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Releasing Weight

Just the other day, one of my colleagues mentioned that she had discovered how some of her clients were failing to lose weight, not because they weren't trying, but because of a host of other factors.  She began to suggest to them that they no longer needed excess weight to serve purposes it may have in the past, and suggested that they release it.  So simple - rather than working hard and trying to make it go away, they only had to have the intention of releasing it.  And the interesting part is that the concept of releasing is so positive. Weight loss is generally seen as deprivation, a struggle, and hard work.  However, accepting your body and allowing it to be nourished, hydrated, and functioning is conceptually more challenging.

If I listen to what my body needs, it will tell me when it is hungry or full, tired or energetic, needing to go to the toilet, and any of hundreds of other sensations.  Yet those sensations that have emotional ties are habitually overridden. When weight is used as a shield against loneliness, or emptiness, or sadness, or fear, the habit of holding it close becomes very strong.  And even when I want to get rid of it, I can't, until I allow myself to relax, recognize the emotional ties, and untie them.

So the next time you are thinking about not losing fast enough or having those pounds sticking to your thighs, relax, focus, and spend a little time allowing yourself to release them.  You'll feel better and it wasn't hard, was it!?!

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