Being of body, mind and spirit – my challenge has always been, to live a life of balance.
I can always tell when I have “tipped the scales” …and moved into excess.
When I am excessive with my body…my mind feels it. When I am excessive with my mind…my body feels it.
And the reason has always been…is because I have temporarily disconnected from my spirit.
I feel very blessed to have been guided to the practice of natural healing. It has always given me the support I’ve needed when I have swung into excess.
My everyday diet is basically very balanced (my body always tells me what it needs). However I have a passion for decadant sweets and coffee. When I swing off balance – sweets and coffee become excessive. They become my “energy boost” when I’m tired and feeling “out of sorts.”
Eventually this causes me to lose sleep, which then causes me to get cranky and irritable.
From that point I get impatient and intolerant – with myself and others.
And then the inevitable happens…my mind starts to go wild.
Throughout the day, I will have constant inner battles and justifications going on – defending myself for what I am thinking and feeling – which then causes me to feel worse – which leads me to feel more tired…so I eat more sweets and drink more coffee.
Usually by the end of that work week, I am physically and mentally exhausted, and can’t tolerate being around anyone – so I hibernate in my apartment…knowing that it’s time to balance!
I will always receive a “knowing call” telling me exactly what I need to do to regain my own sense of equilibrium.
I stay off the computer and phone, and do not look at a clock for most of the day – so that nothing will distract me from feeling.
I start by doing some gentle stretching and yoga – which allows my body to release any pent up emotions that I have not fully expressed, usually causing me to break down and cry. I do not analyze why I feel these emotions – I simply allow them to have a life of their own…by no longer giving them any attention.
I then add some foot reflexology (focusing on my head, solar plexus and spine reflexes) which further releases physical, mental and emotional tension.
I will then use specific essential oils that I am intuituvely drawn to for that particular moment. I place a few drops into the palm of my hand, then rub both palms together – bringing them close to my nose, breathing deeply.
Then it’s time for some Reiki. This enables me to let go of myself and closely reconnect with my spirit.
I start by placing my hands on my abdominal area. This is the area that holds on to me…and the me…is what I want to move beyond. I take slow, deep breaths. With every inhale, I take in the Source…and with every exhale…I let go of control. Lastly I place my hands on my chest, over my heart, and allow myself to feel the constant Source that is always there.
After this, I will usually feel much lighter, clearer and more centered.
Being a lover of nature, I will spend the rest of the afternoon sitting in a near-by park enjoying the fresh air, squirrels, visual beauty, and natural healing of the greatest “free gift” in the world.
So I can’t help but realize, that as long as I am human and living on this planet, there will continue to be times when I tip the scales of balance and move into some form of excess.
But I’m happy and grateful, that I have some of natures best “supports”at my fingertips, which will always bring me back…to a Balanced Life!
And do yourself a favor…please investigate further the valuable and powerful results of Foot Reflexology, Reiki and Aromatherapy.
You’ll be so blessed you did!