VS. Play Through Pain
This week, I was acutely reminded that taking care of my body, especially during stressful times, is paramount to all else.
I grew up hearing, "Play through pain." How about you? Any other "tough it out" mantras that are in your programming? This isn't a sustainable or healthy mindset. Compromising your physical health by "just pushing through" can bring one injury that leads to another—that can take years to reverse.
But in the last decade, I've learned to listen to my body better, rest when needed, and feed it what it needs to stay strong and vibrant.
Both in the 3rd Insight of the Celestine Prophesy and in the Way of the Peaceful Warrior, we learn that food truly IS our medicine, and eating what makes you vibrant is very important.
What triggered this awareness for me this week was the 6 very long and physically enduring days of building our bath house between the yurts, ending with a day of finishing our "punch list" by myself, wielding the 8lb. nail gun while up on a ladder, leaning over the wall, while holding up the last of the siding.
I could NOT have done that at the beginning of this summer. I was not in shape, and my upper body strength and endurance was non-existent. But all summer, I've been eating clean, as you know I've cut out the temptations, and I've been doing the farm chores day in and day out—whether that's turning the compost pile or flipping pallets—each day it's different, and each day it's challenging--but over time, it's made me strong.
In fact, I hadn't even noticed my body changing, BUT my clothes feel looser and when I stepped on the scale a few days ago (I hadn't seen it in months and had to deep clean after the bathroom build, and there it was!), I was 12lbs. lighter than my last logged weight in May.
Don't get me wrong, my body HURTS after this weekend—some of it in a good way, some not so much (hands are NOT happy after that nail gun day), but I listened to my body all weekend, and didn't do what didn't feel right, and did do what did feel right.
So, listen to your body, let go of outdated programs like "play through pain," and start cutting out things that lower your vibration, and if you don't know what those are, meditate on it, ask your guides or higher power, muscle test, or get a session with me and let's figure that out.
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