On Thursday evening, I came home from work and kids activities feeling nauseous and barely able to lift my head for fear of throwing up. I thought it was food poisoning. I thought i would be back on my feet in 12 hours. But– i had no ‘ejections’ of any kind. Hmmm.
Friday- I stayed home and after I got the family off to school and work, I fell back into a deep sleep for nearly 5 hours.
My body was craving rest.
It’s been a hectic few months– between fundraisers I have to attend, kids activities, work, business, family, it’s been nonstop.
My 45 year old body needs attention too. Running, spinning, boot camp, yoga, dance. (More on the dance later.)
Nutrition and hydration are always top of mind.
I’ve been sleeping ‘fairly’ early — averaging about 6hrs 45min a night. Ok so that’s on the low side. I do make up for it by sleeping nearly 9 hours on Saturday/Sunday. Not ideal I know. Our bodies are creatures of habit and consistent good sleep is way better than inconsistent good sleep.
So– what was this knock-me-off-my-feet episode all about?
You see, when something like this happens to me, it’s always an opportunity to go deep and see why.
It’s never the thing you think it is.
It wasn’t food poisoning.
Or even the 24 hour stomach bug that it turned out to be, complete with fever and achy body.
It’s something more.
It’s a message to me.
From my Inner Guidance System.
It’s a message to slow down.
Not just the outer body shell that executes all the instructions of the mind.
Slow down the mind.
I have meditated off and on for over 15 years now.
But lately, the meditations were few and far between.
The only time I was truly meditating was during the twice a week 5am walk.
And while moving meditations are powerful.
Your conscious mind is still activated and keeping you safe from the 21st century versions of saber tooth tigers and wooly mammoths. That is; fight or flight is still activated.
It is only when sitting in what your conscious mind can consider to be a completely safe environment that it can even remotely attempt to quiet down, and allow your subconscious mind to be accessed.
So today- after I sent my family off to their various activities.
I primed my body with a powerful breathing technique by Dr. Joe Dispenza and then I meditated.
And through my meditation this is what I received:
Be A Magnet
Keep your vibration high
Keep your vision clear
Keep your intention focused
Keep your body nourished
And your soul satisfied
with the love you share
the company you keep
the gratitude you emanate
Be a magnet for the best and limitless possibilities of all time.
I came out of meditation with this profound sense of gratitude and love. I didn’t realize it but tears were streaming down my face. I had envisioned a wonderful world and it felt so real.
So much love.
Isn’t this what John Lennon said when he asked us to Imagine?
Be A Magnet for all that is wonderful and good in the world.
Take a stand for love.
Love is truly magical.