Approaching the “change of life” from a spiritual perspective isn’t mainstream but research has shown that it has genuine merit. This article was recently published in The Chattanoogan.com by my colleague, Debra Chew. Enjoy!
My favorite act at the circus is the balancing act. You know, the guy walking the tightrope, balancing each step he takes so that he doesn’t lose his equilibrium and come crashing down. Sometimes life can make women feel like they are walking a tightrope and that the least change will take them off balance and they will come crashing down.
Unfortunately, women walk that daily tightrope, and when the focus is on multi-tasking, it is easy to find one’s self emotionally, physically, and spiritually depleted and out of balance at the end of the day. While a good diet, regular exercise, and managing stress will help you stay in balance physically, I find it is equally important to take time to feed and exercise your spiritual self.
For years women have been told by magazines, friends, and TV personalities/doctors that their feelings are regulated by hormones and that when they reach a certain age, these will fluctuate – even more than they already do every month! Women are also told that as long as the hormones are kept at a correct level, their emotions will, instead, have greater balance. And, they are told that often the only way to do this is through drugs; and, sometimes, those drugs have serious side effects. This sets up a real conundrum for 50+% of the world’s population.
If we are experiencing the monthly ups and downs of this hormone imbalance or we are at that stage in life where it is going to shift big time, what can we do? Is there no way of managing this or permanently correcting it other than through chemicals? My experience tells me there is.