Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Little captain, really big boat.



Lately I've been having dreams about driving a large vehicle through really tight spaces. One night it was a city bus and I was freaked out because I'd never driven one before, but I sat there on a bench at the bus station with my mom on one side of me and my dad on the other, both reassuring me I'd be able to maneuver the thing through the busy city streets.



Then there was a dream where I was driving a huge RV on a busy highway, with cement barricades to my left and high speed traffic to my right. "Keep it steady, Deb, you're doing it...stay in your lane...you're doing it..." going through my mind as I held on to the steering wheel for dear life!

An interesting concept - me in charge of operating something that big through precarious circumstances - and it got me thinking about the significance.

This past weekend I taught my first yoga class for pay. Like, I am an official yoga teacher for hire, my friends!

The honor and the level of responsibility of leading a yoga practice for other people is not lost on me. I love yoga so much, and I knew that I had 75 minutes to make an impression for my students so that they might come to love it too.

My dreams leading up to that day felt significant as I stepped on my mat in front of my students. "Here I go again - a little captain in charge of a really big boat," I thought - but I knew I could do it.

And I did.

Those barricades I'd constructed in my mind, that high speed traffic to one side, the oversized emotional vehicle I chose to maneuver, it all worked out just fine.

Totally.

10 comments:

Karen said...

That's a new phrase to me, but I just love it. And I knew for certain that you would be a marvelous captain! (I think that might be my favorite mandala yet!)

Becky said...

Congratulations on your first paid class! I just wish I lived close enough to come along!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Congrats! I love the pen work on this mandala.
Check out my blog tomorrow for my take on affirmations.
Go you!

scrappyjacky said...

Congrats,Deb....I'm sure you've started them all on their journey.

debs14 said...

That's a fab mandala Deb!
I'm sure those dreams all mean something and the good thing is that none of them ended up with you crashing! And it shows that your mum is still with you, guiding and encouraging you in times of stress.
Pleased your lesson went well!

alexa said...

I like your dream interpretation :), and that's a very pretty mandala. I imagine they are very soothing to do?

Audrey said...

Man, you nailed this post! Love the dreams ~ love the interpretation ~ love that you completed your first official paid class. Toot toot!!! :-)

Sian said...

You can do it! You can really do it!

Ruth said...

Can you hear that? That's me doing an imitation of a train whistle! You are, and will continue to be, a fabulous teacher.

Gail said...

Congrats on getting through it. Interesting take on your dreams.

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