Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Mobility and the Body



As I’m sitting here with my broken foot propped up, I can’t help but reflect on mobility.  I drove for the first time since I broke it, with my left foot, since the right is the one that is broken, of course.  We often don’t appreciate the mobility we normally have, and I know we often don’t appreciate and celebrate our bodies and everything they do for us.  

So my focus for today is ways to celebrate ourselves.  Do something nice for yourself and your body!!!  It doesn’t matter whether you take a walk or a bubble bath, both will do you a world of good.  In the long run, one will probably do us more good than the other, but both I’m not trying to preach about exercise.  We all know it’s good for us, and a way to improve our bodies, but the important thing is that both are ways to celebrate yourself and your body.  I do want to encourage you to do as much physically as you are able to make sure you can continue to do as much as you are able.

Some of the other ways to celebrate you and your body are with lotions, taking a moment to freshen your skin and feel the sensation and how smooth it makes you feel can smooth out your stress and make you feel like doing more.  Sit down with a cup of tea to relax, or take yourself out to a movie or even just to the lake, or a festival.  You can recharge your love with meditation and spells, candles, oils, and talismans, or you can recharge your space.

Even something as simple as a smudge stick, or incense can make your space more positive. This, in turn, will make you feel more positive.  This is good for both your mind and your body.  You can also redecorate your space in small ways, or re-do your altar.  Try adding new curtains, or a new altar cloth.  Even flowers will brighten up your space and your mind.  Small changes can make all the difference in your approach to yourself and your appreciation and celebration of your body.  It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day, and to forget to appreciate what we have and what we can do to celebrate ourselves.