By Lucie Dickenson
Recently, I had an immensely stressful weekend. The anxiety created more issues that I would like to count, however, I knew that the first step was acceptance. Once I accepted what had happened, I could move into the solution phase. Therefore, I decided to take a hike and let the physical exercise help work out the uneasiness that had built up in my body and mind.
We are energy beings, and as such we sometimes forget it is necessary to recharge ourselves. Unfortunately, many times we do not listen to our inner guidance system, which lets us know it’s time to rest. Instead, we push on, sometimes relentlessly. However, our inner compass is still there, waiting patiently, for you to listen to the call to rest. And if you continue to ignore the loving request to recharge, you may begin to experience physical symptoms. These symptoms are there to get your attention and remind you to take care of yourself and your energy.
Please do not fear the messages your body gives to you, instead lean into the hint and listen. We are made in a loving universe, and as such the messages we get can only be for our own well-being and happiness. So, take a rest when needed, and recharge that beautiful energy that is you. When you take the time to lovingly take care for yourself, you are energized to let that love flow to other parts of your life; including family, friends and work life.
We are blessed to have many different areas at the Jersey Shore to hike, take to nature, and venture out to the beaches and parks you may have not yet visited, or conversely, go to your favorite spot and recall your connection to everything.