Move your mind, Move your body, Move your soul.
In my last post, I talked about some anger that generated in my mind and body due to a snow mis-hap that occurred in my driveway. As Anger does, it pointed me to a deeper issue: self-worth. The whole challenge of the situation for me, was around that age old feeling - I'm not enough.
So let's talk about that. Of course I am enough! I am awesome and fantastic. And yet, sometimes my mind riddles my experience with thoughts of lack. Not strong enough, not independent enough, not .... blah blah blah enough.
Do you know what I mean?
So the big question - how do we do it? How do we start to change how we feel? How do we work through that old stuff and create something new? Create the life we want. There is this amazing book and workbook by Danielle LaPorte called The Desire Map. It's an exercise in moving towards the feelings you want to feel - calling them into your life - in the now. Raising your vibration in the moment and all the little moments that make up your day. Of course, I dig this.
I love the process of writing, working, analyzing, thinking. Sometimes, all of this "work" can bring me completely to left brain control. My logical side takes over, fast forward to ego-control-issues-spreadsheet-my-life chaos that inevitably ensues.
What I find time and time again is that I need to couple the mind with the body. I don't need to identify fully with either!
So when I felt shitty last week?
I sat down next to the wood stove. Closed my eyes, hands covering my face like a helmet (thumbs outside the ears, pointer finger to forehead, middle fingers to tear ducts, ring finger to nostrils, pinkie to the edges of my lips). I made the audible buzzing breath with my mouth closed.
After about 20 cycles of breath, I covered my eyes with the palms of my hands.
Hands to my sides I rolled to table top (hands and knees), and moved my body with my breath. I found myself "basketing" my head with my forearms and moving into a headstand.
Then, I danced. Later, friends came by and we laughed. I described my day as "Great!", which it was, actually.
Here's the thing - YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO ANY OF THESE THINGS. You might have your own list of things that shift your energy. Just moving the body automatically causes a shift in your vibration. So does taking a walk, sitting outside, finding a "new place", taking a moment of quiet (meditation).
The most important piece is that you begin to discover what works for you. What does work for you? Comment below!
You gotta feel it to heal it.