Healing relationship with food & yourself

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Healing relationship with food & yourself

Post by Lotus » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:52 am

The book is called, 'A Course in Weight Loss', by Marianne Williamson (copyright 2010). It should be called, a course in learning how to love yourself so you don't need to abuse self with food anymore. It has lessons and requires journalling. I took my time with it and completed it over a year. I moved forward when I felt it was time to do so. You could do it much faster if you wish to. I think it would help with any negative/self abusive behavior. It helped me uncover many deep false beliefs I had about myself and food and I have not compulsively overate in over a year & a half since completing the book. When I finished the book & it's lessons, I had a deep love for myself that is truly beautiful and a gift.

Healing blessings on your journey with food and other self destructive behaviors.

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Lotus

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Re: Healing relationship with food & yourself

Post by Xanthia » Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:57 am

Lotus,

What a beautiful outcome; Thank you for review.

Wishing you well for healing journey.... :)
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Re: Healing relationship with food & yourself

Post by Lotus » Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:52 am

Dear Xanthia,

Thank you for your well wishes. I have been doing very well with my relationship with food overall. I recently posted on 'Rescuing our Child Self', that i recently noticed myself eating more for a few weeks and putting on weight. The weight part got my attention to look within, where I realized part of myself was calling out for love & attention & needed help. The eating was a signal to look within. Hopefully I will ketch that signal sooner next time. It was a new thing I learned about how my parts communicate with me.

The body gives us so much information. I'm working on stopping and asking my heart what I need & listening to my body.

I hope your day is graceful.
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Re: Healing relationship with food & yourself

Post by Xanthia » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:37 am

Lotus,

Very true that our body can tell so much... IF we listen....

Really happy for you that you learnt something about communicating with parts recently. Well done!
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Re: Healing relationship with food & yourself

Post by Lotus » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:05 am

Dear Xanthia,

(((((((((((((((((((Xanthia)))))))))))))))))))))))))
Love,
Lotus

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Re: Healing relationship with food & yourself

Post by there » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:02 am

Lotus, I'm glad you've had a positive outcome from your reading. I might look up this book!
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Re: Healing relationship with food & yourself

Post by Lotus » Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:50 am

Dear There,

Thanks for stopping by. I can't say enough good things about my journey with the book I mentioned above. If you feel drawn to it, I hope you find more ways to love yourself within those pages.

Love,
Lotus

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Re: Healing relationship with food & yourself

Post by invisible » Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:01 am

Lotus wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:52 am
The book is called, 'A Course in Weight Loss', by Marianne Williamson (copyright 2010). It should be called, a course in learning how to love yourself so you don't need to abuse self with food anymore. It has lessons and requires journalling. I took my time with it and completed it over a year. I moved forward when I felt it was time to do so. You could do it much faster if you wish to. I think it would help with any negative/self abusive behavior. It helped me uncover many deep false beliefs I had about myself and food and I have not compulsively overate in over a year & a half since completing the book. When I finished the book & it's lessons, I had a deep love for myself that is truly beautiful and a gift.

Healing blessings on your journey with food and other self destructive behaviors.

Love,
Lotus


Thanks for sharing this. I will get it for my daughter to read with me.
i have a daughter who is currently near 500 pounds. She was never abused, but has other issues, self esteem, shy, many illnesses that nearly killed her as a small child, so she was in hospital a lot until she was about 7 or 8, so medical PTSD, Severe RA, Hashimotos thyroidosis, hidradenitis suppurativa, and many other things going on in her life. She is currently seeing a therapist and a dietitian, so we are hopeful she will be able to lose weight. She is also working on moving in with her sister, who is a personal trainer, I think she will help her, hopefully. Getting her out of this tiny town and into the city might help. She will have access to more services i hope. Because of her anxiety she is going to stay for a week before actually moving, as I told her to try that first in case she could not handle the city noise and already signed a contract. they agreed that she could come for a week and have a trial run.
again, thanks
invisible

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Re: Healing relationship with food & yourself

Post by Lotus » Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:09 am

Hello Invisible,
It sounds like your daughter has a good support plan to set her up for success. May you and your family experience healing and peace. đź’ś

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