lung cancer and my sister (mid-40’s) who’s brain tumors that 17 yrs later turned to cancer caused their deaths. All three suffered in pain physically, mentally and emotionally.
Sadly, my parents we’re both exposed to asbestos (job related) and were smokers, a toxic combination with a detonation of 20 years, resulting in their untimely deaths. My sister however, not proven an assumption on my part, was the collateral damage of that asbestos and cigarette smoke poisoning when my mother was pregnant with her. A conclusion I drew from the fact that after my sister was born my mother also suffered a miscarriage. Tragic, yeah but what is significant is that during that period of time my Dad would come home from work sick puking up the dust he inhaled and my mom would inhale the particles while doing his laundry. My brother was born 3 years after my sister.
My belief "My body is a temple" was formulated early on because I realized through their suffering how important health was to be able to do all the wonderful things life offers. I saw first hand how their health was compromised, how their body was compromised by external influences and choices that were made, in which later on in life significantly limited their opportunities and possibilities for their best quality of life! I’m not blaming them, its just an observation, that inspired my choices and decisions as to how I would care for my body. For years, I worried about developing some form of cancer related to asbestos poisoning. My younger brother and I somehow thankfully escaped that fate. As young adults all three of us (sister included) took good care of our physical health in which I believe contributed to extending my sister’s life during her 17 year battle with brain tumors.
Like an architect, I plan the care of my physical body daily with workouts, stretching & mobility, for nourishment I prepare healthy meals to keep me going and I nourish my mind with regular breathing exercises while sitting quietly for 15 minutes to remain present throughout the day with my daily tasks and I consciously align my soul with my highest self.
If I did not set an intention to do these daily rituals the architecture of my body would show signs of physical weakness, just like a building without regular maintenance, when neglected the structure begins to crumble, only the body experiences chronic ailments and dis-ease....which I've also experienced. When the body is neglected the souls has no desire to live in it, just like a dilapidated house no one wishes to occupy, the soul exits the body.... resulting in death.
How I came to the conclusion that the soul resides in the body is that when my family members died I could feel their energy or soul hovering outside of their body….(yes all three times). Their body could no longer house their soul. Their bodies contracted into death instead of expanded with life.
Our latest guest on The Evolve 360 Show, Fit Brain Fit Body expert Ildi Varhelyi, started out as an actual architect providing services in designing buildings. Remarkably she began a journey in studying numerous health and fitness practices and became an architect of the mind and body too. Her belief is that a house needs a solid foundation, so does the body! She believes the body needs pain free movement to have greater range of motion, which equals an expansion or availability of more opportunities and possibilities. Because when you’re in pain your body contracts and pinches itself off from life… so your square footage of opportunities or possibilities gets smaller.
According to Ildi, the foundation of the body are the feet and the brain mobilizes the entire system. She believes your health is in your hands.
Here are Ildi’s - 6 Pillars of Optimal Health
Written By Shelley Devine
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