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Isn’t your body a wonderful thing?
Our lives are such incredible miracles.
Everything is moving, is changing at all times. We are always in motion, life is always in motion. Life is motion.
Just imagine that almost every cell of our bodies gets replaced every seven years (see how this works exactly) – that nothing about our physical appearance is the same as it was a bit more than seven years ago.
Or that theoretically we could be pressed through a sieve because all parts that make up our bodies are separate and not held together by anything but energy, yet, we, our appearance, remains intact in a way.
What do you think about when you think of your body?
I feel like most people immediately think of something that they don’t like about themselves. Something that is too big or too small, not quite as it should be or how we would like it to be.
Which really is a shame because without our body we wouldn’t have any of the experiences we have every day.
Without our bodies we couldn’t drink, eat, smell, touch, sing, dance, play, cry, yell, feel, hear, see, hug, make love, kiss, blush, fall, hurt, jump, fly, swim and so much more.
Our body gives us everything that we need every day, yet most of us are more accustomed to being ashamed of it, being upset about it, being critical about our body, than being grateful for all the wonderful sensations it allows us to have every single day.
We are souls having a body experience, and, in a way, our time on this earth is all about our body and the possibility of experiencing life in the physical form.
Our body is, what allows us to be alive on this planet and to experience everything that this life is about. When our body dies, we move on into different forms, but our life on earth as we know it will no longer continue.
And I think because of this, it is time to start to celebrate our body more.
And to celebrate our body and to build a new, better relationship with it, we devote ourselves to really getting to know our body in the month of May in the CREATRIX School.
What do we use our bodies for?
Are you really aware what you use your body for? How it determines every single moment of your life?
What does it feel like when you put on your socks?
What does brushing your teeth feel like?
How do you feel on days you went to your yoga class?
How do you feel when you skip it?
What’s the first thing you notice when you haven’t eaten for a while?
What does it feel like when you ate too much?
Our bodies take us to work. Our bodies attend weddings, funerals, swimming lessons, go hiking, travel, graduate.
Some of our bodies give birth, all of our bodies create life.
And no one has to tell us how to do it. No one had to tell us how to be an embryo and turn into a baby.
No one had to tell us how to grow into the person we are now, no one had to explain to us how to age, how to go through every phase of our lives, we did this all whether we wanted to or not.
While most of the time we think of our lives as being quite fragile, we’re also pretty hard to kill.
People are abusing drugs, alcohol, starving themselves, others are overeating, not sleeping enough, or hiding from the world and don’t get the exercise or love or joy or sunshine they need. Yet, we are still alive.
People survived concentration camps, other form of torture and imprisonment, periods of starvation, hiding, wars.
I’ve had friends who tried to end their lives and didn’t succeed, I’ve had friends who did succeed.
I’ve had people I love die too young, and others having a hard time dying of old age, even though they wanted to.
We can’t know when or how our life is going to end for sure, and maybe that is a good thing.
But we can make the best of our lives every day, and to me, that starts with appreciating our body.
Not nitpicking about our nose or our ass or whatever it is that is bothering us, but being grateful every day that we have a body that allows us to live our lives.
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The experiences we have often shape the lives we live. Many face discrimination because of the way their body looks, because of the colour of their skin, because of their gender, or because their body somehow deviates from the norm.
I have struggled for forty years to come to love my body. I grew up thinking I wasn’t pretty enough, that I just wasn’t good at sports, that I had to live with chronic illness all my life, but I also realized that none of that was true.
I learned that beauty is not about certain features, though it certainly can be, but it is much more about the heart and the confidence and the joy and lust for life.
We are attracted to people not for their good looks alone, but for the whole way that they are and feel.
And I would love for you to discover how you can become fully confident in your body, discover your passions and new possibilities to be in this world in your body – no matter what it looks like or what other people think.
I’d love for you to experience for yourself how easy it can be to turn things around once we start believing in ourselves and begin to see for ourselves how much more is possible than we ever dared to imagine.
For that, I invite you to join the CREATRIX School.
I will teach you the essentials we need to keep our bodies flexible and heathy for the rest of our lives.
Some of these essentials are related to movement and exercise, and based on the newest scientific research as well as ancient wisdom, but many of them have much more to do with how we think about ourselves and how to train our thinking, to come into balance and live joyfully and consciously.
Life is motion
We are in a constant flow of life, and once we learn how to really become a natural part of that flow, life becomes much more effortless.
Just like we turned from a cell into an embryo and from that into a fully alive and separate human being. The force of life pushes us into these states naturally, all we have to do is let it happen.
Most of the time we block that flow of life, though. With fears, with insecurities, with doubts, with criticism.
If you’d like to overcome these doubts and fears and bring in more of the love and compassion that fuels the flow of life, then this is for you.
Learn how to listen to your body, so it can help you find and live with optimal health and well-being
This month, we will move from thinking that our body limits us to recognizing that our body is a tool and a gift that allows us to experience life. We will start to find out how we can change our bodies in kind and loving ways and explore all the ways it allows us to grow stronger, more flexible and be in this world with joy and confidence.