trinity is: mind, body, and spirit. I recently started working out again, as I was 14 years ago when I started dating my partner, Frank. Fourteen years ago, I was working on my body to undo what having two children and not necessarily taking care of myself had done to it. I was very proud of the changes I had made to it and Frank and I shared the love of going to the gym, which is where we met.
Shortly after moving in with Frank, I started working on my mind. I wanted to go back to school, which I had put on hold after having my second child. I was working at the Post Office, saw how unhappy everyone was there, and decided that at the age of 24, I was WAY too young to look forward to being that unhappy. I volunteered in my daughter’s kindergarten classroom one day a week and decided I wanted to be a teacher. I spent the next four years working on my mind while raising two children active in dance, baseball, soccer, tae kwon do,
and sometimes having to take on an extra part-time job or two. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Exceptional Student Education (Special Ed.), a Master’s Degree in Reading, a 4.0 gpa, an ulcer, and I was 40 pounds heavier.
While working as a teacher, I realized how sensitive I was. I had already been reading palms and tarot cards for friends and family as a fun hobby. However, working with children all day had opened up my sensitivity in a
whole new way. I knew things about them without them needing to tell me. I was a natural healer and quickly bonded with my students who needed the most attention. So much so, that I found myself in an intensive reading middle school classroom with 28 of the most behaviorally-challenged students. The administration knew that I had a knack with these students, so I got the ones nobody else wanted. It made for a challenging time. It was no surprise that I ended up teaching at a dropout prevention high school. At this time, I continued to hone my palm and card reading skills and learned Alchemical Healing and became a Reiki master and teacher. I was also working at psychic faires in the area to make extra money. I was working on my spirit.
Here I am now, 14 years later, and I have found myself realizing the importance of keeping mind, body, and spirit in balance. Nobody had taught me that, but if they had, I probably would not have realized the true importance
of it unless I experienced it. I worked so hard trying to grow each one individually, when I should have been working on all of them in tandem.
Mind is easy enough – study what you love, study your calling so you can be the best at what you do and serve your clients/customers/boss with 100% quality.
Body – exercising, watching what you eat, listening to your body when it gives you the signs that what you are taking in is not healthy are all fairly simple (yet easy-to-ignore) ways to take maintain the health of your body.
Spirit, in my opinion, is even more easy to ignore or put to the side than body. If you are not brought up nurturing your spirit, or have religion forced upon you without understanding why it is good for you, your spirit is even easier to ignore. Many of us, including myself, are not brought up to listen and connect with our higher selves (or as many Christians say – “The God in me”). Fortunately, this is an easy fix. Meditation, going to church (wherever you worship – organized religion, a non-denominational church, the beach, the park), yoga, enjoying nature, spending time with like-minded people, volunteering, reading books, taking spiritual classes, and many others are great ways to connect your spirit.
How do you keep all of those in balance? I don’t think there is one answer that fits all of us and I don’t think the answer is necessarily easy either. I know firsthand that the balance is important and I am working on that balance. For now, I am waking up a little earlier and exercising with an online exercise program that I found. No excuses about gym fees, the crowd, etc. I get up and exercise before my body knows what I am doing. I study what I can to grow my business. I take in as many free online classes that I can and pay for the ones that
absolutely call to me. I surround myself with people who are as hard-working as I am and who are fun. I talk to my guides every morning and every night, and sometimes in the middle of the day too. I spend as much time with my family as possible. I practice feeling what I see and seeing what I hear. I listen when my guides speak and I follow with the faith that they are leading me to my highest and best good.
I think I am finally paying attention to mind, body, and spirit at the same time and the energy and changes around me are reflecting so. If I find an easier way, I will let you know. Please do the same for me!
Namaste, my friends!
Blessings and Love,