I've been practicing and teaching intuitive energy work, Thetahealing®, and Reiki and providing spiritual guidance for over 10 years. Something that has come to my attention consistently is the lack of love men and women have for themselves and their bodies. So many women I work with come to me operating under the assumption that everyone else is more important and should come first. Whether this is a subconscious cultural belief or a very pronounced cultural belief, many women are taught to put men, children, and other's needs before their own. Women are taught that self love and self care are selfish acts.
Women have also been taught throughout the ages and across the globe that the less space they take up, the better - would a woman consciously choose to wear a girdle or bind her feet? As a result, I have seen woman after woman come to me with body image issues. They believe that curves are not OK and there is never enough weight lost. They're trying to reach a "thin" goal that's abstract, unattainable, and unrealistic. We are haunted by a need to look like the women in the fashion magazines - women that diet themselves down to below weight, for the camera, without regard to their health.
Men also have their own set of social pressures. They are taught that to be a man means being the main bread winner. They've been taught for centuries that it's weak to express or show emotion. They're also being portrayed as the disrespected, incompetent dad more and more by the media. Male obesity is currently on the rise as we go deeper into an age of texting and email and less and less personal interaction.
Loving ourselves starts on the inside, with the outside being a reflection of that self love, or lack thereof. With so many obese men and women now on the planet, what is it that we're truly looking at? Is it just that our national diet is unhealthy, or is it a much deeper issue? Are we eating to meet our physical needs or are we eating to meet our emotional needs, having exchanged food for love in this country?
For over ten years, I've worked with both male and female clients providing specific spiritual affirmations, tools, and spiritual guidance to increase their self love and to clear their negative beliefs about themselves. I've taught women's empowerment workshops and provided holistic tools and classes for clients to move through their energetic blocks and beliefs. I also work with clients to clear self sabotaging beliefs and behavorial patterns that continuously prevent them from achieving self love and their deepest desires. I work with clients to empower them and instill self confidence, self love, and self forgiveness, while affirming their extraordinary talents and gifts. I experience great joy as I see my clients and students achieve new relationships, marriages, children, careers, and opportunities that are their hearts' desires.
These changes can occur so easily in the client when working with a high vibrational energy. During the session, the client is in an active role of checking beliefs through muscle testing, while I work with my skills and gifts and the client's intention to promote the shift within them.
After and between sessions, I encourage my students and clients to stand in front of the mirror and tell their bodies how beautiful they are and how much they love themselves, to reaffirm all the downloads. Here are some affirmations to say every morning, to get you started:
I love my body.
I am beautiful/ I am handsome
I am extraordinary!
I am a unique, beautiful, and extraordinary woman, and I have a beautiful body.
I am a unique, handsome, and extraordinary man, and I have a beautiful physique
I love myself, and I love my body.
If you'd like to work with Theresa to clear energetic blocks, self hatred, negative behavior patterns, anger, or resentment and to learn more about loving