Experiences, emotions and feelings can be found within the human body. They can at times, become trapped creating physical changes that cause our brain to overthink, create symptoms of overactive mind, decision fatigue, anxiety and depression. Then the body starts to follow the brain causing the posture to twist, the spine to compress, and the pelvis to become so tense and weak.
All at the same time support fails and incontinence, prolapse, pain, headaches or a variety of other bodily symptoms ensue. Pay close attention to what I just shared. Read it again. The key word is: CAN
At its simplest form, our body is made of positive and negative ions. We are electrically run just like the electricity in our homes. Because of this, we need to take out the trash regularly, recharge the batteries often and sometimes buy new batteries all together in order to function well (and I do mean very well). So, how you feel physically (low energy, headaches, aches and pain, urgency, frequency, leaking, prolapse, tummy trouble, anxious, racing mind, trouble with sleeping- I could go on…) is often very much intertwined with your thoughts, behaviors and habits.
The past no longer needs to be trapped in the body. More and more people are desiring to be free, seen, heard and healed. That involves shedding the layers of what used to work (but no longer does) to unfold your soul’s purpose. This unfolding occurs from the core, to the endocrine and nervous system, to the organs, to the fascia, to the muscles and bones and the skin. How often do you “take out the trash” that builds up in your thoughts and body?
Literally- how often do you sweat? Practice forgiveness? Laugh for the sake of shaking off the stressful experience that just happened?
There is a man by the name of Peter Levine that studied animals and their behaviors after stressful situations. He found that immediately after a stressful event/animal fight, the creatures would forcibly shake, as if removing a thick layer of dust, and then return to a more restful state away from one another.
In the animals he studied grudges were not held. The event happened and then it was over. End of story. Ever seen a bird do this? I have- it is fascinating. Humans have been blessed with a memory that allows us to never forget, yet sometimes shaking that stressful, yucky energy away is the best medicine to find balance again.
How often do you “recharge your batteries” to restore your energy, creativity and productivity? Meaning, how often do you rest? How often do you need to rest or better yet just take a break?
What does recharging your batteries look like to you? Experiences, emotions and thoughts each day CAN build up in the mind and body, if we don’t release and recharge. Go ahead and RISE into your strength, confidence and clarity.
What is one small step you can take today to break the cycle that is not working? Please share below in the comments. I would love to hear from you. I have lead and witnessed more miracles with my clients than I feel I am worthy to experience. I usually only share these stories if someone is in a painful place and would be lifted up to hear that they are not alone. Stories really do heal.
My dear friend Mama Girl, a famous folk artist, created this drawing right before she passed. By a miracle Curt, my husband, was lead to it and gave it to me last Christmas. I see things in symbolism and found it fascinating because this drawing is not her usual style or subject matter. I have pondered it, studied it like crazy and finally had an ah-ha moment of recalling my last full conversation with her- “We so often deny our blessings.” We deny the blessings of the past. We want to just push away the hard, the stressful, the things that don’t fit or we are not proud of. Perhaps instead when we are shown how to release and recharge, we can see the COURAGEOUS, BEAUTIFUL person inside.
PS: Some life experiences are so difficult and cruel that trained, well versed mental health professionals are imperative. In this writing I am speaking of the hard things and day to day stressors as opposed to significant trauma and do not wish to assume these same concepts blindly apply to those who have experienced such trauma. The concepts I teach may be a helpful adjunct but only with a team approach. Because of the nature in which I work with others, I have a growing list of excellent mental health professionals that I am thankful to know. PPS: Let’s take these concepts and make them possible! Join me at the next Wild & Bright Retreat in November 2019. Only 2 spots are left.