Spread Your Wings

“Barcelona Sky”

Spread Your Wings

Written By Hoda Samiee Flores


hanam esam klesavad uktam (yoga sutra IV.28)

“The greatest obstacle to the practice is one’s own prejudices based on one’s own preferences.” (Source: Jivamukti Yoga Chant Book)

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself

just as I am, than I can change.”

-American Psychologists Carl Rogers


Close your eyes

and be still,

pausing for just this moment in time.


Embody the spirit of a bird

A set of wings on your back

Trust these wings

Believe in their strength

Their power

Their wisdom


These wings are not separate from you

These wings are you

Now spread your wings

The wing on your left

is the wing of clear seeing

Seeing clearly all that is around you

All that is you

Not just outside of you, but what’s inside of you

If there is fear, be with it

If there is pain, be with it

If there is anxiety, be with it


The wing on your right

is the wing of compassion.

Feel tenderness towards the fear, pain, anxiety

Feel it in all its entirety

In the body and the breath


With compassion

honour this experience

Allow it to lift you up

High up in the blue sky

Where the past and future does not exist

But only this moment


Spread your wings

Open your heart

Open your mind

To this space

Where only love exists.

Find your balance and clarity

To guide you

and together we will fly.

Sources of Inspiration for Guided Reflection/Meditation

Jivamukti Yoga Focus of the Month: Matsyendranath, The Fish, written by Sharon Gannon

My teacher and mentor Olga Oskorbina, founder and owner of Jivamukti Yoga Barcelona

My husband and beloved source of light and love, Herbert Roldán Flores

Radical Acceptance written by Tara Brach, American psychologist and proponent of Buddhist meditation


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