What load are you carrying?
I often mention in conversation that we must understand the load we’re putting on our bodies. When I start explaining this further, I get some confused looks and some AHA expressions. Good. It means that it’s resonating with some and my goal is to help others better understand this concept. So let’s get to it. Shall we?
Every single day we experience something. Depending on how we interpret what we experience will ultimately fade away or be lodged somewhere within us. These experiences that get deposited within our bodies either consciously or unconsciously create what I call load on our body. The burden on your body comes from unprocessed emotions, working out stress, physical pain, lack of sleep, resistance, great focus, demands placed on us from outside sources, demands we put on ourselves, fear of doing something, unhealthy eating habits, and so on.
When we have so much load placed on our bodies in this way, it’s like a filter that has been clogged and can’t allow for anything else to pass through. This prevents your body from absorbing anything else that might be good for it. Over time the build-up leads to confliction, which leads to inflammation, and then combustion in some shape or form. The last thing I want to see for you is a crisis of combustion. It’s time to clean the filter!
Shifting your eating towards some cleaner options will start reversing the trend of filling the body with foods that will stress the body even more and start reducing the load placed on it. Drinking more water is another way. You can read about drinking more water on this blog post. These are a great way to start, yet there are some important questions that we want to start asking ourselves that will get us more in tune with the load we are carrying within our bodies.
What am I making a priority in my day? What’s important to me today? Is this activity getting me closer to where I want to be? What is making me feel bad right now? What’s something I can do for myself that will have me feeling good? These are just some of the questions that will get you started on a path toward taking a load off.
It’s essential for us to start the process of discovery because as soon as we do, the mind will come up with all the old ways we did things. It will want to go back to what was familiar in the way we processed experiences. The mind loves what’s familiar. It will fight like crazy against anything new. The body is wise, it knows what’s troubling it and what it needs instead. However, it’s imperative for us to clean our filters and move toward receiving the fruit of life. The question becomes can we tune in to the body and give it what it needs? This isn’t the time to blame the body. Allow it to be and do your best to provide what the body needs.
Meditation, yoga, and talk therapy, are just three ways that you can tune in to the load your body is carrying - I highly encourage you to choose one and see where it takes you.
What do I do now?
In my health coaching practice, I help my clients discover precisely how their bodies are getting bogged down.
If you feel confused about what is going on with your body and need help discovering how you can transform your health, click here now to schedule a time to talk to me.
Peace + Love,
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