It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here right now, with its aches and its pleasures, is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive. ~ Pema Chödrön
We are continuously reminded of how having balance in our life is extremely essential. Take time for you as you take time for others. Balance giving with receiving. Balance work with play. This is something I often speak of, but sometimes do not always follow.
I previously shared my December 9 breathwork experience in the blog titled, Journey to Restoration. During that session, I recalled lots of energy moving in the solar plexus and hearing the word “restoration” as well as a sense of becoming aware of my energy “pulls” (meaning those people, places and things that pull my energy). The next day I felt like I had been “shaken and stirred.”
I attended breathwork again on December 23 and also on January 1. During the last one, I felt electrified and knew the energy was moving and shifting.
I had worked the Fayetteville Spirit Fair the previous weekend (December 29-30) and was completely exhausted, but intended to “take it easy” during the week to prepare energetically and physically for the next fair.
On Friday morning, January 4, at 3 am, I woke up very sick and had to postpone the Reiki class scheduled for that evening and was unable to participate in the Oklahoma City Spirit Fair over the weekend. Lots of purging and cleansing (both literally, figuratively and symbolically) as well as surrendering! I will spare you the graphic details to avoid leaving a visual imprint.
I quickly realized that I was in no condition to travel nor teach or offer sessions. I felt “bummed,” but knew it was essential that I not attempt to “push through.” I listened to my body and rested all weekend.
I have always been one to honor commitments. If I commit to something, I will follow through. The experience reminded me that I needed to honor myself – both my physical health and mental/emotional well-being.
Still feeling a bit wonky, I opted to visit Phyllis at Rock Creek Herb & Vitamin Co. in Sapulpa, Okahoma on Thursday, January 17. She is a modern day medicine woman (reminds me of Jane Seymour’s character Dr. Quinn on the television show of the same name that originally aired from 1993-1998). Through her evaluation, she acknowledged an electrolyte imbalance and questioned my stress levels.
Blood sugar concerns were also mentioned, and I immediately admitted to extreme holiday indulgences. Thankfully, I only had a few pieces of chocolate left to devour in the last box of Godiva chocolates. Consequently, those indulgences also led to an overgrowth of candida, which was being cleared from the colon. In addition to addressing those issues, she recommended supplemental support for the liver, gallbladder, thyroid and heart.
Embrace every opportunity the Universe sends you, whether it feels “good” or “bad,” because it is there to support the next version of your highest, most authentic self. ~ Kelley Kosow of The Ford Institute
With that said, I’m starting the year off right…and focusing on ME – my health, well-being and happiness. I love how God/Spirit/Universe reminds us of what matters most. Even though the health experience was challenging and less than desirable, it was exactly what I needed. While reflecting that weekend, I continued to focus on how quickly the days seem to pass by and how life is a dance.
Between birth and death is the “dash!” Am I making the most of my dash? Are you making the most of your dash? Are you dancing or are you a wallflower – observing others’ lives wishing they were your own? Are you living your life to the fullest extent possible or are you simply existing? It’s up to you to decide…this is your life to experience.