It is Autumn here in Ojai. As I write, we are expecting our first rain of the season. It has been over 180 Days since any significant precipitation, so that is a lot to be grateful for! But not all. As we enter the time of reflection that this time of year brings, we want you to know how grateful we are for you, too! You are our community. You are space holders and clients and students and friends. Soul Family. And we appreciate that you are part of the bigger vision of what Soul Body Ojai is. We provide a venue and experience of healing, but it is in relationship with you that the realization of a healthier, happier world exists. All of us create this together and we don’t take that for granted.
Gratitude is one of the highest vibrational experiences attainable in the human experience.
When we are thankful, we elevate ourselves and those around us because our energy is more expanded, our magnetic field larger, our mood higher, and perspective more expansive. Gratitude increases the health of the immune system, improves and increases the quality and number of our relationships, helps us sleep better, and live longer.
All of this increases glandular secretions in the body that allow us to experience life from a happier place by balancing the flow of oxytocin, dopamine and serotonin. We become more self-contained and emotionally self-sufficient, and that in turn, creates and energetic dynamic that attracts a similar vibration. Gratitude increases gratitude increases ->>>>infinity. The cool thing about the glandular system being intimately tied to the experience of gratitude is that we can trigger the same benefits by balancing the physical system. So when it is challenging to be thankful, do yoga, breathwork, and meditation. Go for a hike. Reach out to a friend or go to a group yoga class. Get some acupuncture. A massage. Adjust your sleep practices. Eat better. You will find that it will be easier to feel thankful if you do. Start where you can and go from there.
And let us help. We are celebrating you, our community and soul family next week. On Saturday, December 7th, you are cordially invited to our Annual Soul Body Open House and Gratitude Celebration! From 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, come and enjoy yoga, gong yoga nidra, meditation, sound baths, mini-sessions with our practitioners (massage, ear seeds, intuitive consultations), a warm bowl of veggie chili, yogi tea and chocolate EVERYTHING! (Check out the full schedule on our website.)
Everything is on the house. But if you feel like paying it forward into the world, all donations will benefit the Ojai Valley Conservancy. (Because we are grateful for them, too!)
Come celebrate with us.
And, as you consider all that makes your world better and brighter, know that you are on our list.
Tara, Jennifer, Sharmila, Becky, Nikki, Shiva, Angelique, Faith, Ashley, Debbie and Robin