I had to go along for a blood test this morning. It’s part of my aim for total wellbeing to check how I am doing with various bits of me that need attention. And to keep on improving my physical health.
I know that I feel much better emotionally and mentally if my physical body is well. Although I have a few things that don’t work as they should I’ve always tried to keep them under control. When I started working with my Guides they were quick to point out that symptoms had to be dealt with. Especially since something left untreated can end up being the thing that really debilitates me. And stops me from being of service to the Spirit World. They gave me a total run down on all of the things that were affecting me. Then gradually encouraged me to tackle them one by one. Because their view is that dis-ease comes from stuck energy in my aura. And as I released that energy I found myself agreeing with my Guides.
When I moved into energy healing I began to understand that I was bringing in energy to the whole body. Not just the bits that were aching or hurt. I also realised that I could help myself by making my intention, my goal, total wellness. That way I was telling my physical body that I care about it enough to want it to be well. I also followed up my intention by changing my diet. Not going on a diet. And not cutting out all of the things I liked that might be seen as bad for me. But a steady shift to remove sugar, caffeine and processed food from my menu. I also looked around for activities to keep me moving. Or to get me moving much more. I consulted a homeopath, had energy healing for myself, discovered yoga nidra and made sure to get reflexology.
All things to show my body how to embrace total fitness. Of course, I was showing me how to love me more.
That’s the important point. Total wellbeing is all about loving my physical body as it is. Helping myself to have the body that is right for me. Not the body someone else thinks a woman of a certain age should have. I’m ok with the reality of aging. My body does get older. It will develop more issue as it soaks up more of life. My focus is to keep well for as long as possible by doing things now that help me. The trip for tests is also useful to keep my focus. I’m pleased to say that over time I have improved my general health quite a bit. As well as improving the physical issue I have been dealing with.
I know that it’s a work in progress. It will take time to be in a state of total wellbeing across my body, mind, feelings and Spirit. But it’s something I visualise. I know that if I can imagine it and believe it then the Universe will also make sure to deliver it for me. So my attention to diet and exercise continues. My wellbeing affirmations are said every day. When I look in the mirror I see a healthy body emerging. I remind myself that I am capable of lots of physical activities. Then I block time out in my diary to make sure my body is working out, one way or another. My body feels happy and much healthier for my attention to it.
The point of wellbeing, for me, is that happy feeling. It means I can do the things I want and be of service to Spirit because I feel capable of being so. And my happiness at following my passions in life feeds the feeling of wellbeing that my body shares. It’s a win/win!
Day 660 of my blogging challenge
Today I’ve had a fitness session with a personal trainer. I want to be more active to boost my own wellbeing. I wondered what shape my body would be in. It’s a lot of years since I did anything to exercise.
Linda worked me through some basic stretches and cardio exercises to see what work I would need to do. She also took time to see if my body was in alignment. Alignment affects how we move, balance and where we ache. It seems my right shoulder has drifted off on a tangent of it’s own. Repeated computer use (about 30 years worth, actually) because I’m right handed has shifted the way my muscles hold that shoulder. And where. I’ve got a bit of continental drift!
It explains why I also get aches and pains in my neck and right hip. So, over time my body has adjusted into a new alignment due to those repetitive movements. Now I’m getting the fall out of not sitting properly. The positive is that I can do something about it. As well as changing my posture when I work at the computer I can exercise to realign myself. Of course that will take time. But I’m looking forward to releasing all the discomfort caused by muscles and bones working in positions they weren’t meant to.
One of the wonderful positives from my session is that my body remembers all the fencing, aerobics and gym training I used to do.
I was really excited to do the lunges, stretches and box steps. Perhaps not as quickly and effortlessly as in my active days. But not bad for a layoff of rather too many years. As I though about this later it really brought home to me something I encounter a lot in my healing energy work. The body does act as an memory card for us. Significant traumas, old emotions and negative beliefs about ourselves can become stuck even in our cells. It’s quite a big thing to realise that my body is busy letting me know what I’m holding on to even when my concious mind hasn’t got a clue.
Also I’m so used to checking my chakras for alignment. I want to know that the energy is flowing up and down these power centres. If my chakras are aligned it is easier for me to connect with Energy Beings. I also want to ensure that emotions and thoughts are clearing through my aura rather than being piled up for later. Yet, until today, I rarely thought about my physical body’s alignment as part of that process. I suppose I did in a peripheral kind of way. But knowing something and acting on it are two very different things.
After all, I know that being in alignment is all about balance. My body needs balance as well as my mind, feelings and Spirit.
If I continued to let my right shoulder drift off whoever it’s decided to go, eventually I would be so much out of balance that my aches would become much more painful. With the consequence that I would find it much harder to feel and be well. Yet my body is clearly ready to forgive the drift. It remembered the moves and stretches from my old training routines. The old positive patterns are still there in me too. I know that with a little bit of effort I can reconnect to those patterns and use them to my advantage.
That’s the positive I’m taking from today. No matter how long it’s been I can get myself back into good habits. I can care for my body, making sure it is in alignment with the positive energy it is entitled to and I can have all the wellbeing I wish for myself. Thank you for the reminder Linda ?
Day 284 of my blogging challenge.