Alexis Faere Body Wrapper

Life Gifts


Sweet Relief! When you feel relief, what does it look like? To me, it is a sigh with a smile. Imagine carrying a 40-pound backpack up a mountain, arriving at your destination, and taking that pack off. You feel light as a feather. Maybe it looks like finishing a milestone or completing a project. (Image: flailing your arms in the air to celebrate liberation from the bonds of pressure and stress.) 

What does relief feel like? Where do you feel it in your body? I feel it in my chest. I take a big, deep breath and let it all out, along with residual tension. Sometimes I feel my relief in my whole body, especially after a long walk in the woods, when I plop into my hammock for a rest afterwards.

I feel relief after completing targets. Ah, goal accomplished! Recognizing accomplishment increases motivation. It brings pause to the constant, get-it-done pressure. Picture resting after a long walk, or how light you feel when you set down a heavy box. The interlude is a nice opposition to the energetic pressure inherent in accomplishing or letting go.

Ah. See? You’ve just invested a moment for yourself to read these ideas. Maybe this gave you an opportunity to breathe.

Here’s a permission slip for you to recognize your relief. Give it a moment to sink in. You finished X and now it’s time for you to pat yourself on the back and savor the completion. It’s a nice emotion to feel and recognize. How does relief serve you and what does it feel like?  

Because we are feeling beings, we are living beings…

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