Before I begin another 30 day, I thought I would share a few photos of our lovely trip to Puerto Rico. Everything was fab. Never mind that the 4 weeks previous to our arrival had been all rain, we brought the Sun with us. Such a great time with great friends, I will never forget it!
Sarah and I enjoy a little down time
I was so blessed to get this close to an exciting crab, Barry couldn't believe it stayed still for me!
Morgan, Sarah, and I...who won the coppertone contest? So not me!
In town for lunch!
"Loving the human form means loving the insanity too"! This message in the sand didn't make it on the blog during the trip but it is a nice segue into the new 30. The insanity of the ego is undeniable, and what we will do for recognition, putting ourselves in a category above or below to determine our worth and value in the world is hedonistic. But there must be space for loving all that is, even in loving the unlovable parts. We have to at least try. I am going to go up against the EGO this month in a head to head, never before seen, only on pay-per- blog event. Watch me as I take on the separatism, the comparisons, the negativism, the unholy belief that I am either more than or less than you, we are all, under God equal. And we are all deserving of God's love. And I intend to tell the EGO so this month. No more negative conversations, about myself, about others, about anything. All can be considered of value and worthy. And if you know me and are engaged in conversation with me and see otherwise, Please call me on it! This is going to be a tough one to get into. I bet I have no idea how often I engage in negative conversation, but I am willing to find out. This month, only on 'The 30 day Expereience', tune in!
The last 30 days has been such an eye-opening experience for me. Paying attention to what I think/say/feel about my body, listening to what the women around me are saying about theirs....
I have come away with a beautiful nugget.
We are being called to love. More than anything the call is to love our bodies, love living in them, feeling in them, experiencing the fullness of them. We have all been given the gift of our bodies and when we look upon them with disdain we are telling our giver that we are unhappy with this gift. Imagine putting heart and soul into finding the perfect something for someone and then having them look at it and say "what on earth is this?, I don't want this!"
God put so much time into creating every special nook and cranny and feature and wrinkle and dimple for us. We are unique and beautiful and designed with love and it is time to receive that love.
We as women are being called to love. It begins with us. Adoring, adorning, and appreciating the beauty that is our body. It is time to surrender the criticism, release the comparisons, and move from disregard into self respect and honor.
Ask yourself this, "Body what do you need from me to be full and alive and in love?" She will answer. She will tell you what to eat, how to exercise, when to drink, when to rest, when to skip, and what is best for her. The disconnect must end though. No longer living in the mind and ego where the foundational thoughts are denial and deprivation.
Give your body what she needs, and this is mostly and all LOVE! How will you love your body today? Tomorrow? The more you respond and listen to her you will blossom and find beauty when you look in the mirror.
Refrain from judgment and see through the eyes of your creator. Be generous and gentle and with her and allow her to fully live out her greatest potential.
Today I will see my body through the eyes of LOVE and I will receive the fullness of that love. This is what is meant to be. Thank you, Thank you.