"Consider a tree for a moment. As beautiful as trees are to look at, we don't see what goes on underground- as they grow roots. Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty. But we don't see the roots. We just see and enjoy the beauty. In much the same way, what goes on inside of us is like the roots of a tree."
What do you need to feel grounded, centered, aligned? For most of us, there isn't one thing that does it, rather it's an integration of various lifestyle practices, foods and/or rituals that give us a sense of being anchored in who we are to feel healthy and whole.
As a Certified Food & Spirit Practitioner one of the 7 Systems of Health that I work with is the ROOT. The ROOT is our foundation, our identity, our connection to the Earth and our physical body. When our ROOT aspect is balanced we feel safe in our body & environment; our immune system is well-functioning; we trust our instincts-the messages our body gives us; we have strong social networks; and we honor our true nature by taking care of our needs for a healthy life in the best way possible. Our true nature is what makes us unique and beautiful beings.
Everything from our DNA, the structure of the body, immune system, stress response, family/community/tribe, boundaries, and foods such as protein, minerals, red foods and root vegetables are elements of this aspect of health. This is an essential aspect to address and bring into balance when someone is suffering from chronic stress, muscle and/or joint pain, inflammation, frequent colds, digestive issues, sleep issues, or skin flare-ups. Additionally, nourishing the ROOT will help support a more secure and trusting connection with your body, stabilize your energy and encourage healthier connections with nourishing communities.
If you've been experiencing any of the symptoms I described above and are curious about holistic ways to heal, book a health consultation with me and discover how food and lifestyle practices will help restore your health and well-being. Please feel free to contact me if you want to know more about the health consultation and what to expect.