Wednesday, January 13, 2016

your body is your FRIEND

In recent weeks, I've come to a startling realization:

No matter how messed up your body seems, over and over again, I find: your body is your friend.

Struggling with weight issues?

I've gotten in tune with several ladies struggling with weight loss, and over and over again, their bodies explain that they are just trying to serve their owners as ideally as possible. These bodies literally view their holding onto excess weight as a service to the spirit occupying them.

Maybe you have a fear of being thin--thinking that thin equals beautiful and beautiful equals... something bad. Maybe you have a deep seated fear of pride, and you fear being beautiful would make you proud. Maybe you have a deep seated fear of sexual abuse, and you fear being thin would make abuse more likely. In these cases, your body would respond to you out of love and protect you in the best way it knows how: it would shelter you from your fears by holding onto weight.

Maybe you have an ancestral fear of starvation. What better gift can your body give you than the gift of ensuring that you will not starve? Even if it is by pressuring you into chronic overeating, even if it is by decreasing your motivation to exercise.

Struggling with chronic pain or fatigue? You may have a deeply subconscious program running that applies to that, too. Maybe you feel a subconscious need to punish yourself with physical pain. Maybe your subconscious wants an excuse to not do things that you would otherwise force yourself to do. In these cases, your body responds. Want an excuse not to do X or Y? Here is a gift of chronic fatigue. Want to punish yourself for a choice you made or a feeling you had once? Here is a gift of chronic pain.

Our bodies long to please us. Only, they respond to the subconscious's most strongly-held desires. Every perceived ailment in our body is a gift. 

A gift of cancer may be your body's gift of inspiring you to find emotional healing--to learn forgiveness, love, and peace through Jesus.

A gift of being tired is your body's way of helping you realize you need more sleep. 

A gift of being hungry is your body's cry for nourishment--either physical OR emotional.

The aches and pains and injuries of this life are opportunities our bodies are giving us to make manifest the works of God in us. They are not punishments. They are gifts.

It's been on my to-do list to blog about the energy of weight loss but this had to come first. 

Our bodies are our FRIENDS.


Sat nam!

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