Think about your relationship with your health. How do you treat your body? Do you give this part of your life the love and attention it deserves? Debbie Ford guides you to see the shadow behaviors showing up in this area of your life and how to envision a life filled with good health and vitality.
Do you feel sluggish, tired and suffer from chronic pains, aches or lack of energy? Are you constantly seeking to boost up your tired body by drinking coffee, taking supplements or downing another energy drink? Do you ignore your body and turn away when the impulse arises to take better care of it, to go to a doctor and get a checkup or to eat something that will nourish us? Is your body crying out for attention? Most of us forget that the body is a container of energy that needs to be loved, nourished and sustained.
This week in The Shadow Effect Breakthrough Program, you will go after the shadow to reveal what is lacking in this area and what changes are critical to your health and vitality. The unprocessed experiences and emotions stored in your psyche hold the keys to change. When the shadow that clouds this part of your life is exposed, you will be empowered to make new choices, to rest and to give yourself the love and nourishment you need to live an energized life.
Focus on Your Health and Vitality Issues
Are you ready to examine your life with the intention of identifying some of your shadow behaviors? If so, find a quiet place to listen to the podcast. Keep a pen and paper nearby to take notes for self-reflection and growth, using the worksheet provided. Remember, as you begin to face the blocks that have been holding you back, that it's important to be kind to yourself and drop any self-judgment. You are doing deep work that will reward you in ways you have only imagined.
Bring into awareness your health and vitality as it exists right now. How do you value your energy? How much of it do you spend on others instead of yourself? How can you better improve your physical health?
Give yourself permission to see how your shadow is showing up in this area of your life. What would you like to change and have a breakthrough in? Allow yourself to see how you feel about your relationship with your health and have the power to shift how you treat your body to start honoring and loving it.
Listen to the health and vitality podcast.
Download and print out the worksheet.
Use the time this week to listen to the visualization podcast, review the worksheet and share your comments on your progress with the Oprah.com community or with the Shadow Effect Facebook group Debbie Ford has created to support you throughout the plan.
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Debbie Ford is the New York Times best-selling author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers and The Secret of the Shadow. Her other national best-selling books include The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse, The Right Questions, Spiritual Divorce and The Best Year of Your Life. She collaborated with Deepak Chopra and Marianne Williamson for their book, The Shadow Effect: Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self (HarperOne). She is the founder of the Ford Institute for Transformational Training. Visit her online at DebbieFord.com.
Published on May 24, 2010