Be Balanced, Be Empowered, Be Free…
Work life balance. You might be thinking to yourself ‘where does Sarah get off writing about that?’ Ok fair enough. After all, I work a minimum of 50 hours a week, I am finishing a kinesiopratic course and I play cello with my husband in his band. The truth is this is the busiest I have EVER been in my life…but I have to say despite all of this; I have never been so balanced.
What’s the secret behind all of this? Lets rewind back a couple of years and I’ll tell you.
This journey all started for me about 5 years ago when I was barely coping with my corporate job (and that was ALL I was doing at the time). My body was rebelling against me; I had horrible digestive issues, excruciating neck pain, was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and for some reason my body wasn’t absorbing any iron. To sum it all up I felt stuck and completely blocked.
At the time I didn’t realize that was my body SCREAMING at me to listen to the signs. (Hey I wasn’t a Kinesiologist back then so how was I to know?)
So what was my body trying to tell me?
Digestion Issues: According to Evette Rose, author of Metaphysical Anatomy, digestion issues come about when, ‘your ability to feel empowered has been suppressed…you are critical of yourself and are unforgiving in your own mistakes.’
Under active Thyroid: According to Evette Rose, ‘is a fear of not being heard or misunderstood…not speaking or living your truth. Suppressing what needs to be said or done…a deep unconscious fear of being attacked if your intentions are misinterpreted.’
Neck Pain: Evette also speaks about how ‘you feel you do not have the ability to control your environment and everything will go wrong. You may feel helpless and disempowered by the surrounding drama or conflict in your life. You feel rigid and afraid of failure.’
Low Iron: Metaphysically iron is about strength and vitality and I was absorbing very little.
Yep -that sums up the ‘5 years ago me’ pretty damn well.
What was I not doing then that I am doing now? Well besides having REGULAR balances with my Kinesiologist, I started pursing what set my soul on fire! I started connecting to myself and figuring out who I am and what makes me tick. I stopped trying to be the person that everyone else wanted me to be (no wonder I had thyroid issues). I started living my truth. I found my creative outlet and discovered my love for Kinesiology. I gave myself something to get excited about everyday and something to look forward to.
So here is my challenge for you… I want you to think about the following: What is it that ignites that fire in your soul? What are you thinking about when you get that random, beaming smile on your face as you are walking down the street? What causes so much joy to simmer up in your being that it almost brings you to tears?
Once you figure out what that is, then unapologetically pursue it! And promise no matter what else is going on in your life, you will always have the sense of balance!
Stop suppressing what brings you joy and happiness because that is the magnetic force that draws you to your dreams.