Did you celebrate Pi Day over the weekend? Saturday was 3-14-15, the first five digits of pi. Along with people all over the world, we celebrated the only way we knew how: by having a slice of something luscious and decadent on a flaky crust.
Our pie was coconut cream—the kind with lots of sticky, gooey filling and a pile of whipped cream on top. When I was done, I wanted to lick my plate (okay, I didn’t just want to). It wasn’t until after, when I put the plate in the dishwasher, that I remembered: Oh, yeah, I’ve been meaning to lose a few pounds.
Honestly, just about everyone I know wants to say goodbye to a few—or more—pounds, especially when the season of weddings, graduations, school reunions and beach vacations is on its way.
There are lots of reasons for carrying around extra weight (and coconut cream pie is just one of them). But underneath them all is our own personal library of fear-based thoughts.
I know—and I’m guessing you do, too—that our weight is associated with everything we want: success, feeling good about ourselves, living with purpose, feeling alive, finding intimacy, being confident, achieving what we want and letting go of what doesn’t serve us anymore.
Extra weight gets in the way of intimacy and success. It wraps us in a bubble that keep us stuck—sometimes even immobile. And it can play with our health. So it’s perfectly logical to let that weight go, right?
Well, not really. Not when our egos get involved.
Our egos see that bubble as protection. They see extra weight as keeping us safe from taking a risk and finding joy. Insane, yes, but that’s the nature of the ego.
So…let’s do something different and radical. Let’s ask for our fear-based thoughts to be healed so our underlying emotional choices can be addressed by a power that’s way stronger than our egos.
Instead of asking…
“Dear God, please help me lose weight”…
…let’s ask something like this…
“Please heal my fear-based thoughts about my self worth and my own personal power so I can reach and maintain a healthy weight and live out my purpose with joy. ”
Let’s ask for support from a higher power to do away with our ego thoughts so we can see the truth of ourselves as beautiful and worthy and whole. So we won’t look to a piece of coconut cream pie to be our comfort and salvation.
Instead of feeding our egos, let’s nourish our souls.
Will it work overnight? As always, this prayer is not a quick fix or a magic bullet. But this I know for sure:
When you ask for your fear-based thoughts to be healed, that prayer is answered. And as you continue to ask and build your spiritual strength, you will see a change in yourself and how you view yourself and the world.
And that can lead to making different choices about food and exercise.
When I put my pie plate in the dishwasher Saturday, I realized it’s time: Ask, receive, make it simple. It doesn’t have to be that hard. It’s not about not having coconut cream pie. It’s about wanting to be the best expression of who I am, without fear or extra pounds standing in my way.
Is it time for you?
Join me. Ask for your fear-based thoughts to be healed, then keep asking, and take note of what happens. Don’t forget to leave your comments. I’d love to hear from you!