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
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
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
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
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
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.
Please click the play button below.
Picture by Mary K. Baird