Several months ago, I told you this story about how difficult it is for butterflies to emerge from their cocoon. It’s an inspirational story about the beauty and functionality that comes from our greatest struggles; how hard, but also how worthwhile transformation is.
I’m on the verge of my own transformation, but in order to become the butterfly I am meant to be, I first have to give up my fear of not being the caterpillar I am. I wonder how caterpillars know when it’s time to make their cocoon. I wonder if, like me, they feel this urgency to change. I wonder if they know how hard it’s going to be, or if they are afraid of the change, or if they’ll survive the struggle and emerge through that tiny hole a magnificent butterfly.
I might be terrified and more than a little paralyzed by that fear, but I know that the consequences of staying the same will be worse than any change could possibly be. Sooo, I’ll be making some major changes and hope you’ll join me on this new journey.
What’s that new path? I’m glad you asked 😉
When I first started working on my issues with food and related feelings, I was introduced to a number of fairly simple concepts that, after enough repetition and reframing, really changed my life. I wish I’d had access to these concepts before I hit the big 3-0 and even then, my healing was contingent on good health insurance and enough cash to cover the co-pays. I don’t think that’s fair, so for starters, I will be focusing on these goals:
- Provide easy access to the lessons and tools that helped me in my recovery from disordered eating through ebooks, training courses, retreats and any other methods at my disposal
- Advocate for a change in how medical professionals and society perceive eating disorders, specifically binge eating disorder and compulsive overeating
- Live my purpose without fear and trust the universe/higher power to guide me on this path
There’s lots to do, before the magic begins, including some scary steps of shedding the obstacles currently holding me back, but lives will change for the better and I can hardly wait. Are you with me?
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