Health is a common topic of conversation. People may focus on their emotional, physical or mental state of wellness or lack there of. For health and wholeness to be a reality we must pay attention to all parts of ourselves. This is easier than one might think. We have a whole day to tend to our whole being.
We do know change is upon us and many of us are making changes in our life on many levels. It is time to look a little deeper at who we are as a whole person, what makes us tick so to speak. Caring for ourselves from this whole view perspective, we will be able to rise to the occasion should change come unexpectedly or consciously create a successful plan for desired change. Gaining an understanding of ourselves as a whole being instills a knowing of what is good for us. This includes what we feed our bodies.
Here are some simple daily considerations to embrace that done over time will build momentum leading to an overall healthy lifestyle.
Practice meditation: Our emotional, mental and spiritual wellness will increase with as little as 3 minutes a day. Meditation has proven to increase the feel good part of the brain, just one of the many benefits. 3 minutes a day every day is far better than 10 minutes every once in a while.
Practice yoga or simple stretches: This simple daily commitment can be as little as 10 minutes a day. Yoga or simple stretching bridges the gap of separation we feel within ourselves. It calms, soothes and strengthens the nervous system and balances the immune system. You do not have to take a class to get started you simply have to begin stretching your body.
Take a walk: Get outdoors. Walk in the sun, the rain, under the stars or the moon. When we choose this simple pleasure for 10 minutes over television or snacking we begin to feel a deeper more connected sense of ourselves.
Alone time: We can get caught up in the hustle of everyday life fulfilling the needs of family members, work obligations and so on. 5 minutes a day to call your own will shift the way you feel. It can be spent with a good book, writing in your journal listening to music or, engaging in something creative.
Socialize: We are social beings and need to interact with other human beings. Computers are wonderful but they do not take the place of human interaction when it comes to total wellness. Alone time is necessary but isolation is detrimental to our overall health.
What feeds the spirit; our very soul is everything we do to care for our physical, mental and emotional self. We are whole and connected. It is time to consciously consider all parts of ourselves. Carving out small segments of time on a daily basis to care for our whole being will build momentum making total wellness a joyful reality.
love and light
It is amazing how fast time is flying. We are already in our first week of April. It brings to mind just how important it is to make the most of our days and nights. As we feel the increase of new energy we can make the most of it by simply devoting time on a daily basis to some very basic practices. Our bodies need to be cared for and that involves good nutrition and exercise. Our minds need to be cared for. It is essential that we continue to learn new things, venture out of our regular routine and see new things, read from a good book that inspires personal growth. Our spirit needs to be cared for. We can meditate in a variety of ways, implement fun, adventure and playtime into our world.
When we embrace self control we find ourselves creating from a very powerful place. Self control is not denial. It is knowing what makes our body/mind/spirit thrive and putting action to our knowing. As we enter the second quarter of the year 2013 take a moment to review your daily practices. What does it include? Be aware of whatever it is you do daily and then determine if it is really something that will serve you in the long run.
No doubt many people are waking up. Some are finding themselves rudely awakened. By that I mean the wake up call has arrived via some big attention getting scenario such as an illness. Don’t let this be your calling card to begin doing what you already know is best for you.
As time speeds up so does our manifesting ability. Be aware of what you are thinking and feeling. It is in our thinking and feeling that we are creating our reality. Look around at your day to day life. What is working and what is not working? Now check in with the way you think and feel for the most part in your day to day life. What is working and what is not working?
There is no better time then the present to set in motion positive change. In fact there is no other time but the present for us to begin making positive changes. If you have been sitting on the fence letting ideas float about in your mind the time is at hand to apply action. Without action to support our positive thinking very little will change.
This is your life. Make it the best life ever starting today. Share of your self, your talents, your resources, what ever they may be.
Bring a smile to your face and share that gift with those who cross your path.
Life can be both really good and very simple.
Here is to you living the best life ever ~ Starting right now
many blessings be yours
To release judgment frees our mind, to release emotions frees our Will.
an excerpt from “Conscious Mastery~ Freedom From the Inside Out”
Releasing is a process of freeing trapped energy. Trapped energy comes by many names such as blockage, old charge, old baggage, repressed emotions, shadows, inner demon, and so on. One of the by products of releasing trapped energy is the development of new perspectives and an expanded consciousness. Another benefit of releasing is renewed energy, patience, alignment with Source and true personal power, greater health, lighter attitude, and so much more. Emotion in its most natural state is energy in motion. Releasing pent up emotions can be done consciously yet often occurs when a person is triggered into a release via an experience. Conscious releasing begins with a desire for change. Recognition and acceptance of what has been denied sets the transformation into motion. It is a path that brings an end to suffering and confusion. It is a path that closes the gap between Source and ourselves. It closes the gap between who we think we are and who we truly are. A successful release brings light to truthful feelings as well as a new way of seeing and living life in physical reality. Energy is consciousness. Vibrations hold information. Releasing consciously as a means of transforming energy brings about healing and a movement toward wholeness. Many say this world is just an illusion. In many ways it is yet here we are walking, talking, eating, breathing, and relating in numerous ways both in this world and beyond.
So whether we think of life as an illusion or not I am learning how to be in the world but not of it. I find that to be an interesting and worthy journey. It is because I am “in this world” that I have found releasing old patterns, beliefs and pent up energy so important. It is in releasing all the dark and heavy invisible forces that I find myself experiencing more of the “ but not of it ” part of the statement which in turn makes being “in the world” so much more fun.
There comes a time when direct experience becomes the path and the answer. We can read and bring information into our mind, we can meditate and contemplate, all of which are valuable experiences unto themselves. Still, through it all it is our ability to experience what we feel that makes this Earth walk so fascinating and rewarding. Our emotions must be allowed to move, evolve and in so doing they bring greater awareness and true understanding, to the extent that we are open and ready to receive. The Will as much as the Spirit, must evolve. In these times of heightened awareness both are attempting alignment with Mother/Father God. When we are aligned, re-connected, with Source there is nothing about being in this world that doesn’t reflect our creator. A wise man once said “ Show me where God isn’t.” The birth of compassion tells us He is everywhere. Releasing that which blocks the light from illuminating our consciousness and blocks us from the truth is the path I share.
blessings love and liberation