A shift in thinking does.
I have listened to Abraham via Ester Hicks many times on the subject of weight loss. Like many of us we are looking for a pill, product, program of eating, exercise equipment and she very “irritatingly” does not do that!
When I do psychic counseling session with people, they often complain that I am being illogical. What I say is bouncing off their personal construct of what reality is. I ask them “how is your logic working out for you right now?” The hardest job is to change anyone’s belief system. I would say it is impossible really. Even when you hold a mirror up to someone and show them their beliefs and where that belief has a hole in it; it is dismissed.
There are many scary things in our environment, or are there? For me it is rollercoasters, but that is the thrill of a life time for some people. I once had to cross the US and Canadian bridge at Port Huron. I have a huge phobia of steep inclines. My heart was pounding and my palms were sweating the whole time. I had to sing really loud to keep from passing out. I started singing “Closer to God” and decided to pick Aretha Franklin’s song “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman”. I would have been less afraid of death itself at that moment. In fact, if a car jacker had knocked me out and took over the drive, it would have been a blessing.
Is any of that logical? Absolutely not. It doesn’t serve me well. I can’t meet friends at the Point Hilton because it sits at the top of a hill. Even if someone else is driving, I have sweaty palms. Can someone argue me out of that fear? Probably not. There are desensitization techniques that therapists use. I will try that in the future. It is up to me alone to eliminate that fear with my Higher Power.
Our beliefs are not “reality” nor are they “logical”. They are full of holes and so is our memory. Memories have little to do with facts. They are also filtered by beliefs.
So end result, everything we believe is largely made up. If being stuck in that belief is not allowing the quality of life we deserve and desire, there is a problem. Abundance is being able to create the life you want. The Universe has a huge menu, so what do you want to order? Do you want an agile, lighter, energetic body to play in? The Universe can deliver it. No one can lose a hundred pounds over night. I weigh once a month. I decided it is more important to be happy and often weighing is not a happy moment. I also decided there are no evil foods. I might need to explain that a bit more. I am seeing things differently and feeling better. That is wonderful. But nowhere in this blog am I a “Richard Simmons” health fitness guru. I am just here to shake up some belief systems. Nowhere in this essay do I say “follow me”, because I am in the joyous process of becoming. I am not a finished product. I have my eye on the prize, but not in an obsessive way. There are so many women who harm themselves to be thin. They starve or take laxatives to be thinner.
What I have found is loving life makes you thinner. When I am happy I do not over eat and I naturally choose the food that is right for me. When I am happy, there is a bounce in my step and I like to take walks. If I were not immersed in living a full joyous life, I might be chained to a program and then experience guilt when I “cheated”. My dream life looks different. Self-love is fundamental to your health. A body that is swimming in uplifted energy will heal itself. A body that is loved will balance the endocrinal system to a well-oiled sportster model. Get thin being happy.
Becoming a more desirable weight is all about energy and our world view. That is about as far left of our present paradigm as one can go. That is what I believe Abraham-Hicks is saying on this topic. There are hundreds of food loss programs (most with a price tag). Some of them work for a while. The reason they often do not work long term is the basic fundamental belief construct of a person has not shifted. The focus has been on food, certain types of food, and energy expenditure, and calories, and other factors like supplements. It is for each person to decide what feels right
This conversation is far from complete. It is the beginning of a change of path. I purchased Abraham Hicks weight loss DVD long ago. I believe it saved me enormous amounts of money. I don’t buy all the products Dr. Oz recommends. I don’t shell out the money I used to. I don’t bow down to the skinny image media anymore. My heroes have changed. Who is living the most the way they want to? Ester Hicks maybe?
You can watch her on You Tube. I do. I read her books and buy her DVD’s and feel richer, happier and now thinner. And if you don’t, then find activities and friends that bring out the happiest version of you. Put on a pair of sneakers and walk, do some Yoga, create a gratitude journal, dance to the radio, watch comedies not the news. Those are all absolutely free and they work. Food, what to eat, that is a whole other topic and has far less to do with weight loss than ever imagined. Just be sensible. You have a thick basis of dogma around this. It will take time to say, it doesn’t matter what I eat. So like Ester says, sometimes you must honor your beliefs. It is nuts to eat something you believe is bad for you. You are where you are in terms of what you think. As Ester says you cannot turn a train going 150 mph around quickly due to the momentum. We operate in a dimension of inertia. It would be highly developed to decide to ignore this accepted law of physics without suffering adverse effects.
At my present weight, it is hard to believe how men will flirt with me. It is not a social barrier anymore. They might enjoy hanging out with a happy upbeat person? Having a few playmates is part of my definition of abundance too.
I have to end somewhere knowing there is a book happening. I just want to keep going…
So bye for now.