Bum-da-da-bum! What else could be at play? As I lay in bed last night I began playing out my familiar game of "What Does This Represent". Elbows, hmm. Well, flexibility seems obvious enough. Perhaps not limitless flexibility but a flexibility within what's healthy for me. What else?
The arm in general represents carrying, reaching, doing. So what unnecessary weight am I carrying? (In the spiritual sense) What am I reaching for, or rather NOT reaching for that I desire? And where can I be more flexible?
As I lay there contemplating these questions, one thing that came to mind was the new mattress I was resting on. We got it just a few days ago and I have been resistant to the adjustment because it is not as soft and snuggly as the old one. I have also been feeling resistant to some of the changes my husband wants to make to the house and yard, mostly because there are other changes I feel are more of a priority. Resisting change and putting self limitations in place are two of my reoccurring lessons.
I'm grateful for a new mattress when the old one was not honestly serving our needs anymore. I'm grateful to give gratitude to the mattress and feel some of the tension release. I'm grateful to sink a little more into its firm foam and sleep a little sounder. I'm grateful to recognize my resistance to change and where I set my limitations. I'm grateful to see that I can have both the changes my husband wants to see and the ones I want to see as we live in abundance. I'm grateful to reach for the levels of success I want to see and acknowledge where I genuinely want to take pause and where I want to move forward. I'm grateful to take the time to delve into the spiritual side of my pain and to fell the physical pain already lessened as a result of my awareness.
What is your body telling you? What does it represent and how, if you want to, can you shift it?
May today bring awareness to what we are telling ourselves. May our bodies speak to us and may we be willing to listen. Have a beautiful day!