Yesterday I posted what I thought was a simple, yet powerful open ended question on Facebook. Oh Lord was I wrong!
That simple question geared towards women who struggle with their weight, caused quite the ruckus. Who knew it could be so triggering?
It is always funny to me when spiritual folks want to pretend like everything is rainbows and butterflies when it might not be. We ALL have our struggles, and for some of us it is loving our bodies. I think some spiritual folks like to pretend they don't have a body, but that is not doing them any good.
You are a soul, in a body, having a human experience. I say this all the time, but it is so important to remember. You chose the body you are in, the lessons, the things you are here to play with (or heal).
Loving your body for how it is right now is a beautiful thing, but not everyone is there yet. Some folks go their whole life berating themselves, loathing themselves, and that makes me sad. I was that way for a long time. Silently in the corners of my mind I would nit pick at my body. I was not happy on the inside at all. And no one knew I struggled because I never told anyone.
THAT is why I posted my apparently offensive to some meme yesterday. You cannot change what you don't acknowledge. Giving a voice to those who are afraid to name their pain is what I was doing yesterday.
And as much as I hope it helped other women, I know it helped me because I got triggered a bit by some of the more negative comments. My "insecurity, you don't know what you are talking about" stuff came up for me. Funny how you think you have healed something, only for it to pop up.
Getting triggered by something is a GREAT thing though! It shows you where you need to dig a little deeper. It shows you where some love can be sent. It is a growth opportunity (don't roll your eyes at me).
So get triggered. Go on get super fired up. It is in those moments, where we can (if we choose), stop and ask ourselves if there is a lesson for us here.
Caroline Nixon is
an intuitive healer and teacher who wrote two books about what she knows.