When it comes to self care, motivation matters. Motivation is in the heart and mind, that internal landscape has as much (if not more) effect on your overall health as your behavior. This is why meditation and cultivation of love and respect for yourself has a drastic effect on your overall well being as well as measurable physiological benefits.
Take exercise, for example. What drives you to exercise?
For example, you want to exercise for health, but currently use exercise as a way to punish yourself for eating what you want. What does a person who exercises for health do (action) that is different from a person who exercises for punishment?
This part of the evolutionary process must be personal, because only you can know what your true motivation is.
These new behaviors lay the groundwork for new thoughts, elevated and evolved mindsets. You must learn to think differently about exercise in order to sustain and evolve the new behavior. Your mind will follow your behavior and you help it get there by learning to cultivate and tend your internal landscape; orienting yourself towards your highest self and purpose.
This combination of regular, practical practice and internal, conscious control leads to the emergence of new feelings and emotions that flow from our natural state of harmony and peace. The new thought and behavior patterns that are created from acting as if we are the person that we are becoming and thinking like the person we are becoming shift our attitudes and feelings into our new way of being.
I created the Chakra Journey, as a way to offer this path of spiritual evolution in a group setting. If you would prefer work individually, empowered realignment provide this same guidance and hands on bodywork to manually adjust the energy of your body towards your natural state of harmony and peace.
As we approach the longest night and move into the depths of winter, I am inviting you to be gentle and kind with yourself. Allow yourself to rest into the certainty that you are a unique expression of pure consciousness and infinite potential.
May the light within you illuminate to your consciousness your divine nature.
You are what your deep, driving desire is.
As your desire, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed.
As your deed is, so is your destiny.
- Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
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