The Holy Medicine of Your Body

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I’ve struggled with bouts of depression and anxiety since my teens. Born into a culture where both are common, yet still so misunderstood and mistreated, I was blessed to discover the holy medicine of my body as a remedy for these challenges. I learned how to access and flow this holy medicine years ago thru yoga, dance, nature outings, conscious eating & cleansing, and body centered meditation practices.

Prana, chi, kundalini, life force, energy, whatever name you use for it, it’s the primal source of our existence and the essence of our aliveness that can only be found within.

I’ve made lifestyle and career choices that allowed me to prioritize habits & practices that encourage the flow of my holy medicine. Some would call that self-centered, others might say it’s wise!

Either way, it qualifies me to help others who struggle to keep

their life force flowing.

When I’m in the bliss of my asana practice while the sun sets over the pacific, or dancing with my tribe of conscious cohorts, or tapping into my heart’s power to flow with healing love, or eating consciously and cleanly, struggles fall away, and I swim ecstatically in the juicy rich elixir of light filled existence that makes me ask the question; why would I not be doing this all the time? Why is it I forget to do this at times, or at least don’t spend more of my waking hours doing this?

What is your holy medicine and how do you get it to flow?
Why don’t you spend more of your time there?
How could you arrange your life so that you could?

Retreat with me soon and drink from your own deep well of holy medicine. It flows infinitely, you just need to go to the well and you’ll find the quench for all your thirsts.

Love and infinite flow,
Leela
P.S. Retreats, group or private are a powerful way to kickstart and/or sustain the flow!

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Forgiveness Cleanse

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How do you relate to food and eating?

When you eat something not on your “diet”, do you call that cheating, when you feed your sweet tooth, is that indulgence, when you stray from your “proper” eating regimen do you call that breaking your diet? There’s nothing positive or forgiving about any of those expressions.

How on earth can we possibly expect to be nourishing ourselves on any level, when those are the thoughts and judgements that are circulating through our brains before, during and especially after we eat, when digestion, metabolic processing and nutrient absorption should be taking place?

I know this dance intimately. For most of my life, every meal caused feelings of shame & blame for simply feeding myself, the very thing that keeps me alive. Eating was synonymous with guilt, which became so natural for me when eating that I barely noticed it was happening anymore. Growing up in a culture and a home that valued a certain standard of beauty, I learned to prioritize the way I looked over the way I felt. Food became the enemy. It was only when I started focussing on nourishment instead of calories, that I began actually experiencing guilt free truly pleasurable eating. What a concept!

To really nourish ourselves, we need to forgive ourselves and infuse love into how we eat.

Forgiveness and Love can be an artful dance that in and of itself feeds us.

The Art of Raw, my new 5 day raw food cooking, yoga, & cleansing retreat is the gateway into feeding ourselves with heart and making peace once and for all with food.

You don’t have to be or even want to be a raw foodist, you just to need to be curious about creative, healthy ways of eating & cleansing, and want to experience that in paradise!

The Art of Raw is 5 days that will shift you in profound and enduring ways. I’m ready if you are! http://www.leelafrancis.com/site/art-of-raw-retreat

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