Consciously Nourishing Ourselves Through Our Dark Times.
We all fall apart at some point in life.
Anyone who has ever been there knows how uncomfortable that feeling is and just how low our self-esteem can be at these times. Not only are we shattered by feelings of shock and grief, anxiety and terror or deep depression but we can also feel deeply ashamed.
This shame, and the excruciating agony of the root emotions at the core of our ‘falling apart’, can also be a time of deep self neglect – at just the time when it is vital that we honour ourselves with the greatest care.
Below are 4 Conscious Nourishment Rituals to offer support at these times.
Set aside 15 – 30 mins to honour these rituals at the start or end of each day – and try to do all four rituals in the same sitting.
The Importance of True Consciousness.
I can’t emphasise enough how important it is to be conscious as you follow these rituals. To be fully present in your mind, body and heart is part of truly honouring and holding who you are. It opens you up to discover what you need in order to heal through this vulnerable time.
As you work through them, please know that I send you much love. If you feel drawn to share your experiences with me, or would like to let me know of coping strategies that work for you, I’d love to receive them via the comment box below. Who knows – you might help another person who is suffering. Alternatively, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conscious Nourishment Rituals.
Nourishment Ritual 1: Permission To Be ‘Consciously Slow.’
In times of distress, there is often an impulse to either rush around trying to ‘fix’
everything and avoid things, or, conversely: slump in to a heap. Neither of these are an effective way to help process difficult emotions.
I suggest a more liberating and aware approach – something I refer to as being:
This is where you fully acknowledge your pain to yourself ( and others ) and consciously give yourself time to move through it slowly. Pain has its own pace and evolution. It does pass eventually but if we don’t allow it room to breathe, it becomes hard to release it fully. It also becomes difficult to find the rich wisdom and guidance lying at the heart of the pain – which is always there.
So, begin by taking a few minutes to sit quietly.
Close your eyes and breath slowly.
Wait until you feel peaceful and calm.
What is the main emotion I feel at this moment in time?
And then quietly, clearly and with great love, say to yourself:
I know I am in a place of ( name your emotion). I trust that there will be gifts of enriching growth and wisdom in this ( name your emotion). I give myself full permission to move slowly, gently and lovingly with this (name your emotion). I am open to hearing the messages within this ( name your emotion) that will help me move on with my life feeling happy and well once more.
Repeat this regularly – especially when the painful emotion wells up within you.
Nourishment Ritual 2: Conscious Nourishment – A Spoonful of Honey.
Often, eating and drinking well feels almost impossible when you’re feeling in pain, doesn’t it? Most of us either under, or over, eat and drink at these times. Of course, nourishment is about more than food and water but, today, I’m just focussing on those two elements.
I want you to consciously eat a spoonful of delicious pure honey, saying to yourself:
I consciously eat this honey knowing it is highly nutritious and feeding me well. I deserve only the best in my life and will consciously endeavour to nourish myself, in all ways, to the highest standard possible during this time of ( name your emotion) and forever afterwards.
Then, and throughout the day, consciously drink plenty of pure water, saying to yourself:
I consciously cleanse away all ( name your emotion) that no longer serves me.
Repeat this every time you drink some water.
Nourishment Ritual Number 3: Conscious Sensory Time in Nature.
Again, it sounds obvious and simple but when you’re in the midst of falling apart, it can be difficult to stay connected to the world around you – especially the beauty in it.
Take a few minutes each day to consciously connect with nature using your senses. For example:
Smell the grass and flowers.
Listen to the different types of bird song.
Feel the soil within your fingers.
Eat the seasonal fruits directly from the bushes and trees.
Listen to the wind whistle through the trees.
Watch a butterfly fluttering free.
And know that you are part of this beauty.
As you focus on each different aspect of nature, say:
Thank you for your divine beauty. I ask you to support and hold me during this time of ( name your emotion).
All that you see around you: the vibrant colours, rich textures, luscious tastes, the divine perfumes – you are part of it all and equally rich, luscious and divine.
Let nature be your mirror.
Nourishment Ritual No. 4: Conscious Acknowledgment of Your Own Precious Beauty.
Come back to sitting in a place of conscious peace and quiet.
Breath slowly and gently.
Recall the crystal clear water, the luscious honey, the rich nature surrounding you and say to yourself:
Despite this ( name your emotion), I consciously accept that I am beautiful. This pain will pass and I will learn all I need from it so that I will continue to live a wise, rich, happy and contented life. I am beautiful. This pain will pass.
Take time to consciously honour your beauty.
And trust that you will, with gentle and conscious grace move through this difficult time with deep love for yourself and the world around you.
Sending You Much Love,
Karen is a #1 Best Selling Author and Spiritual Healer specialising in healing the wounds of the inner child following childhood trauma with the aim to restore self esteem to the highest and most joyful level possible.
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