This week in The Gifts of Imperfection course that I am leading, we have been focusing on authenticity and discussing how to show up as our true selves, acting in alignment with our values and who we are at the core of our being. One of my recommendations was to eat an earlier, lighter dinner. So what in the world do these two things have to do with each other?
Well, let’s begin with the universe… everything is energy and energy moves from a subtle state to a gross state. Meaning that when something is created in our reality, it started off as an inspiration, then a thought, then we began to talk about it and give it a voice. From there, we move it through our hearts and and hands and we create the reality to bring the idea to life where we can see the results in the gross state.
In healing our bodies, healing moves in the opposite direction because we are living in a body. When we want to make deep shifts on subtle levels of ourselves, the easiest route is to start with the part that we can see and feel. So, when we can get our daily habits in alignment with health, we create the strength in our physical container to support the changes we want to make in our minds, emotions, and deeply held beliefs. In other words, supporting our physical health creates the resilience to move through more difficult inner (subtle) changes.
So, back to earlier lighter dinner and authenticity. If we can begin to shift our dinner to increase the efficiency of digesting our food, this also increases our ability to digest our emotions, thoughts, experiences and lives. Our bodies do not have to work as hard when we are honoring how they were made to function and we free up energy to be used in other ways.
Aligning our daily habits with our body’s nature helps us to shift patterns in our thoughts, emotions, and beliefs with more ease. We have created space within to clearly see what we are experiencing, recognize patterns that we may be stuck in, and make choices to move forward in a way that represents who we truly are and want to be rather than who we think we are “supposed” to be.
If we are attempting to make deep inner changes while our body rhythms are out of whack, we are making things much harder than they need to be and we are setting ourselves up to revert to unhelpful patterns when things become difficult along the way.
If we can lean into the rhythm of our bodies, we can find more rhythm in our minds and emotions. And this will enable us to show up from a place of authenticity and feeling good in ourselves.
So, this week, see if you can lean into eating a bigger, better lunch when the digestive system is the strongest it will be in a 24 hour period and try soup or a veggie-heavy dinner, finishing by 7pm. See how you feel in your body and in how you show up in the world. Reach out if you want to know more about daily habits as I lead an online course addressing this.
I will be practicing right along with you.
Chat again soon,