Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Beliefs and Your Body Image

Christopher at Intuitive Living blog has posted an interesting little article about the role your beliefs around your body play in the physical condition of your body.

"The ideas that you have, then, play a large role in the way the body handles its nutrients, and utilizes its health and vitality"... Read the full post.

Body image is something that so many of us struggle with throughout our lives. Look at the fashion magazines, the fashion models, and the clothing designers who seem to play the divining role of what we all should look like.

During the Renaissance age women who were more shapely and rotund were considered voluptuous and sensual. Skinny women were viewed as poor because they didn't have a lot of meat on their bones. Now the messages that are 'fed' to us are ones of forcing starvation in order to be thin enough to be acceptable- or fashionable. These twisted ideas and images have left young girls believing that they are too big if they wear a size 2! It leads to horrible self esteem issues, self judgment and continual self punishment. It is not a healthy pattern.

Accepting your body the way it is- no matter what it looks like, no matter what your age or size, etc, is vital to your sense of inner peace and ultimately to your evolution. No longer are we here to spiritual evolve or ascend without the body. We need the body. We need to continue to evolve and ascend with our bodies this time around. Acceptance and loving your body is the answer. Too bad that society doesn't promote what may be truly good for us. It seems to enjoy feeding more and more fear, judgement and damnation.

Wow, caught me on a soapbox tonight...

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