It’s a good thing I enjoy laughing at myself because I give myself lots of reasons. The latest was a direct result of volunteering to blog with Stephanie and the other wonderful souls here On The Joy Path.
It seemed a natural fit for me. I’m all about the JOY and I’ve had quite the journey. Years of counseling, self-help, and finally becoming a Life Coach have turned me from negative, pessimistic ways of thinking and being to the laughing, loving me I am today.
I even found a wonderful topic to write my posts around… beliefs and how they affect my experience of life.
After my first post, Stephanie pointed out the one aspect I had completely overlooked.
The focus of On The Joy Path is the physical journey to joy. My reaction?
PANIC! NOW! immediately followed by laughter and a question to myself, “What have I gotten myself into this time?”
The perfect set-up! YAY!
It turns out that I don’t want to be in touch with my physical body. It hurts. It’s overweight and doesn’t want to do all the things it used to do. I’m only in it because my spirit, mind, and emotions need a place to hang out.
I treat my body like a vehicle. It gets me around, but I’m not all that attached to it.
There are a whole lot of beliefs in there, and none of them sound very joyful.
As I write this, everything aches. From my toes to my eyes, everything aches.
There was gluten in the soy sauce last night. I’m scheduled for a scope and colonoscopy in April to diagnose or rule out Celiacs. I’ve been living mostly gluten-free for the last three years, and completely gluten-free for two years prior to that.
I know I have other food allergies, and will be tested for those, too.
I feel like my body has betrayed me, but I know that the greater truth is that I’ve betrayed my body. I haven’t listened to the messages it’s been sending me.
That’s why this is the perfect set-up. I believe everything happens for a good reason, and this is no exception. Writing about my relationship with my body will help me explore my beliefs about my body and the messages my body is giving me.
What an opportunity to explore how I can bring my physical journey into more full alignment with my Highest self! Woo Hoo!
I’m excited to share my journey with you, and hope you’ll share yours, too! Together we can shift this journey to more JOY!