As this Thanksgiving holiday begins to kick into full swing, I’m sure a lot of us are contemplating all the extraordinary people, experiences and things we are thankful for. As we create our list of gratitude, I would LovE to suggest not only including ourselves, but really taking every bit of our extraordinary selves in. How often do we thank our body? This INCREDIBLE soul case that we inhabit while here on earth, the miracle that is US? Personally, I know my body and I have been at war in one way or another for almost my whole life. Our disconnect caused a fracturing that lead to years and years of pain I wasn’t even aware ran so deep, until I began to come back home, INTO myself. So, this Thanksgiving, I decided to write my body a letter. One of acknowledgement, apology, gratitude and celebration. What rose within me while writing the letter was a myriad of emotions. Writing it was unshackling, but reading it back was deeply painful. I realized how for 30 something years I had walked around treating myself in a way that I would never treat anyone. It was heartbreaking, but a true awakening. Awareness can be excruciating, but it’s the opening of our way to freedom, if we allow it to be. We must not let it force us down into shame by judging our new awareness, but instead, allow it to help us rise up out of our darkness and into a more loving future. Will you join me on this journey? I would LovE for you to take a few moments to write a letter of gratitude to YOUR soul case. If it feels right, please share your story with us by posting your letter on your Instastory and tag @soulofeverle in your post. We are not alone in this journey and when we each share our unique self with others we help one another heal. This Thanksgiving, let’s heal together! I LovE you.
I have judged you and it has left no room to LovE you
I have stood in front of a mirror and picked every inch of you a part
I have deprived you of nourishment, of the joys of living, the flexibility instead of rigidity, the softness that you needed most, instead of the militant voices of other’s which eventually turned into your own voices of beratement
I have ignored your needs, your desires
I have shamed you for not living up to the standard I have been programmed to think you should uphold
I have disconnected from you completely, disowning you in every way I could other than physically dying and leaving you behind, only a hollow shell left to rot while my soul found peace amongst the stars
I have literally prayed to be anywhere but in you, with you, being you…
I want you to know I am sorry. I want you to know that I am not perfect and won’t be every day of our time together here on this Earth plane, but I LovE you and I am committed to being a better listener, to celebrating you more, to fulfilling your needs and desires, to cultivating joy from within you. I am committed to following your dreams, to feeling every emotion that needs to be felt and moved through you, no matter how painful, to allowing truth to move through you, because you are deserving of all the facets of you being shone light upon, so that you may be the brightest, highest reflection of divine light that you are here to be. I am committed to your fullest soul expression, even when I may not fully understand what is needing to come through. I am beyond grateful for you, guiding me as gracefully as possible through this world, holding me up when I couldn’t even begin to wrap my mind around the shame that paralyzed my body and the fact that I was even deserving of LovE or even living. Body…. THANK YOU! You have treated me with more respect and reverence than I have ever treated you. So, I may have judged you and left no room to LovE you, but now I promise to LovE you, more than I judge you.