Why do I even have to say it?
A woman's body is not evil?
I mean, who said it was?
Well it started with the original Bible story in the Old Testament of Adam and Eve. As you may (or may not) know, the famous story is about how Adam blames Eve for his decision to eat the forbidden fruit. See... the original sin started with a woman, a sin she committed with her body... eating. The body doing evil originated with her, not Adam. Whether you believe in it literally or not, it's interesting, huh? It certainly sets the tone for how history would end up playing out.
Throughout history, throughout different cultures, "sins" committed with the body... were the woman's fault. Adulterous women were stoned to death, not adulterous men. Unwanted pregnancies, prostitution, and adultery, though all require two to tango ... women have been held responsible for the "evil".
Interestingly enough, the evil "sins" that women are held responsible for are all sexual in nature. Other sins such as lying or stealing, men and women were/are held to the same standard. It is ONLY for the sexual sins that women are primarily blamed for.
This is telling, folks. Think about it. Why aren't men as equally to blame for the same sin?
The answer: Power.
And I'm not talking about a man's power. A woman's body is powerful.
There's a reason why society (including men and women) blame the woman for sexual sins... her body is THAT powerful.
See, it's not just men who wanted to stone the adulterous woman and imprison the prostitutes. Trust me. How's that saying go?... "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." The scorned and jealous women wanted the women using their bodies punished too, not just the men.
See, this is not about blaming men. This isn't about blaming anyone.
It is to explain that your body is not evil, it is powerful.
It has the power to create and birth life, provide care and comfort, and quite frankly, bring men to their knees. That's powerful.
Your body is not evil. It's powerful.
I hope you'll come to live the truth of your power. I'm here to help you any way I can.
Thank you for our call today. It was nice to connect, and to receive the presence of your authenticity and radiant beauty (just being honest)! Your tip on remembering the importance of the Reward (to remember and visualize the result of the hard work) I think will help me to stay focused and inspired. I also feel that it was a relief to be encouraged to respect my feelings, in particular to want to feel and look amazing without feeling guilt or shame. I will try my best to treat myself and my weight loss habits as if I was I was changing a poopy diaper for my baby's well-being, or readjusting my mothers pillow to allow her to be more comfortable.
It was truly my pleasure to connect with you, and what a joy to be honest! :)
It IS SO IMPORTANT to respect your feelings. ALL of them. Because you can't help what you feel. You can only help what you do about your feelings. And stuffing or denying them only hurts you.
And YES!! You do deserve to feel and look amazing without guilt or shame!!!!
I hope you are feeling better, doing well, and continue to remove all judgment.
The reason we have to give grace to ourselves is because there's no grace in math. If we only look to the scale to tell us whether we're succeeding or not, whether we're doing a good job being a woman or not, whether we've been good or bad, we will stay imprisoned in judgment and NEVER get what we truly long for...feeling good about ourselves and loving our bodies.
So it's very important to connect with all that LOVE inside of you!! :)
My process is VERY SIMPLE and 2 fold:
1. The Reality of Truth
2. The Removal of Judgment
Without The Removal of Judgment, The Reality of Truth will make you feel like a failure, and that it's hopeless for you, no matter what you try.
Permanent weight loss is impossible without The Removal of Judgment. I happen to specialize in it. Please let me help you.
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Shelley Johnson is the Creator & Founder of The Losing Coach®.