It just feels right?
I have a small aversion, and here it is: I feel bad for people when they say things like or “ its the universe” or “if it were meant to be, then it wouldn’t be this hard” or “mercury retrograde blah blah blah” “it just isn’t flowing”… and then they use that as a rationale to give up, walk away, abandon ship or something that really has value in their lives without asking themselves any more profound questions about why.
I don’t blame anyone. I was the same.
Dieting and body shame caused emotional bankruptcy; food addiction is relentless; I get it.
What if challenging circumstances are an indicator from the universe that the thing you are pursuing isn’t a “not for me” sign or maybe what’s going on is fear, or doubt, or backsliding into old ways that operate in will power and it’s way more comfortable to blame your affliction. Maybe you cling to your hope without wavering; not because you think can “hold on” long enough you just don’t know-how.
Who am I? Good question!!
A rising truth seeker, a committed learner, deeply inspired and connected, recovered food addict. Like most, my life has had wild speed bumps, beautiful stories and mixed blessings now I see it is all as small blips on the map compared to my absolute truth…that is;
My pinky swear, wink and a handshake, all-in promise, 100% with guts -promise to God. (Stay with me…you can call “God” whatever you want.) I didn’t always let God be for me, so honestly hang in there.
What is your promise?
Can you shine a light on your promise?
I am super curious. What would happen if your life was a perfect set up for your absolute success?
Perhaps this is not a light conversation, but it is something more profound. Maybe our promise is also the definition of our happiness: beautiful in its emptiness and simplicity because it feels so right.
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Face the Truth
Can you imagine instead of giving up or walking away from yourself you were gathering an awesome collection of your own exciting stories? Stories dedicated to your success? Instead of spinning stories and the tricks you might want to play on yourself, go straight to our essential truth.
Who are you when you tell the truth to yourself?
Who are you when you are kind to that person?
Who are you when you allow your heart to speak?
Who are you when you listen to your body?
What is your truth?
We share like minds on this journey, we all voluntarily signed up and now as much as it is visible or in subtle ways we are connected being here, you show up here is a creation of something we all want to be a part of.
Conceivably, there might be an inner rebel as well. I recognize in myself and wonder if after all the regimented discipline and diligence that there is a part of me that wants to break out and enjoy the chaotic universe if only momentarily, and this is the drive behind the rebellion.
Somehow your mind, your body and your beauty had to be inspired through passion, anger, or both? What if the promise we have to make a better life means being compassionate with yourself on any given day?
More importantly, anger is a natural emotion — and one that can be used in healthy, positive, and constructive ways. I’d say that passion, when used productively, can help us create the world we want to live in.
“There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.” Jim Morrison
What is your promise?
I believe that the universe is designed to help us work through our emotional muck as quickly as possible, mainly by orchestrating the exact situations that will dig up all things holding us back so we can fearlessly carry on crushing doubt and uncovering our promise.
When we face our truth with honesty and humility by bringing forth our authentic purpose and power, it prepares and teaches us something that points to better more purposeful protocol.
If we choose not to face our selves at that moment, well, that’s okay. The universe will patiently keep knocking on that door over and over again with new situations that give us the same opportunity to face our shadow until we’re ready to finally answer the door and look ourselves and universal obligations in the eye.
Without judgment. Without shame. With compassion, and with love.
Can you help commit to creating a more compassionate, loving world?
Build your Dream Body.
It can be hard to face the things within that we might rather not see!
Sometimes feeling ashamed to admit that we have not always been entirely in control, and not always aware of what was drives us. But ultimately, that’s still where the growth is.
Because sometimes challenges are not only messages from above, but rather messages from within the body.
When we don’t want to face what’s holding us back, our minds can even trick us into thinking that the avoidance impulse (which is fear-based) is a spiritual message from above.
Few promises are more sacred than the ones we make to our self.
Let’s imagine that the two greatest days of your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out what your purpose is.
Therefore if you don’t know what your purpose is then you don’t understand why you are here, and it can be hard to keep going.
Divert your attention to your wildest dreams. Rumi says it best: “What you seek is seeking you.”
It takes time, surrender, and support to land in a new world truth.
The origin of the Bright Line Eating is based on the teachings of Food Addicts(FA), which is a foundation that supports food addicts. Susan Pierce Thompson built her program on (FA), adding her expertise as a neuroscientist and positive psychologist with a hunger for science and cooking up a long term solution for healing a food addicted brain.
Even the thought to be abstinent from the refined foods that take us out at the knees occupies mental real estate and hampers so much happiness is a big ask. The truth of the matter is that there is no easy fix.
