When I received my first certification in natural health, I was morbidly obese. Morbid obesity means the composition of the body is more than 40% fat. Of course, morbidity indicates it will lead to death if not dealt with. That was in April 2020. Guess what? I still am. I have struggled with being overweight since I was in third grade and I still have a hard time consistently doing what I know I need to do to be healthy.
In my studies, I have learned, with clients, to address emotional issues FIRST, then physical issues. If the emotions are out of whack, it's going to be difficult for that person to be able to do what they need to do to reach their goals. I decided to climb down off my own back, give myself a freaking break, and apply this same principle to ME.
“The mind and body are not separate. what affects one, affects the other.” Anonymous
One of the first things I did for me, was a technique where you tap into trapped emotions by listening to the body. Our bodies know us better than we know ourselves. I've done this technique several times and have found it to be very accurate and life-changing.
Another method of healing I have used is flower essences. Flower essences are nothing more than energy from flowers. As much as a flower affects our emotions by looking at it and smelling it, it affects our emotions even more by taking a tincture of the flower's energy. When we're depressed, sad, in shock from bad news, over-worried about our loved ones, crying uncontrollably, fearful, negative, etc, our frequency or energy is low. Using flower essences, we can raise our frequencies because the flowers' frequencies bring balance. This has worked for me and people I know.
A couple of weeks ago, I started seeing a therapist. I realized I was burdening my friends with my problems. Of course, they didn't see it as a burden and I never feel they are a burden when I listen to their problems but I was just talking too much. I felt that I needed more action and less talk so I looked to someone with training to guide me into healing.
Most recently, on my journey to self-care, I began yoga and meditation. Not that New Age stuff. The yoga was for stretching my body, loosening my joints, and deep breathing. Meditation, for me, is more about taking time to focus on Jesus and the good things in my life. Seeing the positive rather than only seeing the negative, which is where I have been for far too long.
Yes, I still don't do everything right every day. I eat out too much and buy ice cream from Dollar General way, way too much. But, I am making progress. You might not be able to see it but I do and that's all that matters.