I have been speaking about purging at many levels in my other blogs already (Strategy execution and focus, Purging of the cells, etc.). Today I feel inspired to speak bit more about it. We were invited to Jersey Beach two weekends ago. I also had bunch of meetings scheduled during the week with friends. Due to activities my normal schedule shifted for my eating times and bed times. I have been living a very clean and hermit-like life last couple of years besides my work activities due to various reasons. Therefore when my schedule shifts it creates a magnified impact on my body and my system. I was sensing that all these meetings I scheduled a bit too much for me energetically but due to upcoming overseas travel, I went along with them. And by Thursday evening, despite how much I was enjoying seeing my friends, I was experiencing excoriating migraine and a very strong cold. I was in major pain. It took me three days to get over the migraine and I am still recovering from the cold. A friend of mine said “I am sensing system overload, does that makes sense to you?” I said absolutely, that is exactly what happened. My head felt like I was in MRI for 5 days and my body felt like I was shouted for five days in very crowded environment. Once the headache ceased I was able to go outside, walk and ground myself with the nature and discharge all that I was inhaled from the environments and people I interacted with.
More you do spiritual cleansing and practice more you become sensitive to your environment and psychic overload. Last couple of years, I could sense that the place I am living, and loved to be in before, has too much disturbing energy. The energy in North East of US has a very much speeding paste and lots of activity hoarding due to collective “not-enough-ness consciousness”. I have been sensing that I need to move to somewhere else. In fact I had a discussion with another dear friend who had a second house in New Mexico. She was telling me when she returns here she is sensing the rush in the air. That infamous energy flow of “The New York Minute” is very exhausting…
I wanted to share all this with you today to bring into your attention the idea of “sustainability” in your lifestyle and living. A friend of mine was pushing herself to go through her promise of being a Maid of Honor for her close friend and feeling it was becoming so hard and harsh for her to go through with it, especially after losing her mother recently. Yes, there are times that we need to push through. I have done that for many years to get through though work schedules and my continuing educations. I feel though my body-mind system had it! I cannot do that no more; it is no longer sustainable living for me. We all feel it but often culture shames us from taking a break. We feel like we need an excuse to have a vacation, at least here in the USA. More activity is better and one is not allowed to take a break. But our systems are overloaded and we are breaking down, both the adults and children; and we are influencing the rest of the world to be like that to have a sense of worth and value. Who decided that the “nourishing ourselves and not scheduling anything” is a “non-value” activity?? I don’t know who started it, but I can tell you, it is time to stop it… We all need a service station to take a break before we can continue on our journey. Plus non-stop activities are disabling our creativity.
So today my questions are around sustainable living… How sustainable is your home and work environments are for you? How sustainable your activities and friendships that you have accumulated? How are you feeling after each activity? When the feeling of being tired or not good present, do you immediately shame yourself and force to be quiet or not listen to and honor your truth? How comfortable are you to express your truth to others? I have shared with my friends that I no longer wish to have late dinners. I can meet them in the park for a walk. This is my current truth now. How do you share your truth? How much are you aware of the impact of what you do in you? How willing are you to make necessary changes towards making your life more sustainable?
May you find courage to break through the cultural barriers of shame to create a sustainable life and living for you. May you are able to express your current truth without being afraid or being misunderstood. May you learn and teach the value of non-activity to replenish yourself and others.