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This is a section with my own Blog posts, where I intent to share what is like to be a “free-range” mother .

Your body is talking to you all the time.

Are you listening to what signs your body is giving you? It is very easy to cover it up with a sweet snack or by watching a movie, but it does’t make it go away.

You body is a miracle machine, that knows exactly how to heal itself and make itself better.Most of the processes in your body are happening without you having to consciously think the individual steps. If you want to sit down-you just sit down. You do not say to yourself-now I am gonna bend my knees first and so on…

 

Say for an example you prick your finger on a rose thorn.You will feel a sharp pain for a second or two. This pain is just a signal, that your skin is broken.  This  message then is  send directly to your brain and that  instantly starts the process of healing.

You do not have to consciously  think about it. It just happens and within hours your finger is better and by the next day you have completely forgotten about it.You body has done all the work so you can get on with anything else.rose prick

 

What happens when there is a bigger pain, or as they call a condition in your body -a chronic diseases, which the conventional  medicine treats as incurable? It means you have ignored your body’s conversations with you for a very long time and possibly pretending  that you can not do anything about it.

You and your body have a special relationship. It is as special as the one with your heart, as your heart is a part of your body, but it also has a” true heart “in it.

Put it like this- your body has a  brain within, which talks to you . Look at your eyes if you haven’t got enoght sleep for a few nights on a row. Under your eyes  you will notice a different color. Now look at your eyes after a week of restfull sleep , look at the sparkle in your eyes. You know how it feels, don’t you.

I am sure you got my point by now. Listen to your body before it’s too late. If you ask me it is never too late , unless you are dead(I normaly do not use words like “dead”, but I am making an exeption here, just to make it clear how  important it is to listen to your body).
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When you are just about to take a  bite of your next  meal :Ask yourself? “Am I really hungry or did I just tell myself that it’s time to eat?” What  am I avoiding to deal with ?  When you  feel ,like that there isn’t enough hours in the days ask yourself: “Can I take a day off?” .

The time is now. Listen to your body. It’s never too late.

You are given a body -this most wonderful perfect system. It is impossible to think the amount of processes , that are happening every second , regardless if you are awake or asleep.

It is my opinion , that there are 3 approaches in which people like to treat their body-there are those , that live only in the body and strive for perfection, there are those, that have forgotten they have a body and treat it like something, that they have to carry about with them , and there are also those that believe that to have a fulfilled life one has to find the mind , body and soul balance. When those 3 are in balance life is a  pure bliss. According to the Ayurveda medicine when this harmony is disturbed in any way your being is in dis-balance which is the root cause of all diseases. Long before any illness appear your body is giving you different signals, that you can sense with your heart and understand with your body. The main thing is not to ignore them , but listen to your body . When you are tired rest, when you are feeling unwell make yourself better, you wee has a color-drink more water, your tongue has a white coating -fast for a few days,….the list is endless. There is a reaction behind every action and prevention is priceless, but you can’t buy it when it’s too late. It is never too late, unless you re dead. So start now listening to your body, sense it with your heart and understand it with your mind.listen to your body

The magic of living is to optimize your body-soul-mind trinity. I would like to share a few tips from the Ayurveda medicine for optimal health and I would love to hear from you -what is your best tip for being healthy.

1.Rest before you are tired – a regular 20 minute break will benefit , not just your body but will also refresh your mind and make you more present . Always make time for it. It is really worth the effort.

2. Eat when you are hungry -this is a universal advice . Educate yourself about the differences between emotional and physical hunger and learn to respond to them accordingly . If it’s a real physical hunger it will come in stages and you can easily identify  and satisfy it with natural foods. Emotional hunger is sudden and it craves certain foods- when you know it is happening ask yourself why and let the answer come to you. Awareness is a powerful tool.

3. Ayurveda describes massage as one of the best ways to remain healthy – a nice foot, head or back massage can be very beneficial at any time and it can cure many discomforts and tensions in your body, it also calms your mind and soothes your soul.

