11.1.2016 | 23:47
I’ve been spending a lot of time in reflection lately, for several reasons.
I’ve made an extra effort to ensure I include self-care on a regular basis, after neglecting it far too much last year.
I’m also trying something new to try to pinpoint what’s causing some of my digestive issues.
I’ve been making a lot of progress, but I still can’t seem to find all of the culprits.
So I’m trying NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique). I read about it several years ago, but hadn’t had an opportunity to give it a try until this past week.
It’s been … interesting so far.
I’m not sure how much was from the substances for which I tested positive, and how much was the energy balancing involved in the process, but Friday night was … rough.
But that’s okay – I’m grateful for it.
You know why?
Because it forced me to slow down, to reassess what’s really important to me.
I had some pretty big decisions to make this weekend….
I had to decide whether or not to pursue an old dream, or continue following my new path.
I had to think about what really matters.
And since I had very little appetite on Saturday, I wasn’t distracted by food. I was paying very close attention to how I felt, in my body and in my Soul.
Sometimes we need this.
We need to stop worrying about being perfect, about doing everything “right.”
We need to stop thinking and start feeling.
And I’m feeling deep gratitude.
I have food, clothing and shelter.
I have a sister who is also my best friend – and business partner.
I have four “fur kids” whom I adore – and each one adds joy to my life in his or her unique way.
I have a caring and supportive online community, and good friends in the real world.
I’m grateful for the opportunities which have presented themselves to me this year.
I’m grateful for the guidance that has led me along this journey.
I’m grateful for a marvelous local Farmers’ Market, a doctor who works in partnership with me, essential oils and aromatherapy….
I’m grateful for all of the opportunities to continue learning, whether online or in “hard copy” form….
I’m thankful to have an eclectic taste in relaxing hobbies – knitting and counted cross-stitch, coloring books, DVD’s for entertainment and education….
I’m thankful for the opportunity to share my talent for communicating through the written and the spoken word….
I am delighted to meet experiences for growth at every twist and turn along the path.
I’m even starting to recognize them as such early on, instead of seeing them as challenges and frustrations at first and only realizing the gifts and opportunities long afterward….
So several weeks ago, I promised more on this subject.
I thought I’d just write out a long list of bullet points.
But, as always when I sit down to write, my inner guidance steered me in a different direction.
I’m grateful for that too….