It is like a slow-moving river clogged with boulders. The river is your expression, and the boulders are the barriers to your expression. If you had to remove the rocks, it would be very hard to push them out of the channel. You could spend all your time trying to get the rocks out of the channel without getting the river moving. But as soon as the river starts to flow and gains power from the desire to get back to its origin, you will find that you don’t need to do anything to the rocks, because the current takes the rocks with it. You do not need to remove the rocks if you keep the current going at all times.
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We are incredible beings with such inner resources to interact with the world around us and our bodies do an amazing job of trying to keep up with what we put them through every day. Sometimes though, it just feels like we don’t have enough to get through whatever is going on. Many of us live in an exhausted state, with commitments pulling from every direction and a feeling that there is no time for ourselves. This is not an empowering feeling and the body will find a way to let us know that we are not in balance! Whether we experience headaches, tension aches, digestive issues, insomnia, high blood pressure, anxiety; the list is endless; it is the bodies messaging system at work.
We are highly tuned beings who interact with our environment in many more subtle ways than we have typically been taught in our current societal structure. In order to experience a pure flow of health, vitality and happiness, we want to eliminate struggle in all areas of our experience. This includes our thoughts, actions and emotions! That’s our journey of life – a continuous step by step learning experience to know ourselves and what brings us joy and meaning.
So there was part of me that didn’t want to let go of 2012, I really enjoyed the unfolding of the year and so I delayed my first blog of the New Year to now. Last week after our son returned to Calgary for his next semester at University, I finally accepted that it was time to move forward into this new beginning. I spent some thoughtful time pondering what I wanted this New Year to bring forth because I know how powerful the focus of intention is. I would like to share with you briefly the energy I feel arising for me this year.
The other pattern for me in December is to give my home a thorough cleaning before I put up any Christmas decorations. The thought of adding beauty to clutter just feels like adding clutter to clutter.
I am sure most of us are aware how much we reside in our heads as we embark on our day. The more I bring a conscious effort to bring my whole self into my awareness for more of my day, I realize how much I live in my head. I am getting good at bringing awareness to what I am feeling about what is happening and then I transfer it all back up to my head to try and figure out what to do with or about it! In the words of one of our Olympians it takes: “Practice, Practice, and more Practice!” After all – that’s how we got to where we are by practicing having our consciousness in our head. I may be making this all sound like effort which is the which is the last thing we need to add into our lives but really – my current experience is revealing that when I settle into my heart – my experience of life seems to be simplified, to become more clear and definitely become more peaceful.
How do we balance the effects of stress? That’s been the focus of a majority of my clients lately so I felt it time to share some thoughts on this incredibly important subject. You see, most of us have grown up with the idea that Self Care is Selfish! We were taught to always look after others first however in any emergency situation, we are taught the opposite. When you travel by air, the safety instructions in the event that oxygen masks are needed is to put yours on first and then you can be sure you are able to assist others! So – it’s time to revisit the importance of self care and create a new plan of action so that we keep our energy fuel tank at a healthy operating level. I found a wonderful article from Elizabeth Scott, M.S. that I agree with on for 10 self care strategies.
For the past 12 years, I have incorporated the wisdom of the Enneagram personality system as well as the healing energy work of Reiki. They compliment each other perfectly and to be honest, though I am open to many other modalities, I did not feel the need to add anything else to my practice. Then in 2011, upon return from a phenomenal trip to South Africa – something new entered my field of awareness. My stepmom became very ill immediately after arriving home from our trip and after a trip to the doctor’s office to have blood work done – a friend recommended that she see a biontologist in her area. By this point she had been extremely ill for a week and my father was quite concerned. So they decided to go and she felt immediate relief from the illness.
I have noticed a theme lately in working with clients and chatting with friends. The discussions have reflected on how other people’s energy, actions and words affect our current state of happiness. This is not new or unusual; however, we keep running into it at different levels.