Since the dawn of time every race, religion, culture & ethnicity hold celebrations which are centered around food. No wonder it’s so hard to lose weight when feeling good, love and belonging are all in a sense programmed into our world!
As promised in ENERGY & WEIGHT LOSS~ Part 1 here are some practical tips to care for body & spirit:
Grounding-Take time to turn your attention within and quiet the mind allowing your body to calm. Grounding and centering creates safety. Your grounding connection with the earth is a way to release energy so you don’t have to carry it around with you. DESSERTS is STRESSED spelled backwards! Release the stress and bring your attention back to your body. 🙂
Eat with Awareness-Be aware of what, where and how you are eating! Notice how it tastes, how your body is feeling. Pay attention. If you zone out while eating, you may not even realize you have eaten!
Listen to Your Body-Your body has lots to tell you! What is it that your body really wants? Try going to the produce section, take a moment to ground and ask your body what color it wants. When you have the answer, purchase fruits & veggies of that color. That color may be the very nutrition or vibration that your body needs & wants.
Feel Your Feelings-Your feelings don’t have a body therefore do not need to eat! They are your feelings. Feel and validate what you are feeling. Give those feelings a big energetic hug and if you are feeling bad or there’s a void, shift your focus to something that makes you feel good and fill up with that feeling instead of food.
Make the Body Real– Get moving! Go for a walk or some other form of activity. Notice your surroundings and your physical body. Walk in the sand and feel the earth under your feet. Get a massage. This will not only bring you instant body awareness but validates body AND spirit. Movement & body awareness in general helps you to ground. When you are conscious of your physical body you no longer need extra weight to feel real.
Clear Judgement-Be in a neutral place. Eliminate words like “good” and “bad”. You are not being “bad” if you eat ice cream! You ARE however making a CHOICE. Make your choice and own it. If you choose something absolutely decadent, eat less of it. If you feel guilty later, ground yourself, let the judgement go and be in present time! You can’t go back and change the past but you can certainly decide to make a different choice next time.
Fill up with YOU-It’s not always about letting go; it’s also about filling up and replenishing with all that you are. Close your eyes and picture a golden sun above your head. Now bring that sun down through the top of your head and fill up! The more you fill up, the easier it is to let go of all that is not you.
Protect Your Space– Protect yourself using energy & mental image pictures! While in meditation, picture yourself in a gold bubble of energy. Think of it like the earth’s atmosphere. When something is hurdling toward the earth, it gets burned off before it hits the planet. When you protect yourself energetically you no longer have to use your physical body weight to do it! 🙂
When you fill your mind with good thoughts, your heart with love and know that you truly belong as a powerful, valuable creator in the universe, you no longer have to weigh yourself down using food!~Shine Your Light Debbie
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