Mini Disclaimer: I know my talking and thinking about God may make some of you a little uncomfy (it honestly makes me feel pretty vulnerable just *saying* God on this site), but I hope with time it will be understood that I'm not picky about where folks find God, if they are even on such a path. I hope it will also be understood that when I speak about God I'm not speaking about religion. Mostly I'm just talking about the biggest form of love in the Universe. We cool with this? Nice. Moving on...
If you've ever struggled with your weight (hello, who honestly hasn't) I'd highly recommend doing some reading that includes a closer look at the emotional and spiritual sides of why exactly we eat how we eat. It's been so eye opening for me, personally, and I'll definitely do a post on my favorite finds so far...
...but until then, this article is an easy place to start.
And an excerpt for those who like a little summary:
"Painful experiences are not meant to linger. They are meant to teach us what they need to teach us, and then dissolve into the realm of soft-focus memory. Even bitterness in our past can transform into peaceful acceptance. With your system of psychological-waste removal on the blink, however, you’ve subconsciously tried to get rid of these thoughts and feelings by eating them. If I can’t process my sadness, perhaps I can eat my sadness. If I can’t process my anger, perhaps I can eat my anger.
In the absence of an exit valve for what could be seen as your psychological sewage, your unprocessed thoughts and feelings have embedded themselves in your flesh—literally. They are the materialization of dense, unprocessed energy that had nowhere else to go. You are carrying your burdens around—not only with you but on you...
...In order for your healing to be real and deep, you must be willing to be real and deep with the issues you address. No one else needs to know what is revealed to you, unless you choose to share the information with a trusted other. This journey is a sacred one, in which you travel with God through the secrets of your heart." -marianne williamson