Any time we go against how we truly want to be or what we truly want to do, our lives start to go out of alignment. This can create imbalance, that at first might manifest as unhappiness and insecurity – and over time, if you truly stray from following your heart’s desire, we can create addiction.
Uplifting affirmations slide show. I Choose to Accept Myself Just the Way I Am
Now, how do we fit stress-reducing activities into our busy schedules? The first thing I ask my clients to do is an exercise I call “the one minute vacation.” We all have one minute, even the busiest of us, so it’s easily fit into our daily lives – the only requirement is that we remember to do it! I’ll explain how it’s done and then talk about the benefits.
If you read my last post on How Yoga Changed My Life, you’ll get a sense of the shifts that occurred for me from creating a yoga practice. I really learned a stronger connection with and appreciation for my body – along with a calming of my mind.
When I was in the initial stages of my recovery, I started taking yoga – somewhat reluctantly. In my fast-paced, workaholic days, I only valued fast-paced workouts – I felt like yoga would be too slow and boring. Then, yoga changed my life.
We have so many thoughts kicking around in our heads all day, every day – and even at night as we sleep! And if you read my post on Law of Attraction, you’ll know that our lives tend to reflect the content of our thoughts. Most of our thinking “just happens” – like breathing – it is on autopilot. One of the keys to recovery is to become more aware of those thoughts – in order to banish negative thoughts – something I’ve written many posts on in the past.
Within the last 100 years, the consumption of sugar has gone from an average of 5 pounds per person to 150 pounds per person annually! We might be addicted to sugar.
We all have a God-given state of healing, so it doesn’t have to be a cognitive process. We can tap into our subconscious mind to allow healing to function and basically create what we want.
Carol Tuttle interview deals with addiction, why we get stuck and how to get “un-stuck.” Tomorrow, in part 2, we discuss how to create what you want and transform your life!
Given the mind-body connection — that continues to be studied by scientists — but has always been known by spiritual teachers, our body sends us signals when our thoughts run amok. Let’s talk about those signs of liver stress and some tips for cleansing.
When imbalance starts, we typically have minor symptoms that are overlooked – fatigue, becoming accident prone, indigestion, etc. In our youth, we bounce back from these easily without cleansing and detox.
I was listening to Debbie Ford on Hay House Radio the other day. The topic was, Giving Up Grudges (you can listen to it in the archives) and how to heal. Debbie talked about the costs of holding on to unresolved anger and deep-seated resentments.