With the change in season and weather, I’ve been able to start walking more regularly lately. Even though I have to get up earlier than usual on a work day and already am not getting as much sleep as my body needs, some days I am so very eager to get outdoors and really get into power walking. I have this energy in me that I just need to get out and release.
There’s a lot going on in my life and it’s stressful. It’s really all positive, but it’s still stressful nonetheless. Physical movement is helpful in calming me.
So, I found it timely when settling into my morning sabbath after coming in from my walk, I read the following:
“Taylor Swift was right. When you’re stressed out, the best thing you can do is Shake it off. Shimmy shimmy shake shake!“
“Moving my body moves everything… and I release pent-up anger. When I allow myself to move freely, shimmying and shaking, it ignites movement in my mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies as well. Freedom! Release! Yay!”
– “Everyday Joy, 365 days of ohmygod life,” by Z Egloff and Melissa Phillippe, June 13
There is healing in movement in that the release is like surrendering to Spirit once again. In taking care of my physical body, the temple that is home to my soul, I draw closer to Spirit and am rejuvenated.