The Danger in Learning To Love Myself + My Body
It's been over 5 years now since I had my spiritual awakening. When I decided it was time to make myself a priority and to start taking care of myself. I spent years working through my past trauma and learned to love myself and my body again.
It's been an incredible journey and I can say standing here today that I love the skin I'm in and most days feel pretty damn confident & sexy. What I have noticed in the past few months though is that I've allowed my "self-love" to be an excuse not to take care of my body at a deeper level. I noticed I'd tell myself "well I love and accept myself right where I'm at" so... I'm good.
It's what I believe can be the dangers in the body positivity world. Yes, it's important to love and accept yourself right where you're at and it's (I believe) important to also take care of our bodies. If I allow myself to fall into old unhealthy eating habits and don't take time to move my body am I really being loving?! Being accepting of my body has become an excuse for me not to move my body in fun ways that feel good and will eventually affect my overall healthy.
Yes, I am good and doing the truly loving thing for myself would be to make sure I'm moving my body every day and eating clean. Taking time to ask myself what I need in the moment and honoring that is being truly loving. Listening to what she's asking for is being body positive and compassionate. So it's what I'm committed too. Not because I need to lose weight, not because I'm not ok in my own skin but because I'm ready to dive deeper into the self-love pool and really care for myself fully.
I've learned that loving yourself doesn't just mean accepting yourself and becoming complacent, it means you're just getting started. Truly having love and compassion for yourself and your body means you care for it, just like you'd care for a baby. You wouldn't put shit food in an infant, so why do we put it in ourselves?
This is such an incredible journey and I'm proud of how far I've come and I know there's still work to be done and I'm so grateful I get to do it! 💋💕 If you've just woken up to your own spiritual path or your needing guidance, I'd love to support you. Send me a message and let's connect! 💕