Hi, good morning!
In yesterday's post, I embedded a video of the famous chocolate factory episode from "I Love Lucy". I watched that clip a few times throughout the day because it just gives me such a good giggle! Even though I used gobbling up chocolates on a conveyer belt as a metaphor for your buying into your own negative self talk -- good one, right? :) -- I could have certainly used that video to talk about my experiences with compulsive eating. Put it this way, if I were acting in a remake of that scene, I would not have much difficulty drawing from my own experience!
I'm grateful I was able to watch and smile because at one point I had ZERO sense of humor with respect to food and how I was abusing it...as for anybody else, well, let's just say they KNEW not to go THERE.
So, while I take my recovery from eating disordered behavior very seriously, knowing full well that if I don't do certain things daily I can slip into old patterns and trade in the amazing life I have now for one filled with misery and unhappiness, I am definitely able to lighten up. I teach the affirmation "I lighten up" with the action for HAPPY in my intenSati series this month (www.satilife.com) and it's so funny because the more I practice this intention, the better I feel and the more I attract people who are full of joy. Some of my family and friends are so, so funny and I guess more so now because I am easier to have fun with now that I am lightening up. You get what you give!
The point of this post is for me to recognize that and share my gratitude for this shift, which I'm only now recognizing as I write, and to see how far I've come from dark times when there was just verrrrry little humor allowed because that's the way I was feeling and set it up. So, I ask you, do you have something like a "no fly zone" that you don't allow the humor planes to enter into? Whether it's you or your husband/wife, boss or friends -- can you think of those areas where they just know you're thinking, DON'T GO THERE?? Maybe that's a point of entry for you, the place for you to go and think about what you're holding onto, like the harsh or fear-based thoughts that are like shades over your window? For me, when I realized that I certainly wasn't that different and my habits, while unhealthy, were not "bad" and certainly don't make me a "bad" person who should carry around a backpack of shame all the time, well, that definitely helped motivate me to take it easy on myself and lighten up!
Closing thought: Ha ha ha. Hee hee hee. I smile and accept my humanity. I attract people into my life who are light, joyful and sweet. This makes me happy!
With xo and gratitude,
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