Lyn E. Ayre, PhD (C) 2021
It is my belief that sometimes, we become ill due to an imbalance in the body. These imbalances come about through many channels, and are simple to remedy.
- Imbalance – A diet lacking in the daily intake of nutrients and phytonutrients.
Balance – We need a variety of fresh, live foods and herbs every day. Allow yourself a sweet treat once a week, and thoroughly embrace and enjoy it with no guilt. One of my self-imposed ‘rules’ is to never eat the same thing twice in a day.
2. Imbalance – Lack of physical movement. Take yourself out for a walk every day for at least 20-30 minutes, or whatever you can manage. The benefits of this one act are amazing, and I hope that, at the end of a month, you’ll realize what an asset your ability to move of your own free will is. Do one better for yourself, and go dancing on a regular basis.
3. Imbalance – Not enough water.
Balance – We need at least 3-4 litres of fresh clean water daily to nourish our cells, and clear out waste products. Tea, coffee, soda, and juice do not do this. Juice is good if it is fresh, but don’t count it as part of your water intake. Rinse your mouth with water after you drink juice, as it is very acidic and hard on the teeth.
4. Imbalance – Not enough rest and sleep.
Balance – Being able to stretch out and relax is one of the most important things to our overall well-being. Retiring at a time that will ensure we get eight to nine hours of sleep each night is a key to healthy living. If an opportunity presents itself to have a nap, take it, and enjoy the luxury of being peaceful with yourself. It seems so simple, but it is vital to your life.
5. Imbalance – Improper breathing.
Balance – Most people ‘shoulder breathe’ and the breath may make it only to the breast bone; we need to take our breath down into our power centre, about an inch below the navel. Take a course, or read a book on breathing for your health. Inhale deeply, hold it for a moment then release it using the lower abdominals to push out the stale air.
6. Imbalance – Limited evacuation of waste matter.
Balance – Each day, we need to sit in the washroom at around the same time, and relax each muscle involved in the process of elimination. We can say prayers, read spiritual literature, chant OM, or whatever it takes to relax our bowels, and allow free-flow of that energy. Remember to drink lots of water to help with evacuation.
And please, if you feel like going, go as soon as humanly possible. Press pause on your favourite show (yes, right in the middle of the best action scene or steamiest kiss ever!), tell your friend you’ll call them back, get up from that game you’re playing, and take care of business right now.
7. Imbalance – Feelings of being disconnected from ourselves/our purpose, our loved ones, our neighbours, our planet, our Higher Power, and our Spiritual Being.
Balance – Make a connection to someone you love every day. Ensure you have a good uplifting or funny story to tell them to make their spirits soar with laughter and joy. You will feel wonderful when you do this because, you are ‘a part of’ the life around you. You will attract great people, and keep the friends you already have.
8. Imbalance – Lack of tools to deal with stress.
Balance – Take a course in meditation, Reiki, balancing your Chakras, crystals, sound healing and so on. There are lots to choose from, such as: Tai Ch’i, Reflexology, Yoga etc… Use these tools to your advantage every day.
9. Imbalance – Enormous amounts of stress.
Balance – We live in a 24/7 world, and we all feel like we are the most important one, and that things cannot get along without us. As well as putting your e-connections to bed by a reasonable hour, so you can watch a good movie, take yourself out of the game one day a week. Do something for yourself – shop, lunch with a friend, personal grooming, drive in the country – whatever it is that will nourish you on all four levels of being: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.
Continue to develop, and/or explore the topic of hobbies. Make a list of those that interest you, and begin your research, finding ones that really resonate with you, and feed your Inner Child. (see previous Blog Post about Nurturing your Inner Child)
10. Imbalance – Irregular clearing and balancing of the energy field.
Balance – Develop a relationship with an Energy Worker, and see that person regularly. It is suggested to go twice a week for two weeks then every two weeks for two times, then once a month for maintenance. This protocol (these six sessions) will generally clear up those daily, bothersome, and chronic situations, and regular sessions will keep your energy system running clear and strong.
As individuals, there is a lot we can do for ourselves. When we do for ourselves, we empower our life with hope, gratitude, peace, and joy. We begin to harmonize the dense energies that have been created through unbalanced living.
Life still happens – devastating illness, which had been already set in motion through years of unhealthy choices, may still come to us. By following these simple remedies for healthier living, we will better be able to ‘survive and thrive’ through most of what life has to offer in a serene and graceful manner.
Taking a regular inventory of our wonderful and attractive qualities is a good daily practice, as is doing a ‘gratitude list’ for that which we receive each day, and hold dear to our hearts. our family, friends, home, food and clean water, overcoming a fault, and the ability to do something a better way. There is always a lot to be grateful for.
To see where you are right now, chart these ten ‘basic to life’ elements from one to ten, with ten being great, and one being poor. Draw a line graph. Do it again every month using this same chart but a different coloured ink. Watch your progress. Make a colour legend indicating the date.
1, 2, and 3 are Poor
4, 5, and 6 are Good
7, 8, 9, and 10 are Great
IDEA: Write a personal health plan and commit to developing healthy habits over the next few months. Create your own Personal Assessment Chart, and challenge yourself to do better.