There are action times and retreat times. There are times to speak up and times to keep your mouth shut. Right now is a perfect time to retreat and be quiet if your actions and words are not of love.
Has the world gone mad or is it just me? Sometimes I wonder, but what I do know is that emotions and opinions are very intense right now. That is why I have been giving myself permission to go into hiding, to be by myself, and to take care of me. When I am not balanced, I say and do things that are not in accordance with who I want to be and I regret those actions in retrospect. Now, is not a time for action for me, and in this week’s meditation, as we balance the pelvis, I will guide you through reflecting and not regretting your actions.
You may find that the slightest comment said to you can upset you greatly and vise versa. As the say goes, “If you do not have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.” I have found myself waiting to speak several times in the last couple of weeks. I am giving myself the opportunity to think before I speak. My children frequently sing the Daniel Tiger song, “If you’re feeling really mad like you want to roar, take a deep breath, and count to 4.” Good advice.
So, that is my advice to you as well. Think before you speak. How will the other person interpret what you are saying? How do you want your message to come across? Angry words are hardly ever met by a peaceful response, but you are better than that. The spirit inside of you wants peace. The spirit inside of you wants everyone to understand and respect each other. The spirit inside of you, God, wants to show love and be loved. So, if your actions and words are not of love, then you are not responding in accordance with what your soul wants. You are causing disharmony inside of yourself; and thus, you are hurting yourself. Why would you ever want to hurt yourself? If you are too overwhelmed with emotions, stop, and lay low. Listen to that beautiful inner voice guide you along to make the right decision. Respond rather than react to circumstances.
Honor your soul. Honor your purpose here on earth. What is the meaning of life? It’s simple. Your soul knows. Listen and act accordingly. Act for your benefit and the benefit of all humanity. Rest, retreat, and find balance.
Love yourself enough to give yourself time to rest.
Voyage to HEAL Weekly Task
Stretch: Pelvic rotation with wedges, folded hand towels, or gym shoes stuffed with socks. Lay on your back and place one wedge diagonal high on the crest of the left pelvis and the other one diagonal under your sit bone on the right side. Hold for a bit and then switch sides.
Exercise: Place your left foot above your right knee while still laying on your back with your legs out straight. Turn on your core. Slightly bend the right knee. Push your left foot and right thigh together lightly for 4 seconds. Repeat 5 times. This will help correct a pelvic forward pelvic rotation on the right side. Do not strain while doing this.
Habitual Correction: Stop slouching at the dinner table. I’ve been doing this a lot. Which does tell me that I am tired and need rest, but I should still try to sit up straight some of the time? If you are in an office chair, raise the seat height up so your hip angle is about 70 degrees. This will make it easier to sit up straight.
Perspective Enlightenment: I am allowed to rest, reflect, and lay low.
Thank you so very much for coming along this Voyage to HEAL. Please join me and several others and we focus on healing ourselves as a means to healing everyone. This week’s blog coincides with week 3 of the Voyage to HEAL: Balancing the Pelvis: I Let Go. Purchase week 3 by clicking here or the complete on-line Voyage to HEAL by clicking here.
Godspeed on your Voyage to HEAL