock and reveal to me the secrets and sage memories of my Soul, so that I can draw forth the strength of my true being to withstand the turbulence of the epoch and unsettled times.
Show me how to navigate these human landscapes anchored in courage, strength, Truth, compassion and love.
Reinforce my Faith of your unwavering presence, ever guiding and ever knowing.
Help me keep my heart open when the gifts of challenge are left at my door.
Allow my steadfast inner strength to find me when I need it most – to find me swiftly – and to show me the ways I can help you find me when I am my most lost.
Prompt me to pull my resilience to the surface in those moments of life where I am laid bare, thrashed against the rocks and disorientated by my own confusion.
Teach me not to recoil from the lessons before me, but to rise up and immerse myself in the power of inevitable change and transformation.
Direct me to the journey of my inner listening and to the quiet spaces, where a force greater than my own resides.
I know when I need you most, and I call for you; your powerful whispers of resilience never fail to echo their sweet wisdom to my Soul and I am once again sustained by the presence of your Grace.
I have all I need, nothing is missing, nothing disregarded, nothing pushed away or dismissed.
I know that without you, I am alone in this baron land, but with you I am the land.
Send me forth as the warrior I am, there is nothing I cannot face.
I acknowledge and surrender that in the face of challenges I may bend, but I know I will never break.
I stand before you now, without fear, because your Divine Voice is my compass.
And it is without question that my faith in you, in me, in all of this, bids me to move forwards… unafraid, undaunted and valiant to the wisdom my resilience propounds.
And so it is.”