Well, it’s Wednesday morning and I’ve been up since 2am. Ugh.
But it’s for a good reason. If you’ve been reading these posts for a while, you know that I’m dealing with a pelvic floor injury that has sidelined me from my normal routine of doing Crossfit every morning.
Well, my big news is that I get to go back to working out now! Gently and slowly, but I’m all over it!
So, I’ve been up since 2am thinking about what I wanted to do, and I’m going to give Bikram yoga a try. I used to do a lot of Vinyasa yoga, so I’m interested to see where this takes me.
While laying awake in the middle of the night last night, I signed up for my first Bikram class today. I can’t wait! I have a feeling it will be a wonderful addition to helping me manage my energy – and I’ll tell you all about it tomorrow!
And speaking of managing energy (ha ha ha – nice segue right?), let’s talk about today’s Wicked Cool Tool Wednesday… uh.. tool.
Yep! It’s actually a way to manage your emotions, your anxiety, your peace, and calm.
When I teach classes – pretty much any kind of class, whether it’s about animals, opening intuition, moving through stuck energy, or anything else, I almost always mention food.
Because, other than breathing, it’s one of the most accessible, easy tools – if you know how to use it.
Certain foods promote certain feelings and certain energies. You’re probably already aware of this because when you drink caffeine you feel up, happy (at least when I do) but also zingy. When you eat an apple you can feel bright. When you drink soda, it can make you feel low.
Basically, food has the incredible ability to shift our energy almost immediately! Unfortunately, many people use food as a way to ignore something out their energy, rather than shift their energy.
Here’s an example from my life:
When I was about nine years old, my parents got divorced. For me, a super-sensitive girl who could feel anything and everything around her, my energy went way out of whack.
Each day, when I would come home from school, I would grab the bread (4 pieces no less) and stick it in the toaster. When it was done, I’d smother butter and cinnamon and sugar on top and wolf it down.
Why was I doing this? Well, it was because the bread and the sugar would work beautifully in my body to disconnect me from my emotions.
I was using the bread and sugar as a way to pop myself out of my body, thereby desensitizing me from everything that I was feeling.
To me, at nine years old, this seemed like the perfect answer to my overload.
Nowadays, I know that when I’m craving certain foods, it’s really an indicator that I need to eat something positive for my body. Something that doesn’t pop me out or desensitize me.
Here’s a quick list of what pops me out of my body (and this is my personal list and it may vary for you – although, a lot of this is universal for everyone!)
Starbucks Green Tea Matcha (so sad…)
A word about french fries – really about potatoes. Oh wow! These are the “perfect” food to disconnect you from yourself. It’s no wonder they are so popular!
Now, let me be clear – disconnecting yourself from yourself is not healthy. For some of us though, because of our situation, it may be the only option. Temporarily.
As you become conscious, as you start listening to your body, as you start realizing there is more to life than living in survival mode, you start to realize there are better ways.
Now, when I teach my classes, I explain how, not only are there foods that pop you OUT of your body, but there are also foods that bring you fully and beautifully IN to your body. Foods like:
Hand-picking your vegetables
Choosing foods that create balance and bring you IN to your body not only helps you manage your energy -there’s another secret here, too: it also helps you tap much more easily into your psychic abilities.
So yes, eating greens can make you psychic! (Well, kind of anyway!)
When I’m eating well, or when a student starts eating well, they almost always mention how much easier the information comes in to them. What a bonus, right?
I’d love to know what YOUR clarity foods are and what foods you’ve used to disconnect yourself in the past. It’s different for everyone – but sharing your foods may help someone else! Please share here.
Love and Light,