SMILING UP BIGTIME
Margaret is my name. ‘Me’ is who I am.
Margaret is my name. ‘Me’ is who I am.
do I mean about ‘smiling up bigtime?’ It is when you are
unquestioningly, unconditionally happy. When you’re standing there watching
and enjoying something with the biggest, silliest grin across your face.
You’re body is relaxed and open. You’re mind is in the now. You aren’t
aware of anything else around you; except for what is giving you pleasure. Your
smile dances in your eyes and radiates across your face. You are revelling in
this feeling of sheer joy and for a brief time, nothing else matters. This is ‘smiling
brings this about you wonder? How do I know when I’m smiling like that? How do
you get to feel like that? Well, it might be seeing your lover after a week
apart. It might be an old friend you’ve bumped into again after the longest
time. It might be watching a child at play or your teenager accepting their
first trophy. It might be looking up to the sky and seeing an eagle on the wing.
Or the antics of a puppy as it plays on the grass. It might be witnessing some
intensely funny or profound thing, or recalling a hilarious conversation. While
you are involved in this event, or your mind is replaying it over, you are
unaware of your body language. Unaware of the joy and peace of the energy that
surrounds you. Others notice it though and that’s why they smile back at you,
even though they’ve no idea why.
and a myriad of events in our lives tend to pass us by. Or if we notice them, we
don’t pay them their rightful homage, the sheer joy of experiencing. Because
we feel tired, because we had a late night, are stressed or feeling off color.
These things and more, cause us to miss some of the most beautiful things in
this life, which is why feeling good is the first step toward ‘smiling up
universe consists of energy that flows through our lives and affects us in
unique and surprising ways. There are three parts that make up us as
individuals. Our body, our mind and our soul or spirit. Our body is the physical
vessel that our soul inhabits as we walk this earth. Our mind is the data bank
where information and experience is stored, which we draw on, as we need it. Our
soul is our energy; the core of our being that directs us on our journey, our
purpose in this life.
to feel good and have energy you must address these three aspects of your being.
One is to look after and nurture your body by feeding it natural foods and
moisture, tending it like a treasured garden.
You have to know your own mind. To know what it is you want from this life and
how to go about achieving it. You have to find the courage to question the
conditioning of today’s society, about which does not feel right to you or
what you believe in. It’s voicing your opinion about things that you believe
to be true.
is to worship your soul; to treat it like an honored guest. To feed it the
energy it needs to take you on your life’s journey. This is your soul’s
purpose and to feel fulfilled and joyous in this life, you need to find out what
it is. This book is an introduction towards taking care of your body, opening up
your mind and listening to your soul, nurturing your soul, probably for the very
are many wonderful books I have read that have influenced my words, but more
importantly, they have given me the answers or explained things that I have long
agonised over or questioned in my life. To find the truth is shocking, but to
then accept it, is liberating. For me, it has removed the bonds of convention
and the chains of conditioning that I believe has caused the grief that’s
followed me most of my life. As an individual on my own personal journey, I am
sharing with you experiences and explanations I have come across over the years
that make sense to me about the way the life should be.
my research it has become apparent that those of us who have had some life
changing experience, be it an accident, illness, near death experience or some
other monumentous event, find that we are not satisfied with how our lives are
going. We step back and take a look at what we are really working and living
for. Most of us find our current life’s direction unfulfilling so that is when
our search begins. This book is to guide you on that path.
was hit by a truck, literally. How I walked away was a miracle. I spent weeks
dwelling on the ‘what ifs’. But what I couldn’t deny was the feeling of
something else in the car with me that day; something that slowed the car down
when I couldn’t find the brakes. Whatever it was saved my daughter’s and my
life. Up till then I had always been drawn to spiritual shops and literature. In
fact I have books that I have carried with me for twenty years or more. It was
only after this accident that I finally sat down to read them. That day I began
seeking my own ‘truth’. This book is about my search.
have written seven chapters, each of them about generalisations that will make
you ask your own questions and from those questions, spur on your own search for
the truth. Hey, it is only a beginning. You picking up and reading my book is a
beginning, and if anything I have written will help you in anyway, then I am
achieving my life’s purpose.
luck with yours.
