Re: Healing is possible!!! :)
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Now that, at the ripe old age of 53, I could handle!Maybe you'll be fertile in matters of the mind and spirit, Sandy!!!
Michele, what is the name of this amazingly delicious breakfast place ? I'm about to move to Chicago and thought it'd be a great idea to venture out there with Jessica !11light11 wrote:That's a cool idea about the water, Sarah -- there was a breakfast place that I used to go to, run by Hari Krishnas, and they won "Best Breakfast Place in Chicago" every single year -- though they didn't serve meat! Chicago's kinda bacon-friendly if you know what I mean. I found out that they chant "LOVE" Into all the food before they serve it, though - I wonder if that's their secret?! Even steak-and-potato men love that place.
******** Lovely Story Michele. Thank you. = )11light11 wrote:p.s. yesterday one of my friends told me "I am so fat, I am such a gross, fat, disgusting pig." So I wondered "Is it safe to share about this stuff?" And I thought "Yes of course it is" and I told him what I've shared with you guys here.
So he said "But I am a gross fat pig." And I said "first of all that is not true -- I don't see you that way at all. So there are other possible viewpoints to that. That's the first thing. But say there is such a thing as a gross fat pig -- which I don't believe there is, I love pigs -- suppose there is! Do you think you become fatter or thinner the more you put yourself down?"
That gave him a moment's pause and finally said, "OK, I'll try your suggestion. I'll tell myself I'm losing the fat."
I said "What if that gives the fat power?" I said "Why not just tell yourself 'I feel great. I am straight and tall. I am thin and healthy. I feel wonderful. I'm a good person'."
So he said "OK when I catch myself putting myself down from now on I'll give that a try."
And I told him what Eric shared about the neuropathways and that really appealed to him. And then he said "Maybe I can even tell myself that when I'm not putting myself down, like just at different times throughout the day! Like if I'm driving to work or taking a shower." And I said "Yes, you get it!"
So let's hope it works! I know that if he sticks to it it will work . . .it's just so hard to turn the switch and start being nice to yourself!
But maybe we can remember him, because doesn't it break your heart to think of a nice sweetheart who says "I am a gross fat pig"?! It sure broke mine . . .
And if it's not fair for him to be so mean to himself, maybe it's not fair when we do it to ourselves, either!
Love to you guys! MIchele