Take your index and middle finger and place it at the pulse point on your neck or wrist. Now stop and feel your pulse…lub-DUB, lub-DUB, lub-DUB. Go ahead, take those two fingers and feel it. It’s rare that we take time to notice and really feel our heart beating, right? When you really think about it, it’s the coolest thing. We're feeling the valves opening and closing, a sign of life.
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Your heart beats at a steady pace, a steady rhythm; it relies on electrical impulses to keep this steady pace. If there’s a problem with your electrical system, that rhythm is disrupted and may cause your heart to beat too slow, too fast or in a chaotic or disorganized way.
Our physical body has many rhythmic processes that contribute to the flow of life. Nature has many rhythmic processes as well. We count on these processes, these rhythmic flows that can be identified all around us when we stop and pay attention, but we often take them for granted.
Sadly, the majority of the time we tend to notice only when things go awry. By the time we notice these breaks in the flow, problems have already set in and drastic measures are necessary to assess the cause and restore the flow. When it comes to our physical body, many times we can repair and/or reverse any damage, sometimes we cannot.
Why do some experience a natural rhythm, flow and enjoy the process of work (contribution) so much while others stumble, get stuck, surrender to the disruption, and/or get so comfortable with being uncomfortable?
First, comes the assessment. Where is the disruption? Are you physically exhausted or out of sync? Is your mindset stuck in the quicksand of lack? Are you paralyzed with fear? Is your spirit thirsty, starved? Are you planted in a toxic environment?
After you locate the area or areas where the rhythm is too slow, too fast, chaotic or disorganized, it’s time for some focused awareness.
For example, let’s say the disruption is a mindset that’s stuck in the quicksand of lack. Some focused awareness around what you’re thinking about and why you’re thinking what you’re thinking can serve as a large branch extended to you to grab and be pulled out of the quicksand. This can be quite challenging, as quicksand slowly sucks in anything that falls into it and it’s hard to escape.
It takes committed and consistent rounds of effort to pull your mindset out of the quicksand of lack, then another set of committed and consistent rounds of effort and intention to rehabilitate and restore it to a healthy, natural rhythm of abundance.
Restoration is possible, I know from personal experience and I’ve seen it time and time again in my work over the years.
Which is why I’m eagerly anticipating diving into this subject in a few weeks at my Natural Rhythm Retreat Weekend. I can’t wait to facilitate rich discussions on this topic with women who are eager to work and live aligned with their natural rhythm. Then, take it beyond discussions to practical and proven restoration strategies and actions, all conducted in a beautiful, safe, collaborative and supportive environment.
There's a seat waiting for you in February at the Natural Rhythm Women’s Retreat Weekend. We’ve got a few seats left and one just may have your name on it.
This time is for you! You’ll leave refreshed with a new perspective, a personal plan of action that includes accountability, and some proven techniques and tools to use when things get wobbly. We’re also going to laugh, dance, eat, and play. Not a bad way to spend a weekend, eh?
Visit my Retreat Page for more details and let’s chat; I’d love to reserve one of the remaining spaces for you. This is going to be a rich experience that just may be that game-changer you’ve been searching for.
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