Becoming centered in your physical self

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"The more we are removed from nature, the more we are denied our birthright to play in forests, climb mountains, follow streams, and fall in love with meadows, to become creative, self-actualized, deeply intuitive." — Kim Heacox

Feel the uneven pebbles and dirt under as you pad on soft earth.

Fill your throat with melodious vibrations of sound and splendor.

Drink in the cool, milky waters of the moon, splashing upon the ground before you.

Sniff the sweet notes of grass and your musky pack as the breeze hits your muzzle.

Allow yourself to be fully of this earth, because you are.

Sight, sound, touch, taste. Living with your whole heart means full experience, not just in your mind, in your emotional sphere, but also in your body.

Allow yourself to be fully present in all facets of your experience because presence is absolutely the most importance aspect of living both wholeheartedly and wildly.

A wild animal feels with the full body, feels the environment as a part of her experience, feels the knowledge of her instincts in her bones.

Your heart is beating.

You have a body.

Take the occasional moment to celebrate that fact.

How much you can feel. How your heart can sometimes fill to bursting with the beautiful, temporal experience of your life.

The sacred is in the here and now. It is you in this very moment.

Treat yourself as if your body and every fiber of your being are made up of the very threads of divinity.

That is not to say that you need to become religious if you are not already.

Not at all.

I simply mean, how amazing are the set of circumstances that brought you here in your lifetime, up to this very moment?

How many different instances have led you to now?

You do not need to believe in miracles to feel a sense of wonder at your circumstance.

You do not need to believe that your body is a temple to know that it has been an amazing container for all of your life's journey.

Do not discount your sensory experience. The body is not a vessel to be transcended.

In this very moment, you are held within the gift of being a loving, feeling, breathing human on this planet.

That is an incredible contribution to this world.

Come back to your senses now and again to remind yourself. 

Iris Rankin

Soulful questioner, exuberant organizer, here to find the balance between discipline and delicious relaxation. Iris Rankin is the founder of Project Intention, a values-based community focused on living day-to-day with purpose, planning, and heart. Iris encourages women to adopt the self care practices that make them feel divine, the planning tools to hone in on their essential wants and needs, and the emotional resilience to express their most authentic selves.

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