My experience is that the healthier and more well cared for the body is, the more energy we have and the clearer our mind…the more potential a person has to live a connected, spirit full life.
Interestingly, our fitness also impacts our fate and destiny.
Most of us walk through our day disconnected from the needs of our body. We think about going to exercise, feel like staying home and then go sit in the park. Our thoughts, feelings and physical motion are not aligned and we lose our flow and focus as we are ping-ponged around and about throughout our days.
People believe they don’t have a choice relative to their fate, that fate happens to us outside our control and we have to accept it as is. This is not the case.
From a shamanic perspective, fate is what happens to us when we don’t act within our power. Fate is what happens to those who move from a disconnected body-heart-mind. When moving from a place of disconnect we are more likely to hurt ourselves and others. Hence, many people live with a physically weakened body that complains and then limits their options.
On the flip side, destiny is the motion that takes us to a higher self, connects us to the larger universe while letting us shine. Destiny occurs when we are inspired to go for a walk in nature, where we have the strength to go for that walk, have the presence of mind to see the connections around us and a strong spirit allowing us to embrace new options that arise from the walk. Spiritual practices, such as meditation, help us strengthen our mind and spirit so we can have more and more of these connected moments as we move in life.
When our body-heart-mind is aligned, we move along the path of our destiny. When we are weaker or unbalanced, then a person often has to accept what happens to them as their fate. Given a choice, it’s more fun to strive for your destiny rather than get limited to your fate. So, it ‘s important to strengthen and exercise relative to all levels of your life.
Now, typically, a person may be weak in one aspect of themselves and strong in another. Maybe we’ve always had a challenge taking care of our physical body. Maybe our energy and emotions are often unbalanced. Maybe we are one of those people who live in our minds and thinks all the time. This creates a challenge in balancing out our actions and it’s important for us to keep body-heart-mind aligned so we can smoothly shape our destiny over tripping into our fate.
Whatever the case may be, once we realize who we are, we can start shifting and connecting our body-heart-mind in more and more moments.
Moving Towards Destiny
Am I getting a good amount of exercise? Not too much, not too little.
Am I eating as healthily as I can today? Consider increasing organic and local food options. Consider reducing sugar, processed and fast food.
Am I sleeping well and getting enough physical rest?
Are my emotions balanced today? If not, do I have tools to help re-balance them?
How is my energy today? Consider including an energy practice in your life such as Qigong, Acupuncture or Reiki.
Thought Check: What are you thinking right now?
If thoughts are seeds what are you planting in your garden? Is it what you want to grow and harvest?
Find ways to check in on your thoughts throughout the day. Maybe set a timer or put reminders in your calendar. This practice assists us in breaking habits of negative thought patterns. Do we get sucked into the collective sabotage, judge ourselves or complain? See if you can transform these thoughts, replacing them with a different possibility, a positive spin.
Hold the world you want to create in your thoughts more and more. If you think it, it will come.
By taking good care of the body, maintaining and building energy as well as keeping our thoughts clear we will experience more and more moments where we are being the person we want to be, have the energy and emotions to support this person and the clear intellect to follow our destiny.