God, Universe, your best angel, whomever you feel comfortable believing in, arrives to tell you, “Between you and all your hard work and worry and Me, well, me being me, Kid, I gotta tell you, we are doing a bang-up job! For the next 24 hours everything, I mean everything, is covered! Your kids, your job, your money, your future, the neighbours, the in-laws, all the world leaders (even the crazy ones!), anything you have a worry about, it’s ALL covered! So, what do you wanna do with this day?”
Can you imagine, I mean it, really imagine that for even a few moments? Go ahead. I’ll wait.
Do you feel a big deep relief/release? Do feel excited at the possibilities? What are they? What do you FEEL when you imagine nothing to work for and worry about for a whole day? (are you secretly wondering who’s in ‘charge’ if you’re off duty??)
Allowing Everything to be OK Without YOU
Allowing everything to be ok without YOU is what rest and digest feels like. Rest and digest being the activation of our parasympathetic nervous system, whose job it is to do the mind, body and spirit repair and recovery work. Rest and digest is the opposite of fight and flight (read: strive, work and worry) that we have accepted as ‘normal.’ (How IS that working for you and ‘us,’ anyway?)
If you cannot, even for a few minutes each day experience this state, I’m sorry to be so blunt, but, you are already in trouble. Raise your hand if you know from adrenal burnout, insomnia, extra pounds, constant illness, high blood pressure, depression/anxiety, persistent anything. If you’re not currently experiencing any of these (or worse!), without rest and digest, you will be sooner rather than later.
A few minutes each day. A state of rest and digest. A few minutes each day.