Feeling at home in our bodies holds a special place in my heart because, for the majority of my life, I struggled with self-acceptance and body image issues. Growing up in a traumatic and abusive environment, I internalized the belief that my body was flawed and that femininity was something to be ashamed of.
Over time, I developed unhealthy coping mechanisms that led to hormonal imbalances and affected my overall well-being. I wore baggy clothes to keep my body hidden. I spoke badly to myself. I became an overeater and over-exerciser.
However, through the healing practices of yoga, mindfulness, and coaching, I discovered a path to self-love and embraced my role as a coach to support others on their journey to body acceptance.
Introducing Britt and Her Holistic Healing Approach
I am delighted to have Britt Chemla Jones, a Reiki Energy Healer, Yoga, and Meditation teacher, join me in discussing this important topic. Britt’s expertise lies in blending these three modalities to create individualized and personalized healing sessions for her clients.
By addressing the interconnectedness of body, mind, and spirit, she helps her clients restore holistic health and find inner balance. In a world that often prioritizes band-aid solutions over addressing the root cause of our issues, Britt’s approach is refreshing and empowering.
Reconnecting with Feminine Energy
There is importance in balancing male and female energy within ourselves. While everyone possesses both energies, our society has predominantly emphasized male energy, which values sequential steps and one-pointed focus.
It’s male energy to look at sequential steps as opposed to looking at everything from the outside in or the inside out and the whole picture at one moment.
The Revolutionary Act of Self-Love
Finding self-love and feeling good about oneself can be challenging, especially in a world that often discourages it. It takes courage and strength to defy societal norms and embrace our worthiness. For the last 3,000 years of history, we have been in a male-dominated world.
Each act of self-love becomes a revolutionary act, shifting the narrative and empowering women to reclaim their bodies and their lives. It’s important we recognize the strength and purpose behind this act of rebellion.
The Power of Quietude and Sacred Space
Creating space for yourself is pivotal in cultivating self-love and inner peace. There is significance in carving out moments of solitude and reflection, even in a world that constantly demands our attention.
Quietude allows us to tune into our deep inner energy and find the strength, stability, and groundedness needed to navigate life’s challenges.
Sacred space can be as simple as a designated corner or a yoga mat—a space that is solely yours, where you can sit, reflect, and connect with your inner self. You don’t have to meditate, journal, or read–just be with yourself for five minutes, breathing in the quiet.
Embracing the Tears and Emotions
Silence and stillness can be unsettling for many women. We are used to the never-ending to-do list, and our work never seems to be done. Taking five minutes to yourself to sit and reflect is important.
Even if you cry for the full five minutes. That’s a revolutionary act. And you should be proud of the strength it takes to do that.
There is power in allowing emotions to surface, even if they manifest as tears. Tears are an expression of energy that needs release, and by allowing ourselves to feel and process these emotions, we can experience a profound sense of liberation and healing.
Choosing Love and Evolution
We all have a purpose in life—our spiritual evolution. The foundation of spiritual growth lies in self-love, which enables us to radiate love to others and the universe.
By prioritizing self-love, we become more effective partners, parents, and contributors to the world around us. It’s a powerful reminder that happiness and love are not destinations to reach; they are the paths that lead us to enlightenment.
The path to self-love and feeling at home in our bodies is a transformative and empowering journey. Through the conversation with Britt, we have explored the power of holistic healing, the importance of balancing male and female energy, and the revolutionary act of self-love. We have also discussed the significance of creating sacred space, embracing our emotions, and choosing love and evolution as the foundation of our spiritual growth.
It is clear that self-love is not a destination but a lifelong commitment. It requires courage to challenge societal norms and embrace our worthiness. Each act of self-love becomes a revolutionary act that defies the narratives that seek to diminish our value.
By reconnecting with our feminine energy and embracing the power of stillness and quietude, we can create the space needed to tune into our inner selves and find the strength and stability to navigate life’s challenges. We must also allow our emotions to surface, embracing tears as a form of release and healing.
Ultimately, the journey of self-love and inner peace is not just for our own benefit but for the betterment of the world around us. As we prioritize our own well-being and radiate love to ourselves, we become more effective partners, parents, and contributors to the world. It is through this commitment to self-love that we can truly make a positive impact on ourselves and those around us.
So, let us embark on this journey together, embracing self-love as a revolutionary act and choosing to evolve into the best versions of ourselves. May we find solace and strength in our sacred spaces, and may our tears be a testament to our healing and growth. Remember, self-love is not selfish; it is the foundation of a life filled with joy, purpose, and deep inner peace.