Are you like me and everything you do is above and beyond what you really need to do? It’s just in my nature. If you are going to do something you might as well do it right. It often baffles me when people cut corners and don’t do a job well or complete a job, which in my opinion is fully cleaning up after yourself. I find it very hard to be ok with what I consider being lazy.
Think of your doctor. Would you want a doctor who just does the basics or one that goes above and beyond to figure out what is going on with you? More and more today, thanks to the internet and the advancement of our intuitive sense, people are wanting answers, exploration, and solutions, not just cover-ups. We no longer just want to be on medicine for the rest of our life, we want to overcome whatever is ailing our body.
The solution to this medical dilemma is to listen to your intuition of what feels right and not. You must also be open to all possibilities and combine both traditional and complementary treatments. MRIs, X-rays, CT scans, and medicines all have their place.
Six weeks ago I sprained my foot. It hurt bad enough that I did get an x-ray that showed no broken bones; yet, 5 weeks later, I was still limping around. My foot was slowly getting better, but I questioned if I was doing all that I could to help it and if maybe I really did break a bone. I saw an orthopedic surgeon who said it was a Lisfranc sprain and gave me a firm shoe to wear to prevent plantar and dorsiflexion for 4 weeks. After 2 days, my foot hurt even worse and was throbbing in pain. I touched base with my PT friend who said this was not normal. That’s what my gut instinct was saying. So I listened and found a solid shoe insert and my foot was so much happier, but then my right knee started hurting from the difference in height. Once again, I had to figure out how to balance myself so I didn’t cause cumulative trauma on my right side from helping my left foot. I added an insert to my right shoe and now my body is happy and well supported.
If I had not seen the surgeon, not sought out a solid shoe insert, and not balanced my other foot, I would have been in a world of hurt. I went above and beyond to help myself. Someone else may have just stopped moving around, rested, and allowed time, rather than putting a support in their shoe, to help them heal. I may call that laziness because there is always so much to do, but that is what their intuition told them to do.
We must not emotionally project our standards on other people. Maybe our high expectations have stemmed from feelings of inadequacy projected upon us at an early age. Right or wrong, our place in this world is to love and support, not condemn and ridicule. You may go above and beyond in an active way, where someone else goes above and beyond in a sedentary way. Extremes are hardly ever beneficial. Find the middle ground, don’t project your opinions onto others, and listen to your intuition. When you do this, God, that intuitive voice inside of you, will never lead you astray.
Let your intuition guide you to go above and beyond in the direction that best fits you. ~ Your Inner Guide
Weekly Voyage to HEAL Tasks
Stretch: Since I am feeling the imbalance in my body, let’s pull out an old favorite stretch of mine, the pelvic up slip side-lying stretch. Lay on your side at a diagonal on your bed rolling your body slightly toward the center of the bed. This will help you to feel stable and not like you are rolling off of the bed. Let your top foot or leg hang over the bed and your top arm reach over your head. Feel the elongation in your bed. Repeat on the other side.
Exercise: Staying on your side, activate your core, and lift your hand to your foot and your foot to your hand 6-8x. Keep your body stable. You may need to place a towel under your ribcage or waist for support if you are too wobbly or lean against a wall or your headboard and slide your arm and leg up and down at the same time or individually.
Habitual Change: Make sure you are balanced if you are wearing a boot or a cast on one of your feet! This is so critical for body alignment.
Perspective Enlightenment: I trust my intuition to guide my direction to go above and beyond actively or in a sedentary way.
Journal Option: Do I tend to do too much or not enough? Do I finish projects or have lots of projects to finish? How is this benefiting me? What is best for me to do?
This week’s post directly corresponds with week 8: Arm Releases/ I am Enough. You can purchase this chapter or just the meditation in the store by clicking here. I highly suggest starting the entire Voyage to HEAL journey. Remember our connection. As you heal, so does everyone else around you. It’s true. I see it happen all the time. You can heal yourself, your family, your friends, and even the world. You are powerful. What you do will last for billions of years to come so get started on taking care of yourself and make this world an even better place. Click here to start your Voyage to HEAL.
Godspeed on your Voyage to HEAL