I went to bed last night with a tremendous sense of gratitude for such a wonderful week. As I sat down to write this morning, the sun was just peeking over the rooftops and out from behind some clouds. I am reminded today of how small, yet so incredibly significant we all are. And that there really is so much that we have to be grateful for.
Gratitude Tip: Stop and take a deep breath. Give thanks for the sun, that is at the perfect distance from our planet and without it, life would not be possible. Give thanks for the moon, our satellite, which influences the tides and turns day into night and give thanks for the stars, and the endless possibilities in an incredible Universe created by God. And give thanks the He chose to give us life, here on Earth because his love for us is unconditional and everlasting.
It is so easy to take things for granted. And even though I have been a student of gratitude for years and years, I still catch myself in moments where I could be choosing gratitude instead of frustration or impatience. We are so blessed to live in Canada, I feel safe in my home and have no fears of my community. We can openly worship, we can dress how we choose and we are (for the most part) accepting of each other’s physical and cultural differences. True, it has been unseasonably cold here in Ontario (and unseasonably warm in BC), but we all have homes with climate control. And clothing to match the weather. It can be simple to turn any situation around and find the gratitude, if you look closely enough.
Today is Day 12 of the #30daywholebodydetox program for me, and for my clients who started on Monday, they are almost finished week one. Gratitude is a part of this program, did you know that? We hosted a webinar on Wednesday evening, and Linda Heredia, RHN, who is a key program contributor, shared her wisdom on gut health and taking care of our liver, as well as her favorite detox tips. She ended her section with gratitude. Gratitude is a wonderful way to detox! A simple exercise is to breathe deeply and inhale gratitude. And then slowly exhale anything that no longer serves you, including toxic thoughts and feelings. When we are going through a healthy, supported detox program, we may find that different emotions bubble up. Often anger comes up, as Traditional Chinese Medicine says that anger is stored in the liver. So when we are gently detoxing, some pent up emotions may be released. Use gratitude to work through these emotions that may come up. Or go for a good cry! You will release a lot when you cry and let the emotions flow out of you.
The recording of the webinar can be found on the home page of the detox, www.30daywholebodydetox.com. It’s the full 80 minutes, we will create shorter videos soon, in the meantime you can watch this instead of Masterchef Canada tomorrow night. Our next group detox starts on Monday April 11th. Missed this one? That’s ok! There is still time to join us for the 18th or even the 25th of April. If you’d like to be finished before the long weekend in May, the latest start date is the 18th.