With the incoming of the new year I definitely felt a surge of momentum. My dreams have been full of giant waves, rushing rivers, enormous, monstrous faucets pouring water into rivers- energy is moving. I consider to be a person that has a certain amount of heightened awareness and with that awareness comes a focus on a certain set of responsibilities, not only to myself, but to the world around me.
Contrary to popular civilized belief, I do not believe that there are very many things that can be known with any certainty. If anything, all that the scientific method has proven is that something can be considered true only until it is disproven- and things are disproven A LOT.
Two things that I do consider to be truths are that I am a human being and I am a spiritual being. I have opened Pandora’s Box trying to find out what those two truths mean, and I have come nowhere close to putting that puzzle together, but I have learned that as a human and a spirit, there is a certain way in which I want to frame my existence or incarnation in the time that I am given.
There are many things that I will be working on during the coming year. These are aspects of myself that have been a work in progress for most of my life, and now, on the cusp of my Saturn Return, I feel that I can no longer use the distractions that so many people fill their lives with as an excuse for not living the best life possible.
It is true what they say “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” From now on I want to live every day that way. Every day is fresh and full of opportunities. I am very well aware of all the negativity and dispair and violence and mental illness and suffering in the world. I am been so very blessed to have been born into a life where these experiences have been minimal for myself and my family. It is because of these blessings that I choose not to dwell on the negativity of the world. I do not feel that it is my place to do so, and I do not wish to add my flame to that fire.
Everyday I find myself marveling at both the micro and macrocosms in which we exist. It makes sense to me that the state each individual microcosm (each human being) obviously effects that state of the macrocosm (the earth and its inhabitants). Therefore, I believe that it is our responsibility as microcosms to take care of ourselves first and foremost- and not to worry so much about what EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING. (This is a concept that I work on with my 3-year-old all. the. time.)
I think taking a holistic approach to personal health and hygene is a perfect way to start tending your own little microcosm. I believe that the health of the body can very much so effect that health of the mind. I think as we learn to care for our bodies instead of trying to drug them or ignore them the more spiritual we will become. If you aren’t filling your body, your pantry and your home with chemicals and preservatives you are automatically operating on a clearer and cleaner wavelength and you open yourself up to a lot more positive experiences. The media reminds us constantly that people are eating too much “pretend, manufactured food,” not exercising enough, not looking after their health- they are overweight, depressed, etc- and we can see this by the state of the macrocosm. My advice- turn off the TV- and just worry about yourself for the time being.
This advice is not meant to sound selfish- it’s just step 1. More to come on the subject of Holistic Health in future posts, believe me, I can discuss it ad nauseum.