Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Nothing is difficult or impossible to achieve if you go about it in an organized fashion, but for most individuals with Disorderly Eating issues, it's next to impossible to get organized, because one doesn't know exactly what to organize. Now this is not "double-talk" but the true reality, much of it brought about by the physiological imbalance of the Disorderly Eating itself, with it's accompanying emotional confusion. So, the disorganization is both physical & emotional at the same time. I liken it to a big bowl of pasta with all of the strands wrapped around each other. Today is about emptying the bowl & organizing what needs to be done & in the order it needs to be done. No more guess work. No more wondering if you're doing the right thing. No more fear of failure. None of that is necessary, nor helpful. Today is about the ABC's.
NOTE TO NEW READERS:
This experiential blog/workshop is based on my new book, "How Many Cookies Will It Take to Make Me Happy?" If you are new to my writing, you might want to read the earlier mini-chapters. They are available on FaceBook, The PublishersMarketPlace & at the following link. Remember to scan down to find the earliest chapters & work your way up. http://beyonddisorderlyeating.blogspot.com/
A bit of background.... we are working with creative Interactive Self-Hypnosis imagery, planting suggestions directly into the creative subconscious mind as you read along. What appears like a story is a series of self-hypnotic sessions, designed to bring about desired lifestyle changes. The inner mind is creative & rather child-like, loving to play with images, especially when they are emotionalized. Just like the saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words", well-planted mind images, can be worth hours of therapy. We can actually change or motivate in 1/200th of a second. So come along & look forward to some lifestyle-changing events
Did you ever wonder how you can be so successful in other areas of your life, but not in managing your weight or Disorderly Eating? I've worked with some very successful people over the years, who were stunned at their ineptitude in this arena of life & who had to be brought back to the SchoolHouse to have a re-install of their ABC's. In fact, I've met many people who never had an original install of these very basic programs, mainly because the ABC's weren't practiced in their family of origin or in the relationships they built after leaving home.
It is almost impossible to stay clear & focused without the practice of the ABC's. The connected mindBody depend completely on how you go about your day & what you deliver to them on an ongoing basis. That means in the form of nutrition, deep relaxation & release, as well as the management of thoughts & emotions. You already know that the body produces chemicals in response to thoughts & emotions. Some of these chemicals enhance negative stress, while others produce healing chemicals, opening the mind for creativity. While books are written on these subjects & you can certainly become a student of these studies, please do not get lost in your reading. Many people do this. They have collections of books on the subjects of weight loss & management, relaxation, stress-releasing, etc., but their reading has not led them into consistent action. They know lots of things, but have no set plans & no plan for execution or motivation. In fact, most of these people are more highly stressed & confused than others who haven't taken this library route.
WHAT'S GOING ON NOW
The emotional children are already in the SchoolHouse with their Golden Egg Shapes on, ready to install their ABC programs. You can either observe from outside, or come inside & take a seat in the back of the room. From this position you can be an observer, as the programs enter subconscious mind via the route of the childSelves who will actually be motivational helpers to yourSelf. Balanced emotions are always helpful & can be very pro-active in positive ways once they are well-educated.
Always begin with the beautifully orchestrated ABC's. The subconscious mind is child-like & playful, eager to have these programs installed or re-installed. First on the list is Nutrition. That is the "A" position. Nothing can be accomplished without providing the mindBody with proper nutrition, in the proper serving sizes & at the right time. This is a GIVEN. The mindBody needs protein, healthy slow-glycemic carbohydrates & healthy fat at each meal. The mindBody cannot exist on junk. Junk includes refined sugars, empty carbohydrates & processed foods. The mindBody needs small, healthy meals & not gigantic portions. The nutritional details are provided in another section of the book, but your TeacherSelf would like to emphasize that this is not a difficult request. Unfortunately, most individuals forget to practice letter "A". They may do it for one meal or for one day, but that is not the way the mindBody works. If the letter "A" is not done, or done in a sloppy fashion, both the mind & body suffer, both in the short-run & in the long-run. No one gets away with a sloppy letter "A." This is not just about having excess body weight, because there are just as many "A" failures who are thin, as who are obese. They also will not escape the outcomes of failing letter "A."
Letter "B" is all about deep relaxation. Heightened awareness of the "circus of the world" & knowing when to retreat to the Golden Egg for renewal. Failure of letter "B" can cause the development of stress related diseases, including Adult Onset Diabetes, heart & circulatory disease, cancer & a large array of chronic conditions that can weaken the immune system, leading one to an early death....as well as a life half-lived. Keep in mind that a failure of letter "A" also adds to the level of stress, thereby causing an early failure of letter "B." Your emotional children are learning to wear their Golden Egg Shapes. The more they practice, the better for you. Getting good at letters "A & B", not only lead to higher levels of health, but also performance in all areas of life. Good grades lead to heightened creativity & bonus' in every area of the Goal-den Path. ( Remember that early chapter? )
Letter "C" is all about managing thoughts & emotions. You already know that a failing grade in letter "C" can also lead to an early breakdown of the mindBody connection, leading to death or a life of ailing. Who wants that? Now you don't have to be a brain scientist to realize that if you fail letters "ABC", your chances for survival will be greatly compromised. Not the story you want to be writing! This blog/workshop/book is all about taking your ABC's to a much higher level than before. Perhaps your reason for reading this book has been to lose weight, but please don't limit yourSelf in this way. You are much more than your scale weight & deserve to bring more to your life experiences. You might be very suprised at where your SchoolHouse work will lead you.
Copyright 2009 Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht
May not be copied or reproduced without permission of the author.
Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht is author of Sugar...the Hidden Eating Disorder & How to Lick It. She is also the writer/producer of over 350 mp3/CD programs in the areas of medicine, health, prevention, addictions, self-development & sports for adults & children.