So I am officially “pushing 50″ now, and I love it. So many of you are worried about getting older, or you are my age or better and thinking you are old.
I personally think that maybe 50 is the new 16 because I feel fantastic. Not that I would want to be 16 again, but I had a really fun day on my birthday. No partying, no drinking, but boy I laughed all day long! I can honestly say that this was the best birthday week I have had in years.
I feel good and I am really happy with my life.
When we reach ‘a certain age’ we have some choices to make. I know some people who think 40 is old, and I know some people that are in their 80’s that are still very young. Age really is just a number. We can age gracefully, or we can allow our bodies to atrophy and get ‘old’. A lot of the time its a choice. As we age and stop using our muscles, we lose muscle cells. They don’t always grow back once you hit a certain age, but if you use them, you won’t lose them.
Also, as we age toxins do build up in our bodies and we have a choice of whether to do something about it or not. Toxins really are unavoidable, between chemtrails, our food, our air, our water… but we can eat foods that help detox us, or do a cleanse.
If you think you cannot change your body or your life after a certain age, you cannot. If you think you can change after a certain age, you can. It does take effort, but it can be done. Just as you cannot lose weight without some attention to food and exercise; you cannot age gracefully and healthfully without some effort on your part as well.
I read a study when I was in my 30’s that in cultures where women are revered when they get older, there are no menopausal symptoms. In cultures that embrace aging, and where women are respected as elders or wise women, menopause is easier. There are adjustments to the body, but they are not ‘bad’ and they do not create unnecessary discomfort. 20 years ago, I decided to make this a part of my belief system. It was my choice to decide that. So far so good. I am embracing getting older, and loving every minute of it.
We carry emotions in our energy body that impact our physical health, we carry our toxins, our baggage, our fears all in our emotional and physical bodies. It really is a choice, when you decide to do something about it, you feel better.
This is not to blame anyone for their ‘disease’, sometimes illness is a part of our Spiritual Journey; but health and healing can also be a part of that same journey.
Once you reach a certain age, if you have been able to mature, you care a lot less what other people think of you. You seem to worry less about what is going on around you, and you think more about what is within you. What you can share without giving away your own peace and health. This way of thinking is a choice though.
There are many of you that are near my age that are complaining about aches and pains and the fact that you thought you would be better off by now. That’s what a mid-life crisis is: thinking you should be somewhere else on your journey.
Your journey is yours and yours alone. At any moment in time, you can change your mind and change your life. It is possible, and with every thought you think you are in the process of creating. Do you want to create more of what you have, or do you want to create something better?
I personally know that by the time I am 50 I will be in the best health I have been in since I was a kid. I have my physical issues, but I started doing something about them, and I continue to do what I can to keep myself as healthy as possible. This is my only body, and it deserves to be treated as well as I can treat it.
I will admit though that I am not a vegan, I smoke some cigarettes and I drink some beer once in a while. Sometimes I stop smoking, sometimes I smoke, I might or might not ever quit for good (it does ground me and seems to keep me on this planet in this dimension). I will probably never give up having a beer in the yard in the summertime, and I may or may not ever give up eating some meat products. There are a LOT of things I AM willing to do though.
I wrote this post two years ago now and I really did take it to heart for myself and I started living differently. Lies I was told about Getting Older. I cleared out my old crap, my old belief systems, I blogged about it and I started believing and living differently.
Getting older really is a blessing, be thankful that you have the chance.