Living in Balance also refers to ‘Living in Balance’ with our body – listening to what it has to say to you each day.
Does the big toe on your left foot twinge? Take the time to look at it, talk to the toe, and listen to what it says back to you.
I massage my feet each day – have been doing that for years, but still some mornings when I wake up they are not in harmony.
So I take the time to focus on them to find out what is wrong. 🙂
Ditto for the sore back I get some days when I’ve over done it on the number of planks I’ve done the day before. 🙂
|Listening to Our Bodies|
BY MADISYN TAYLOR
Your body has all the answers to restore itself to the best it can be.
When our body, mind, and spirit are in balance, we experience good health. But sometimes we get caught up in life’s parade of change and movement, and things get out of balance. Just as there are seasons in nature, our bodies go through times of cleansing and times of activity. Illness is one way our bodies restore the balance they seek, as it cleanses the buildup of unwanted manifestations of negative energy in our system. When we are not feeling our best, we can go beyond addressing the physical symptoms to listen to our bodies as they tell us the changes needed to restore balance.
Our bodies give us signals, but if we don’t listen when they tell us that they are tired or stressed, then the imbalance increases and a stronger message is required, one that is generally expressed by illness or dis-ease. The first step to regaining equilibrium involves slowing down, eating healthy food, getting more rest, and taking soothing remedies. Once we have nurtured ourselves with these things, we can begin to examine our illness for the message. A heavy head may be a sign that we have been thinking negatively, harboring anger, resentment, or guilt. A sore throat may be telling us that we have been speaking without integrity–gossip, insults, twisting the truth, or even speaking ill of ourselves–which can knock us off balance. A sore throat and swollen glands can also mean you are cleansing and processing some powerful emotions at present. Stomach problems could mean that we are having trouble accepting or “digesting” something. Only you have the knowledge of your thoughts and choices that will allow you to decipher the messages from your body. All it takes is time and attention.
When we take the time to listen to our bodies, we can learn how to restore our balance and improve our lives. By honoring the messages of our bodies, we can turn a time of illness into a constructive time of restoration, healing, and revitalization.