[accordion title=’Introduction from Ritu‘]Lisa and I met at Heathrow Airport on our way to Shree Peetha Nilaya, the ashram of our Guru in Germany. It was my 3rd visit and it was her first. I remember a wide eyed wonder on her face, it was as if she didn’t know why she was there but she was comfortable. It was pure innocense. I sat next to her at morning prayers at the ashram and just like me, I felt her shiver and start to well up because she was so touched by the love in the Prarthana ceremony. I lay my head on her shoulder, even though I had only met her 14 hours before, and I felt her let go and cry. It was beautiful. We both cried in love and in joy a couple of times that weekend, I’ve lost count. Lisa and I are family; I can’t explain it, but I know it. And I am so glad we have found each other in this life through our Guru, Sri Swami Vishwananda. [/accordion]
Hi, my name is Lisa Campbell and I live in London, United Kingdom.
I own and run a yoga studio in central London, UK.
The hardest things I had to do in 2014
The break up of the relationship with my boyfriend. We had been together for 3 years, but there were underlying and unspoken issues that we had been scared to face up to.
We finally did this in August.
We are renting a flat together, in a contract that runs through to February 2015. We decided to live together following the break up, to the end of the contractual period. The breaking up was sad, but knowing it was the right thing to do, and facing the truth of the situation gave us strength and resolve, and comfort.
We were very supportive to each other through the process, and have become great friends – something that perhaps the relationship was always intended to be from the start. The frustrations that were showing between us have lifted, and all that remains is an unconditionally loving and supporting bond.
What I learnt from all this
Facing up to a difficult situation that intuitively was aware of but scared to admit can actually give an opportunity for something so much more. The truth can really set you free!
Letting go of aspects of myself and my life (both material and emotional), which has left a deep sense of freedom and lightness. My life has become vastly more simple, and I don’t feel a sense of anxiety that I used to, I don’t feel so burdened by life or situations. This is possibly the most satisfying accomplishment of my life so far.
If you are feeling down at this time of year, my tip is
My intention for 2015 is
Surrender. Letting go is a process, and I am discovering that the more I do so, the freer I am. There is plenty to explore!
In 2015, I am the Queen of Surrender.
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