I bet you have heard people say “Are you looking after yourself” ?
What does this mean? Does it qualify if you are managing to get through your day, accomplishing tasks, having eaten and had some sleep?
We know as women, that we often put ourselves last because we are so busy looking after everyone else. When we neglect ourselves, we often reach the point where we hit the wall and fall over. Sometimes we can crawl our way back and sometimes it is much harder.
We need to remember to encourage each other to “re-nurture our soul”. Re-nuturing of the soul is putting energy back into ourselves to give us the energy to cope and manage our busy lives, family and career. We need to imagine undoing a zipper on our body and pouring some energy back into our soul, then zipping ourselves back up to keep us going.
How do we do that I hear you ask?
There are many things that we all should do like exercise, eating well, sleeping, catching up with friends and family etc. But there is more! Soul nurturing can be treatments that help rebalance us emotionally.There are many of them to choose from and you might need to try different ones before you find the right mix. The key is to do them regularly and not just reach out to them when we are in crisis. Think of it like maintaining your, garden, your house, your car, etc. Re-nurturing your soul is essential maintenance to keep you going at your very best.
Think about what you achieve now…. Imagine what you could achieve with your soul being nurtured regularly.
Below are just a few of the soul nurturing treatments we encourage you to try, and then engage in regularly to see how it helps.
Reflexology is a wonderfully relaxing therapy that works on many levels, soothing, calming, balancing and boosting your entire body.
As a therapy reflexology is not invasive- only the feet, and / or hands and ears are worked. It is deeply relaxing yet surprisingly energizing – all part of its balancing capacity. You may feel you are being pampered during a reflexology session but do not underestimate the powerful effects this treatment can have on all of your body systems.
All body systems benefit from reflexology but you may notice the affect on your circulation, nervous and lymphatic systems in particular.
Kinesiology encompasses holistic health disciplines which use the gentle art of muscle monitoring to access information about a person’s well being.
Originating in the 1970’s, it combines Western techniques and Eastern wisdom to promote physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Kinesiology identifies the elements which inhibit the body’s natural internal energies and accessing the life enhancing potential within the individual.”
The real goal of any Kinesiology ‘balance’ is to identify the bottom line cause of any imbalance and then resolve it. It may be nutritional, emotional, structural, psychological, energetic or even spiritual – something as simple as an ‘attitude’, or a forgotten memory.
Reiki is a non-invasive, gentle, yet powerful method of healing. Reiki energy, (often described as `universal life energy’ or `spiritual energy’) is accessed by the practitioner during a treatment. It enhances the body’s natural healing ability and promotes well being.
Reiki treatment stands on its own as a healing practice and is also safely used to support orthodox and complementary medicine. Reiki doesn’t interfere with or diminish the intended effects of other health or medical practices. It is increasingly accepted in health and community care facilities including hospitals, hospices and cancer support units.
EFT – EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUES
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a universal aid to healing that is changing the way we perceive emotional and physical dysfunction and disease, and allows insight into what really limits our physical and emotional health and well being.
Based on the ancient principles of acupuncture, and more recent advances through the study and application of kinesiology, EFT is a simple tapping procedure that gently realigns the body’s energy system, without the discomfort of needles or painful prodding. Unlike other energy healing methods, EFT incorporates an emotional element in the healing process, addressing unresolved emotional issues as a likely contributing cause of physical disease , psychological and emotional dysfunction , and personal performance limits.
Negative emotional experiences disrupt the energy meridians that run through our body. The physical changes we feel from those disruptions become attached to the memory of that experience and affect the way we see the world…until we heal that disruption. Properly applied, EFT quickly realigns the energy meridians with respect to negative memories, disconnects the physical discomfort that we attached to it, and quite often removes the resulting symptoms – allowing healing to take place on both a conscious (mind) level and sub-conscious (body) level.
Imagine the sensation of sinking into a deep and blissful state of rest, as someone does the ancient Tibetan version of reflexology on your feet. As you slowly (even reluctantly) come back to your body and roll over, you experience the gentle splashes as therapeutic grade essential oils are applied up your spine and to your tired muscles. These oils are then “feathered in” using a spine-tingling technique inspired by the Native Americans, combined with massage. You can’t get more pampered than this!
And you will never have smelt anything as divine as the oils used in this treatment, simply heaven!
EGYPTIAN EMOTIONAL CLEARING
This gentle yet powerful technique uses Young Living’s therapeutic-grade essential oils and other bodywork techniques to promote a deep and sacred state of connection. The experience is often like an inner vision quest, or a heightened state of meditation and mental clarity.
Based on an ancient Egyptian ritual described in the Temple of Isis for “cleansing of the spirit”, the Egyptian Emotional Clearing Technique is performed in silence and reverence. The receiver is anointed with 13 different emotional blends of essential oil. The deeply relaxing effects of these essential oils and bodywork carry you into a blissful state of “presence”. At the same time, the innate intelligence of these essential oils will stimulate memories and emotions, carrying you wherever you need to go in order to reach a state of clarity and understanding.
The Egyptian Emotional Clearing Technique can be used on its own, or to empower any other modality you use (including Reiki and massage). It is a beautiful and intuitive way to help yourself, your loved ones and potential clients to reconnect with the inner self, and gently release issues that are causing emotional and physical challenges. We’ve had profound shifts occur during this technique. Give yourself a huge blessing, and experience this amazing technique!