Well hello there. Those 21 days has gone by very quickly. For those of you who don’t know I put myself on a 21 information diet. That meant no social media, no blogging and only checking email once a day (I didn’t even do that) for 21 days.
Let me tell you, it has been the best thing for me. Whilst on my information free ‘diet’ I was also part of an amazing 21 days mind money mojo challenge which was run by a beautiful and inspiring lady by the name of Kylie Patchett. This challenge took me away from everything I was submerged into on a daily basis.
This challenged helped me tap into my feminine side a whole lot more and also tap into a lot more of my spiritual side. It has been pretty amazing.
Some amazing changes whilst I have not been on social media or the Internet etc. is the amount of extra brain space I now have. Amazing!!
My health and wellbeing feel amazing – I am sleeping soundly (in bed by 8.30pm-9pm) I am up exercising and I am spending a lot of time in nature and also writing.
I have been meditating everyday morning and night and I can really see positive changes from this. Meditation never really came easy to me but this last 21 days I just allowed myself the time and space to sit and allow it to happen. It feels good!
I have always been interested in spirituality and how the mind works with law of attraction. I have dabbled a bit into it but being submerged in it for the last 21 days has been super unreal!
It’s quite funny because something I have realised is that (and I think I have mentioned it a few times already) no-one knows your body and what your body mostly needs than you. We can search and search externally for things to make us feel good, help us lose weight etc. but what I have learnt in the last 21 days of participating in this challenge is that only YOU can create your own nourishment program. Yes there are the amazing fundamentals that we can all sign up to such as avoiding the refined and processed foods, trans fats, refined sugars and instead eating from nature, but once we know this, then you and I have the amazing ability to reconnect 100% with our own body, our own thought patterns and reach internally with what is going on. Then ‘we’ can eat, exercise and live the way that feels really good for you. You can live the good life.
We all just want to be healthy, happy and do the very best we can (I know I want to) Life can be a pain in the arse sometimes but how we choose to accept these challenges I think is one of the ways we can create our own health and happiness. I felt myself out of balance. So instead of challenging this I took on the information diet to give myself some space. Headspace. Maybe it was a primal thing to do. Just go walkabouts and see and feel all the beautiful things around me, inside of me. I guess primal man instinctually knew what he should be eating, how he should be moving, when to sleep, when to rest. I felt quite out of balance from this and from all the noise of which I was constantly surrounding myself in. It’s the modern world, it happens, but the good thing is I felt it happening so I knew I could also change it.
Are we so disconnected with ourselves that we need to go searching for answers? Nutrition is becoming more and more noisy and I don’t know about you but surely it can’t be that hard! Surely we don’t need to have people tell us how to eat and what to drink? Or do we? Personally I don’t think we do. I don’t think a label or ‘diet’ is ever going to know what is right for you or me. Maybe it is time to stop trying to fit into everyone else’s mold, framework or strategy and ask yourself if this makes you feel good and energetic and come alive!
Personally for me, you know what makes me feel really good and has for the last decade since following the primal principles? Eating food that was once alive and comes from nature and embracing more of a simplified lifestyle. It could not get any easier and simpler than that! Truly it can’t. It is when I go looking over the fence to see if the grass is greener is when I get myself into a wee bit of trouble.
So the last 21 days helped me to reset my priorities and to align myself back with them (I do think the new chooks and collecting fresh eggs daily has defiantly helped me do that) It doesn’t take much to become out of alignment with oneself but breaking away from the noise and reconnecting to the core foundations of my own Primal Living strategies I can feel the tail wag again!
You see there is a huge inter-connect ability between the soil that grows our food, the food we eat, where the food comes from, how it is grown and how that food heals and nourishes our body. I also believe in the strong connection between natural living and living simply with the environment and how it all connects us to feeling super amazing. There are many ways to do this and I choose to do it on an island looking after 10 acres, six chooks, two cats and growing my own food and living off the grid. I was naturally drawn to this lifestyle. I have taught myself to be a conscious warrior and instinctively knew that if I did not have a clue what the ingredients were on the back of a product (food or body), there was no-way I was going to ingestor use it. It is a continuous learning as many products try to convince us otherwise.
On reflection this last 21 days I also instinctively knew that I wanted to only consume meat if I knew that it was raised ethically and sustainably (hence Primal Living) Again its funny how jumping over the fence for a peep to see what was on the other side can really throw you off balance and make yourself doubt every single value you have. Reminder to stop looking on the outside and check in with ourselves to see how we are travelling.
In saying all this, your way can be totally different and that’s super cool too. If it makes you happy and you’re well and I mean really well with lots of of energy, full of life and raring to go then stick to what you’re doing. Don’t go searching for more. It is the more and more of wanting and searching I think is when we can get ourselves out of alignment. AND there is no right or wrong way.
You have the choice to go a new way or keep your old way. For me, ten years ago I went a new way of living when I stumbled upon the words of Mark Sisson which lead me in a direction which aligned with my values. Eating fresh, wholesome food from nature and living in peace with the environment. Two years ago I went another new way and moved to an island off an island and started to align myself more with my values and to enjoy each day, live more simply and with nature. Both of these new ways have had some challenges but I now know that when I become disconnected from it and have my head stuck in the computer I am out of balance.
To rapt this up I’ll quickly say that It’s been rather busy here on the island. We have been researching into certified organic compost for our gardens, soil testing, developing a business plan for the market garden, and I have been fighting lots and lots of slugs who have decided to pop on in and visit my brassicas. Because of this I am going to take another break off all social media. I am really enjoying reading more books, writing and listening to my own needs and creating the simplified lifestyle that makes me wag my tail. However I am going to keep you updated with some regular blog posts on what’s going on here on the property and also share some wisdom on a few other things that pops up. Down the bottom of this page there is a newsletter sign up and If you jump on it I will keep you updated through there. It may be weekly, fortnightly or monthly. It all just depends on where the sun is shining when I come on in to write a post.
Until next time, I hope you are having a beautiful day.
(pictured sourced from Abraham Hicks)