3GP is one of 25 individuals training to become a Certified Yoga Instructor at State Correctional Institute - Phoenix with us.
We are grateful to have 3GP as a community member of our third 200-hour Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) at a Pennsylvania State Correctional Institute. 3GP wanted to contribute to our effort to connect, in order to build a bridge between those inside and those outside, and took some time to answer questions for us.
Here’s what 3GP had to say:
How has community shown up for you?
Well I can only speak upon this spiritually, where the spiritual world came to me. I’ve come to know and embrace the law of synchronicity. Books on meditation and yoga keep coming to me and being given to me from the most unlikely sources, whom most often stated they’ve never read it but felt it was for me.
How have you shown up for your community?
Unfortunately yet very fortunately I was placed in solitary confinement for a couple years where I truly started this inner journey and transformation. Now I have been given the opportunity to learn the essential skills to train and instruct others! I truly believe that my choosing and progressing upon this path aids the community as a whole on all levels. I feel by harnessing the ability to adequately instruct others I am answering the call to better serve the people that I am blessed to come in contact with.
What inspires you?
I’m inspired by tenacity. By those that challenge and overcome the odds before them to become better beings for themselves as well as for mankind as a whole. I am inspired by the tenaciousness of the yogis and ancients for pushing the illusion of limitations. It is my hope and wish to inspire others to a health conscious way of life, to challenge the boundaries of limitation illusions to love and compassion towards all sentient beings.
To my sisters and brothers of the world, strive for love and compassion. All are redeemable. No matter one’s past failures, shortcomings, or mistakes. One can always rise above them and change their state of being, elevating their consciousness to create beneficial waves in this world that ripples through the universe. One’s errors should not totally dnin them. Ones recognizing their errors or overcoming them, elevating their consciousness and the world around them should. It is our duty to strive to improve daily, to be better today than we was yesterday.
What would you like to share with younger folks?
I would like to share with the young folk that you are never alone. No matter how dark and lonely things may seem to be getting or seem to be. You are not alone. No matter how hard a situation may be you are not alone. Know that all that is set before you, you are able to transcend. There is nothing that you cannot achieve. You are stronger and more powerful than you may realize at this present moment. You are not alone in this for we are there with you always. You are ot the only one for we have walked in these same shoes once upon a time and still do. For we are you. You are not alone.
If you will permit, allow me to share with you something I wrote in one of my personally dark moments, Its called “ancestry”:
What happens to the love of family through any and all situations,afflictions, and adversities…. Eternal comradity, forged within the blood (spirit) of ancestry!?
What is family… that it can’t hear it’s own blood (spirit) screaming out from the darkness of longing and despair… the terror of one’s soul being devoured, filled with sleepless nightmares.
Left in a state of desolation, decaying away the sense of you, you as i … she and he… we as one… family! Never shall i forsake the blood (spirit) of Ancestry.
To all who have read this we are one family, ancestors descended from the Divine MotherFater. We are one though meditation and yogic practices. You will see this, feel this, know this, discovering and realizing a wonder of things. As well as receive the guidance and aid you need and seek to succeed in your life’s journey.
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