Frustration? You are Welcome!!

frustration“When experiencing frustration, you can let frustration lead you or you can lead frustration to support you in what you want to get.”                       My inner voice.

 

It is a dark, cold Friday night of February. The living rooms of the small houses surrounding me were enlightened by the soft moving shades of the television screen or by a luminous halo pending from the sealing.

It is 20.30. The cold weather of London, is now starting penetrating into my bones.

I lost the sensitivity on my hands and feet long time ago and I am now just waiting for somewhere warm where to rest my body.

Me and my friend Raphael have been walking constantly, with fast pace since 3.30, time of the beginning of the shift.

Yes, just the 2 of us today to make a difference for the people affected by cancer that McMillan is brightly supporting.

It is 20.30.

After 5h of hard work we were been able just to get 1 sign up…

The end of the shift is getting closer and the temperature is dropping. Dozens of people don’t even come to the door or don’t want hear abut us…

It is in that moment, while knocking in front of number 1, Palmer Street, that I catch myself saying:

“Why am I doing all this?” “Who is making me work as a door to door foundraiser?” “Why can’t I find a job in the warmth of an office?”

Is in that moment that I catch these thoughts, running wildly into my head.

I felt really down. And more I let myself down, more the people were responding negatively to me, slamming doors in front of my face.

Is in that moment that I decided to have a small team leading session inside my own head.

For an easier writing I’ll call my frustrated self F and my motivational self M. I hope you will enjoy the little drama that was going on inside my head in that moment.

M started this motivational talk saying to F:

“I know you feel frustrated, I know you are not getting what you were expecting from the day, and I know it is tough keep walking with the same level of energy for 5 hours, under this cold weather. And I am sorry you have to experience all this. I am sorry you have to go true such a tough moment.”

F replied: “Thank you… I really need a brake… I cannot keep working this way… I feel too frustrated.”

“Well, I agree with you, just stop for a minute and have a sip of water. I am sure you will soon feel better…” continued M.

So I stopped, and took a large glass of water from the termos I was carrying inside my bag.

M then continued:

“You know F, you know how the Universe works. All the difficulties you are facing along the way are a gift for you. This is your present now. I know you are aware that just challenging yourself you can grow and develop the skills that will allow you to overcome future challenges.”

M was right, I knew inside that I am creating this reality and what I am manifesting is what I need to grow and develop spiritually, mentally and physically. I knew it… but somehow that knowledge slipped into a remote place of my mind.

M kept on saying: “You are going to always experience frustration in your life when you are not getting what you want. There is nothing wrong. Frustration is a human feeling and is part of our perfection. There is nothing you can do about that. What you can do instead is to manage your frustration and let her be your best ally.”

F went silent for a while allowing M to move on with the talk.

“When experiencing frustration, you can let frustration lead you or you can lead frustration to support you in what you want to get. You know you have the power to do it. You know you have the power to understand, lead and manage your emotion in the way that will serve you manifesting what you really want.”

“Wow… What a great motivator!!!” Another voice, that now I call G, popped up from nowhere said to me.

M then took the leadership of my mindset and my emotional state, guiding F towards every door and handling in the best possible way every situation that came up afterwards.

5 minutes to 9.

Last door and then the shift was over.

A gentle and beautiful woman from Hungary opened the door greeting me with a beautiful smile. It seems she was waiting just for me. We started laughing and talking about food, holidays, Hungary and Italy. Needless to say that she wanted to sign up immediately allowing me to raise founds for McMillan and reaching my best personal and team score as a team leader since I started working for Home Foundrasing.

I kept believing I could make it until last minute, until last door.

I kept my motivation high and did the best I could each door I knocked.

It seems that the Universe was testing me and observing me, pushing me to the point where I had just to choices: Drop or Win.

I won, I won the inner battle that was taking place between my hears, handling it with the warmth and wisdom of my heart.

 

It is in those days that I realise how much I have developed, how much I have changed and I much I still have to grow.

It is in those days that I thank the Universe for what is giving to me and for what I am manifesting in my life.

It is in those days that I would like to see and give him/her an HI FIVE for the perfection of each moment.

 Your Turn

Now I invite you to think about a challenging situation you have experienced recently you could handle in a better way.

Reflect above the following questions:

 

  • What were you saying to yourself?
  • What could you say instead?
  • What are you going to say next time it will happen?

