“You are a powerful, unlimited and eternal soul who is here to enjoy the experience of creativity and contribute to humanity’s evolution.” ~Author Unknown

Any type of nourishment is often looked at as having a healthy diet-portions of fruits, veggies, lean meat, plenty of water, and all that good stuff. This may be fine for nourishing your physical body and maintaining good health. But what about your soul?

 

True health means more than just the state of your physical body. To be truly healthy, you have to nourish the WHOLE-body, mind and soul. Doing this means more than just sustenance; it means refuelling and giving the soul what it needs, removing any and everything that drains your energy, and filling it with the fuel needed to sustain a healthy, happy life. This stuff you can’t buy in the grocery isle or cook up in kitchen. These are changes you have to make, and sustain in your daily life.

Where to start…….

Gratitude

In all things give thanks and be grateful. Show gratitude for even the simplest things in your life. Each day, be thankful for your accomplishments; the purchase of a car whether it’s old or new. Your home whether it’s rented or owned by you, be thankful for the roof over your head. Be thankful for the furniture in your home, your family, friends, your pets, the ability of sight, speech, being able to use all of your limbs. Only through gratitude for what you already have, will you receive abundance. This may all sound silly, but gratitude begets gratitude.

Forgiveness

Forgiveness of others and of self has to be the best medication for the soul. It’s not manmade but it’s the best medicine to heal the soul. Holding grudges in our heat imprisons us, it makes us bitter and it kills the spirit. We forgive others not so to release them, but to release ourselves. A soul that cannot forgive is a soul that is dead to the world around them…..A Chinese proverb says, “He who angers you, controls you.” Many people go through their daily lives wondering what happen, why can’t they move on or feel content? It’s because they have not forgiveness in their heart, they’re stuck in that plain of the past, carrying around old baggage resentment.

Compassion

If you ask most people about the social ills of the world today, 75% of them will probably say that people lack compassion or love for others, some even lack love for themselves. Many of us get up in the mornings full of life and vigour, ready to face the new day. But as soon as you walk out that door all that goes out the window; there are so many elements between you and the rest of your day that you sidetracked from the day you woke up to, to the day that you’re thrust into. The traffic, someone cutting you off, noisy kids ( if you have kids). All these elements contribute to what you day will become. But its up to you to decide whether you’re going to continue with the perfect day you woke up too or you’re going to allow all these external elements to turn your day into something else. Speak life into your days, speak life into yourself. Ignore the external elements don’t allow them to ruin your personal space.

 

Turn Off The Outside Noise

Behind every disappointment, there’s something better than you can imagine possible because faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Be confident that the tough times you’re going through won’t last, surround yourself with positive people. Faith comes from repetition of hearing, read something positive each day. I try to listen to at least 15 minutes of something positive every morning upon getting out of bed. And before sleeping at night, I do my best to fill my mind with positive thoughts. You have to turn off outside noise and nourish your soul with positive affirmations.

 

True Relationships

Recognize that relationships don’t always have to be romantic. Access your life, if you have kids; ask yourself what kind of relationship I have with my kids. What kind of relationships do you have with your family, at work; do you work in toxic or an uplifting environment? What kinds of partners do you attractive? Do they love partners? Controlling partners? Are they people who motivate rather than dictate?. All of these relationships impact your life. Any type of relationship in your life should be one that one that add to your life rather than take away from it.

 

Challenges

Breathe in! Breathe out! Life is full of challenges, I’ve had one too many of my own. But yet I have risen above them. After all the ups and downs in my life, I’ve learned to meet them head on. These challenges makes us who are. They build the spirit making us stronger and better than we were before. Embrace each challenge with the knowledge and understanding that you will overcome them. If you’re going through a rough time right now, don’t stop, keep moving eventual you walk right out of that situation. It may take a day, it may take a week or even a month, but eventually it will pass.

© Etta D. Richards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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