Oprah sat down with Life Coach Debbie Ford and got to the bottom of a shadow belief that has haunted her since childhood.
Oprah Uncovers One of Her Shadow Beliefs
Oprah: I must have a shadow belief about weight...I've written books about dieting. I know the calorie count of every food known to womankind...and why do I still have all of these issues around weight?
Debbie: Obviously, if you're not finding yourself able to move forward and it doesn't make any sense to you, that means you're right over a shadow.
Oprah: I asked myself, 'Where did this come from?' And I remembered the time when I was 13 years old and weighed probably 130 pounds...I was on the scale, and coming out of the bathroom my father said to me, 'No need of you weighing yourself. Because you gonna be big...no matter what you do, you're always going to be big. Have you seen your momma, and your momma's sisters? ... You come from a history of big people, so there is nothing you're gonna do about it and you might as well get used to it.'
Oprah: I remember laughing it off at the time, but I've carried that with me through every marathon, through every Vogue cover, through every book, through every session on weight. Somewhere in my subconscious, I believe that no matter what I do I'm going to be big, because look at all the big women in my family. So I'm working on it now. Now I realize it...now what am I supposed to do? What is the next step?
Debbie: Well there is something beyond that...so you have to continue. What is the next layer? What did you make that mean at that time? How did that make you feel? If we look back with you, Oprah, we're going to find other times when you had that same feeling.
The Key to Oprah's Next Layer
Find out what Debbie was able to help Oprah uncover about herself