Why does it seem like we’re we always talking about the body?
Well… because in this society, we are.
The first in our three-part GVK Lovin’ Our Bodies Series focuses on body image and how many of us have struggled with the those negative messages. We want to focus on the positive things regarding our bodies so we talk about ways to combat the negativity with self-love. Listen then read on for more!
Let’s celebrate these houses of our souls!
Sure, there are things that I want to change, but, the question becomes “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’ve 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 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.
I’m too little, too short, too skinny, too curvy, too pretty, ears are too big, nose is too pointy, teeth are too small.
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 magnificent 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’m off the treadmill, I want to focus on how much I love this aspect of my existence here on earth—how I can support it and how I can nurture it so that my soul has the freedom to sing the song that it’s meant to sing! I desire that my soul and my body work together as a team because while I’m 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, 20s, or even my early 30s. 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.