“One day it just clicks. You realize what’s important and what isn’t. You learn to care less about what other people think of you and more about what you think of yourself. You realize how far you’ve come and you remember when you thought things were such a mess that they’d never recover. And then you smile. You smile because you are truly proud of yourself and the person you’ve fought to become.” Unknown
I had struggled for much of my life with striving for the perfect asymmetrical body – the pressure held by a profession, of which I was a part of, that demanded perfection.
I rated my progress by how I looked and always seemed to be caught up in my head, thinking and negatively controlling my way through each day. I wish I could take back all that abuse. My body didn’t deserve all the unkind words, hurtful thoughts, and constant manipulation with unnecessary diets and excessive physical exercise.
But, as my life progressed, I started to lose track between an emotional hunger cue and a physical hunger cue as the weight piled on…
It would have been easy to blame a slow metabolism or genetics but the truth is that I had a deep need for emotional protection and was living in a world of internal insecurity, which equalled my point of attraction – calling to me all that was negative…
People get different results from eating food because people have different vibrational set points relative to food and relative to their bodies. This may be why many slimmer people, without self-imposed mental constraints, can eat what they like and not gain weight – they literally don’t have the thoughts that kept them trapped in a vibrational match to unwanted weight.
If weight gain is an external reflection of a deep internal problem then I knew that the motivation would need to come from the inside and not the outside, and so I ultimately needed to find some way to fall in love with myself.
“Did you ever realize how much your body loves you? It’s always trying to keep you alive. It’s making sure you breathe while you sleep, stopping cuts from bleeding, fixing broken bones, finding ways to beat illnesses that might get you. Your body literally loves you so much. It’s time you start loving it back.”
I knew that dieting made me unhappy, but at this point, I had no idea of the vibrational implications which were in complete opposition to my true nature. So, in time and after much anguish, I decided to set some simple, manageable goals.
“Everything changes when you begin to love yourself. You no longer send out energy of desperation or need to be filled from the outside. You become a powerful source within yourself that attracts better. The more you love who you are, the less you seek validation and approval.”
Introducing foods as opposed to depriving myself gave me a sense of achievement and motivated me each day – without changing too much else. My newly found interest in food opened up a whole new world for me and my life was changed forever.
How could I have neglected my body and ignored my body’s internal wisdom? I knew that I had to fall in love with fruit and vegetables because the plant kingdom is where healing medicine is – a high vibrational diet consisting of foods that are ALIVE!
In a world where many people suffer from a poor body image, wouldn’t it be wonderful to focus more on the internal benefits and less on external appearances? To be motivated by longevity as opposed to quick fixes – indirectly shedding pounds and prescriptions?
I have chosen to extend this subject to a 2nd blog as I would love to share the unfolding of a beautiful journey where my relationship with food has resulted in remarkable health benefits, cancelled specialist appointments, and pain-free living.
“Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.” ~Buddha