The work you do on you, helps you to do your work
The time you spend giving to and healing yourself, is time well invested.
Sometimes I allow myself to get so busy with my work and activities that I run myself down. I’ve been primarily self employed for most of my adult years, and in my ever present enthusiasm to create my latest thing, I shirk my responsibilities to my body from time to time.
I know when I’ve gone just a bit too far over the line, because I hit one of those days where my body basically tells me, “no, you are not doing a thing today”. I’ve learned over the years that I have to listen to what my body needs if I expect to have enough energy to show up tomorrow and do my work, so on those days I do my best to give my body the rest it wants.
I’ve started to preempt my body’s needing to give me the ‘time out’ buzzer by taking better care of myself before I hit the exhaustion wall. However, despite my best intentions, I still manage to hit that wall from time to time. I’ve decided that’s okay, it’s part of the game I play.
Sometimes the exhaustion is simply my body needing more from me because of the new growth I’m bringing in.
As a clairvoyant and healer, I’m fully committed to spiritual growth and evolution, and that means for myself too. It is impossible to make your spiritual growth real in your daily life if you don’t include your body in the mix.
Bodies need more time to integrate all that new spiritual growth, and that’s perfect. There’s nothing wrong with your body for needing this from you. Your body runs at a different vibration than your spirit does, and that’s how it should be. Your body needs help from you in order to allow you to do your work.
New growth takes a lot of energy.
Everything you do in your daily life takes energy; even resting or napping requires the energy to do it. If you’ve ever tried to take a well needed nap and couldn’t rest because you had so much energy running through you, you know what I mean. When you start to take care of your own energy is when you stop feeling run over by energy you can’t control.
One of the many ways you do your work is listening to your body's needs, and giving to yourself. This helps you bring your body and spirit together more closely, which is when it really gets interesting!
Your energy is unique to you, it’s a precious valuable resource, and needs to be replenished from time to time. A good night’s sleep is one of the ways you refill yourself, meditation is another, and so is time off to relax and have fun. If you never fill yourself back in, you’ll burn out, get sick, or otherwise be forced to stop so that your body can restore itself.
You can’t keep giving and expect to have a bottomless well of energy, if you don’t ever put anything back. This is a common problem among people of all kinds, but especially for people who are very busy, responsible, or overworked.
Your body may put up with being run like this for a while, but if this becomes the norm for you, and you forget to listen to your body’s wisdom, it will find ways to make you listen.
There are people who try to operate their bodies from outside of themselves, ordering the body around, ignoring its pleas for more rest, better food, exercise. They are constantly running on empty, and look it. They make the body wrong, not capable of intelligence, as if it were a bad child having a tantrum. This is kind of like standing outside of your body pointing a remote at it, trying to get it to jump through hoops.
Body and being communication
Part of the problem is the pictures many people have of their own body’s capabilities, which are passed down to them from family, culture, and society.
Depending on which family and culture you are from, you will have a certain attitude about your body that may be validating or not. In one group you might feel too tall, in another too short. The same goes for weight, color of skin, hair, eye color, etc.
In our 21st century western society, there is a lot of body judgment and competition. This doesn’t have to be a problem for you, unless you decide you can’t love your own body because it doesn’t match the current body fashion. If you have a body invalidation, for any reason, nobody can solve this one for you, except yourself.
If, on the other hand, you decide to tackle this one head on and love yourself completely, imperfections and all, you become a far more attractive energy than the person who is needing to constantly be perfect.
By accepting yourself and loving who you are, you become healing to be around.
Others will be attracted to your beautiful attitude and spirit.
By spending quality time getting to know and love yourself, to truly be your greatest friend, you can heal yourself. You will know when you need to move forward, and when you need to rest. You will more easily give your body the rest and respect it needs.
None of us is perfect, thankfully. Can you imagine how boring that would be? You’d never get any rest! If you became perfect, your full time job would be to remain that way. There would be no room to simply be, to rest, to make mistakes or a mess, to walk along aimlessly, not knowing or even caring what you needed to do next, free from having to know it all.
‘Makeover’ ©Patrick Q on Flickr