Honesty With A Loved One

One thing that really helped me in my journey to recovery from Bulimia was openness and honesty.  I believe you must first be hones with yourself about y our challenges and your weaknesses and then be honest with a loved on, or more than one loved one.

One thing that really fuels Bulimia is it’s secrecy.  Most people who are Bulimic suffer silently with it for years before ever opening up to anyone about it.  When I first opened up to my husband about it he had no idea and that is how Bulimia is so destructive, we hide it from the people we love and so it continues it’s hold on you.

You must start now to be honest, really honest with yourself about where you are at with Bulimia, do you do it a few times a week, or a few times a day.  Next you must open up to someone that has your best interest at mind, someone who is safe to talk to.  My husband and my mother were those people for me and still are today.  I know I can tell them anything, I could tell them anytime I was starting to suffering the emotions that lead me to Binging and Purging.  And every time I opened up to them the feelings began to subside, there was no longer anything to hide in that moment and the clutching feelings came to a halt.

Think about the people in your lives…  who do you know that you can communicate with and share openly with?  Even if you are scared to open up, scared of what they might think, remember a life in the dark, a life hiding, is not the life that you deserve.  You deserve so much more and you can have it, you can over come this but don’t do it alone, as humans we are meant to share, to love, to communicate, not to hide in silance.


Guru Shakti

What Image Are You Trying To Protect?

Behind Bulimia there is always something you are trying to protect, an image of yourself that you are holding onto.  When we begin to look within you can begin to see the image that you are grasping to.

For me, I had this image of the perfect woman, a woman who is calm, doesn’t lose her temper, keeps the house clean, is in good shape, up lifts everyone, and so on.  The list was an image I had created in my mind, a image of the woman I thought I had to be.  It’s wonderful to have ideas of who you want to be and use those images to grow forward in your life, but it’s not ok to have an image that is impossible to live up to.  For many of us we have these images that are impossible to to meet up to so we feel failures, we feel shame, and many other emotions.  These feelings are what lead us to binging and purging.

It is so important for you to re define yourself.  To be honest this is something to be excited about.  You can actually re create your image.  What I had to do and what I still do to this day is imagine what my image is right now.  Am I setting myself up for failure or do I have a image that make is easy to sucseed?

I decided that Guru Shakti is who ever Guru Shakti wants to be this day.  That means each day I can be who I want to be, I don’t have to stick to one role, and one way of being.

That might be what you will have to do too.  Try saying this to yourself each day but with your name of course.

Who is Guru Shakti?  Guru Shakti is who Guru Shakti wants to be today.

Just by saying that, don’t you feel free to be you?  Know that you don’t have to hold onto an image that does not serve you anymore.

Courage From Your Core!

When you hear the word Courage, what does it mean to you?  What does it mean to be a courageous person?  Perhaps it’s someone who takes charge, takes action, and moves forward no matter what gets in the way.

Those things are all true but what does the word Courage really mean?  The word courage is derived from the Latin Language, the word means core.  And what is your core, it’s your heart.  So courage means to live from your core, “your heart.”

To have courage in your life means you decide to move forward and grow in your life.  This doesn’t mean things won’t get in your way, or should I say try to get in your way.  Of course you will have challenges, in fact the more courage you have, and the more you grow in life, the more resistance you will feel.  But having courage means you do it anyways, and your begin to expand and grow as a person.

My great teacher Guru Singh says, “You can tell your strength by the strength of your opposition.”

Taking steps to recover from Bulimia takes courage.  For me it took courage to know I could do this, to know I was done with that, and to start taking step in the direction I wanted to be in life.

How could you be courageous in your life today?  What small step could you take in recreating your image of you?  Take some time to think about that, what would your life look like if you started to be courageous?  In fact just by you reading this you are already using your courage, you are starting to live from your core, your heart.

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