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The Wisdom of The Body…

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Dear Body,

Are you there?

Always.

I feel lumpy today.

Maybe the way you’ve been eating this past week?

Past two weeks, actually, and yes.  I really lost touch with you.  Even with the visualizations, I lost touch with you.  I’m sorry.  I guess I let the visualizations take over, thinking they’d have the same effect as me loving on you.  They don’t.

Live and learn, hey?

Yes. Live and learn.  I really don’t feel well.  My tummy hurts.  I feel bloated.  But I got tired of all that ‘good’ food!  I wanted ‘bad’ food!

It’ll take some time to make changes, don’t be hard on yourself. What’s wonderful is that you are able, after only two weeks, to re-connect with me.  That never used to happen…

Yes, I will be happy about that.  But, how do I lose the cravings for the not-so-good stuff?

Be mindful.  Be mindful of what I tell you I want and need.  And then (and this seems a bit funny) ask the food you are about to put in to your mouth.  Ask the potato chips.  Ask the ice cream…..what are you going to do for my body?  And from there, you can make a plain choice.  The most important thing is that what you put into your mouth is  a conscious choice.  Not a mindless act.

But, if I keep messing up, how will I get anywhere?

With time.  And practice.  And patience.  Most of all,  with love.  I did not get  into this state overnight.  It was years of mindlessness.  It will take time.  And persistence.   And deciding to never give up, no matter how big the mess-up seems.

But, I want it now!

Everyone wants it now.  That’s the society we find ourselves in.  But now often means beating up on me to get to where you want. Or starving me.  Or pushing me too hard.  You don’t have to beat up on me to get to the place you wish to be.  I’m not that stubborn.  I do want what you want.  I’ve always wanted it.  You just haven’t been in the same mind, until now.  But, the undoing of all that has gone before will take patience.  Once I really begin to feel safe, you will see changes. I promise.

Do you feel safe?

Not entirely, no.  Safer than I ever have before.  But I guess I need some proof that you are really, finally, in this with me.  That we’re finally working toward the same goal.  The goal of better health.  The fact that you’ve been eating poorly again, and have realized it quite quickly, and are here right now….that speaks volumes.  This is the kind of behavior I need to see…consistently.  Then I will believe.

Hey, body?  I’m really, truly sorry for all these years that have passed that I have not been able to acknowledge you.

I know that.  I’m just really glad you’ve arrived in the place where you can now see that I am alive, and wishing to have a relationship with you.  Thank you so much for the BodyLove that you’ve been doing.  It means a whole lot to me.

Thank you so much for everything.  I’m glad we’re once again on the same page.

Me too.

I love you, body. I appreciate you so much.

Thank you, Chere.  That means a lot.  I love you, as well.  Very, very much.  And it makes me so happy that we’re working together, now.  The slip ups don’t matter….as long as you keep on loving me despite them…as long as you recognize them and come home to me again….

Big hugs, beautiful body.

Hugs right back! 🙂

 

listen to your body

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My One,True Source

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This morning I’ve been listening to some inspirational videos.  I think I’ve mentioned here that along my life’s journey I’ve learned that in order to change a mindset or experience a mind-shift, what has worked for me is saturation.  Putting that one thing out in front of me until my brain ‘gets’ it and a new pathway is formed.

So, I listen, read, and learn, on an almost daily basis.  Because, well, knowledge and change excite me. I don’t know how else to put it!

But sometimes,  as I listen to or read about some of these stories, my still, small voice interrupts my thoughts, to remind me not to forget that One who is my true source.  Too many of these stories I read about miss this one most important factor.  As I listen or read, their success seems to gravitate to all that they did to get there.  And while I understand that yes, we do have to work hard to get to where we want, and that yes, God has given us a creative brain with which to create many wonderful things for ourselves and for others…….I believe there is a real danger is us taking all the glory.

There are a few verses in the Bible that have really spoken to me over time.  One of  them says “If I am to boast, let me boast that I know and understand my God”

And:  “All things come from God”, and “It is God who gives us the ability to get wealth”.

I do think God is completely ok with us being successful in our lives.  But taking all the glory for the things we have created, well, that’s a slippery slope, indeed.  In my humble opinion.

The one thing that I find missing in all these audios I listen to, in all the books I read, is, to me, THE most important thing.  The acknowledgement that God Himself gives us these abilities.  They may feel like something we ourselves have created, but it’s dangerous to remain in that way of thinking.  God gives, and God takes away, and the danger in believing we created it all ourselves, the danger in believing we are gods, (yes, I have heard this! 😦  ), or believing that God is some impersonal being that is spread thin across the universe, creates some pretty thin ice to stand on, I think.

The God I know is a very personal God, whom I am in touch with moment by moment.  Who cares about me and my life, and who has my absolute best interests at heart.  He/She is a being I can ultimately put my trust in, and have, over and over again, countless times, and will, countless more times in my life.

In all my quest for knowledge, success, even better health and wellbeing, it is my humble prayer that I never, ever forget the One who has made all of my life, all of my successes, possible.  One verse that sticks in my mind is this: “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you”.  And sometimes, like today, that God-voice inside me reminds me I don’t have to work so incredibly hard……what is required of me is to seek His face….and things will be added…

Today that voice of inner knowing inside me is reminding me to come and be with God…to put every concern into His/Her hands and leave those things there…that He/She is, ultimately, in control.

Thank you, God, for reminding me of these things today.