I’d love to hear from You and what do You think about the article.

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May You always lead frustration!!

Simone Vincenzi                 ~Your Power to Shine~

 

 

 

10 Health Benefits of Water Fasting

“Fasting is the greatest remedy, the physician within.”Philippus Paracelsus, M.D. (1493-1541; Swiss physician and alchemist. . .considered one of the three Fathers of Western Medicine)

Fasting is an ancient remedy for Physical and Spiritual Healing. The benefits of water fasting have been underlined through history from the VIP’s of physical and spiritual development like Hippocrates, Socrates, Plato, Moses, Jesus, Mohamed, Gandhi etch… All of them used water fasting to support their body in healing illnesses and for their spiritual growth.

mmm… Interesting… What really happens in the body while water fasting?

Our body, usually, uses as primary source of energy a sugar called glucose, most of it coming from the food we eat. The glucose in excess is then stored  in the liver and transformed in a reserve of glycogen. When we fast, the same healing process that happens during our sleep take place. The glycogen is used to recover damaged tissues and, when finished, the body shifts over to ketosis, using fats as main source of energy.  Usually the ketosis process starts after the first 3 days and, after 7 days the body, in order to preserve his protein, the body starts turning  nonessential cellular masses such as fibroid tumors and degenerative tissues, bacteria, viruses, or any other compounds in the body into energy.

…Wow!!!  Our Body is a really smart buddy!!!

…So… I’m dying to know what are the main benefits of water fasting!

OK….OK… calm down…. The benefits of water fasting are countless! Today, with our technologies, we are actually able to measure what are the physical benefits of water fasting. I choose to list the 10 benefits, physical, emotional and spiritual that are more relevant to me and, if You’d like to know more, at the end of the page, You’ll find useful links from the online community.

1. Detoxification

“Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph glands, and skin.” During water fasting all the toxins in our body are expelled, creating inside the body an ideal environment for growth. This is responsible for a healthier skin, teeth and gums.

2. Stronger Immune System

During the water fasting, the energy is diverted away from the digestive system to the centres that deal with our metabolism and our immune system. Restoring their natural function.

3. Feeling of rejuvenation and extended life expectancy

All the damaged tissues and major illnesses are repaired, living the body in the optimal state for growth.

4. Healthier Cardiovascular System

The blood pressure is stabilised and the cholesterol level is decreased.

5. Improved skeletal and muscular systems

Fasting induces significant anti-inflammatory actions on the skeletal and muscular system. Healing from almost all pains, aches, arthritis in muscles and joints.

6. Weight Loss

mmmmm………… I’m wondering why!!! Also it has been proven to be one of the best remedy for obesity. The substances that turn on the genes of obesity are stored in body’s fat. Eliminating excess fats, helps the body get rid of these particles.

7. Increased Will Power and Self Control

For most people not eating for 10h is a big challenge. Fasting improve self control and will power, putting the faster in a place of control over the body reactions and the mind.

8. More Energy

The most expensive activity of the body, in terms of energy expenditure is the digestive process. During the water fasting the same energy is directed towards other activities leaving the body with more energy.

9. Increased Body Sensitivity

During the water fasting all the sensations of the body are increased, creating a deeper sense of awareness of the wonderful creation that is our body.

10. Increased Spiritual Connection

As the faster gets rid of the physical toxins also the spiritual toxins and the emotional wounds flush out. Emotional wounds are stored in the energetic system of the body. Cleansing it trough fasting creates a new space for emotional healing and for positive emotions to come in. It also quiets the mind, creating the emotional and mental environment for a deep spiritual connection.

I want to Thank all the people that shared these valuable informations in their blogs, websites and articles. If You want to know more visit:  http://www.gaianstudies.org/articles4.htm       http://drbenkim.com/fasting.html                     http://www.allaboutfasting.com/benefits-of-fasting.html

The reason why I decided to post the blog about water fasting is because I started a “21 days water fasting challenge” yesterday foundraising for http://www.gracechildrensvillage.org/ A community project based in Uganda. Please support me with Your kind donation http://www.justgiving.com/Simone-Vincenzi.

Your Turn!!

I’d love to hear from You what do You know and think about Fasting.

  • Have You ever thought about doing it?
  • If Yes, what brought you to the topic?
  • What is Your big WHY?
  • What obstacles could You find on the way?

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