4. Accept what is and learn to love what is .One of the biggest causes of any disease is the fact , that we sometimes try to change what we cannot control. Long term stress brings your immune system down so do your best to reduce and eliminate bad stress. Focus on what matters and do your best to use your energy on things , that you can actually change .

5. Move your body – you have been given legs to walk with, hand to lift with and body to dance with . Find your best way to move every day. Ayurveda recommends yoga as the ultimate mind-body -soul movement and I couldn’t agree more, but i also love to dance, love to cycle and love to walk and swim. Getting physical reduces stress, clears your head and makes you feel good.listen to your body

6. Cultivate and nourish your relationships– nothing gives your soul more meaning , than sharing it with others. Communications, connections and Love. This is pure medicine .Love, be loved and loving . It is the only truth.

7. Forgive . Forgiveness is the greatest gift known to man. Start with yourself and gradually extend that forgiveness to all. Do not be picky, take your time and explore the beauty of forgiving . This is a gift, that you owe to yourself .

8. Be grateful . Always , even for the stuff you did not want . There is a silver lining in every cloud and every disaster could be a blessing. The only attitude worth the effort is the attitude of gratitude . At the end all makes sense and you would be grateful for the lessons you’ve learned .

So over all other good Irish saying comes to mind-“a good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything”.I love going to bed in the evening . Since I cycle every day I feel this sweet tiredness , that I have missed for years .

Sending blessings and Love
Ivelina

Watch this video , where I share 3 easy ways to develop your intuition. Click here .

Is there a secret to happiness?

Ivelina  —  December 14, 2014

I have written about happiness in the past and declaring, that I don’t want to be happy any more.

Today I want to share with you my personal secret to happiness. This is possibly a well known truth written in many of the wise books, that we read and said by many public speakers in any of those personal development seminars. 

To me to be happy means to do things with purpose, even the smallest of things like making a cup of tea for someone can bring happiness. Purpose is a form of loving. Loving of being, loving of doing and loving of living. 

Purpose is a tricky thing for many as a lot people think, that you need to fill up some kind of a test and along psychological intervention in order to find purpose. 

But what is purpose anyway. 

According to Oxford dictionary purpose is “The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.”

Only the human mind can find the reason to do anything. It is all in the mind as they say, so that also means that you create your own happiness and no one can make you happy. ONLY YOU! 

So it is that simple. You have to create your own purpose and if in the beginning you don’t see any purpose just pretend that you are looking at yourself through the eyes of someone who really loves you. What would they say to you? Will they be critical and obstructive or they simply and gently help you dig deep into your soul and rediscover the beauty of everything that you are and everything that you do. 

No matter how much books on purpose you read and how many mantras on self love you learn the key and the secret to happiness is your own inner voice. As humans we spent many hours in our days shutting down that voice, watching TV or just doing what is expected from us. If you are watching TV do it with purpose, enjoy it. If you are cleaning or doing dishes-do it with purpose and enjoy it. It is the only way , in my opinion to feel empowered by your own life. Not by just doing what has to be done, but do it with gusto.

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To live on purpose is simply to be present in your life. It all truly depends on you.

So here are three simple steps to find purpose. You can still continue reading and listening and expanding your knowledge, but those steps will help you to feel on purpose no matter what.  

1.Do what gets you excited. I know that there are plenty of things, that has to be done, but make sure you find the time every day to do something, that brings you joy and excites you. 

2.Carry a seed of gratitude in everything that you do. You could be cleaning the bathroom but in that action find in your own mind something, that brings gratitude to you. Being grateful is a sure way to feel purpose as this alone brings content

3.Trust your intuition. Somehow your heart and soul knows what the purpose of living is. Just go with it and be present in your day. When you are present you are living on purpose. You are not stressed about the future or regretting the past. You are here now. That is all that is to it.

Enjoy the ride and be well, authentic and wild!