2004-04-02 / Community

Health & Harmony

Be Gentle With The Temple
By Dr. Nancy Gahles

Health & Harmony


DR. Nancy gahlesDR. Nancy gahles

By Dr. Nancy Gahles

Be Gentle With The Temple

As we enter into the Spring season we are al ready chomping at the bit. Ready to break out of our winter stalls and hit the track at breakneck speed. Biking, running, surfing, gardening,85 all at a fast and furious pace, as though we need to make up for lost time.

Granted, it was a long, cold winter. The icy conditions inhibited the ability to move about freely so our exercise was limited. It feels good to get out and move about. It is not a good idea to try to lose all of the weight that you may have gained over the winter in one weekend of furious activity.

BE GENTLE WITH
THE TEMPLE

After periods of relative inactivity it is wise to start slowly. Begin by stretching 20 minutes per day then add 20 minutes of walking and in crease gradually to biking and/or running. Make changes in your diet ac cordingly. Cut back on refined white flour products and sugary drinks and desserts, and increase consumption of seasonal fruits and vegetables. Drink plenty of water to keep hydrated especially after bouts of increased cardio type exercise.

Live every day as though you are building a temple. To attain mastery over physical matter, we need to at tune ourselves to the Light. Grace works through na ture. Watch how nature works. Look at the flowers of spring. The most delicate ones that poke their heads through the hard, cold soil. The daffodil and the hy acinth have star- like petals and deep within the flower you can see another little star. I like to recognize this as a call to be open , like a flower, to the unfolding potential that is within us all. The potential to rise from the hard, cold soil to the brilliant sun light and to be open and vulnerable to the changeable course of nature, knowing that all things will be well in the end. I believe they call that faith. Or truth. As I read in, GIFTS OF THE LOTUS, " Truth is the spiritual white light which falls upon the prism of mankind and breaks into many colours whereby individuals interpret it." Like the flowers of springtime. Open to interpretation. One thing cannot be denied. Flow ers bloom with the light of the Sun, and so do we. Light is Love. So85Be gentle with the temple. Don’t force it. Go slowly. Open your heart. Re lease resentment. Clear the soil. Open the petals of your heart and let the love light in. Display your colorful raiment. It may be subject to interpretation but, as the saying goes, " The truth will set you free".

May The Blessings Be!


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