My body is used to eating a pretty clean, simple diet. It chugs along quite comfortably with that, a little exercise and awareness of stress. I know that I had eaten some things I don't usually eat while on our road trip, vegetarian instead of vegan, and a little more processed foods that the mostly fresh food I eat. I didn't exercise a whole lot while we were away, but I was really happy that we had taken two hoops with us and I had more free time to play with those. We would pull them out almost every time we stopped for any reason and hoop around a little - so great for loosening up the stiff lower back from sitting in the car!
As I was lying on the floor, I was grateful for the efficiency of my body. I was grateful for the awareness that there may be a lesson or two there for me.
The other main difference yesterday was that I had had a cup of coffee. I have had less than 10 cups of coffee in my whole life. Now I remember why. I love the smell, but it does not like me! I think it was the final push after eating the other things.
So, apart from not drinking coffee again, what else was going on? I felt like there was more. I felt a renewed promise to take care of myself, - my body and how I nourish it through nutrition and move it joyfully, - my mind and where I put my attention and awareness, - my spirit and living my truth. I was aware that I had been complaining about someone who had been very judgemental, but in my complaining, I had been judging them! (who's the hypocrite now?!) I was aware that I have gotten away from some of my core values, just a subtle little side-step, but I made a promise to myself to fully embrace those things again.
Although my experience on the floor was uncomfortable, and messy, it was effective in giving me a little shake to get me back on track. This morning I feel a little weak in my body, but stronger in my spirit. I feel excited and grateful for the awareness that allows me to grow, even when I'm down and out.