Saturday, August 24, 2013

My Body Manifesto

A little background....I'm 55 years old and about 80 pounds overweight. I have tried every diet known to man, beginning with Weight Watchers at 12 years old. I received numerous messages from a variety of people (including myself) throughout my lifetime that my body wasn't OK. I gave that story a lot of validation and power. I'm taking back my power and creating a new story.

I Believe that.....

I am more than my body.
My body does not determine or define my worth. I have many skills and talents that have everything to do with my spirit, creativity and knowledge, and nothing to do with my body. 

I am a Spiritual Being having a human experience.
As a Spiritual Being, I am perfect, whole and complete -- just as I am -- body, mind and spirit. My life is God's gift to me; what I do with it is my gift to God.

I am a part of the Whole, and the Whole is part of me.
When I separate myself from Love, I feel lonely. When I separate myself from my body, I reach for unhealthy things. When I separate myself from meaning and purpose, I am mired in boredom and numbness. My job is to do my part: stay connected, be present, and to do the best I can in any situation. Doing my part is my responsibility; The Universe honors my effort by filling in the gaps.

I am right where I'm supposed to be.
Every experience has lead me to this point. I can learn from my past, but I don't have to live there and it doesn't have to determine my future. Every choice I make will either lead me toward my goal or away from it. The gift of resistance tells me what to move toward, because I know that what lies beneath it will change my life forever. 

Have you created a manifesto for yourself? 

Have you been there?

P.S. I created a poster to keep this intention plain sight! Feel free to print and enjoy!

Click here to download a copy of the poster!


  1. Hell yes.
    Being comfortable as yourself is about as high a personal goal as can be.
    Hopefully whoever complained about you is getting help for whatever their problem is.

  2. It IS their problem, EG, and I'm no longer listening! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I needed to read this today... and everyday.

  4. Me too! You can print that little poster off if you like. :)


Yes! I've been there, Claire!