I’ve been feeling off this week, which is normal when you’re cycling. I usually prepare myself because I’m borderline anemic by eating iron-rich foods and taking an iron supplement before hand, but I didn’t prepare myself this round so I felt and looked something like death this week.
Now, my iron levels are back to normal and I (luckily) have two days off in a row. Yesterday, I forced myself to sleep. There’s always so much to do and I hate feeling like I’m doing nothing when there is an ongoing list of sh*t that needs to get done. I ended up pulling a card to see what my guides wanted me to know and the card was “empathic overload”. I took it as a sign to honor my body. I was exhausted and I didn’t get much sleep the night before. Plus, I was pushing myself hardcore to keep going when I should have relaxed.
Sometimes, we need to listen and slow down. We push ourselves to the brim to keep up with society, work, friends and its demands. I’m a sensitive so I need extra time to myself or my energy levels become non-existent. I start running on autopilot. The problem when you keep going and stop listening to your bodies pleas to slow down, it catches up to you. You become sick and are forced to slow down. I haven’t been sick in over a year, and the last time I was; it lasted for 3 days because I (try) to listen when my body tells me to slow down. I know if I don’t, I’ll be sick in bed for a couple of weeks. This comes with knowing ourselves. I remember a few years back when I overworked my body everyday, I’d fall sick once a month. I’ve come to know the signs of when it’s time to slow down.
I have to admit, I love sleep because I gain all this insight with my life. I have all these dreams that make my reality seem more clear and it’s way easier to listen to my guides in that state. I feel like spirits come to me more and I’m able to get the messages I was suppose to be receiving, but too mentally exhausted to listen. If I had the choice, I’d be in sleep world always. Which isn’t healthy, yet when I do need the sleep. I resist because I have so much to do in reality. It’s funny how that works, right?
Honor yourself and your inner wisdom, when your body tells you to slow down. Do not let anything get in the way of that, LISTEN.
So my lesson of the week is: You need mind, body and spirit to flow together as one. If one part is wearing out. Honor it and slow yourself down, for you cannot work vitally if one part of you is suffering.