Saturday, September 05, 2009

Back to Basics

It is funny how life can be exactly the same, and yet one minute it looks wonderful, and the next, due to some internal change, it looks much less appealing. I have learned over the years what clouds my vision, when I should make choices, and when I should wait. For example, I've learned to only make choices when I am balanced, rested, and fed! if I am hormonal, hungry, or tired, i wait. When I choose to do life affirming things - things that are healthy and good for my mind, body, and soul, i am able to give so much more and to look at life so much more clearly.

Last week after exercising, I felt more intensely focused than I have in ages! The sky looked brighter, the trees greener, and everything seemed to be in High Definition! I know in these moments that its prime time for manifesting, so I took some time to clarify my intentions for the day. I proceeded to have one of the most productive days I've had in ages. I had so much energy it just kept coming. I even got done with some tasks I'd put off for months. In making healthy choices, we give ourselves permission to be the best we can be. I didn't indulge in negative thoughts that day. I caught myself groaning about a mundane task and stopped myself immediately. I personally didn't feel like doing it, but in my heart I wanted it done!

I used to agonize over choices, wondering what would "make" me happiest. And yet the angels always told me to "go back to basics." That was never too exciting - we humans can have addictive tendencies at times. We want a high, rather than putting ourselves to task and doing what we know makes us feel good. And so every time I'd be looking for something to make me happy, the angels would get very clear with me - eat right, go to bed on time, exercise, and do something to fill your spirit. Now that doesn't sound like high and mighty advice, but it is truly the best advice and it works time and time again. We KNOW how to take care of ourselves. Its not glamorous, but its a wise choice. And all of the sudden all those other decisions seem trivial - if I am happy and feeling good inside of myself, I can choose to do anything and be happy.

So this week, try to make choices to go back to basics, and take care of the basic needs of your mind, body, and soul. You know what works for you, so just do it. And even if you don't think you have time, make some... you can't afford not to - you will be more energetic, productive, and best of all - happy!