Tuesday, January 18, 2011 • Mill Creek, WA 98012
As we are a couple of weeks into this new year, 2011, which has been said to be, and already feels like it will be, a year filled with transformation, I am reflecting on what this year is to bring. So many at this time have set goals or resolutions, many of which sadly will not come to completion. One of the most common resolutions is "I am going to loose weight". And to pursue this goal, most decide, I will go on a diet. As I say the word "Diet", I feel the word is even loaded with an energy that doesn't feel so optimistic or positive. Diet, right away, brings to mind things like: lack of, cutting back, depriving, what you can't have, feeling starved and punishment. It might sound dramatic, but words have such strong energy, there is no doubt. What if we were to say we were going on a "Live-it" instead?! Where Di-et feels like lack of, Live-it feels like abundance. Instead of thinking about what we can't have, can't do, how bad we feel, we flip it around? If I am going on a "Live-it" I am filling my self up with amazing, beautiful, live, real food. I am putting that living energy into my cells. I am moving my body in whatever ways feel great for me, whether it is Yoga, walking, running, any kind of movement. I am thinking about the things I want to bring into my life. I am honoring my spirit, not depriving it. In yoga, we don't so much set goals, but intentions. Same, same but different. We focus on the positive aspect of what we want, not what we don't want. In wanting to be at a weight that is healthy and great for you, meaning you feel good and can do the things that you wish to do, the intention might be to create great health, and to do the things that support this. We might say affirmations like: I am spending time with people that help me to feel positive, feel good, feel up, and alive and that support my healthy choices. I am making more and more time for ME in the activities that Nurture my spirit, and feed my soul so that I am filled up on the inside with those things that help to devolope me into the amazing person that I want to be, these are spaces that are sacred that should be filled up with what is sacred to you. Time is not replaceable, not one minute can we get back. We have a choice in what we do with our time, Today, and every day, I choose to Live-it!