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You are a Temple

What is your relationship with your body, meaning how do you relate to your own skin, hair, arms, feet, toes, eyes, ears and nose? Do you love yourself? Or are you full of anger, resentment, bitterness or strife?

The bigger questions is… are you full of doubt or apprehension about the future? Would you like to let go of the past and fall in love with YOU, yourself? Do you even believe this is possible? Well, it is. It is possible to love yourself so much that you might even decide marry yourself.

It is said the 5D consciousness is obtained when you fall in love with yourself and treat yourself to the best love there is. I have led several groups at the Angela Valley Labyrinth.

Michael, the guide, shares that, “5D consciousness is when you make sure that you are taken care of first and that you are the center of your own world, being one with your heart and listening, as you follow your highest excitement!”

Big shifts are happening on the planet, on a global and even physical level and on an individual, emotional and spiritual level. More and more people realize that stepping into their heart is crucial, dealing with whatever fears are brought up, and finding the courage to make changes in their life and to live out loud.

We are on a journey of birthing a new paradigm reality, with a 5th-dimensional consciousness. We are in uncharted waters with no map and no role model. Being one with our true heart nature is an exciting adventure of manifesting the reality we prefer.

If you have an unhealthy relationship with food or struggle with obsessive habits, please realize that there IS freedom for you but that doesn't happen overnight. It takes time to break habits and addictions we've developed (yes, eating a certain way or exercising too much can be addictive and habitual). You may need help with taking intentional steps to living a healthy, balanced life.

If you are someone who struggles with your body image, or with loving your body, you may be waiting until your body changes or looks better before you will start to treat it with love and respect. This way of thinking and acting is actually partially responsible for keeping so many people in bodies that they don’t love. Like the saying goes, if you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always gotten.

When you really do not like your body, you are most likely not treating it as though it is the body you want—and in essence, you continue to create this body that you do not want. If, on the other hand, you start to behave as though you have a body that you love, you set yourself up to create just that—both in your mind and in your physical reality.

Create a luxurious bath ritual and post-shower routine.

Creating a little spa-like ritual for yourself after you shower is a great way to add some body love into your daily routine and help you start to shift your perception of your body.

Get some really lovely smelling and feeling lotion, and apply it to your whole body after your shower, sending each part of your body a little “I love you” as you moisturize.

This may feel really uncomfortable and even totally inauthentic when you first start doing it, but if you can keep persisting, you may find that you actually start to believe your ‘I love you’s’ after a period of time.

Taking good care of your body and doing this little luxury routine communicates to your body that it is worthy and deserving of love NOW.

Eat delicious, beautiful, vitamin-enriched foods.

Rather than eating foods you think will ‘make you thin’ or will ‘help you tone up/build lean muscle’ or ‘burn fat’–start to take notice of how the foods you are eating make you feel.

Does your digestion get upset when you eat certain foods? Do you feel really unsatisfied after meals, which lead to a binge later in the day/week/month? Is your current diet really working for you and making you feel good? Or is it a means to an end you think will help get you where you want to go?

The truth is, even if a certain diet does get you to the size and shape you want to be at, if you dislike it, if it makes you feel unsatisfied, does not feel good on your digestion, does not make you feel alive or is simply just not enjoyable, you won’t be able to stick with it for the long term. Which means you will just end up gaining all the weight back eventually.

Start to tune into which foods make you feel good, nourished, and satisfied but not stuffed. These are the meals that are really going to get you to the body you want. No diet expert or guru can tell you exactly what is going to work for you. So work from the place of feeling good, and watch how it transforms your relationship with both food and your body.

Move to feel good, not to slim down or tone up.

As with the diet point above, if you are moving in a way to punish or change your body, or otherwise with the intention and idea that your body needs to change and is not acceptable, you won't find your perfect way of moving that you will be able to stick with long term.

Physical activity is actually a very small part of what dictates how your body looks. Physical activity is far more about long-term health, long-term fitness, along with all the mental benefits that come with movement.

Ditch the spin class if you don’t like it and move onto ecstatic dancing or the yoga class you have always wanted to try. Do what makes you feel good, so that you can sustain and maintain your fitness for life. It is far more important what you do over the long term, than what you do in the short term for short-term gains.

This way of moving will help you to feel so much better after your workout, because the intention was to honor and love your body, rather than to punish it. You may be surprised how your body responds to this new way of moving.

Turn comparison into love.

When you catch yourself comparing yourself or your body to the bodies of others, do not beat yourself up or tell yourself you should not be doing that. Instead, use it as an opportunity to love yourself.

Each time you catch yourself comparing, say to yourself “Ok, she/he is beautiful and I really appreciate how they look. But I also love my own arms/thighs/strength.”

“Acknowledge the beauty you are seeing in others, and the beauty you already embody and posses.” ~Ali Washington

This process will help you move in a much more positive direction in your mind, and will remove the guilt/shame spiral that we usually get into when we compare.

One of the most outstanding lessons in life is to never ever give our power to anybody else, and to always deliberately increase our discernment and our awareness, in situations where our judgments might get impaired.

Do not ever take anybody's power, or think you know what is best for somebody else. Be in your heart while working with people, and not in your ego. Be a Seeker. SEEK stands for Self-Empowerment through Education & Knowledge.

Many are experiencing unprecedented and tumultuous life lessons. Everything has to come out of hiding and brought into the light. What has been in the shadows does not always look pretty. When we are transparent with ourselves, not dismissing, bypassing or denying or even lying to ourselves we can grow from our experiences and create the life we truly desire. Only when we begin to do the real work, the shadow work, can we begin to shed our old skin of the daily habitual acts that are not fulfilling our dreams.

You may have experienced a health crisis or maybe your relationships are falling apart. Perhaps there are decisions that must be made that are long overdue for change. During times of change there is an inevitable crisis... careers crumbling or deep grief… often people feel like they are losing their minds. Most people have realigning life-changing experiences and can see the expansion and transformation just from making a few shifts in their choices.

Regardless of the life circumstances when you put yourself first and put self care and self love as a priority you will begin to direct you life in the direction, if you tune in to what is most important to your over all mental, emotional and physical health. When you treat your body as a temple you will see the results and life becomes more fulfilling.


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