|The Gift by Xene Abraham|
My friends on social media were also reporting sickness at an alarming frequency so I knew I was not alone in this quest to live healthier. There are nearly endless options to explore: diet, essential oils, acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage therapy, exercise, yoga and many spiritual practices that reportedly increase overall health; I had to do something and if I was going to explore, my plan was to share the journey.
So I did something, but clearly I dropped the ball on blogging it; I created art instead. I had attended university on a full-tuition scholarship for art but when motherhood came along, I nearly abandoned art to dedicate all my energy to raising a family.
Art unlocked something within me that had been both suppressed and oppressed all those years.
I could hear my inner voice when I painted. If I let the voice lead the brush, the paintings came to life. If I doubted and fought the natural instinct by 'overthinking it' the art suffered. The more time I spent painting, the stronger I could hear the voice and I began to question "why I was not listening to it all the time?"
So I made a decision to listen to my intuition as often as possible in all things. My inner voice was changing me for the better on everything from how I dealt with and identified conflict, to how I ate (I am now vegetarian with a strong desire for veganism.) Obviously, PiX FiZ has been a food blog up to this point, so I knew how to cook, but if I listened to my intuition, the food was better too. I was on to something but I didn't understand any of it until I was turned on to the teachings of Eckhart Tolle. Ah ha! Art brought me into the Present! Every single thing Eckhart said made complete sense.
I devoured all I could from Eckhart and then turned to Deepak Chopra. I have so much left to learn, but I now believe, no wait, I have a KNOWING that I will be well. Several times this season already I have felt the tinge of a sore throat, or a tingling of a cold sore trying to erupt but I turned my thinking toward the positive and reminded this water bag of a body that surrounds my beautiful soul that it could heal itself. It has so far, and I believe that it will, perhaps forever.
I am new on this journey, but so many are seeking in this direction that I have been compelled to write about how I am navigating this new found mindful practice. Perhaps I will end up posting guest articles about homeopathic remedies that aid improved health, but for now I am going to let intuition guide what shows up here.
My name is Xene and I am going to do a better job blogging.