The Question is Important
As we grow up, we want to be in deep relationship with ourselves in such a way that we truly know what feeds us; nourishes us, sustains us, touches our soul.
For me personally, I need a lot of quiet time. I need nature, water, wind, birds, clean healthy eating, and lots of high vibrational energy surrounding me; such as crystals, palo santo, sage, 423 Hz sounds, soft edges if you will.
I am intimately aware of what is required in order for me to live peacefully. I also know what to do if that is not my Now and I am not in a setting that is conducive to my well-being. Both are radically important; know what nourishes you and know how to nourish yourself when you aren’t being nourished.
Let’s dive in, shall we?
Here are some questions to help you discover your nourishment needs.
~What foods bring you joy, feed your soul, make you feel good? And by feel good, I mean literally helps you sleep well, balances your energy and doesn’t create spikes or dips, reduces inflammation in the body allowing freedom of movement and increases your life force energy.
~Where do you feel most at peace?
~Do you like having people around you or do you need quiet alone time with stillness?
~Do you like traveling or do you prefer nesting at home?
~What are some rituals you practice to help ground you and return to Self if you feel rattled, stressed, or after you have been in any uncomfortable setting, or around energies that create disharmony for you?
It is okay if you don’t know the answers to these questions. The wisdom is in the discovery process. Not knowing is actually quite exciting because you get to explore your needs to find out what truly nourishes you. It is important to inquire though; it is an expression of self-love and self-care to take the time and learn YOU!
I will admit that a lot of this came to me organically as I grew up and have now arrived in my 50s. I welcome many more expansions as I continue to grow, and evolve, but I couldn’t possibly expect my younger self to know all of what I know now. Time has been my teacher. Discomfort has been an actual light on my path. Pain and stress have been mentors to me. I have learned by being in the mud and finding what I need to rise up and blossom into a well taken care of human. The best part of it all was the care comes from inside; I applied the nourishing self-care, no one else.
This is why a deep relationship with Self is so important; at any age. Begin the discovery process by asking questions, diving into your life with intense curiosity to discover all the wonders that create YOU!
Here are some of the things I find most nourishing in my life.
… always, and anytime of day. It feels like I am floating and suspending in peace. It helps me clear away and realign.
… simply holding the mug is nourishing to my nervous system
… this ritual is one that I practice multiple times a day and it brings me back to who I am; shifts the energy from work to personal time, energetically clears our home and grounds me back into my truth.
… unplugging from the world, turning off technology, spending time in our garden, or curling up in bed for a delicious nap in the afternoon.
Eating from the earth
…and feeding my body an array of organic, mostly plant based foods from local farmers whose names I know. Nourishing my body with clean, unprocessed, and homemade foods has made a huge difference in my life.
I’m With You
I feel most authentic when I live what I teach. This is a passion of mine and it brings me great joy to be able to help others live their best life as I am personally walking the same path.
What nourishes you?
Sending massive amounts of love, blessings and prayers of good health.
Dove’s boutique studio, Dove’s Bodies, has been an LA institution for more than 35 years. With a background combining decades’ worth of studies in fitness, dance, pilates, martial arts, primal movement, yoga, pranayama, organic nutrition, energy healing, mindful living, intuitive clearing and meditation, Dove is sought out for her unique, intuitive wholistic total-body approach. Dove’s life passion is to guide her clients on their own unique path to wellness, wholeness, and the full integration of mind, body and spirit.
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