by Gail Allen
What's your battery charge? So many times when I've had a bit of car trouble, I've never really seen it coming. When I haven’t left my lights on, and my battery has gone completely dead. In the rain. In the snow. When it can't- be- jumped- off- dead- battery dead. Triple- A- necessary dead battery dead. Got to replace the whole thing battery dead. Now clearly, those things don't happen just for leaving your car running for a few minutes, or your lights on, or charging your cell phone without turning your car on. That battery had been dying slowly and corroding. It should have been cleaned a long time ago, at the very least. I probably should have paid more attention on those cold mornings when it didn't seem to want to crank. You know -- hindsight 20/20 and all that jazz. A year ago It had to be jumped off, but I didn’t think any more about it.
There were little signs all along the way that should have clued me in that this was going to happen less than a year later! Had I heeded the warning signs, I could have stayed warm and dry in my home, instead of stranded out in the cold, waiting for a mechanic!
But then...what do we do with our own selves? Do I work too hard, get too little sleep, overextend myself, eat not- so nutritious food, have little aches and pains, sniffle here there, and then suddenly - BAM!I wake up with the flu, out of nowhere! Or suddenly I’m more klutzy than usual and have a sprained ankle. Or a diagnosis from blood work that no one wants to hear.
I'm a firm believer that, not always, but sometimes, physical discomfort or disease is a result of something going on inside that we have ignored or buried, or at least can give us hints about such. Some painful life event that is easier not to think about or deal with. It feels like life is out of balance, but we'll deal with it later because we don't have time to think about it right now. And those moments turn in to days, that turn into weeks, but turn into months, that turn into years...and before we know it...this pain is our new normal and we can't even remember what it's like to live without it.
It doesn't take long to know me to know that I don't know much (ahem..anything) about cars, but here's another car metaphor: it's awfully easy to live our lives in idle or to just set the cruise control. We're not going anywhere, or if we are, we're not really paying attention. We aren't leaving mindfully or with intention. We don't know where we're going, where we are, or we're not even going anywhere at all! The car’s on and it's raining, but we're standing still.
Does this sound like you at all? Have you ever come face to face with all those painful events in your past? Can you stop living with your automatic pilot light on? Can you enjoy the trip again? Those aches and pains in your body are suddenly addressed. The amazing part is...when we hurt physically, it takes a toll on us mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually. When we hurt mentally, it takes a toll and so forth and so on. But that's not how we're meant to live. We're meant to live. We're meant to live victoriously, joyfully, and a life full of balanced bliss!
If you're ready for a check up perhaps it's time to take advantage of one of all Audacious Wellness Academy’s many services for healing! You can schedule an appointment online with Gail, Danielle, or Kristen and let's see where we can go from here together!
Gail Allen and Danielle Schwartz are both 500-RYT yoga professionals trained in Hatha and Kundalini Yoga. They specialize in Holistic, Trauma-Informed Counseling, Chakra Healing, Curvy Yoga, Reiki | Energy Healing, Ayurvedic Science, and other modalities of healing.