This reality is a huge perpetrator of the lies of obesity, and itâs why so many people are frustrated with diets, the so called âexpertsâ, themselves and their bodies.
Could you be unknowingly functioning from some of these lies?Â Here are three of the many lies you may have bought.
Lie number 1.
Our bodies are unconsciousness objects that should bend to our will.Â What if your body IS actually conscious?Â What if it knows what is best for it?Â The idea that we should âhave dominionâ over our bodies springs from religious tenants that tell us we are far greater than our bodies, as well as the earth and the animal kingdom.Â Does that seem heavy or light to you?Â How much of a superior attitude do you have to take to believe that? Has that attitude ever worked for you?
Once we actually acknowledge that our bodies are consciousness, all kinds of new possibilities open up.Â Â Partnering with our bodies, instead of trying to lord it over them, takes us from the place of antagonism to a space of cooperation. Â Can we over ride our bodies and their knowing? Â Absolutely, though the results are seldom what we think they should be and the results seldom last.
What if you honored your body rather than exercised power over it?Â How much could that change for you?
Lie number 2.
The experts know more than you do about how you should treat your body.Â Why should anyone know more about whatâs good for your body than you?Â Doesnât the idea of imposing someone elseâs regime on your body seem a little ludicrous?Â Most of us were taught early on that we canât trust ourselves to know what we know, and we should always trust the âexpertsâ.Â This insures that we will be able to be controlled, and that we will never step into the communion thatâs possible with our bodies.Â What if you were willing to begin to know what was true for you, which includes the capacity to communicate with and listen to your body?Â What if you became your own âexpert?
Lie number 3
Curing obesityÂ requires will power.Â Willpower is a highly touted concept in this reality but letâs take a closer look at what it actually entails. The idea implies that we should come to a decision, then impose it with what amounts to force, effort and violence on ourselves or our bodies.Â Notice thereâs no question in âwillpowerâ, nor is there any possibility of change.Â How well do you respond when someone tries to force something on you?Â If youâre like most of us, forcing creates a huge amount of resistance and a kind of âto heck with youâ attitude!Â Using will power also necessitates us overriding and cutting off our knowing, if it contradicts what we have already decided we should do.Â If you use will power in connection with your body, what are the chances your body is apt to do what you want it to do? Probably slim to none!Â All that will power does is to set up resistance and reaction and a battle.Â Are you willing to let go of will power in favor of question and knowing?
These are just three of the may lies that this reality perpetrates about obesity.Â Are you interested in learning more?
Access Consciousness is presenting a groundbreaking tele-series on the Lies Of Obesity. Could exposing these lies create a totally different way for all of us to relate to and work with our bodies?Â What if the failure to change what goes on with our bodies has little to do with what we eat and how much we exercise or donât exercise? Gary Douglas, the founder of Access Consciousness and Donnielle Carter, co-author of Right Body For You, have assisted thousands of people in successfully changing their relationships with their bodies from one of force and antagonism to one of joyful cooperation and communion.
What if the kingpin of all of this had to do with judgment? Donnielle says:Â âWhen I see a person whoâs obese I never see them covered with fat, I see them covered with judgment.â She goes on to say: âAnyone who is judging their body (and who doesnât?) is actually being abusive to it.âÂ Itâs this judgment (abuse) that sets up the estrangement between ourselves and our bodies.
Whether itâs aboutÂ gaining enormous amounts of weight or our bodies breaking down, learning how to stop judging our bodies creates a completely different possibility.
What if obesity isnât difficult to change?Â What if gorging on judgment is more of a killer than gorging on food?
Are you interested in a new paradigm that will give you the tools and information to successfully alter how your body shows up?
What if your body could be your best friend? This tele-series is for anyone who has an issues with their body, and will invite you to all of the magic your body can be!
Addressing The Lies Of Obesity begins December 16.Â Click here to sign up.
Gary Douglas, Dr Dain Heer and Ricky Williams discussed a totally different perspective on obesity on theÂ Voice America Empowerment Channel Show.Â For more information visit our Access Consciousness Blog.