With all the stress experienced by the average American, it’s easy to put everything together to form one big stress-ball (tee hee). I’m guilty of that myself, but at least I have the awareness and the tools to cope with multiple challenges. In my early thirties, I heard a radio station offer free gym memberships to the first ten callers. I thought it was my good fortune that allowed me to win one of those gifts. It soon became clear this was a marketing ploy open to anyone, but by the time the reality sank in I was a gym member.
I have been going to the gym since, making it a priority. Regardless of being tired or thinking I lack the time, I go the gym. Besides the routine, I walk the neighborhood and play disc golf. The benefit is not only better health, better sleep, and a regulated hormonal system, but the mental decompression that occurs with movement and focus on the physical body. I work things out.
My mind shifts from the problems to brilliant solutions. I ask questions, and spirit delivers the answer. The crown chakra opens to allow me to see the big picture. Some might refer to this description as moving meditation. Regardless of the label, I work things out in the gym to free myself from the constraints of too much going on at once. Let’s get a whisper:
Sedentary lifestyles can also cause human energy to collect in one part of the body unless there is a minimal focus on movement. Many people feel blocked with moving their body. With some, the issue is pain in the body that inhibits movement. Unhealthy soul attachments from childhood can form blocks around exercise, leading to avoidance of self care. Traumas of the past can create mental blocks around body movement. When a person feels stuck, it’s challenging to create any form of movement.
To feel freedom to move the body with enjoyment, intention, and purpose, examine any issue that inhibits the process. Monitoring thoughts can illuminate the issue, but some things are hidden. Blindspots can form with any karmic energy, creating resistance to change in lifestyle or separation from love. The most spiritual focus a person can have is to love their body. When one loves their body, they awaken to spiritual love. Anything that separates a person from loving themselves forms a karmic bond to negative patterns. The ego gets involved with the karma, giving voice to justification of any negative pattern.
The false narrative becomes part of the self-defeating self, and this way of being in the world finds misalignment with core vibrations. To build the virtue of self-care, one must move beyond limitations to create a new pattern or habit. Making time for movement is the first step toward a new healthy pattern. It doesn’t take much effort to find a new way of being in the world. One virtue builds on another to form a structure of light in the body aligned with core vibrations.
Loving one’s self leads to the fulfillment of life purpose as the soul experiences growth in this lifetime. Exercise is more than a physical experience, it is a soulful experience. Create a new habit to experience the greater ability to work things out.
Bring joy, ease suffering and create beauty, then dance like you mean it!
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – Jim Ryin
The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen. – unknown