Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Today I decided to do another personal session to discover what conflicting desires I may have concerning health/fitness/body image. On the left side I have an image of a fit. relaxed,
healthy, flexible, energetic self. I asked myself what might be holding me back. In other words, what other positive needs was my inner self trying to meet? I felt that it was security, nurturing, caring, wisdom.
I put the first image in my left hand and the second image in my right hand. What came to me was that the left hand was "youth" and the right hand was "maturity." My younger self, up until puberty was relatively slender. As is normal during puberty, I started getting some curves. With those curves came hormones and more complicated relationships with males.
Yes, that is what the world needs to have the species survive.
Truthfully, I haven't resolved the conflict. But at least I understand it better. The left hand is the natural, care-free health of youth....unfettered and cared for. The right hand is the heavier responsibilities of mating, reproduction, nurturing the young of the species.
When I got to the point when I was supposed to bring my hands together and come up with a resolution........I fell asleep! I'll try again. Maybe those of you that have gone through a similar exercise can make a suggestion. I seem to be better at sensing conflicts that I do at coming up with, or maybe I should say allowing for, resolutions.