How honest are you with yourself?
Knowing who you are, includes being brutally honest with what is working and what isn’t working for you.
Nothing changes until and unless we admit to ourselves that something needs to change.
Honesty shows willingness.
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Welcome to Authentic Living Coaching, The Podcast,
I’m your hostess, Linda Codlin
I am a certified life coach, and the founder of Authentic Living Coaching.
I am passionate about helping you to help yourself.
It is my intention that each and every one of us has the
information we need to make the best decisions about the way we choose to live our lives.
Living life on your terms, and being your authentic self.
Hello, My Friends
Welcome to Episode # 19
Honesty. This has been on my mind, and in the fore of my thinking for a while.
Getting honest about me, who I am right now, and what my life is like right now, what is working and what isn’t.
Since everything is an expression of who I am portraying, the energy I am living in and the thoughts I am thinking.
It makes sense to me to question the authenticity of my actions.
I’ve begun with my actions, because they are obvious, the results are plain to see, both to myself and to others.
My results are a direct revelation of my actions.
The actions I have taken. By looking honestly at my results, removing my rose tinted glasses, removing all the excuses and reasons why I’m not where I want to be and doing what I think I should be doing, I am getting a better picture of my ‘reality’.
Honesty is important, you and I can not change anything in our lives until we have admitted to ourselves that something isn’t working as we want.
Before I became ill with the virus, I was so proud of myself for not eating refined sugars, and flours. My reasoning was, I’m much healthier and happier without these products.
When I became ill, I turned to the comfort of food to help me to feel better. There is no better comfort food than refined sugar and flour products for making you feel better.
Apparently that was my thinking. Since then, I haven’t quite shaken the desire and delight in eating these foods.
As I was journaling around the bad feelings I was having towards myself in eating these foods, and the cycle I had jumped back into of eating for emotional comfort, then feeling bad and mentally beating myself up, (Kindly, but still judging) which compounded the feelings.
I asked myself the questions, why do I really want to eat refined sugar and flour free? what am I getting out of being refined food free?
Then for each answer I’d ask the same question again until I got to the honest truth of why I wanted to be refined food free.
The real reason was not the obvious health benefits, or the physical sensations of well-being, or the weight loss I was hoping for, the real reason was emotional, it was societal and it shocked me.
If the energy with which I do anything is how that thing is working in my life, or in the results I am getting. No wonder I was feeling stressed and under duress.
No wonder the weight I wanted released, hadn’t been released.
Cleaning up my truthful reason for not eating a certain food, and accepting that the true reason I was doing it has brought me peace. An acceptance of where I am and that I’m okay.
This is still a work in progress, and I’m enjoying the freedom of eating without guilt or shame.
Food is an energy, we can bless this energy, and ask it to work for us instead of against us.
We can relax around food, take the drama, and the emotional tension out of eating.
Are you feeling tense around food? Are you fearful that you’ll fall off your diet wagon? Are you waiting for the holiday season to be over to get on a new wagon?
What if you accepted yourself as you are?
What if without judgment or condemnation you acknowledged you are the size you are, and you are okay? What would happen? What do you think will happen?
Are you afraid that if you acknowledge where you are in all honesty that you’ll give yourself permission to be like this forever?
Would that be so bad? Why do you think it would be so bad?
Are these your thoughts or someone elses? Where did these thoughts come from? Are they serving you?
Do these thoughts bring you peace and joy around your body? Your results?
When I am brutally honest with myself and what makes me happy, truly happy, with lasting joy and peace. I gain clarity around the things I am thinking, doing and getting, and the energy that is motivating and manifesting itself in my results.
So, stepping a little closer to Christmas, find a quiet space to do a little inner reflecting on the results you have in your life and ask the question, Does this result make me feel happy and peaceful?
What do I feel about this result? Does this result serve me? How can I love this result now, even before it changes? How can I accept this situation as it is without judgment and shame?
Dig into the secret spaces of your soul, where your truth sits.
Remember everything we do, we do for the feeling (energy) we believe we will gain from doing, having or being the result we want.
Today’s challenge is to find acceptance of yourself, wherever you are, whatever your body shape and size, whatever your financial situation, whatever your relationship status and know you are loved and okay as you are, right now.
Have a fabulous day my friends.
Until next time.. Seek your authentic truth, unfold and uncover your hidden truth and wisdom.
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