When I decided to open the door to that crazy idea of actually becoming a business owner everything started to flow effortlessly into my life. The universe is infinite and he´s always willing to help but I was keeping that help out by telling myself I wasn't ready to become a business owner. I had honestly never contemplated the idea as a possibility.
So that day I spend countless hours in between my emotions and blocks. Thinking about how I was too young, too unexperienced. Beating myself up about what other yoga teacher would think of me, specially those who were more experienced. Telling myself what if it fails... Wondering where on earth could I find the money to pursue this. It was a day filled with doubt but something in me was telling me we were on to something. Something big.
I allowed the universe to come into the situation and I surrendered. I said in prayer, show me the path and I will walk it gladly. In a matter of 3 days, the money had manifested itself through the MOST UNEXPECTED source ever. I was
supposed to meet with my cousin who's older than me and my plan was to tell her I was dropping out of college. Not because of the studio idea, it just happened to be something I wanted to express to her at that time. I was ready for an awkward conversation, maybe a bit of yelling and an overall lame breakfast. I told her about yoga, about the studio and before I knew it I had a $5,000 check in my hands. Yup. Crazy. It was a loan which she would give me at the best possible rates and circumstances.
As I walked into my house after that breakfast I had the most stupid look on my face, excitement and nervousness. I went in to find the same expression on my moms face. I asked her what was going on and apparently she had found the perfect space for the studio. She's a realtor, she's used to seeing a lot of properties before clients pick the one which is right for them. She happened to run into that particular space and showed it to me the next day, it was done. That was it. All we needed to do was show up and sign. It was the perfect price, the perfect space, perfect location. Just. Perfect.
I couldn't sleep that night in awe of how the universe was so apparently excited about this idea. A few months back one of my best friends happened to share with me her username and password from an online business course she took which was a amazing to running your first business. She said that day that she couldn't understand why but knew in her heart I would give it good use. So I did. I worked hard and created the whole brand from a cute little coffee place with only my laptop.
As I dove deeper into what services I would need from other people. I would need a lawyer, graphic designer and interior designer. As a coincidence, or not, I had a close friend who was a lawyer, another who is a graphic designer and by pulling some strings I even got free interior design services. All the graphic design was free and through trade I could cover all the expenses I had to make. Everything was given without the need of physical money. I was determined to work hard and I did. I realized after some time the reason why the universe manifested this for me in this spectacular manner was because this place we were co-creating, had the intention to heal the hearts of many.
It became a yoga studio but soon after that became so much more. Moksha Yoga & Healing is now a vortex for light and healing to enter this city, symbolically and literally. It became a place of peace and now just 6 months after the Opening we are a team of 6 yoga teachers, 2 healers, 1 manager and a retreat manager as well. The miracles never stopped happening and I believe is because I take leaps of faith every day and listen carefully to the signs. Sometimes the universe has its plan for those around and we are just being used as channels. Some other times we are blocking all these beautiful blessings by being convinced that we´re not good enough. Whatever it is thats preventing us from achieving our dreams I am now positive it comes from us, not the universe. The universe is infinite and apparently loves to share. Let it.
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