Breath is the animating factor that distinguishes a living being from organic matter occupying space. In other words, breath is the marker of life--an inhale declares our arrival into this world and an exhale serves as the signature of our departure.
Those of us who have ever mingled with depression understand that in those moments, when depression has unfurled its cloak of gray onto all aspects of our lives, it can feel like a slow suffocation--a suffocation of who we know ourselves to be. In this way, depression can be exceptionally life-sucking.
Inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert, our "I'm Right Here" Manifestation Tattoo is a reminder that even in our darkest moments, there is a divinity present within all of us that is ready and willing to help when we seek it out. This inner divinity witnesses our lives from a birds eye view and knows the right next step for us to take.
Breath is the thing that will connect us to our inner divinity. Think of it as a 24 hour hotline to all things divine.
As we link up with our breath and in turn, the divine part of ourselves, we may be nudged intuitively. Such nudges can be as subtle as the call to go to a certain store for groceries or to write down the name of a business. Regardless of how subtle, these nudges can deliver substantial changes in our lives.
Maybe a harmonious business partnership is waiting to unfold in the aged cheese section at Whole Foods. There's no other way to know where these instincts are leading us than to follow them as they arise.
There is always hope, even when the bright side isn't readily observable. Breathe in deeply, listen closely and know that the divine is right here to lend a hand if you should ever need it.
Conscious Ink Staffer
Amanda Brown is a wellness blogger and a member of the Conscious Ink Team at our home office in Bend, OR. She is passionate about helping people find peace with where they are at while pursuing their best, most fulfilling lives. For more of her work, you can head over to her blog at www.liminalwellness.com.