Thoughts on the world, homeopathy, mindfulness and food...
A collection of blog posts - feel free to respond with your thoughts and comments - I love to have feedback - thank you!
Revolution seems to be a bit of a theme for me. At the moment and in general. I'm currently reading (and loving it) Russell Brand's book of a similar title, but for some time I've mulled over starting a food based revolution - though more around acceptance and love of ourselves.
I was doing a talk on mindfulness a while ago for a lovely WI group and did the raisin meditation - or at least my version of it. Then I went into the toilets before I left and on the back of the door was a poster for slimming world which met in the same location I was in. That was a starting point, though it would be wrong for me to put it down to just that. Going into schools with healthy foods, making juices, smoothies, raw chocolates without sugar made me see there are other ways to do things, other ways to educate our kids. I'd thought it for a long time but taking it practically really helped. Parents came and told me for ages that their kids were eating more fresh fruit and veg after the mini workshop.
I wonder if what stops us is if we think it has to be big, that we have to make a serious impact? I would invite you to consider if you'll ever know what impact you make?
One positive comment, one word of encouragement? How do you know - how do you measure that? I think the best ones you can't. Not until ages later at least, then how do you measure how many people have been influenced because you smiled at someone and they decided to smile at... it goes on. The ripples on the pond.
So back, briefly as I'm determined not to go on too much today - to the food revolution. What if we ate for love not loathing. We ate to nurture not suppress. We ate for joy not boredom. What if we took 2 minutes to appreciate our bodies for what they are. We may not like our _(insert body part)_ but how would we function without it?
I disliked my ears for many years - they stick out a bit if you've not noticed... and wished for them to be different. Then there's the legs - well it's OK now but years ago could I get trousers long enough?! The advent of Long Tall Sally was a major breakthrough in my teens. Gangly long legs... not a gift but a thing to torture me. So enough. Enough*. My legs are ace, they help me run, swim, sit and walk. Without them I'd not have been walking barefoot this morning through the field. My ears? Well my glasses would fall off for a start and I'd be back to being a blind little mole. I'd bet it's similar for anyone reading this - there are so many positives with whatever you've been wishing was different. Not the mole bit, but you get the drift.
If we ate from love, acted from love how different could it be?
I don't know - come start a (mini) revolution with me?
The mini revolution in my mind could be anything... putting out flowers in a unloved looking location, getting a cuppa for someone, smiling, a hug, a kind word. I've taken to drawing hopscotch thinking people might play more. Play more. Another blog to come.
Have a fabulous and maybe even (mini) revolting day.
* Enough. Enough is my word of the moment. There's been enough time disliking, acting, living from fear. Enough. Time to step into your light and be. Listen and love. Enough BS. Enough.
PS My force of nature daughter is planning a sponsored swim with a £1k fundraising target... if you can sponsor her when we've got the link set up that would be AMAZING. Thank you!
I'm a Homeopath working in the Skipton (North Yorkshire) area. I am also able to offer food intolerance testing using Kinesiology and advice around diet and lifestyle.
Em Colley MARH, Practitioner of Classical Homeopathy
BSc(Hons) Psychology and Neuroscience
Laughter Yoga Leader
Focussed Mindfulness Practitioner
Dip (SNHS) Kinesiology
Dip (SNHS) Holistic Nutrition
Certificate in Whole Food, Plant Based Nutrition