Many of the women who are attracted to Vitality as a resource are at risk for burning out. This is because many of us are highly energetically sensitive/empathic and need more rest and relaxation than the average person (it just comes with the territory of being energetically sensitive). When we invest our energy into things that are not for our highest and greatest good, our energy lets us know by draining quickly. It’s our souls way of letting us know that we’re currently expending our energy in a way that is not for our highest and greatest good.
Recently, I had a client share her struggle with shame and guilt around gaining weight in the Losing Your First 10 Pounds course group. Because I know there’s so many women who struggle with this very thing, I wanted to share my response and advice to her. Here’s what she wrote:
I’m having a really rough day. I have been feeling really sick for a few days so I went to the doctor to get antibiotics…
I tend to attract highly energetic sensitive women/empaths to Vitality. These women have a tendency to put on weight, even if their diets are healthy and they are routinely working out. I experienced this myself and wanted to share with you what I learned while gaining (and now losing) the weight associated with these reasons. Here are three reasons that aren’t associated with excessive caloric intake that can cause empaths to gain weight:
Reason #1 –
Have you tried every diet and exercise program out there with no luck? Do you feel like you’re worse off than you were before you started dieting? Does it feel like you’re always going to struggle with a lack of willpower and self-control when it comes to your weight loss goals? If you answered “yes” to those questions, I definitely relate to you and I think you’ll get a lot out of this article.
For the first 22+ years of my life,
About a year and a half ago, I moved across the country to San Diego. I only knew one person and booked the ticket 10 days before I left. I had fantasized about moving for about a year and a half before I actually did it. While I don’t regret it for a moment, it naturally created a lot of stress in my life.
After staying with my friend for a week, I found another place to stay for a few weeks until I found a more permanent place.
I can remember being in the fourth grade and being embarrassed about wearing shorts. The memory of my legs feeling like they were too fat to show my thighs is still one I can remember vividly. I was only 10. Needless to say, my negative relationship with my body started very young.
Before the age of 10, my family members used to lovingly warn me that I had “bad genes”/I’d always have to watch my weight.
We live in an achievement-based culture that really values the logical mind, work, and busyness. While there is most definitely a time and a place for these things, overdoing it in these areas can cause us to disconnect with our bodies. Over time, this can lead to many issues that could have a long-term effect on our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. Here are three reasons why connecting with your body is important:
Reason #1: When we are disconnected from our bodies,
As I wrote about in my last article on how to tell if you are disconnected from your body, most empaths are somewhat disconnected from their bodies. We usually train ourselves to disconnect from our bodies at a very young age due to being overly stimulated by the energies around us. As children, we have very little control over our external environments. Often when our environment is chaotic for whatever reason, disconnecting from our bodies becomes something we do to protect ourselves.
Many of the women that are attracted to Vitality as a resource are clairsentient (their primary way of receiving intuitive guidance is through their feelings). Often times, being a “feeler” can cause us to disconnect from our bodies. As children, especially when we have no control over our environment, disconnecting from our bodies can be a defense mechanism.
For instance, I grew up with four brothers and sisters. There was so much energetic stimulation in my environment,
Welcome to day 1 of this round of the 5-day Vitality challenge! Today we’ll be covering the importance of connecting with your body in order to connect with your intuition.
Many of the women that are attracted to Vitality are empaths, or women who receive intuitive information through their feelings. This can also mean that they pick on other people’s energy (including their emotions). When we are disconnected from our bodies, we are less likely to realize that other people’s energy is leaking into our energy field (we’ll talk about this more tomorrow).