Your body holds the keys to your joy.
The wisdom available in your body serves as your vessel, your compass, your way home. And for a long time (centuries, eons, in fact) – we have been taught to disconnect from that power and possibility. To see our bodies as dangerous, something to be controlled and feared, to be tamed and quieted, rather than as a source for our joy and creativity.
You are a truth-seeker. A visionary. A creative soul with a calling to something greater.
You can see (or at least feel) the possibilities of a different way of being, and know that the REAL you- the one that lives somewhere behind the social niceties, responsibilities, and patterns of safety and conventionality- is itching to come out, experience deep joy, and create an unshakeable trust in who you are and what you are capable of.
The keys reside in your body. The stories you’ve lived, the beliefs you’ve taken on, the desires you hold close- all of these energies are locked up inside, dictating how your life is playing out.
Every woman has a power within her that has been discounted and cast aside for generations. Encouraged to make yourself smaller, control your weight, tame your desires, hide the functions of your body, many women have an at BEST truce with their bodies, and at worst a full on war raging with every bite eaten, every calorie tracked, every tug of jeans over a soft belly spot.
With so many ways out there to “fix” or “improve” yourself, it becomes entirely too easy to focus on what’s lacking, rather than directing your energy toward things that bring you joy and channeling your creative potential into completing projects and fulfilling self-expression.
It’s time to walk away from focusing on the problems and Choose a life of intention, joy, and creativity.
How? Well, everything is connected. Body, Health, Work, Relationships
Your body tells your story.
The story of your past, of your present, and of all the intricate inner workings of your energy, physical experience, emotions, and mind.
When you know how to listen to the story and interpret the signals your body is sending you, your relationship with her is transformed. Rather than being at war with her, you feel at home within her. Rather than feeling constantly betrayed by your body, you trust her with absolute certainty.
Your body will never lead you astray.
Mindset, beliefs, and societal pressure will.
We are taught from a young age to give our authority over to something outside of ourselves. To trust the media, our families, our teachers, books, experts, the neighbor, organizations we belong to before we trust ourselves and our own inner wisdom.
We hand over our power, often without knowing it, realizing it, or having any other choices, in order to survive in this world.
No one teaches us how to turn inward and receive answers from our souls.
No one teaches us how to read and interpret the signals and messages from our bodies.
No one teaches us how to feel, express, and process out our emotions so they don’t get stuffed down and become stuck energy in our systems.
Slowly we become more and more bound up by societal norms, throwing our own knowing out the window and asking someone else for the answer. We put our trust not in the wisdom within, but in literally anything else that comes our way. Every time you listen to someone or something else over yourself, it’s like another knot being tied in the bindings keeping you complacent, keeping you stuck, keeping you feeling like you’re never really going to feel free, worthy, happy, and whole.
This is not your fault. This is the world we live in. As much as you may immediately want to beat yourself up for not knowing better or figuring it out (how many times have you already tried to figure it out and do it differently?), this is not helpful. It’s more of the same.
Write about creativity / energy as well as body (like above)
Women who come to me and choose this work go from shutting down their emotions to expressing themselves with joy and ease. They change jobs, deepen commitments, find love, and create really great art. They go from constantly battling with body image and not feeling good enough to creating a relationship with their bodies they feel really good about, and feeling the worthiness of who they are from within themselves.
You can have this too, if you choose.
Choose to learn how to talk to your body.
Choose to face the patterns, beliefs, and emotions you’ve been taught not to see or stuff down.
Choose to go through a process of unbinding- clearing away and untying the knots of conditioning and fears that have kept you where you are.
Choose to understand your energy, what that means, and how to get rid of anything that’s *not* you.
Choose to stick with it, even when it gets hard.
Choose to step out of a cycle of proving and striving.
Choose to stand fiercely in your joy, even if other people have a hard time with it.
Choose to fill your life with experiences, actions, people, and places that nourish your creative spirit and support your self-expression.
Because on the other side of these choices?
SO. MUCH. JOY.