It’s been far too long since I wrote here, and I regret that fact. Summer’s almost gone! But I haven’t forgotten about you! It’s just that, in addition to my regular shamanic healing and reading offerings, I’ve been extra busy studying for a certificate in integrative nutrition health coaching. Like many of us, any personal challenges this year are playing out amidst a backdrop of governmental, national, nature, and global violence crisis which seem relentlessly emotionally triggering, and downright hard to digest. At times, it’s brought some people (including me!) to the brink of despair and coping ability. Our first chakra safety issues have been rocked to the core. We’ve needed to dig deep into our resources for faith, hope, connection, safety, beauty, and love.
Since last November, when I began this fantastic, year-long training program in Integrative Nutrition, I’ve needed lots of focus, not only on my studies, but on scrutinizing just about every area of my life. The content of what I’m learning is all about the primary things that nourish us…and food is actually secondary nourishment. The fundamental things that most nourish us include relationships, physical activity, spirituality, and career.
When that primary sphere of nourishment is out of balance and lacking, the body’s physical health is challenged. How can you digest well when the stress of living seems so high? How can your body perform optimally when it’s not wholly nourished? As a coach, my job is to support growth on all levels — and balance, inner peace, and fulfillment in all these lifestyle areas, including nutrition.
It doesn’t matter where you start to re-nourish in this paradigm, for all roads lead to healing of body, mind, and spirit…and that is the crux of holistic healing. My own path has had a major focus on spirituality, but my Divine has led me to double-down with a laser-focus on issues of the body – because without the body, there is no vehicle for spiritual growth. In these times when life seems so out of control, having dominion over what is actually most fundamental to our earthly existence (our body), is absolutely crucial! Our precious body, which gives physical life to our eternal spirit, is under our loving dominion. Are you loving with your body? With responsibility for this body, there is choice. And it is in our lifestyle choices that we truly honor our authentic, sacred self.
Since young adulthood, I’ve personally struggled with persistent, mysterious digestive issues and food sensitivities. In the past, western medicine hasn’t had good answers for what has troubled me. The study of nutrition and physical health, however, has been an evolving science. Now, many new findings are coming to light, particularly in the arena of digestion and nutrition. I’m having amazing success with some of my own health difficulties, and I’m eager to share my experience, strength, and hope with you!
Even with the highest spiritual consciousness, optimum health is challenged immensely by many external factors: the changing environment, the stressful overload of information today, the unavailability of healthy, unprocessed food, a surplus of additives, toxins, random viruses, and, to a small degree, our genetics. We’re up against a lot of challenges, but knowledge is power. What we don’t know, or choose not to deal with, will surely affect the quality and quantity of our lifespan. For me, the quality of a life is the most crucial part of all. I want to live as healthy, pain-free, and non-medicated a life as possible…how about you?
Given all these external factors, what a “pre-loaded” work of art these beautiful bodies of ours are! In these times, perhaps more than ever, our bodies and lifestyles require radical self-care and consciousness to thrive. This takes courage, education, perseverance, and, I truly believe, lots of accountability and emotional support. To change diet and lifestyle in transformational ways that yield lasting results, is no small feat. It requires a change in consciousness and a powerful commitment to persevere.
As a consciousness warrior, I’ve been working for many years in the trenches with Spirit on behalf of the collective good, and I hope to go out that way when this lifetime ends – always a warrior. As you know, these are extraordinarily challenging times, these awakening times, and it takes guts to be alive now. The dark energies within and without are not going down without resistance to all the fantastic Light. It is becoming more and more apparent that we need greater physical health, too, to hold this precious, higher vibration of awakening. We need optimum nutrition, sleep, and exercise for this new, empowered wiring of our nervous systems and organs.
So, expect to hear a lot more about my new endeavors in the weeks to come. In the meantime, I’d like to offer you a gift to celebrate what I’m calling my new “You Have Guts” holistic health coaching program:
Would you like to have a completely free, no-strings-attached, one-hour health consultation by phone? I’d love to support your own love for your body and your life! We will discuss your health goals, and you might receive some new insights and inspiration! Just drop me an email if you’re interested – firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 773-791-8425.