Several years ago, I attended a session with an energy healer who suggested that I get certified in a healing modality. She said, "You just need to create a safe space for yourself, and the weight will fall off, honey." At the time I was in the beginning stages of what became a 100-pound weight loss and spiritual healing journey. I didn’t understand at the time, but I listened. A part of me was offended that she made it sound so simple, but as time passed and my mental landscape transformed, my body followed suit.
She knew I was in need of soul food: an opportunity to feel positive, healing energy. How we feel and think on a regular basis manifests in our bodies. If we don't give ourselves the opportunity to feel and think progressively, we may remain stuck in old patterns by default. Our thoughts are the architects of our reality; they are the framework of our actions. Thus, to build a healthy, sustainable life, we should begin with healthy, sustainable thoughts.
Often we think that we’ll feel better if we just lose the weight, but true transformation comes from the reverse.