The only thing that has ever shut my brain up slightly is Bright Line Eating — weighing and measuring, writing my food down, eating three meals, no sugar/flour… and BINGO!
Bright Line Eating “stopped the madness” in my mind and my heart, offering a gentle opening to a sustainable path. It is completely transformational. In any event, a great solution to find my most profound truth, a new world truth.
Healing my brain with food has been a game-changer for me.
When we take care of the body, we are also taking care of the heart and mind!
My promise to God showed up as a package from Amazon on my doorstep. Somewhere deep inside, I knew it was on its way, I just wasn’t sure how long it would take to arrive or precisely what I had ordered.
Bright Line Eating Success
So how do we know which impulses to follow? Choose one thing and move forward!
Often we don’t. Not with absolute certainty. Some humility is called for. It’s useful to stop expecting our higher self to be able to communicate with us with perfect clarity, like a bell, every time. Sometimes there are no trumpets either!
Bright Line Eating means freedom. Many people find the straightforwardness of the Bright Lines provide the structure they need to control food addiction.
When we’ve resolved enough of our addictions, then we might start to hear the true calling of our hearts.
It starts as a whisper, and as more and more clarity, the call gets louder and brighter. In the past addictions act like a sound barrier, or a smokescreen, that obscures or distorts the message of our true higher calling.
Go Easy On Yourself, But Not Too Easy!
Healing our relationship with ourselves through food not only involves healing the body but the heart and mind so that our soul can be whole.
Often, it takes more than one intervention for us to heal, as well as a daily practice. This is the path of our destiny, creating a bigger story for ourselves and our loved ones, so that we may move through life in a connected, fulfilling way.
Use the Mind for Creative Freedom
How do we free our mind and use it to grow and create a life we love?
- Practice meditation. Meditation practices to help keep our mind clear. Try several and practice the one that resonates the most for your body-heart-mind!
- Pursue intellectual challenges. Read, take a course, pursue your passion, and find ways to challenge your mind to grow.
- Tell stories. We are our story: so talk and write out your stories. Stories help us rewire our neural pathways and transform our life.
Seeking: Your Promise.
We are all a part of a spiritual renaissance that is taking many forms. The parts of our community are making life-giving connections between contrast, evolution, personal transformation, and seeking relevance in the world.
We are gracefully on edge in this wondrous expansion.
I love to be proactive about my commitments to myself and this community.
Letting others know about my life and my work has helped spread the word.
Humility is the key in my experience. We have to be willing to ask, in every challenging situation: “Am I being pulled from above or below? Please show me what I can’t see, please teach me what I don’t already know.”
My promise. Find thought leaders, way finders and love activists with hearty worldviews who share their purpose too.
Bright Lines helped build integrity within myself that has fueled me through my most difficult days.
Without judgment. Without shame. With compassion, and with love.
Connection to my highest and best was an unplanned byproduct of an unaddicted brain.
It’s so important to look within and indeed, humbly ask when something is not in ‘flow’: “Why is that? Is it because it’s not in alignment with my promise, my heart’s true desire, my purpose? Or is the situation just challenging for me because I’m bumping up against some of my mumbo jumbo?”
These are worthy questions. And if we genuinely want to make rapid progress in creating peace with food, better relationships, more profound love, more empathy, more compassion, and happiness in life then they are essential questions.
Let’s welcome more stories, share wisdom, and capture truths in words to beautifully infuse with our togetherness.
More fun and joy
But you might be a little skeptical it can work for you.
Nobody gets any guarantees.
It sounds kinda outrageous, this notion of eating whole foods, creates peace and making more joy and having
more time, freedom, and love.
Especially since there are so many diet pushers focused on “beauty” and not “brains.”
But here’s the thing – it’s not impossible. It’s not even far-fetched.
The fact is, there are already folks out there who have figured out the secret to happy, thin and free, forever.
I want, more than anything, to support my community to succeed and share their story AND your magic.
I want whoever you are reading this to recognize yourself in the words + shared emotions and most importantly, realize that you can use the Bright Line Eating system to make your own freakin’ promise to purify, heal + thrive.
You don’t need me saying ‘what’ to do by the book.
You don’t need yet another ‘self-help’ book designed to be a quick fix to keep us fat and broken.
Anyone can learn to do this, and that’s what Bright Line Eating is all about: I highly recommend the video as a starting point so you can get educated about brain science as it relates to addiction.
You can create and continued radical authenticity, and be is so very inspiring. I can’t wait to hear how this works out for you.
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