I’ve been re-reading through all of the amazing posts that have accumulated throughout the Gratitude Project Blog Summit. There have been so many brilliant minds and I am so grateful to each and every one of them for their insight! We have two more days still of the blog summit which means the BIG DAY is so much closer! Have you registered? Take a moment to think about how this world might be better if we were all a little more grateful. We can accomplish a better world together, it all starts with the Gratitude Project!
Ever wondered what your body has to do with gratitude? My good friend, Amanda Moxley, brilliantly explains to connection between the two. Amanda is a Body Transformation Expert and Coach who first transformed her own unhealthy relationship with food, body image and body size from a size 14 to a size 4 naturally and without going to extreme measures. Amanda is a board-certified holistic health coach, yoga teacher, certified social worker (CSW) and an award-winning business owner. She is an avid world traveler, wife and mother. For free gifts and more go to www.AmandaMoxley.com. If you’ve ever struggled with your weight, body image, emotional eating, or self sabotage with food, Amanda’s “Get YOUR Ultimate Body in 30 Days Guided Visualization” and the “Love Your Belly Guided Visualization” will allow you to discover the SOUL root of the issue and get you on track to feeling radiantly healthy, energized and alive. Grab your free mp3’s here.
How to Transform Your Body into the Body of YOUR Dreams through Gratitude
by Amanda Moxley
How often throughout your day do you catch yourself thinking or feeling thoughts about not liking your body, or wishing it looked different, or beating yourself up about not eating the right thing, or being mad at yourself because you let yourself down again by not keeping your commitments and intentions to yourself or calling yourself fat or feeling frustrated because your clothes don’t fit?
Tune in to your inner dialogue today and measure on a scale from 1-10, 10 being your highest how much energy, feelings, thoughts and time you are spending on thinking negatively about your body, body image, size or food.
What’s your number? I’ve coined that number your Body Barrier™ number.
Using the POWER of gratitude, let’s channel your Body Barrier™ number into your heart’s true desires!
Love is the ONLY ABSOLUTE.
Love is the highest VIBRATION.
According to Heart Math Institute the heart is 5000 times more powerful than the brain. Transforming your body requires you to move deeper into LOVE and this can be easily done by being grateful.
Step 1: Think of the body part you may have disowned or that you deeply dislike.
Step 2: Sit in a quiet and safe place. Enjoy some deep nourishing breaths. Conjure up all of the unkind thoughts, feeling and emotions you express to your disowned body part on a daily basis.
Step 3: Think about a person in your life who you LOVE whole heartedly and unconditionally. It could be your child, sister, mother or niece.
Step 4: Imagine saying the mean things you express to yourself habitually every day of your life to your beloved.
Step 5: Can you do it?
Step 6: AH HA! Do you see now? You wouldn’t and couldn’t ever express any of the mean things you say to yourself daily (some of you for 20 plus years) to your beloved. So, why are you doing this to yourself?
Step 7: Place your hands on your disowned or deeply disliked body part and imagine you have white light in your hands, breathe this light into your body.
Step 8: Have a heart to heart with your body. Tell it you are sorry and that you never knew how mean you were being to it. Tell it you love it and will do anything to heal your relationship.
Step 9: What about this particular body part are you grateful for? Mentally or physically write down everything you are grateful for about this body part.
Daily Body Transformation Ritual
Every morning and evening when you are lying in bed, place your hands on your body and breathe love and gratitude into it. Mentally go through every reason why you are grateful for your body. Next, dedicate a special gratitude journal to your body and write 5 ways in which you are grateful for your body today. Please do NOT repeat the same 5 things every day! This will stretch your imagination and your appreciation muscles!
Your body was meant to be healthy and vibrant. Trust the simplicity of this exercise and watch your body transform before your eyes over then next month.