I have this huge sense of relief because I finally made a decision that has been weighing heavy on my heart. I didn’t realize how much pressure and stress it really was putting on me until the decision was finally made.
Many of us have no idea how much stress we are carrying until the stressor is over, but by then, the damage is done. Your body, mind, and spirit have paid the price of constantly being on guard in protective mode to keep you safe. When the stressor ends, you are exhausted, depleted, and often sick or in pain. How many of you teachers out there get sick at Christmas, Easter, and the start of summer break? Then you know what I mean.
Though I am exhausted from a very long year full of so many transitions, emotions, and sacrifices, I feel so much at peace now. I have survived and I am safe. I also hold so much gratitude for everything that happened last year. So many blessings showed themselves and most importantly, I was gifted a tremendous amount of time with the little people I love. I learned so much more about myself and them. We created a bond that I truly believe will last forever. Challenges connect people if you learn to turn towards them and not away. We are a team, put here to work together, help, and support each other when times are good and tough.
Despite the fatigue, and yes I have gotten sick from overdoing it, I wouldn’t have had it any other way except for one thing. If I ever go through this again, I will write “Be grateful. This is a blessing” in every place I can see it.
Whatever you are going through right now, whether it is the beginning, middle, or end, find something to be grateful for in what you are experiencing. You’ll be amazed how much easier it will be to cope when you live in the positive and full of grace.
There would be no darkness if there were no light.
Even in the darkest of moments, there is light. ~ Your Inner Guide
Weekly Voyage to HEAL Tasks
Stretch: We are going to do a dynamic stretch of the yoga pose cat and cow moving the stagnant energy of doom out and breathing in thank you. On hands and knees or seated in a chair, round your back and neck and then extend your back and neck. Breath in as extend your back and say thank and exhale as you round your back saying you. If either one of these positions feels really good, stay there repeating thank you as you breathe. Complete this for at least 2 minutes moving at your own pace.
Exercise: Raise those arms high up to the heavens and sway them side to side to the song below or at least as long as you are able to. Keep that pelvic floor and core engaged.
Habitual Change: Have you gotten your eyes checked lately. Poor eyesight can lead to headaches, neck pain, and be a safety risk. See the world clearly. Go get your eyes checked. My friend had a sign in the optometrist office she worked in that said, “No one ever got hurt looking on the bright side”.
Perspective Enlightenment: I say thank you for events that have left me with so much pain. Thank you for this will make me a better person. Life will not bring me down, but rather lift me up with each passing moment.
Journal Option: List out your stressors. How can you ease these burdens and see them as blessings? How are they blessings?
This week’s post directly corresponds with week 10: Thank you. I recommend you listen to this meditation as you hold these stretches. 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