Why does it seem to me that we are we always talking about the body… well because in this society, we really are. And the focus is usually negative ~ we are too skinny, too fat, our teeth aren’t white enough, we need this pill for this and that pill for that, we need that medical procedure to fix this but it will hurt that ~ SIGH.
At GVK we want to focus on the positive things regarding our bodies. Let’s celebrate these houses of our souls! Sure, there are things that I want to change, but, the question comes as “why”? Is it from a health standpoint, a love standpoint or a “should” standpoint? I prefer the love standpoint myself. I’m no different than anyone else. I have gotten caught up in what society tells me is beauty. I spent years on that little treadmill by letting other people tell me what was wrong with me. I’m too little, too short, too skinny, too curvy, too pretty, ears are too big, nose is too pointy, teeth are too small. I spent so long wanting longer legs, curly hair, blonder hair, deeper blue eyes ~ Oh My God! It was relentless. And what makes it worse is that I took it all in as Truth.
This body held up to brutal beatings throughout high school, endured 25 years of intense ballet training and gymnastics rigor, sustained me through massive drug and alcohol abuse, and then on top of all that, brought me two incredibly beautiful, courageous, spectacular, Divine children. And, you know what? I am so grateful for this magnificant machine! Because the direction I was pushing my physical self into could have left me very, very, very unhealthy, yet my body maintained. And then I woke up. This is the body that I chose. This is the body I’m here to work with and frankly, I think I chose well. I tell my kids, who tower over me, I pack a lot of power into this little body! I have been known to blow the circuits of people around me with what comes out of this little body.
Now that I am off the treadmill, I want to focus on how much I love this aspect of my existence here on earth, how can I support it and how can I nurture it so that my soul has the freedom to sing the song that it is meant to sing! I desire that my soul and my body work together as a team because while I am a spiritual being having a human experience, part of that experience is my body. So I have to feed it well. I have to give it enough rest. I have to love it for what it is so that love emanates out from me. Because with that kind of love I find a peace about my own self that I had not experienced through my teens, 20’s, or even my early 30’s. You don’t have to wait that long ~ start now. Love where you are now and if you want to make a change, make it from that place of love. I promise you that your world will brighten and lighten in magical ways…