I claim who I am, the essence of my Self, established in and by Love. My Self shines with the strength, beauty, and power of its essence, Love. As I open to my Self, accept my Self, and Love my Self, the Life of Unity infuses all my activity and transforms my consciousness. Life as my Self renews my Joy and restores my trust in Life itself.
My body felt like it was weighted down by lead this morning as I did my (new!) morning workout. Today was cardio, with a lot of jumping, and I could barely move, barely (as in not even) get off the ground.
I know this feeling. I know the feeling physically, as well as its emotional parallel, which has been termed by some as “stuckness” or rigid, immobilized, numb, or stagnant.
Are these physical and emotional feelings related? I had a teacher who used to say, “The physical heals the mental and emotional; the mental heals the emotional and the physical; the emotional heals the mental and the physical”, with the final implication being that together, these bring us into greater Unity with Spirit.
As my body felt like lead this morning, I thought about stopping the workout. Why work out when I can barely move? Why not wait until I feel better? But no; that’s not how it works. Keep moving. I say it here a lot, regarding the mental-emotional side: every drop matters. Show up. Do the work. Keep pushing “play”.
Once I decided to keep moving, I knew it was the right decision, even though I was barely jumping along to the workout video. This is only the second time I have done this particular workout, so my body is still getting used to it, to its rigor and energy.
Every time someone does something, it becomes more familiar, and then becomes easier the next time. I didn’t stop the work out so that next week, when I do this work out, I will do it better. The next time after that…will be even easier. [Keep in mind that when things get too easy, you are no longer learning… keep progressing! Make sure to challenge yourself in small ways.]
With this experience, I have a tangible example of how the physical heals the emotional: I know now, in a new way, that I don’t have to be so hard on myself here, as I work through these Journeys, becoming better. I am moving…I keep moving; that matters. For every day I feel leaden (physically, mentally, or emotionally), I know I am still moving, which means my mind-body-emotions are learning something that will make it easier/better for next time (whatever next time entails).
Ultimately, I am working toward living Life as my Self, fully. This is what I am learning, slowly, as I keep moving myself mentally, emotionally, physically through this Life that is Mine like no others’.