Be Good to Your Body
Love interests have often told me they’d love to be one of my animals, because they’re treated so well.
I was thinking about that yesterday when I spoke with someone whose body I actually felt sorry for.
She was restrictive about her eating; exercising to lose weight (rather than for enjoyment or fitness). And she was judging that wonderful body of hers as not quite worthy of approval.
Who would want to be on the receiving end of that energy or attention?
It got me to wondering if I would want to be MY body.
That was an easy answer, too. My body doesn’t get near the credit she deserves! I’ve been fairly hard on her over the years.
But I’m getting better at hearing what she wants and honoring the messages she sends. Practicing not judging her and remembering that she’s a brilliant operations manager.
So did I know anyone who is really good to their body - the way I am to my animals?
I thought of one woman who treats her body very well, but doesn’t ever eat food for fun. That would kind of suck – you know, like the kid in the neighborhood who never gets to eat candy? (Pixie stix rock!)
Another friend does a great job of appreciating her physical self, but it’s not top of her priority list. It gets sacrificed for long hours at work and family needs.
Another woman I know inspires me about how she doesn’t require or desire her body to be any different than it is. What a breath of fresh air!
How about a super star celebrity known for her beautiful body? Surely SHE has to take such great care of her body, it only gets good energy directed at it? But what some of them go through to be the right size for certain gigs – I’ll pass.
What about an Olympic athlete? They would only do what’s healthy for their bodies! But when I think of their workouts – years devoted to becoming the physical best? Ugh. That doesn’t sound like we’d be having much fun.
Is it just me, or are instances of high vibing body love (especially among women) somewhat rare? I’m certain that’s why my business partner Lisa Hayes launched Body Love Boot Camp this month, and why we’re starting to see movements like Love Your Body and Dove’s Real Beauty campaign.
I’m sharing this here because deliberate creators know that we get what we vibrate and that Universe can only match what we send.
So in whatever way we may be judging, criticizing, punishing, or deeming ourselves (including our physical selves) unworthy, we’re being that energy and thus attracting more of the same.
My question to you is: what is it like to be your body?
- Do you treat it well?
- Speak to it with love?
- Think kind and lovely things of it?
If this were a friend, would she still BE your friend the way you treat her? Do you neglect her, or take her for granted? Are you always wanting her to be different or better in some way?
Or do you love her unconditionally? Drench her in lots of loving thoughts and kind gestures? Do you know how important she is to you, and treat her that way?
It’s worth considering, since Universe can only be as to us as we are to ourselves. And that includes how we are to our PHYSICAL selves.
I’ll know I’ve nailed it when I’m as good to my body as I am to my animals. That is, when I’m attentive, listening, responsive, loving, enjoying, appreciating, etc.
Are you paying attention about the vibes you’re sending your body?