Health & vitality in life is important. Life is about finding your own "vital groove" to play on, a path where you feel most happy and alive, most comfortable and essentially most YOU. The path that plays your own individual life vibration at it's best quality. The mind, body and the soul all play a part in vitality and the quality of our personal vibratiional "sound". The more we enrich and nurture ourselves with the things we know are good for us, the more we have the potential to elevate ourselves and connect to the source of energy we need to survive and thrive in life individually & collectively as part of the whole we are all connected in.
For a more vital way of life there are certain things that are most definately in our better interest to include. Healthy food, regular exercise and spiritual growth. It can be a challenge for some to make the higher choices, the choices that are more loving to our minds, bodies and souls, but the more we do this the more vital we can become...
The word ITAL from the Rastafarian vocabulary is derived from the word VITAL. Rastafarians beliefs and morality come from intense personal meditations and prayer. Due to this emphasis on individual personal meditation, the expression of Ital varies widely and there are few universal "rules" of Ital living. Read more... or also here...
Mental Health and Happiness are very important to be VITAL. The roots of much unhappiness can stem from low self esteem, it is an inner cycle pattern that can be hard to break, see or even comprehend without a lot of battles, research, learning and a deep journey of work on the inside.
For the last 20 years or more Essence suffered depressive episodes and sought understanding to why. She found some connection to writings about Indigo children/adults some years ago, but if she tried to use that as a way to explain herself, there were few that would even try to comprehend at that time...
Thankfully after a long highly solitary journey of self discovery and mainly self help using creative expression in music as her rock, best friend and outlet, she had lightbulb moments that shed illumination on the full picture of her life, the why's, the who's and the what's all began to make some sense at last and this offered her at least some degree of inner peace.
It was a onion layer peeling exercise, often being gaslighted by others, confusing, tiring, emotionally and physically challengiing, draining, at times quite hopeless, a real roller coaster with occasional glimmers of hope but mostly a white knuckle ride that did not have a definative end point to get off! This type of journey is now often referred to as part of an ascension process that many souls are and have been going through, but in the earlier years there was far less information and support available online, so as an early awakener, she just had to wade through it. Finally in 2014/15 after one banger of a dark and highly challenging experience, she reached final breakthroughs that were hidden in the depths. Some times the greater trials bring us to the light but not without a fight and a great desire to seek the answers.
OPRAH TV introduced her to a book called "The Highly Senstitive Person" by Elaine Aron, amongst a list of other spiritual and personal growth writings and subsequently she began to find a sense of self actualisation, validation, understanding and relief, as well as degrees of sadness for some aspects of the truth of the whole dynamic she could now see. The power of Twitter brought her another HSP friend who opened the door to the Jungian personality type test which then further added to her grasp of who and why she experienced life in the way she did. A #HSP (Highly Sensitive Person), an #INFJ #Empath more #Introvert, the #blacksheep also resonating with #Starseed writings...she was not alone and the only one that had experienced life through this lense.
A scapegoated child, the blacksheep of the family, bullied at school, the young adult that looked for love in all the wrong places and encountered further abuse in various forms as she progresssed in life. The adult that kept trying to succeed but always struggled to fit in, to maintain balance, to hold onto energy, yet was still trying to shine some light, a deep sensitive soul that believed in love, was searching for the meaning of it, giving what she had and helping people but often not realising her own needs, her personal boundaries miles from healthy and little knowledge of how to assert them. A people pleaser, bit of a doormat, pretty easily manipulated emotionally, used and taken advantage of often and short changed sometimes withought even realising it , just thinking she was doing the right thing, the kindest thing, which it was t o others but not really to herself.
The last hard lesson was a huge catalyst that led her to heal the deeper fragments of her soul to become this more self actualised, validated, self loving, self caring, better balanced, stronger, more assertive, more aware and internally happy being she now is most of the time! Always still a work in progress as we all are.
Great thanks go out to OPRAH (OWNTV), Dr. Elaine Aron, Lisa A. Romano (The Life Coach), Richard Grannon (The Spartan Life Coach), Ralph Smart (Infinite Waters), Teal Swan, Ross Rosenburg, Heidi Sawyer, Judith Orloff, Susan Cain, various online support groups for Survivors of Narcisstic Abuse and those healing from CPTSD, and others out there working to help us and the rest of the world understand our sensitive and loving souls so that we can find ways to thrive and live happier more balanced lives!
Exercise and getting out in nature are all helpful ways to feel good in the mind, body and soul...I hope you will be inspired to by these video's I am creating...all just part of my journey as I endeavor as an artist to say balanced or re-balance, raise my energies, feel good and stay healthy.