One of the key factors in our life experience is our body image. How much do we accept our own bodies. Are we good enough to be …?
Are we good enough to have …?
Are we good enough to do …?
This depends entirely on our own self esteem. Although our bodies have something to do with how others treat us, the most important factor is how we view ourselves.
In another article, The Perfect Self, we explored the subject of gray magic. If we hold an image of our bodies as being messed up then we have a negative impact on our bodies as well as our self esteem.
If we think we are our bodies, then we are building esteem for the wrong self.
We build esteem for our bodies by seeing their true perfection. The first step in doing that is accepting them the way they are. They are okay the way they are.
What affect does acceptance have on our health?
Well, first of all, let me tell you that I am no authority on health. However, many people believe that we have an energetic blueprint for our bodies. This energetic blueprint affects the condition of our bodies. The blueprint comes first. The actual body condition comes some time later.
If you were fortunate enough to see the movie “What the Bleep”, you saw microscopic pictures of water after the water was exposed to prayer, positive thoughts, and various negative emotions.
The results were astonishing!!!
The microscopic pictures of the water exposed to negative emotions and thoughts looked like a real mess. However, the pictures of the positive emotion exposed water looked like nature’s works of art. They were harmonious and beautiful.
Imagine what effect emotions have on our body!!!
In a later scene, the main character looked into a mirror and dramatically exclaimed “I hate you”. This normally beautiful woman looked quite unattractive.
Fortunately, the leading character had a realization. She started loving herself and painted loving art work all over her body. Her whole appearance changed. She looked beautiful again. She was happy. She accepted and loved herself.
Have you ever tried to fight off negativity?
You probably noticed that it was a never ending battle. We might temporarily succeed by placing ourselves inside a protective egg shell where all the bad stuff is outside. Our world can get smaller and smaller as we do that. Pretty soon there’s nothing left but us in our shrinking eggshell watching Mary Poppins video.
In other words, have you ever tried to get rid of something by resisting it?
What happened? Did it keep coming back? Could there be a better way?
Yes, fortunately there is a better way. We can observe something and accept it the way it is. This doesn’t mean we mentally push it away by telling ourselves that we accept it? Do you remember last Christmas dinner with the family?
Can we really accept something? Can we allow it to continue forever? If we really can, then magic happens. That something can lift off. I can’t promise that you can change physical reality. But I’m not also saying that you can’t.
I can tell you from experience that you can change your emotional and mental experience.
By accepting your body the way it is, you change the energetic blueprint of your body. And …
It feels good.
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Picture by Mary K. Baird