My New Year's resolution this year is to nourish my body, mind, emotions and spirit on a daily basis. It's not about what I don't do or what I give up but rather what action I do take. More and more I see this weight loss journey as a matter of raising your energy vibrations to the point your body only craves what is good for it on all levels.
I like the Barnett sisters quote about weight loss " ...I recently realized that it was like a snowball rolling down hill. We only have to summon the determination to start the thing rolling in the first place, and then it will gain momentum on its own. Success causes more effort and effort causes more success. Then we just have to find it within ourselves to give it the occasional push when it starts to slow or stall. I think that's where most people fail (I'd use falter here) . The momentum stops and they are resigned to let it."
Earlier today I was talking to a new friend about my weight loss journey and that has really gotten me thinking about all this along with one of Jon Gabriel's visualizations I listened to this morning. In fact I thought I'd pushed the next title down but this one came on. I listen when my higher powers call to me. It was " Nourish Your Body & Mind." Synchronicity plays a huge part in my life. I'd already written the above two paragraphs last night. Then I hear the phrase "vibrating at a higher frequency" EXACTLY.
That is what his visualizations do, they help raise your energy frequency. How could phrases like " You can also imagine how this beautiful white light is nourishing your head & your mind, every brain cell, every particle of your consciousness is being bathed in this beautiful white healing light and you feel calm, centered, secured, powerful, relaxed, totally satisfied & totaly nourished" not lift your vibrational energies , what you might call lifting your spirits?
In all of Jon's visualizations ( almost 40 by my count at this point-all free with his support group & can be downloaded) he uses a "healing white light" image that enters your body and space in various ways during the visualization (between 8-20 minutes). As a person who uses Reiki, Quantum Touch and other energy healing modalities I knew immediately what he was doing with the first visualization I heard. This is yet another energy healing practice. I knew I was home with the first one I heard.
This and all the "tools" I've written about are how I raise my vibration frequencies. Let's get back to the rolling snowball image above. I started my snowball rolling the day I prayed to God for an "easy, fun way to lose weight that didn't require me to eat anything I didn't want to." The very next day Linda's book came to me and that snowball picked up speed like crazy -fun & easy as could be. Part way down the hill I found Jon Gabriel and rolled even faster & healthier. All the tools I needed fell in to place just as I needed them-then my body decided to stand still a few months and because I'd read that Jon had stand stills and why our bodies do that I felt peace with it.
Then came the holidays and the old yo-yo me -scattered me. I had eating days (though I still kept the good stuff in as well). Come to think of it that's a Gabriel Method thing that really helped-recognizing and applauding the healthy things I did, nourishing food I ate rather than the old all or nothing me from the past. Recognizing that although the momentum of my first year had stopped I thought of what could I do to push the snowball? I prayed, of course. Then I meditated to get an answer. In my opinion the best way to raise healing energy(to me Reiki) is prayer. Then I knew what my New Years resolution would be. On Dec. 30th I decided to just nourish myself anyway I could
everyday. It was what my body, spirit and soul wanted to hear. On Dec 31st I had my first totally nourishing day and all my cravings just left. Not only that-all of a sudden I was craving greens, protein, really having fun with salad again, my body wanted to move more- didn't mind the cold one bit-just craved that sunshine. I became more active on support groups and called old friends that I am spiritually connected to.
Everyday since has been perfect in every way thru nourishing food, prayer, daily self reiki and meditation & at the least nightly visualizations. I've walked with Penny outside most days, I've started swimming every other day and doing my DVD the other days to strengthen my arms. Been picking up all my own tools. Been nourishing my mind and spirit with great informative and spiritual books. Having fun coloring, nourishing my emotions with not only the reiki but with tapping big time.
Most of all paying attention to the now (a big thing for me this year) letting go of living in the past or future. Today I was shown how far I've come this week when I was told something about a loved one that scared me big time. I was preparing dinner after a mile long walk in the cold. It would have been so easy to soothe myself with extras. I had no desire to as I calmed down with big breaths, patting an energy point on my chest and not trying to "fix" things. I remembered from a show with Brene Brown I'd recently watched how we tend to give whole "stories" to events-things that send us down the rabbit whole. That we need to ask ourselves "Is the story really true?" When I did that I remember to stay in the now-that I actually don't know if all the what if future "stories" in my mind will come true, I remember that God has my back, always has, always will. In God's high energy vibration is where I choose to live, one day at a time this year. May your year be lived that way as well. Namaste.