Removal Of All Obstacles


During our stay in the Silent Retreat something happened that I wanted to share. It was Sunday morning and I attended yoga class at 7:00. Our yoga-teacher wanted to dedicate the class to the Hindu God Ganesha, the remover of all obstacles, as it was full moon that night. The moment she shared this, it hit quite deep. Not that I have a numerous amount of obstacles in my life that need removal, but just like any other human being on this earth, I have my insecurities and bottle-necks that I want to conquer. As the yoga class started and continued, this thought repeatedly went through my mind.

That same evening the retreat organized a fire ceremony. This ceremony was beautiful because of its simplicity. Each attendee was asked to write down all the negative thoughts, emotions, experiences, encounters or any other negativity on paper. Simply just all the stuff you want to get rid off. As the fire in the metal pot in the middle of the circle of people was lid and we all started chanting, each person would step up whenever they felt like and throw their paper into the pot. A symbol to remove these negative things out of our lives as the full moon lit strongly above us. Where this experience already made a deep impression on me, it was actually the next morning that struck me most. As I wandered along the paths at 6 am in the morning, I sat down in this wooden hut. I tilted my head and looked into the sky where the sun was just about to rise. For the last 4 days I never saw the sun while it rose due to the clouds, but this day, it broke through the clouds and was beaming right at me. As a sign that my inner thoughts and conversations were heard and that it was ok. At this moment I actually had difficulty not starting to cry, as it was insanely symbolical and beautiful. To make that day complete, as I walked towards the Bale to attend my last yoga practice, I looked to my left and this mesmerizing full rainbow appeared out of nowhere, which felt as a confirmation that I had done what I came for. I was at ease and ready to go home.

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About TALES OF THE WANDERING SOULS

We are not lost, we are just wandering. We love to absorb all that surrounds us, inspire and be inspired by others submerged in adventures and occasional happenings that we love to share with you. Our common denominator is yoga, surf and coconuts. That's our playground and it keeps us grounded. Connected with our true selves, growing and being just the person we love to be. Life is a roller-coaster and the trick is to enjoy every ride. Every bit of negative is a positive too as it brings new experiences and connect us with new people or events. We are learning and having fun. We focus on all the good things we find on our journey and be inspired by inspiration in everything we encounter, these are our Tales of the Wandering Souls. On our blog you will find all the categories that we want to share with you: Saturday Chronicles: A returning post where we will discuss Past, Present and Future with awesome people we meet along our journey. People A deeper and more profound conversation that can be in the form of Q&A or a random dialogue. Just because we are always inspired by people that follow their dreams in life. Be You Displays those things that makes us happy. We love to dress up, enjoy cool clothes that makes us feel awesome within the moment. We are evolving and transforming so just BE YOU today, and enjoy what makes you feel at your best. Inspirational We share all those interesting & worth seeing places we find in our path. Quotes & stories we write, words of others, art, tunes, books and everything that can inspire you. Food Who doesn't want to have a yummy meal? We will share our favourite dishes, our own & others… And of course we will give you the full low-down with an easy DIY. Our Playground From Yoga to Surf and do not forget the Coconuts. We love being active while having fun. From poses we enjoy repeating, to favourite breaks and specific excursuses. Our playground is the place where we connect. Our playground can become yours.

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