Your life force is your juice. Life force is the vital energy within you responsible for maintaining your life and your health, and it plays a major role in how your physical body, mind, and emotional and energetic systems feel and operate. If your life force wanes too far, you get sick.
Nourishing your life force begins the moment you rise each morning.
“The first hour of your day sets the stage for rest of your day. What are you ingesting? What are you doing? What are you allowing into your field? Connect with yourself first.”
Christine Arylo is the author of Overwhelmed and Over It – Embrace your Power to Stay Centered and Sustained in a Chaotic World. She is a transformational leadership advisor, three-time bestselling author, and host of the popular Feminine Power Time podcast.
At the age of 30 Christine realized life is more than she ever thought it could be. She began to seek out more wisdom and found it while studying different and varied cultures from her own. Intuition guided her to write her fourth book, and trusting divine timing, the result is a new way of thinking which completely connected with me.
Overwhelmed and Over It has caused me to consider personal change and defy societal rules not in harmony with my natural self. Her book invites the reader to open up to self-awareness. Do any of the following behaviors describe you?
- I take on other people’s feelings and problems or make it my job to fix them or better things for them.
- I try to do too much at one time and then feel scattered, fragmented, and overwhelmed.
- I overstretch my financial resources and then feel like I do not have what I need.
- I run my inner batteries and body down.
Christine encouraged us to “find your fierce voice and make different choices. You’ll influence others while doing so.”
She describes “imprints” which we might call experiences that shaped our self-descriptions, beliefs, and values. Imprints in our hearts cause fear, shame, and judgment. We then create coping mechanisms which undermine us.
“We have the power to create new realities through our choices, which means we have the power to redefine success and the systems that say what it is.”
Work/life balance has become like a marker of nirvanic success all of us overwhelmed women strive for yet never seem to reach. It’s not for lack of trying, focus, or diligence that we fail. The truth is, we have been missing that there is a fundamental flaw inherent in work/life balance as a goal for personal and professional success: Work/life balance is the wrong equation.
Christine described work/life balance like a tug of war. I recall in that activity someone always ends up muddy.
“Our lives are dynamic, not static. Diverse, not divisible into two parts. Cyclical, not linear. Which is why we need a new constellation — a configuration — for how to think about, organize, interact with, meet, and design the interconnected parts of our lives.”