The Message of the Blessing
tell your body she's worth it
Several times throughout my childhood, I lost the tender loving care that comes from a core relationship. I felt abandoned, on repeat. The repetition of these unfortunate circumstances pounded a negative message into the very core of my being — deeper and harder and sharper each time it came around. The message?
This was the message my self-hating actions mouthed over my body every time I cursed it.
In order to get to a place where I could truly bless my body from all the ventricles of my heart, I had to recognize that this message was a lie. I had to find a new message to believe.
It is only out of this new message that I am able to bless my body with all of my being. Blessings and curses pour out of what we believe about ourselves. If you are believing a negative message about yourself, it will be a battle to bless your body. Blessing your body is a way to send yourself a much needed love note with an intentional message: You’re worth it.
You are worth all the blessing in the world. Your body is worthy of love and time. You, my friend, are worth it.
What do you need to believe about yourself to treat your body with tender loving care?
Enjoy More Archerfriendliness
When I was a kid, I got more candy on Easter than all other holidays combined. I didn't have one basket for Easter, I had two. The child-minded advantage of growing up with divorced parents meant ...
If you want to read more back story on my struggle to balance being a doctor, a wife, a mom, and a blogger, click here. I encourage you to name the things you have learned about yourself when y...
A few weeks ago when I returned home from one of my clinic shifts, my 3 year old daughter bit my 10 month old baby's middle finger. After hearing my baby's heart-breaking, screaming response and ...
May 21st, 2012 at 10:29 am
Love this! It’s the human condition, we are needed but can be healed. Thanks.
May 22nd, 2012 at 10:21 pm
Debbie – thanks so much for adding to the conversation. I love your point that we are needed. It helped me think about having value in terms of being needed. Thank you for sharing.
May 21st, 2012 at 10:47 am
I think you said it so well here Archer. We all need to know (not just intellectually understand) that we are golden. We are important. That we matter, That we are loved and we are beautiful. Even when the situations of our lives don’t seem that we. Knowing what we really are does (as you said) lead us to blessing ourselves physically and blessing other people.
May 22nd, 2012 at 10:24 pm
Hi Keya – Thanks for sharing and adding to the conversation. I like your summary – that we are loved even when the situations of our lives seem to speak against that. Our value doesn’t come from our circumstances.
Anita @ Dreaming Beneath the Spires
May 28th, 2012 at 6:16 am
Archer, I love this post. It’s where I am–needing to bless my body, and love my body, verbally, mentally, in with what I feed it. I am really enjoying healthy eating–easier in this incredible heat!
May 29th, 2012 at 7:19 pm
Anita, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts here! It really means so much to me that you love this post! It’s hard being brave to bring these things into the light. Glad to hear you are enjoying healthy eating. I’m following your blog and the health journey you are on right now…really enjoying reading up on that!
May 31st, 2012 at 3:24 pm
Love your courage to share your own journey. I too struggle with blessing my body. Sometimes it seems we are in a war and right now no one is winning. Love your site and your writing.