I actually wrote this back in early November. The “event” itself occurred back in October some time and I took my time in writing it out. I had forgotten about it but it is significant.
The follow up to this is that I’ve lost a few pounds, I have started to be more active, I do feel better, and I am still grateful for my body, quirky as it is. I’ve also lost my taste for junk food. AAck!!
Last night, I finally had THE revelation. Well, I think it’s pretty significant anyway. So, as the title indicates this is another in the EFT weight loss journey that I’m on, thanks to my friend. It came rather suddenly as well but I was working on something else and it came down to it.
So, I had been asking a friend of mine what some of my blocks were (to romance, of course) and she mentioned, ” I keep getting that you don’t want to be seen naked”. Well, yeah . .. so? she make it sound like a bad thing. Who, without a perfect body, does want to be seen. Well, to be honest, i’ve just tried to ignore that little fact and since my body is my body, I can’t take a pill to make it magically different and I don’t want to wait until i’m perfect to have an intimate relationship (cause that ain’t NEVER going to happen). So, what to do? How do I quickly get over my squeamishness and denial about my imperfect body so that this is not one of the blocks to my having a more romantic relationship or to anything else for that matter?
Well, in a blinding flash of insight (i really am slow sometimes – this time about 30 years slow) I thought – EFT!! It’s the fastest way to work through fears and doubts and I do mean fast – try it on something sometime that you think is insurmountable. I have applied this on a couple of things and in the space of minutes i’ve had the realization of what the core issue was with the apparent issue and been able to overcome it.
Well, I did some tapping over the weekend, and did a bit more last night and last night as I was lying in bed, it came. The revelation, of my lifetime, i’m sure, since I think so much of my identity is hooked in to my body (even though Ive denied it for years:
My body is my best friend; ever. It has always been there for me. It has never lied to me. It communicates regularly with me. It has always told me when there was something wrong. It has protected me when I needed it to. It has never failed me.
I can say this with confidence, that my body has never failed me even though I’ve been ill, been injured, injured myself, fought back and successfully stayed healthy no matter how much I have abused it (and I do love junk food!) and neglected it (i.e. no exercise) because I believe my physical state completely reflects my mental, spiritual and emotional state. It is the mirror of my other aspects. I believe in Louise Hay, when she says all physical symptoms are a reflection of other issues in your life (I’m paraphrasing here). I have seen evidence of it continuously since I started looking at my physical state as a symptom of other things. The most obvious of this type of reflection is one that we all know – when you look like a slob or don’t care for yourself, it generally indicates to others that perhaps you don’t have as much respect for yourself as you could (I’m not sure if Sunday pajama day counts in there . . . ), but i’m sure you catch my drift.
The tapping seems to have worked as today I feel great, my joints are moving a bit better (of course the yoga and stretching Im doing may be helping with that) and hurt less, and i’m not afraid to look in the mirror (and I have really big mirrors in my bathroom – yes it’s a rental).
So, my body is my best friend and I have to say, it is definitely time to start treating this particular friend with a great deal more respect, love, care, and gratitude.
So, thanks to my body, for always looking out for me.
With love and light,
Acknowledgments and reference:
Louise Hay, You can Heal Your Life: a great book!
EFT: Emotional Freedom Technique, www.emofree.com
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