Vibrant Living Newsletter |
Pure Energy Rx|
March, 2004, Portland, Oregon, USA
Recently I was given the book The Truth About Beauty; Transform your looks and your life from the inside out, written by Kat James. I am nearly half-way through the book and am most inspired by Ms. James writing on personal care and addressing our beauty concerns from a natural and holistic posture.
Why is it the things we know are the best for us, sometimes get slated off during the course of the day due to the idea that it is either too much bother or really not all that important. Does daily exercise really make a difference in how we approach our day and the effectiveness with which we handle stress? Just one example of the things crossed off the list when time becomes precious, or you are just too pooped to pile in the car and drive the 10 minutes to the yoga studio. The mind is a tricky thing; our thoughts can control the outcome of each day, just as easily as our actions. I have found it easier to not think the thought and go right into the action--avoiding all my clever reasoning, which is really not all that clever, but simply a habit.
Ah, the subject of habits, we all have them--good ones, bad ones--an automatic pilot thrown into motion during the course of the day that either supports our natural self-expression and vitality, or takes away from our sense of self worth and vibrancy. Ms. James writes about shedding, a process of true self-discovery that brings deeper issues to surface. More and more layers of outer sensory irritations, distractions and blinders are stripped away, deeper chemical and emotional issues that have been thriving and driving your most stubborn habits and vices can no longer become obstacles.
What I am reading is that the shedding cycle is greater than the sum of its parts. Each area of your life affects all the others. As you apply the principles of shedding to one area, you find it is only a matter of time before it migrates to others.
Within the last year, part of my shedding has been to move toward consuming more raw foods, as they are more nutritious and have the enzymes needed for digestion. We supplement our day with Transformation Enzyme Corporation enzymes using the BODY type evaluation, but the desire to eat closer to the light, whole and natural, began to emerge. As that took hold, other things have gradually shifted as well: less need for caffeine, more need for the stress-relieving benefits of yoga, less facial makeup (just isn't that important, and I like the way my skin looks naturally).
Making constructive change takes time. Do not be hard on yourself. One positive change will lead to the next, and it is the journey the spirit desires, not the end result. The result transforms over time--what was a desired result today can be different in a year from now. Visit Kat James' site at www.informedbeauty.com. Visit my blog for ongoing shedding and transformation reports, and enjoy the article on raw fooding with Paul Nison.
In vibrant health,
|PAST ISSUES & ARTICLES ON ALTERNATIVE HEALERS|
|HOME > OUR PRODUCTS > RESOURCE LINKS > TESTIMONIALS > DENTAL S.E.S. > CURRENT NEWSLETTER|