DAY 293: Freedom

 

freedomAre you intrigued by the dancing skeleton?

It looks quite free in its dance, doesn’t it?

What I have come to know is that freedom in your body will not come by exercising alone.

Building strength, increasing your flexibility and stamina are only one part of what your body needs in order to be free, move with ease, heal, stay healthy and feel alive and vibrant.

The freedom and health of your body depend on many things.

What you eat and drink, as well as how much good quality sleep you get contribute to how you feel in your body as well.

But this is still not enough for your overall freedom in the physical body.

The way you FEEL is crucial!

Your emotional health, the way you think of yourself, the way you treat yourself weigh a lot more in the balance of health than you might realize.

I met many very fit people, who took great care of what they eat and how much they exercise and yet, they were bound in their bodies by tightness, restriction, constriction and discomfort.

Your inner balance and peace are paramount for the freedom you experience in your body.

So start by looking inside and finding out what is it that you need to do in order to heal on the emotional level first.

By doing so, you will allow your body to heal and experience freedom and joy.

Love,

Rucsandra

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365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 218: Are You Feeling Pain Or Are You Suffering?

suffering

Suffering and pain are very different things.

The physical body is fully equipped to heal and release pain. I have witnessed this process in my clients countless times throughout the years. Even when the actual pain sensation is acute, sharp and intense, it can dissipate quite quickly; that is, if the body is allowed to do what it knows.

Now, falling down a ladder and breaking a few ribs will be painful, of course.

What I am talking about is the fact that in the absence of fear and panic, the physical sensation of pain diminishes considerably.

Suffering is something different altogether. Suffering is the hidden culprit behind chronic pain; it is the vicious circle that must be broken so that the body can heal.

Pain is not the same as suffering. Left to itself, the body discharges pain spontaneously, letting go of it the moment that the underlying cause is healed. Suffering is pain that we hold on to. It comes from the mind’s mysterious instinct to believe that pain is good, or that it cannot be escaped, or that the person deserves it.” ― Deepak Chopra, The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life

Is your body in pain?

Ask yourself if deep inside, you are suffering.

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 217: Mens Sana In Corpore Sano

body and mind

The cells in your body react to everything your mind says. Negative thinking and attitudes create chronic stress that upsets the body’s hormonal balance. Negativity is known to bring down the immune system.

Negative thinking is more destructive than you think. It can ruin your brain, body and overall health on the long term.

Traditional Chinese Medicine associates emotional conflicts/negativity to specific organ functions:

  • The heart can be affected by excess excitement
  • The kidneys can be affected by fear or shock
  • The lungs can be affected by sadness or suppressed grief
  • The spleen and pancreas can be affected by worry or pensiveness
  • The liver can be affected by anger or frustration

Ancient Greek Medicine considered the mind and the body as being strongly interconnected.  The ancient Greeks ideal of health was holistic and is expressed in the maxim, “Mens sana in corpore sano”, which means “A sound mind in a healthy body”.

Native American Medicine promotes mental, physical and spiritual well-being. Traditional healing includes a wide range of activities to improve well-being and restore the balance of a person’s mind, body and spirit, which is necessary for healing. They also say that diseases are more likely to invade the body of a person who is imbalanced, has negative thinking, or lives an unhealthy lifestyle.

Change your mind. Change your body.

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 216: Creating Your Body

cells

The body you have right now is not the body you had one year ago.

You reinvent your body every year:

  • New stomach liming cells every 5 days
  • All new red blood cells every 4 months
  • A completely new skeleton every 10 years
  • New lungs in a year

So why is it that if you suffer, let’s say, from chronic pain, you do not get to feel better month after month after month, as your body keeps replacing old cells with new ones.

The problem is that even though your physical body has an extraordinary capacity for renewal, you reinvent it the same way over and over again, through your thinking, emotional health and beliefs.

Your body retains the same patterns; it has the same illnesses; it has the same problems.

The condition that is creating discomfort or pain:

  • Is recreated over and over again
  • Remains the same month after month, year after year
  • Is now a powerful belief
  • Controls you

Dr.  Andrew Weil, author of  ’’SPONTANEOUS HEALING: How To Discover And Enhance Your Body’s Natural Ability To Maintain And Heal Itself.’’

“People can get better. More than that, they can get better from all sorts of conditions of disease, even very severe ones of long duration.”

What is required in order to heal?

What do the people who get better tap into in order to change their condition?

More on this tomorrow.

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 199: Connect To Your Life Force

Breathing is a subject you will find to be very controversial. There are many different types of breathing that people teach and write about: deep versus shallow; yoga style versus Pilates style; rib cage breathing versus abdominal breathing; etc.

But here’s a different perspective: breathing to take in the fullness of your experience and the richness of life itself.

Do you breathe in such a way that connects you to your very Life Force or do you breathe just to exist?

How would it feel if you took in a breath right now, a breath so perfect and complete that brought you the awareness of your greatness and uniqueness?

Love,

Rucsandra

 

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 198: There Is Always A Way!

Today’s message is an invitation to ponder on the idea that even though you might not yet see the solution to a problem, the answer is always there. It does not matter if your challenge you are facing right now is with your health, your finances, your career or your relationships. There is a solution to your problem, even if you cannot see it in this moment.

There is always a way!

Love,

Rucsandra

 

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 197: The 3 Universal Laws Of Healing

Healing does not happen in the past.

Healing does not happen in the future.

Healing happens in this very moment.

Love,

Rucsandra