I want to talk to you today about the power of words and I am taking aim at one of the most common phrases of all time. “I NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT.”
Now, you may think this is a GOOD phrase. Seems harmless, right? But let me point out a few things about these words.
Years ago, my sweet momma, Wanda Glyn, called me while I was at college. She had had one of those light bulb moments that strikes like lightning! She was a pray-er from way back! Now, the Good Lord says to “ask and it shall be given”, well she had been praying ever since I was child. “Lord, we need more money”….we were always JUST scraping by and she was always afraid we wouldn’t have enough. But we always had what we needed …but there was nothing extra. It dawned on her that instead of sending praise and being thankful that we always had what would sustain us, she had been praying for “NEED” all these years. And the Good Lord gave it to her in spades.
So I caught myself the other day on one of my “girlfriend” pages on Facebook saying and hearing in return over and over “I NEED to LOSE weight. Now, If I applied Wanda Glyn’s new found wisdom there are two words here that need some work. So we already covered the “NEED” part…when you tell the good Lord “I NEED” he’s gonna give you NEED in buckets, but what about “LOSE”. That word started ringing a bit negative to me. Because when you lose things it’s usually bad. Is it good when we LOSE our car keys, lose our jobs, lose a loved one or just plan lose our shit! NO!!! People even say “I am sorry for your loss”. Nobody has ever said that to me when I’ve lost weight but I have had a few “Bless your hearts” waved at me. So what is this need to LOSE WEIGHT?
LOSE, you see, carries with it the feeling of anxiety and downright sadness…don’t you get anxious when you lose something, don’t you beat yourself up sometimes for losing shit? I DO! All I want to do is find it or con-soul myself by replacing it if at all possible! What if sub-consciously we were feeling the same same way about weight. People always joke that when you loss weight to be careful or you’ll find it again and there is always some ass-hat that will chime in “I FOUND IT, let me know when you want it back!”
So, how can I fix this anxiety ridden Mantra of ” I NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT” to something positive that I can use on a daily basis that makes me feel GOOD and THANKFUL in every word. I came up with this, something to add to my morning prayer and meditation:
“I release back to the ONE source all cells of my body that are not necessary to the healthy functioning of this body. My temple is clean, pure and balanced in all things. I thank you for your service and for the en-lighten-ment you have brought me.“
You see, when you RELEASE things, you LET THEM GO without the expectation, want or desire to see them again. Changing the power of my speech and prayer from one of anxiety and loss to one of release and joy has given me a whole new attitude toward my life choices. I feel like lightning has struck again and I can hear sweet Wanda Glyn cheering from the heavens above, I AM THAT I AM and it is good.
I love each and every one of you,
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She’s always teaching us isn’t she!
What a beautiful and enlightened way to look at this! I was just saying this morning how I’ve told myself in going to lose weight over and over and over for years and it never happens. It feels so negative. I wonder if bringing this type of positive energy in to it will help! Thank you!
Thank you so much for the read. Being healthy shouldn’t be a battle but society has sure made it one. Being healthy is a God given right….embrace it!
First……very happy to see a notification that you have made a post.
You actually took the time to teach me the difference back in the late 80’s of wants and needs. My daughter is constantly needing something. Mom, I need this new song. No, you want that new song.
I never looked at it this way with weight. I have been saying it recently since I have added 15lbs. New word replacing “loss”……”release”!
Thank you always ❤️
Love and miss you so much
back at cha!
Good to hear from you too! Let that weight go! Release and relax!