Nourishing thy self is an inside job. Then the manifestation is seen in the outer world.
If you have ever experienced the feelings of self criticism, judgement or resentment then this post might just be for you. Who has not gone through these feelings at one point or another? Is it our fault? Placing blame on ourselves or others doesn’t do much good rather the question to ask might be, how can I feel better, how can I change my route in life to a better one? Well, this question puts the power back into your own hands, this allows you to be the Creator and the Director of your life experience. This allows you to hold yourself accountable for what you choose to think, feel, say and do. This also holds you accountable for what you put on and into your body.
In order to experience self nourishment we start from the inside out. We clear away the debris, we might sit in meditation, we might embark on a body cleanse, we might start reading a great book about Self Love and Acceptance. Whatever it is we must take responsibility for the way we treat ourselves. As we begin to trust ourselves with self love and respect we begin to experience more trust in all its forms. First, we must trust ourselves knowing we speak highly and think highly of our actions, our body, our thoughts. If we make a mistake or do something that we are not happy with we can make adjustments and move forward. To nourish ourselves with nutrient rich foods, to move our bodies and stretch them in ways that make our minds flexible and spines timeless, and to clean up our environment and make our living space harmonious and joyous are all profound ways to shift our lives into Self Respect & Nourishment.
When we nourish ourselves with food that we know deep down are healing and restorative to our body we are practicing a form of self love and respect. We are giving ourselves nutrient rich food so we can become more powerful, more radiant, more dynamic and more of our true identity. I have mentioned in past posts how incredible it is too forage and eat wild edibles because I feel it brings back a strength to the body that commercially foods just do not possess. Wild foods must live and thrive in conditions that are always fluctuating and changing. They become stronger, wiser and more confident for it. This is self nourishment.
To me a form of Self Sabotage would be eating things that I know are not nourishing and good for me, self sabotage looks like judging myself for a past mistake or criticizing myself for not being good enough. All of these things to me are forms of self sabotage. We are influenced by programming from advertising and media on a daily basis. I feel we can powerfully live in our environment and protect ourselves from these acts. It does take courage and it certainly does take commitment. And as Yogi Ji says, “Keep up and You Will be Kept Up.” So, with that said, what can we do to protect ourselves from sabotage? We can practice Yoga and Mantra, we can Meditate, we can learn to eat with conscious awareness, we can speak from our heart instead of our head. All of these things help us to keep up with the changing times. The Aquarian Age is here, the Age of the Soul. So we must keep up if we want to experience all the joy and fulfillment that comes with this Age.
When we make the decision to look at ourselves in the mirror and remind ourselves of our great beauty, our magical wonder, our authentic spirit we attract more people into our lives that appreciate us for who we really are. We magnetize those that we are most in alignment with and so the flow goes….. This is Self Nourishment.
When we choose to clean up our environment , clean up the clutter, care for our belongings we are living in a state of Self Nourishment.
Choosing to nourish ourselves is the single most important thing we can do for ourselves and for the world. We can begin to see the power these acts have on our life as we change our thoughts we change our world. Look at the word WORLD, it has WORD in it. We are influenced by the word we choose to speak. Let us start listening to our chosen words.
As Yogi Ji says: “Communication is very misunderstood by all human beings. When you are angry. When you are emotional. When you are hurt, When you are insecure or When you are into an Ego Trip that’s when you feel you must talk. And that is why you mess up.” Let us Speak with encouragement, upliftment and positivity. ~ From The Flow of Eternal Power.
**And as a Special Side Note here are the The Five Sutras of the Aquarian Age as Taught By Yogi Bhajan
1. Recognize that the other person is you.
2. There is a way through every block.
3. When the time is on you, start, and the pressure will be off.
4. Understand through compassion or you will misunderstand the times.
5. Vibrate the cosmos, and the cosmos shall clear the path.