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Day 23-Hippocrates Was Right

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Day 23

B oranges, mango, coconut water, kiwi, ginger--yum

L tomatoes, spinach, mesclun, celery, scallions, carrots, cuke

D kale, pears, ginger

Oh I can’t begin to tell you the mental/emotional changes that this juicing has triggered in me. All kinds of realizations are just popping up, and I thought they would be harder to deal with, but I also seem to have developed a knack for handling things as they surface. One of the issues that has come up for me centers around money and abundance. My mother went through the depression and the whole ‘not enough’ way of looking at the world was passed along to me. Of course I internalized this and carried around with me, for the most part unconsciously, and it pervaded every part of my life. So the other day as I was writing what occurred to me was that if I think I’m not enough, what I’ll get is not enough. It seemed so simple! It was like the whole ‘not enough’ thing just dissolved! I can change my story to ‘I appreciate everything that comes my way and am eager for more!’

Another surprise came when I realized just how deep my ‘people pleasing’ runs. This came about as the result of a phone call from one of those solicitors for a worthy cause. I found myself ‘promising’ to take action when I really had no intention of doing so. Later the whole incident kept nagging away at me. And, yes, they had backed me into a corner using whatever techniques they’d been taught, but I was still the one making the promise, and I did it just to please. I sure didn’t like seeing myself in this light, but again, I think just having this awareness will make it easier for me to get in touch with what I’m feeling and not just focus on what the other person wants.

So when ole Hippocates said that food is our medicine, he knew what he was talking about. It’s just that you don't always know what needs to be healed until you start cleaning up your act.
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  • ERIN1957
    good blog Leeney.
    UGH I use to be worse on people pleasing and gradually getting better on being good at saying thank you...not for me.
    Dara is right; as natural caregivers we are plagued with what should be a gift, that many take advantage of. Speak up! (with kindness and love).
    2117 days ago
    Great blog and amazing revelations! Thank you for sharing.
    2118 days ago
    emoticon Love your blogs!!! I agree with Dara52 people pleasing must be in our DNA.. I do not know many men who consider that a problem...hehehehe

    Keep Shining!!!
    2118 days ago
    I hearing the tingling of the angels as they move around. I am grateful for you and the gifts you have received. Enjoy your days of discovery.
    2118 days ago
    I told you so! LOL

    It's kind of like waking up from a long-term drug-induced stupor. The bad part is you are one of few that has woken up. Operating in a world filled with zombies is challenging especially when they think they are alive. (Just a warning here hon)
    2118 days ago
    Great blog. It's really wonderful to know that this type healing is available without any poison/drug manipulating your brain chemistry. All one has to do is manipulate one's plate.

    Good for you.
    2119 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/3/2012 9:51:09 PM
  • DARA52
    People pleasing seems to come with the female DNA. I swear. I am trying to hard to get the "Doormat" sign off my forehead. Love how you let go of your "not enough". Looking forward to my moment. I know it will come. Always look forward to your blogs.
    2119 days ago
  • LSHARP02
    What should we do about this "people pleasing"? I have that problem also.
    2119 days ago
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