Listening to My Body

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So the other day, during our Faerie Card Reading for this week, The Faeries gave us a really strong message to listen to our body. I have to say, this is a really great message for me this week. I’ve been trying really hard to pay attention to my body and the messages that it has been sending me. Honestly, I’ve been ignoring my body for quite a long time. I mean, yeah, I pay attention to it when it hurts because I don’t really have a choice, but for the most part I’m really not paying too much attention to it.

For the last two years I have been exercising more regularly that I used to. I go to gym a few times a week, and walk to work every day, so I know I am being active. I’ve also been trying to eat very healthy, but sometimes I get caught up in my old patters with food. I’ve had a pretty deep pattern of emotional eating ever since I was little. Whenever I feel stressed out, or sad, I immediately reach out for the sugary-carby snacks. I love to “reward” myself with lots of treats whenever I get the chance – and I somehow find an excuse quite easily to eat some sugar. My body has tried telling me for a long time now that eating all these treats just isn’t that great for me. Besides the excess weight I carry around, I have also developed strong symptoms of candida, and I often feel terrible after eating sugar.

I’ve noticed that in the last few weeks, my body has been telling me an even more strong message: Don’t eat meat. I was a vegetarian for a very long time, and then I wasn’t, and then I was, and then I wasn’t…well right now eating meat is a no go. The smell, the look, the texture – everything about meat – is making my stomach turn. I can’t stand the idea of biting into flesh. It wasn’t a problem even just a few weeks ago, but it’s just not happening for me.

I’m not sure how long I’ll be eating vegetarian. I imagine it’s probably going to be quite some time. When I asked The Faeries why my body is telling me not eat meat, this is what they have to say:

“Meat is a very low vibrational food. When you eat meat, yes it has protein and nutrients that can help you body, but there is the consciousness of that animal that is being slaughtered. There is a lot of fear and other low vibrational feelings inside the flesh of these animals. The animal is often sick or unhealthy because it is living in substandard conditions. If you were living more in harmony with animals and treating them with love and respect, and you ate the animal after it died of natural causes, this would be a bit different, but even then – you are eating something that had a soul – it had a consciousness – it had thoughts and feelings, just like you do. Meat is a low vibrational food.

Plants have a consciousness as well, this is true, but most vegetation doesn’t carry the vibration of fear. Plants vibrate at a very high frequency. It is especially beneficial to eat plants that were grown with lots of care and love, or that grew free in the wild, but this is not possible for everyone. You are much better off eating a diet that is rich in plants. This is the highest vibrational food you can eat.

You are what you eat, and the more you are open to vibrating at a higher frequency, the more your body and spirit will guide you eating food that is very clean and healthy.”

What is your body telling you these days? I would really love hear your stories.

Much love,

Erin xoxo

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Making Myself My Life’s Passion

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I had one of those A-ha! moments in the bath this morning. I often have revelations in the bath. I figure it must have something to do with being in the water. Anyhow, while I was in that bath this morning, I was contemplating why I feel as though I have hit some sort of wall with myself these days. For almost two years now I have been going to the gym and trying to take very good care of myself. I’ve been desperately trying to kick my sugar habit, and I have been mostly eating very healthy food.

The past few months I have sort of lost interest in all of it. It’s not that I don’t care about myself, and it isn’t that I don’t want to feel good about myself. I think that I’ve just grown tired at feeling like I have to work so hard at being healthy and happy. I remembered today that I had a conversation with some friends the other night, where I was telling them it was so much work to take care of myself. We all agreed that it was hard work to look after ourselves. As I remembered this conversation it dawned on me: No wonder I was tired of going to the gym and trying really hard to be healthy! I had turned my self-care into a job. I was treating it like it was work.

I think it’s really important for me to look after myself, and to be healthy and happy. I feel very passionately about it, as a matter of fact. Truth be told, I feel really good when I’m exercising regularly and when I avoid eating lots of carbs and sugar. The thing that I am getting all caught up in is that I’ve made it into something that isn’t fun and I am losing sight of my goals. When I get wrapped up in my fitness app, monitoring my calories and scrutinizing what I eat, I am not allowing myself to relax. When I make a regimented schedule out of my life, eventually I get bored and uninterested. I start to lose my passion when I have turned it into the idea that it’s a full-time job.

Being honest with myself here – it does take effort to be healthy and to do activities that I love and enjoy. Obviously if I just sit around all day eating junk food, I’m not going feel very good both physically and emotionally. The thing that I am learning here though, is that if I take myself too seriously and start to lose the joy out of what I am doing, I am missing the point. I don’t want my life to be a make-work-project. I want my life to be full of passion, joy, love and happiness. I want my life to be my life’s passion!

So starting today, I am going to return to the passion. I am going to return to the reason why I started on this journey of self-care. I am loving myself and listening to my body. I am giving it nourishment and love. I am giving it lots of exercise and healthy food. I am doing this not because it have to, I am doing this because I want to. I want to feel good. I want to be kind to myself. I want to love myself. I’m not doing this for anybody else, just me.

This journey doesn’t have to be hard. It doesn’t have to be difficult. The only reason why it’s been a challenge is because I was approaching it as a challenge. I’ve been thinking it’s difficult and hard, and so it has been difficult and hard. No more! This life’s passion journey of health is walked with ease and grace, with skips and jumps of joy and happiness.

Here is to making myself my life’s passion.

All my love,

Erin