Friday, April 19, 2013
A Wonderful World
I had not attended a yoga class for some time, opting to practice poses at home instead. Finally, this afternoon, I got myself to a Yin class, and I am so glad I did. Another cold and dreary week had taken its toll on me, both physically and emotionally, and I knew that getting out to a studio would help improve my energy level and disposition - it always does. Midway through the class, while lying in a meditative state in the deep hip-opening Swan pose, I began sending pink energy out into the room. Moments later, in my mind's eye, I saw yellow and orange energy waves join in. The three colours formed a mini rainbow, which was pulsating this beautiful loving energy throughout the space. The background music thus far had been made up of the soothing instrumentals and calm melodic chantings typically heard during such classes. Suddenly, while still holding this difficult and uncomfortable pose, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" began playing over the speakers. It took but a second to put two and two together. This song, referencing colours of the rainbow and the beauty in the world, was one of the three that played during Michael's memorial service. Now, love and gratitude washed through me and infused my entire being. I am fairly certain that during the thirty plus years of attending yoga classes in various studios, I have not once heard this song play. When the song ended, the music reverted to instrumentals and chanting, but for the balance of the class, then into the evening, the deep feelings of love and gratitude remained. What a wonderful world.