CHAPTER ONE (part sample)
body must feel good for you to look good. So taking care of your body is the
beginning of your quest. Remember it is the physical body, which carries us
through this life. It is the physical body that determines how much of our life
we really live. If your body is not feeling good, then your quality of life is
hindered. You’re not able to participate in all the joys that the universe
sends us. Being of sound mind and body is only part of the equation though. We
can be looking good, yet still not be fulfilled. Nurturing our soul is the basis
of our being. The universe works through our soul to guide and protect us during
society and conditioning makes it very difficult to shed the chains that bind
us. They inhibit us from reaching out and believing. Shedding these restraints
is a liberating joy. Embracing the universe and all it’s glory is an endless
power for all to have. So let’s start with feeling good because this is first
step towards ‘smiling up bigtime’.
There are many poisons, chemicals and toxins in the food
we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink. These build up in our bodies,
and then once they reach toxic levels, mutate our cells, which cause disease.
Now I know it is impossible to escape most of the above, but we can go along way
towards reducing the toxic levels in our systems by eating unprocessed food,
drinking lots of water and getting plenty of fresh air to nourish our body and
help it eliminate these toxins.
is another important factor. I know every self-help book goes on about exercise.
But exercise oxygenates our blood, which our heart then pumps through our
bodies, which in turn, helps to flush the toxins from our cells. Always carry
water with you too. As you walk, step out! Lengthen your stride and draw your
body upwards. Suck in your stomach, push out your chest and try to touch your
shoulder blades together. Immediately you will look slimmer and taller. Do this
whenever you walk, up the stairs, along the footpath or into a room. Catch a
look at yourself in a mirror or a window. You will be surprised at how slim you
appear and the benefits to your posture will be enormous. Just walking for a
half an hour 3-4 times a week is all that is needed to begin with and you will
find that as you unload your body of toxins, you will have more energy, which in
turn makes exercise easier.
suppose you’d like me to mention that you will lose weight too, and of course
you will if your diet and exercise regime has been less than satisfactory. As
your body tones and you feed it the right foods, fat will decrease because your
body will attack that first. It is the fat cells, which store the toxins.
course it’s hard to get motivated, especially after a hard day at work. But
think about it. What better way to work off all that frustration and stress,
than go for a good, brisk walk! Go for a walk on the worst day of your week. Go
when you feel so damn tired you can’t put one foot in front of the other. Go
when you are so stressed, that you don’t know which way to turn. If you push
yourself, force yourself to go, it will be the first most important battle you
have won. I know for most of us, it will be a hell of a fight. But know this! We
are thinking of everyone else who is doing the same as ourselves, so we are not
alone. We are all cheering each other on. Once you have mastered this, the
battle will be won and exercise will become an important part of your day.
start your day with a big drink of water. Do this before your first cuppa or at
least half an hour before eating breakfast. This helps by flushing your kidneys
of the toxins deposited there by your blood during the night. Then go on
drinking water, lots of it, all day. You might pee heaps to start with, but take
notice of the color of your urine. Is it clear or deep yellow? You should drink
enough water each day that your urine ends up being clear. Then you know
you’ve drunk what your body needs. Then continue this on, everyday, for the
rest of your life. Although it is best to drink spring water, water out the tap
is better than nothing.
will notice the benefits of this within a week. Your skin will become clearer,
your eyes brighter, and your hair shinier. You might even have the beginnings of
a bounce in your step, which heralds the return of feeling good. A word of
warning though, it is always advisable when undertaking anything new, that you
do so with the knowledge of your doctor and have a check up first, though this
is entirely up to you. Most people want to get fit before they go to a doctor.
Drinking too much water can also be detrimental to your body, so rule of thumb
is 8 x 250 ml glasses a day.
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