Friday, November 23, 2012

Authenticity with self and others: how to start making changes within to manifest changes in our bodies

Without knowing and accepting where we are now, it's very hard to start shifting our states. Sometimes this means accepting our imperfect selves as we are at any given moment. Trying to deny pain, struggle and disappointment with our life circumstances or our internal worlds will stifle true lasting change. How do you know where you're going if you don't know where you're starting point is?

In order to move forward, we need to be brutally honest with ourselves about where we are right now.

No glossing over of anything.

I try to create an environment at Urbanfitt where people can just be. Either feeling like shite or feeling stuck or frustrated or exhausted or whatever it may be. Too much of our lives are spent denying how we truly are feeling and this creates a state of tension in us. Getting to a state of relaxation and peace means letting go of resistance of the way we are in the moment. We can strengthen our ability to be authentic with ourselves in small ways every day.

For example, how many times has someone asked you how you're doing and you straight out lie about having a shitty day or week or struggling with relationship challenges or your kids etc. This denial or lie moves you away from the possibility for transforming your current state.

So often, people come in for a training session or now Reiki session feeling low energy or stuck or blah. When they admit how they are truly feeling we have our starting point. We can decide together what might help move them from this state into a more energetically elevated state. But if my clients pretended that they were feeling great or even ok when they weren't, a barrier or defense would go up in them turning them into a fortress of protected energy.

We are better prepared to find strategies or choose behaviours to help ourselves shift into a more positive state when we fully embrace where we currently are. Not always an easy thing to do when we are just trying to get everything we need to get done in a day.

But our chosen actions that arise out of being authentic with ourselves will be a more specific 'treatment' so to speak to move us out of low vibration.

So next time someone who truly cares about you asks how you're doing, keep it real. Together in our interdependence we can help each other feel better.

The more we practice this authenticity with ourselves, the more we learn to give our bodies and beings what they need to get into a more positive space. Over time, the more we learn to feed our bodies with what they authentically need, the less we will tend to struggle with obesity, illness and just plain blahs.

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