“We usually think that we choose the destinations we will travel to, but the real truth is that destinations choose us.” Jelena Jović
December is the month for "balancing accounts", but this December, in addition to being the end of one year, it also signifies the ending of an entire era in the human development of society. It is heard from everywhere that nothing will be the same again and that never before has it happened that the same action produced by nature or man, suddenly affected the whole planet, as it’s been with Covid-19.
For me personally, this whole situation has not worsened my life circumstances, it has even contributed to the fulfillment of one of my wishes. In March, with about twenty other people, I attended a Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga at an ashram near Bangalore. On the last day of our planned stay, the borders were closed due to the worsening of the situation regarding the pandemic, and we stayed "stuck" in the ashram for another twenty days. Since the exams had been over, I was able to enjoy in this journey of mine for which I’d actually embarked for, so far away from my native country: in daily spiritual practices without any pressure, in my writing and contemplation at peace, in beauty and isolation of the place we were and in the constant noticeable non-physical presence of my guru.
First of all, I didn't plan that trip at all, but like many times in my life, some invisible force had decided that I should attend the course of HSTY and conducted its own plan in detail, without my consent and without telling me anything, although I caught the signs...oh yes, some suspicious signs... In fact, this was completely illogical and unfeasible. I didn't have money, I was afraid to fly by plane, I didn't speak English, I just understood it, my child would be alone at home for a month and most importantly, why should I take a course and train for a yoga teacher, in India of all places, when I was not planning to put it into practice? The only thing that suited me in the whole story is that I knew Mohanji's energy would be present all the time, and after a seven-day experience on Kopaonik four months earlier, I definitely wanted to feel it again, and as many days in a row as possible.
In short, all the obstacles had been disappearing one after another, in some magical way, and then Covid even did me a favour... After a lot of stress, because it was very hard for me to follow lectures and prepare for the exam, I finally got a bit of enjoyment in this adventure. Paradoxically, in the year in which the whole world stopped, I flew by plane for the first time and visited some other continent. With Himalayan Yoga that, to my surprise, I liked very much, I’d gone through great cleansings and vibrational fluctuations, and they continued after I’d returned to Serbia, in fact, they’re still going on. I’d say it’s become much clearer to me now why my life so far has been exactly like this and why I made certain decisions and chose often unreasonable paths.
I guess there is still a lot to be uncovered, but it was shown to me enough to understand how true the sentence from the beginning of the text is, literally and figuratively speaking.
We parade through this reality with the set norms of the era and the circumstances in which we find ourselves: chasing diplomas, status, money, marriage, journeys, enjoyment; our ego is full of itself and its vision of reality, and that wisdom is acquired in such a limited framework of one human life, while the soul... The soul knows well what we’d chosen before we stepped down into this realm, it pulls the strings to its own advantages, it has its character, desires, concepts that have been shaped through centuries of wandering through human existence... It is unmistakably drawn to special places, where it will gain certain experiences, repeat some situations, inhale familiar scents, meet some dear eyes... It is the destination that chooses us!...
I wish us all a Happy New Year and a start of a brand new era, I believe, more humane for all beings, not just humans. My soul is already rejoicing… As it happens, my natal moon (soul) is in the sign of Aquarius.