The healing continues. But wow, it gets quite heavy at times, so much to struggle with/through. I met with *K* this afternoon. Still discussing grief eating and this whole “3 traditional meals a day” situation. Yeah, lotsa work.
Her office had a hand-out on their bulletin board that was pretty interesting, so I thought we should all look at it together. It was long, this is a condensed version, go HERE to get the full-page view, and NEDA website credit.
“Ten Steps To Positive Body Image
- Appreciate all that your body can do.
- Keep a top 10 list of things you like about yourself.
- Remind yourself that ‘true beauty’ is not simply skin-deep.
- Look at yourself as a whole person.
- Surround yourself with positive people.
- Shut down those voices in your head that tell you your body is not ‘right’ ….
- Wear clothes that are comfortable and that make you feel good ….
- Become a critical viewer of social and media messages.
- Do something nice for yourself ….
- Use the time and energy that you might have spent worrying about food, calories, and your weight to do something to help others.”
It’s not like we don’t know nearly all of this already, especially those of us (ME!) with such a long history of disordered thinking when it comes to food and ourselves. This version was just done really well.
What did NOT go well was our channeled message. My dreams were confusing, and not entirely super restful. So when I woke up, I had a hard time pinning down the words we needed. But, I got there.
Contacting with compassion,
even as open-minded as we strive to be,
there is always room for improvement.
The image that came immediately to mind was what I (mentally) saw right before I left the bed. Neighbors (fictional ones) were not who I thought they were/who they appeared to be, so I needed to step up the kindness level, the caring.
The feeling was about how we really don’t know enough, on the surface, to make any judgement or decision. Simply smiling and being nice can be the best move.
On our card altar, back to our regular rotation, we are (again) reminded that intuition is the best form of guidance. All of the key words here are validating, connecting theses messages charmingly together as one.
“The Swan Queen ~ 13 ~ information, intuition, patience
The Swan Queen glides your way and asks that you look at your reflection in the events of your life. She gives you the ability to see the beauty that has transformed your life from ignorance to wisdom. The Swan Queen lets you know that it’s time to go within and seek the answers in your intuition.
Don’t look outside yourself for answers now; the true power lies reflected in the still waters within you. Now is the moment to meditate and ask for a vision. The power of psychic perception is inherent in you, and the Swan Queen will help you dive deep into your query to find the answers you seek.
This is also a reminder to allow time to transform ideas into reality. Nothing happens overnight.”
It was so freaking hot today (pushing 96 regularly since last weekend), I’m just going to stare at her snow for a bit, and soak up the cool.
Wisdom Of The Hidden Realm Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid
was to the library and to my appointment. But there was so much damn road construction and stupid traffic that I rode much farther than I usually do for the same destinations. 8.524 miles in 50 minutes 10 seconds, with a (not-bad for the circumstances) fairly zippy average of 10.1 MPH.
My girl is the small (standing) silhouette on the very far left side (who is caught live tweeting in this view). She didn’t get much sleep, but that’s become part of the job. I worry about it constantly. And encourage her to nap.