I have never been one to enjoy exercising much. My proudest exercising moment was when I earned my black belt in Tae Kwon Do at 47. This was quite an accomplishment for me. It took me two long years to complete and when I received my black belt I only attended one more class.
Over the last couple of years, I have overcome some medical issues and recently became motivated to get back into shape. My partner Dana has decided to do a sprint triathlon and her goal encouraged me to become more active with exercise again. So I started exercising in a “lazy river” pool. Just the word “lazy” seems backwards doesn’t it?
The Lazy River
During my first adventure into the lazy river pool I watched as a fellow exerciser was walking against the flow of the river. I decided I was going to try this to see how it felt and began going against the flow of the river also. This made it much more difficult to walk, balance and stay upright. I found that I had to walk slower, taking each step with thought and intention. I had to really focus on controlling my balance. Sometimes I had to hold onto the side of the pool to gain control. To my surprise there were even a few individuals that would not give me space. This forced me to stop walking and let them go by me so I could continue? (What a great metaphor for life?)
A couple of weeks into doing my new program I was mediating during my workout. The word RESISTANCE popped into my head. This pool is giving me resistance to become stronger and healthier and it is such a positive thing.
I started thinking about how we seem to have so much resistance towards so many things and people right now. Everywhere we look we see and hear about strong and volatile resistance in some capacity or another.
What does resistance mean?
I started thinking about resistance and what it means. It seems that we feel unable to control our lives and that has brought about a lot of fear. How do we change this energy and learn to become our best self while the energy around the world is in turmoil.
If you look at resistance positively, it is a wakeup call to your soul. Use this to assist you in raising your awareness and your vibration. By raising your vibration you will feel the energy become more positive and this will spill over to those that are in need of your good energy.
Major changes and shifts?
If you are like me, you have noticed many people making very major changes in their lives during this pandemic. We have all been passive for a long time almost like living in our own little bubbles. Sitting on the sidelines.
We are now being pushed UP to the surface and must look into our souls, our hearts, and our choices in life.
What are you resistant towards?
What are you resisting and why? Do you want to make changes, or do you want to stay where you are? There is no right or wrong way, but we have an opportunity. Do we go with the flow, push back or rise to the top? During these current challenges, we can push ourselves to our greatest moments. If not now, when?
This is a great lesson for us all.
Pushing your body against what seems to be difficult will benefit your entire being. Now may also be a good time to gain understanding as to why we resist. It is a great lesson for us all. Let’s open our minds to learn about others belief systems, and be open to both sides of all situations. Lets try to understand where our fellow person is coming from.
We are in this together, let’s push through it as we strengthen our energy vibration together. We are spiritual beings having a human experience and we are here to continue to vibrate to our highest level for enlightenment. Love and understanding are the answer.
Namasté and Love,