Some Silliness and Nature Keeps the Doctor Away
Today, Dave and I made time for our hiking, which we enjoy doing (sometimes biking or beach strolls), even amidst a very busy schedule we each have. The photos throughout are from the lovely surroundings we were able to enjoy on our afternoon jaunt.
Not only is sunshine important to get the needed vitamins and joyous energy (of which I became recently aware I needed to up my dosages of – vitamin D – due to my not getting out on my travel vacations I used to do more often especially in winter and the amount of sun I used to be exposed to since I’ve been very focused on creating). But I always see and feel the difference when I DO make the conscious effort to balance out my days, as I am more invigorated and the work I channel goes faster and is infused with a refreshing perspective I gain from my inspired and nurtured time in nature balance.
Some Benefits of Vitamin D-3 which you can get from a good healthy dose of at least 20 minutes a day of direct exposure to sun or through supplementation:
- Affects Muscle Strength and Coordination
- Maintains Tissue Function
- Affects Energy Production
- Affects Immune Function
- Affects Gene Expression Vitamin D-3 affects Cell Development, Cell Growth and Cell Function
- Plays a role in Cell to Cell Communication
- Has been shown to be effective in Depression Therapies
- Has been shown to be effective in Autoimmune Disorder (MS) Therapies
- Has been shown to be effective in Therapeutic Cancer Programs
- Has been shown to be effective in Cancer Prevention Programs
- Has been shown to be effective in Lung Health Therapies
- Influences Nervous System Functions, central and peripheral, through its modulation of Neuronal Calcium
- Is involved in the creation of neurotransmitters. Vitamin D-3 possesses
anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to be effective in Rheumatoid Arthritis therapies.
The same goes for always having silliness in my life, which is a need for me. It truly makes life lighter when you can find the humor in everything and laugh at yourself. I can entertain myself all the time and grew up in a family that enjoys laughing and playing like kids, which is a blessing.
It’s extremely important to find balance in our moment to moment lives in order to experience the vitality of life. It is a time when we need to be ever more consciously present in each moment with how we are reacting to things and how we can shift perspective to a place of empowered responding.
I am one who is guilty of being an extremist in life, which in some ways went with the territory of being a healing artist – choosing to experience the full spectrum of life in order to bring the full vulnerable depth to the work I channel in every realm and to be able to truly understand with love and compassion what the highs and lows feel like so that I am able to relate energetically and bring that into my creations. In this way, also learning every day to master my personal processes so that I am able to know how to maneuver in any circumstance because of allowing myself the experience. Not sheltering myself from the storm, but walking in the middle of it and knowing that I can emerge renewed.
It isn’t always the easiest thing, but with practice, the process quickens. I know many do not understand parts of my life, but when I step outside of the ego place of my raw reactions, I am able to see the perfection of what I have chosen to create and all of the ingredients have been creating a master piece that will make sense one day, even if at the moment I can sometimes appear as the Fool.
And the Fool I do enjoy being. In my silliness and giggling, fun and play…I remain always the innocent faery child who sees the world through a rainbow kaleidoscope and enjoys seeing life from a light perspective and in communion with the animals, elements and the magickal world. It is this part that always keeps me sane, as when things get rough, it can be easy to get caught up in the crazy downward spiral, but I always know my inner child is my strength and she never stops believing despite anything anyone ever tries to strip away from her or cut her down with or tries to flush out of her.
It is no longer a luxury to forego the need to integrate balance and to find the calm amidst the chaos, as life speeds up and more things come into our experiences. Finding time to be with nature, to let yourself have fun, giggle, laugh, play, dance, run, roll in the grass, feel the sand in your toes, the wind in your hair, sit in silence amidst the awe-inspiring grandeur of our beautiful Earth, and even to stand out or on your own in the middle of a crowd, is all so vital. Letting go and letting yourself be without care of what others may think. Letting your uniqueness shine through in the creative way it wants to express itself and above all, having the integrity to be authentic in every situation and no matter what anyone else thinks of the choices you make. When you learn to unconditionally love yourself that will empower you to spread the same to everyone, everything, every being and every experience you encounter. It all starts within. This is the way it always has been and always will be. Nothing outside of you will ever be the answer.
So find anyway you can to have some fun, allow yourself time for uninhibited expression, and to let yourself have some time in nature whenever you can. These things can truly make a difference in your life and not only help balance out the time you’ve spent doing everything else but this, but will make a huge impact on your health, well-being and the amount of joy, love and passion you feel and express in your life.
Posted on February 13, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged balance and well-being, barbara's lake orange county, hiking, james dilley preserve, vitamin d benefits. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.