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So, I’m sick. This forced rest honestly doesn’t inspire me to live life to the fullest or manifest my dreams. All I want to do is sleep, drink tea, and watch movies, even as I yearn to get out there and enjoy all the fun that beckons to me within the San Francisco Bay Area!

Yet my body forces me to listen and tune in to its needs – to slow down, and to get out of my habits and out of my head.

The Law of Attraction, through which we manifest consciously what we desire, requires letting go. But, technically, it’s about letting go of all the thinking, and letting the Universe take care of it. Being sick or having another physical issue means that we must follow it – which, ironically, helps us mentally let go.

Action: Listen to whatever in your body ails you. Breathe into it, and imagine what its message might be for you, for any change you need to make in your life.

In the United States especially, we’re really good at work. People in most other countries take far more vacation time (4-6 weeks per year), while many in the good ol’ USA are stuck with a measly two. Really??

Now, sure, some people need a little push to really get things moving. But most of us simply need more rest. And, if you don’t take it, that’s typically when our bodies give out.

When I’m sick (like today), I take it as a mixed blessing. No, it’s not fun, and I’d prefer to be healthy. Yet being sick forces me to pay deep attention to my body’s needs and rhythms, which I just might have been ignoring. That cup of tea or coffee just covers up how much you need to rest, you know?

Action: Pay attention to what your body is telling you. If it says to rest, go rest. And enjoy it!

Next up: Rest and the Law of Attraction


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