Let’s Talk About Rhythms…
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Everything Has Its Time
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
- Take a Sabbath rest. Set aside one day to celebrate, worship and connect with those that you love. No work. No money. No shopping. No tasks and definitely no lists of to-do’s. Can’t even put time or effort into all that might have been weighing you down. Put it aside. It can wait a day. Doing this is a trust in something greater than yourself. It is the rhythm of release.
- Before going to bed, do the Stress Breaker breathwork and the Qi Balancer release after some slow gentle stretching. Don’t fall in the bed thinking that the act of being in bed will release tension out of your body. Consciously release the tension in your body. Say a prayer of release to free your spirit and then… sink into your bed. This is the rhythm of deep rest.
- Snuggle. We need each other. Period. Not all of us have someone in our lives to snuggle with. If you do, no excuses. Make it happen. If you don’t, get a massage or get some bodywork. Treat yourself to therapeutic touch. Hug more and hold on a little longer. This is the rhythm of melting.
- Don’t get upset about things. Choose gratitude over anxiety. Your spirit is just like your nervous system, it cannot handle more than one input at a time. There is no way that you can be grateful and anxious at the same time. Your nerves cannot feel pain and vibration at the same time- they have to choose which one is going to be the more dominant signal and release the other signal. This is why I use vibration so much with clients who have extreme nerve or muscular pain. Choosing to stay calm and press through while being thankful and noticing the miracles all around you brings so much peace of mind. This is the rhythm of gratitude.
What rhythms have you learned that keep your mind, soul, body & spirit in a balanced flow? Would love to get your insights on this.