I was generously blessed last week. A friend was getting rid of many bags of clothes. I was able to go through them and find a few things that sparked amazing joy for me. I always love getting clothes versus shopping. I don’t know why but there is something more intimate about community and helping others versus just going out and trying to “fend for yourself.”
Anyways….it’s situations like this that I have to be careful because clothes can trigger my dysmorphia. In the past I would have had toxic thoughts like, ” Nothing in that bag will fit me….she’s smaller than me…” It’s moments like that when I try on something from someone and it does fit I am reminded how my dysmorphia can play tricks on me. So there were clothes that didn’t fit. BUT… there were clothes THAT DID FIT. it was a reminder to me that we are all uniquely and beautifully different. we have different body types and so of course some clothes will fit and some won’t. But more important it was a reminder that a mental distortion disorder needs daily prayer and care to keep ORDER in the mind and the heart and soul.
I knew there would be a chance I would have a trigger so before I even tried on any clothes I did some self care. I took a relaxing bath with Serenity and Breathe essential oil blends. I then used my body oil that has lots of self love oils like: Grapefruit, Frankincense, Patchouli, Peace blend…..all with the intention to support my BODY SPIRIT CONNECTION so that my mind wouldn’t take me to dark places.
I had more fun trying on clothes than I think I ever have….even more fun than when I was 97 pounds right before my thyroid storm, when I was experiencing hyperthyroidism and losing ALL my muscle, strength, and flexibility.
I felt free and amazing and I felt like the beautiful warrior woman I know that I am.
Do you have a mental distortion of how you should look, feel, act?
How do you nurture that body-spirit connection?
do you take it to God?
And what essential oils do you think could help support your journey?
Sit with this….pray about this…write about this….share below about this!
Many hugs and blessings my dear followers…friends…family….