This past year I have put on some weight...I could list the reasons why, and I may be justified in those reasons, but the stories behind it do not really matter. I have spent a lot of time and money on eating plans and supplements this year. I have also spent a lot of time feeling discouraged and a little hypocritical as I promote health and wellness as part of my business! I have felt like I do not "look" the part as well as I "should." Ouch!
I have wondered how much more energy work I could possibly do around my body image. Over the years I have spent a lot of time and money uncovering the layers of false beliefs and negative perceptions about my body. It wasn't even about that anymore. It became about me, making a conscious choice to heal all of those negative thoughts and feelings I was somehow still holding on to.
How did I know they were still around? Every time I walked past a mirror, I would cringe a little. I would only see my body's flaws. Something was missing in my healing process. I have done everything I know to do, and finally I just began to ask God what was wrong with me. I explained to Him everything I've done (as if He didn't already know), and I asked Him what I needed to try next. A new supplement? A new exercise program? Less food? More food? Different food? I heard His answer come clearly into my heart and mind: Jen, it is not about the supplements, the food or the exercise. You must choose to heal the way you feel about your body if you want your body to heal and change.
That answer to my prayer was life changing. That very day, I went out for a walk. I continued my conversation with God. What is the next step in healing how I feel about my body?? He brought to my memory a tool that I often teach in my coaching sessions. I had never thought about applying it to heal how I felt about my body. It was powerful. I went home feeling empowered. I walked passed the mirror and felt peaceful. I saw my big brown eyes and a smile that was sincere, instead of all the flaws. I saw "me" for the first time in a long time. I was amazed at how different I felt.
What made the difference during that walk? Ho'oponopono. That is my secret to feeling peaceful about my body and healing how I feel about my body. I put my whole heart and soul into it. It was the missing piece. The piece that allowed all the energy work I had done to fall into place for me. I put every negative thought, feeling and judgement I ever had through four simple steps: I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.
Have I lost a ton of weight since that morning a few weeks ago? Nope! Am I noticing changes? YES! I am patient. I am learning that health is as much a state of mind as it is a physical display of where I am at in this moment. My state of mind is peaceful and I trust my process of healing how I feel about my body. As I do that, my body will heal, transform into it's ideal weight, and be its best at 47 years old!
I have a lot of wonderful reasons to be at peace with myself and with my body. Being free from negativity is powerful and frees me to move forward living my life in joy!
For more information on Energy Work or Ho'oponopono, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are worthy and deserving of a healthy, fit body. You are worthy and deserving of feeling good about yourself at any age, any size, in every moment. As you love, honor and respect yourself, others will love, honor and respect you.
You can do this!
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