My name is Nayara. I am 30 years old, I am a vegetarian… I would like to say I feel Brazilian, because that’s where I was born and lived until the age of 14 when I started traveling around the world. But that wouldn’t be true. What I do think I am is a citizen of the planet Earth seeking to become a citizen of the universe.
When I was about 24 years old, I started feeling a lot of pain in my heart and finding it hard to breathe. Something was clearly wrong. But back then, I didn’t have a clue about what could possibly be the problem.
I was living in Paris and went to see many doctors who told me that pain was not physical. After what they said, it was rather related to something in my head and I should probably follow psychological treatment, which I did and which was not effective.
I won’t say those people were wrong. I had a clue of what could be wrong and it definitely had another cause than just physical stuff. In fact, was it my body trying to communicate something much deeper, it was seeking to emerge to the surface.
Back then, I only had a small hint of what my body wanted to tell me. I thought it was something easily corrected. How naive I was… Only when my arm and hands protested and I found myself unable to write and to do things I love because the pain was keeping me from it… Only then could I realize how deep subtle life is.
I didn’t know what had to change. I had a hint, but my body urged me to practice yoga and not any kind of yoga. My body was clear, my intuition kept telling me: Kundalini yoga.
So I did it and it felt like coming back home. During my first Sadhana energy was there, healing my arm, healing my wrist and my fingers, so weakened from the pain. All my life, I’ve been actively practicing meditation without ever knowing how subtle it was and how precise. Everything I’ve been taught since a kid, all those experiences I had, dreams I made, encountering with beings I knew were good but different, the way I felt about not eating meat… it finally made sense to me.
I guess what I am trying to tell you all is: Whatever is going on in your life, know that it’s a valuable lesson to you. For me, it was my body telling me I should turn my attention to something else, that I should act in another way in this world. Indeed, I found yoga, I found a way of existing and giving something to others, from a smile to something much more powerful,
which is this treasure inside everyone called the spiritual sparkle. Now it is my turn to give it to you. 😉