Honor the Body
H O N O R • the • B O D Y
January 12, 2019
Grapefruit is the oil of Honoring the Body.
I’ve thought about this concept a lot over the last year and a half sober. A major part of what has shaped my path has been really examining how I treat myself and where those patterns and ideas about my self worth originated. I’ve spent a lot of time healing around the loss of and relationship with my Mother.
This photo is of my Mama, when she was in her physical body. It really captures her Light. My Mama struggled with Anorexia for her entire adult life and much of her adolescence. She had a lot of trouble loving and honoring her body, even in recovery.
She always told me I was beautiful.
That’s not what I heard.
I heard what she told herself. It would have broken her heart to know it. To know that as her child, I couldn’t learn by listening to what she said to me. That I learned how to be by how she spoke to herself. I am so grateful to realize this now. To heal my body image. Because of my experience with my parents and processing how I have been shaped by them, I’ve come to believe that all parenting is self-parenting. Children don’t learn by what we say, they learn by watching and feeling what we do. By the vibration we offer. By how we see ourselves and love ourselves.
And so I ask that all the parents I love out there to love themselves genuinely and unconditionally.
To demonstrate it.
To say it out loud.
Because the children of this world need to hear it come from our mouths in the first person:
I am worthy.
I honor my body.
I love myself.
I am whole.
I don’t have children this time around. I don’t know if it is on the path for me. I respect the journey that is parenthood and those that undertake that work. I support and uplift you in it. It is the most important work.
And it is Self-work.