Interestingly enough I have had the intuitive push to get moving my body again and head back to the gym. Add in some yoga, pick up those kettle-bells, or go for a hike. My body was screaming, ” just do something physical”.
So why all the resistance? Why do we fight moving & nourishing this beautiful vessel we are given at birth? We know it needs attention, nutrition, water, and exercise. Some would argue it’s about laziness, yet I assure you I am not a lazy person, I am very motivated, driven, and nonstop on the go……in my mind.
Mental activity can be draining because it involves being caught up in the head. Moving this energy through exercise can not only clear your thoughts, it can make room for intuitive messages and guidance. I know this is a form of self-sabotage for me, not wanting to listen to my spirit. Maybe fear or sometimes I’m just stubborn.
Moving my body also requires letting go of built up weight that served me as a form of protection. A part of me decided long ago it was not safe to be here or to be seen. There are all sorts of labels my weight can be given: trauma, abuse, etc.
My personal truth is I needed to love myself enough to release the past, forgive, and create my own version of safety so it was not dependent upon anything outside of myself. This is a struggle some days, yet it is also a beautiful process revealing latent strength and trust.
If you resonate with my message and are also learning to create a sense of safety within and around your body image, I leave you with these quotes:
“I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself.”
“The moment you change your perception, is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body.”
Dr. Bruce Lipton
“Within my body are all the sacred places of the world, and the most profound pilgrimage I can ever make is within my own body.”
“When you are in vibrational harmony, your body produces whatever it needs to remain in perfect balance.”