How to gain powerful insights on your relationship with Food
All the elements that make up our self and our life from our own thoughts and emotions to our external world – form one whole, interconnected system.
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The Food we eat
Eating is rarely just about fuel. As humans, the food we eat also forms experience, emotions, connections and the way we look at and feel about our body.
It can be a source of comfort AND ONE OF SHAME; ONE OF INDIFFERENCE AND ONE OF OBSESSION.
It varies for us all. Why? Because the manner in which we feed ourselves is a form of relationship. It's what I call our fundamental relationship.
What do I mean by this?
The way we engage with food and our body will manifest relationships and experiences that mirror this dynamic.
If we consistently feed ourselves a diet void of nutrition, love and consciousness, and regularly berate and criticise ourselves, we are steadily inputting messages into our body and psyche that tell us we’re not good enough.
This rhetoric can easily play out into every aspect of our life, potentially jeopardising opportunities and relationships and stopping us from reaching our life’s fullest potential.
Conversely, if we are obsessively counting every calorie and never altering from a path of strict health-based regimes, we are signalling to ourselves that control, force and rigid consistency is the recipe for success. This can lead us to seek control in other areas of life and cut us off from fully experiencing support, release and joy.
While our relationship with food can bring up negative emotions, awareness is the first step.
Remember, we cannot change what we cannot see. Holding on to guilt or shame will only keep us stuck.
Take a moment to congratulate yourself for seeking deeper insight and consider what steps you can take today to change this relationship for the positive.
Seeing things written down can be a very grounding experience. Let’s explore what surfaces together! I’d love to know what you gained from this exercise.
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