Do you have a friend, a friend who you don’t see often, but when you talk, it feels like coming home?
That’s my friend, Karie. We had a skypey skype chat the other day, and she said something that hit me big time.
We talked about all sorts of things from guys to business to writing our books to making space (which I’ll explain more in a minute). I went first.
Karie and I have known each other for, let’s say, 3 years now, and she”knows” me, very well.
She’s been with me all along…me telling her, “Something just doesn’t feel right.” But I really couldn’t pinpoint it; I just felt it in my bones, my cells, my body. Something energetically was clogging up my space, clouding my vision, keeping me stuck.
In fact I felt that I couldn’t breathe …it was like that for some time, a long time probably.
I explained to her what has been happening in my life for the last 6 months. How my world changed, how I changed, changed deep down to my core.
We talked about how the Universe shows you what you need to know to move forward, to makes space when you are ready. And this summer, Bam, the Universe decided I was ready. Eyes open. I hurt to the point I felt suffocated, couldn’t move.
But then the sadness began to lift, day by day. It took time, sometimes it felt like forever, but things got better.
Fast forward to now, I find myself happier. Lighter. Able to make decisions quicker. Finding miracles and angels all around me. And trusting the wisdom of my body more than ever. I knew the whole time.
She told me about all the cool stuff going on in her life.
“You know, Lisa, I really think all this space I’m creating, all the good stuff, goes back to my food.”
Karie first read Skinny Bitch which started her journey of eating clean, healthy, plant-based foods, being mindful of the environment and living things. And also a journey of moving towards an amazing life.
Leaving the police force, starting her own business, writing her memoir…all steps toward creating a healthy, happy way of living.
Clearing space started with food. Why of course!
I talk about this all the time, but to hear someone else say it out loud, well, whoa.
When you have clutter, especially in your cells, it can really hinder progress in your life. Achieving goals, making long-lasting changes, especially when it comes to your health.
Eating real, whole foods (veggies, greens, fruits…) instead of fast-food and microwave dinners, drinking water instead of Diet Coke, spending time with people who lift you up instead of bring you down…all kinds of self-care can move you forward and de-clutter your world.
Karie pointed out something interesting. Since I have been practicing the clean life for a long time now, I was able to pay attention.
Even at the hardest times, I kept up with my self-care practices (exercise, juicing, and being around friends who love me). I kept living in a way that didn’t clog up my cells, my energy, my mind so I was able to let go when the time was right.
And you know what? I’ve witnessed this time and time again; when I let go of something in my life that isn’t working or decide I’m not putting up with things that don’t make me happy, miracles happen.
So if you are struggling with your health (such as lack of planning or mindless eating, sweets and portion control), I bet getting rid of something, something that is weighing on you, cluttering up your being, will make space for losing weight, a new career, lots of love, etc… in your life. How about starting with your food? I say that is a perfect idea.