Wow, all I can say is the magic of laughter knows no bounds, as yesterday I set the intention to laugh as much as I could, and believe I laughed a lot and I woke up laughing! Am seriously considering training in as a Laughter Therapist as I feel so incredibly well:) I will let you know:)
Today, I am intent on continuing with the giggles, as I feel it’s so the way forward, with it’s transformative healing powers and also helping me to continue to get my stuff done with the biggest smile on my face, even doing the for me challenging stuff, like structuring work I am writing which for a blonde -dyslexic I find a bit tricky, am getting there with the help of gorgeously-coloured post stick notes, which are really helping!
I would like today to chat about your chocolate addiction and forgiveness! Generally, we have all been conditioned to come more from our heads than our hearts so when we make a mistake, offend someone or do not feel that we live up to our idea of perfection, whatever that might be in terms of how we look, what we do, where we live, what we have and how we are, we more often than not actually are extremely tough on ourselves and I am sure that this happens at times with your chocolate addiction.
Let me get a bit more explicit here. For example: you ate a number of chocolate bars, and felt down after your initial high had subsided and then you were incredibly hard on yourself afterwards which really did not actually help you to move forward from your feelings as you we re overcome with guilt and ‘punishing yourself’ for what you had done and that is mostly because you are coming from you head more than your heart, as your head or ego is making you just feel worse than you already do without any let up, like ever!
Well, where forgiveness comes in here, for me, with your chocolate addiction, or with like anything! Let, me explain: I am all for feeling your feelings, so if you are feeling guilty or low because of excessive chocolate consumption feel those feelings! What I feel is unhealthy though is to continually keep feeling guilty, for example, as you will remain stuck both mentally and emotionally and that will not help you to overcome your chocolate addiction, or anything really!
For example: I might say feel very guilty that I have say eaten five bars of chocolate and then punish myself and then I decide to get in touch with my deeper feelings and realise what I really need to do to transform these feelings is to acknowledge them through noting them down mentally or literally in a notebook to build up a deeper picture of why I ate the chocolate in the first place, for me it was often due to loneliness, stress and boredom!!!
Chocolate Rehab Tip: I would then invite you to simply connect with you heart and forgive yourself! Simple I know! When you truly do this, it really works and is really rather powerful to help you through each and every stage of your chocolate addiction! Even forgiving yourself for being so addicted in the first place really really helps you to feel better about yourself, which of course is key to healing yourself and loving yourself and coming out of your chocolate addiction!!
I’d love to know how you get on, so please do let me know!
Much love, light and LAUGHTER and as much self-forgiveness as you can muster!!