email@example.comCan The Greatest LOVE of All” Help Heal Anorexia?
By Marchia Carnicelli Minor, NHF Advisory Board Member
Learning who we are is one of the most precious Gifts we can give ourselves! A Gift that only we can open! In a world that has many mixed messages to Be, Think and Look like someone else there is no doubt why many children, women, and men think so lowly of themselves trapped in a vicious cycle of ups and downs where the downs outnumber the ups! Then add to that the myriad of things such as poor relationship experiences, family issues, and religious programing and we can see how low self-esteem may find its way into people’s lives in the form of eating disorders such as Anorexia.
How do I know this? Because I myself walked through the opportunity of making a decision to Be me, Love me, and to take really good care of myself. It was a time that became very clear that I was being given an opportunity to make a choice! A choice to care enough for myself. To reach deep down inside and reconnect spiritually. A time when my inner voice said, “STOP! Stop comparing yourself to others and falling short! Start recognizing and expressing YOUR talents and gifts! There is only one of you and you are as unique as each and every other person on the Planet.” I began to fall in love with myself ~ the Greatest Love of All from which all others flow! It is the reservoir from which to draw.
We can only give what we already have! When we realize who we really are and feel grateful for our own talents and gifts we can truly begin to live and be the person we were born to be! Yes, Anorexia has to do with a disorder of eating, however, that is only the result of what is being felt or not felt inside our being. When we are living our purpose, our passion we are Happy beings & magic happens! We look forward to each moment with anticipation and excitement which is how it is meant to be!
When talking with people I share the importance of finding what one is passionate about. What creates excitement that carries them through each day eager to be living and experiencing what life is offering. I also recommend being wise as to what forms of media we tap into that is feeding THEIR side of things whether we are talking about TV/radio/newspapers etc. I recall years ago being told, “Be sure to read the newspapers and listen to the news so as to be informed.” The interesting part of this was that at the same time I heard a strong voice within saying “NO! No I am not feeling that doing that is healthy for me.” Making wise decisions about what we are allowing into our Hearts & Souls is so very vital.
So, remember, if you are experiencing eating disorders, then, yes, you want to take care of the eating issue; however, from my own experience when we go directly to the cause then we are more able to heal the wounds that are leading us to harm ourselves. May we all experience “The Greatest Love of All” so that true healing will take place! Be your own Beautiful!
Written with LOVE by Marchia Carnicelli Minor, Co-Producer/Founder & Host of the 27-year-running Mind Your Body and Spirit Radio Show. Marchia is also on the Advisory Board of the National Health Federation (NHF). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com 216-533-2273 Available for Speaking & Interviews.