Part 2: My Journey
Over the months I’ve lived here I kept sorting all of this out about exercising, and why I kept injuring myself doing something I thought would heal me, and not hurt me. What I discovered is that i simply just “pushed the river” trying to make something happen in a short time, when in reality it takes more time, and not going to extremes. I seemed to go from exercising at full speed, then quit and be a couch potato, felling sorry for myself and wondering why i couldn’t find the balance I knew I needed to find.
I spent a lot more time meditating, and searching for my answers. I also started putting myself back out there in terms of doing my spiritual work - psychic readings and energy healing. I realized it was time for me to make the shift to really putting down some roots, so to speak, and make this place my "home base", to come back to when I would would choose to take off traveling or camping for periods of time.
Then something really surprising happened. I went to visit my daughter in California for Christmas, and she introduced me to Whole30. I was really intrigued by this program, as it was not a weight lost program or diet. It was a program that eliminated all the potential foods that were known to cause inflammation in the body. I didn’t know if I could commit to the 30 day program, then after this the reintroduction phase, where you went through a specific process of systematically reintroducing the eliminated foods. However, after looking through her book and meditating about this I decided to give it a try.
I left her place after Christmas, along with the Whole30 book that she gave me, and I came home and cleared out all the foods that were not Whole30 compliant - giving the foods away to friends, or tossing them out. So, on January 1st., with some anxiety I started the Whole30 journey.
Long story - Short - It was an amazing 30 days, and after the first two days it was actually very easy - and I was just amazed at how all the cravings just disappeared!! I could honestly not believe it!! The reintroduction phase also went well, and lasted about 2 weeks. I discovered some interesting things, and was at that point trying to decide if I needed to do another 30 days on Whole30, or figure out a way to mostly eat the Whole30 way along with the foods I had identified that my body didn't react to in a negative way.
That’s when I learned about the new Freestyle Program that Weight Watchers (WW) had come up with. It was very close to Whole30, so I decided to give it a go. I started WW on February 12th, and went for 6 weeks. I was not losing the weight I thought I would, and I became discouraged with the meetings, which i had never really I enjoyed, even before when I had joined WW.
Also during this time there were personal issues going on with friends and family members. I didn’t fully understand this at the time, and it made me start really sorting out my priorities. One main priority was securing my place so that I would have a more permanent situation. I meditated and asked for guidance in how I could do this. As always, when I truly trust this process a way was opened for me.
In April a way was worked out with the owners of this Park Model I’d been renting. They proposed a “rent to own” agreement. I was so thrilled to have this opportunity, and I am so grateful for the owners for being generous in relation to my finances, that I am now on a mission to save as much money as I can in order to finally own this place!!
Since April I have spent even more time meditating and working on trusting that I would indeed be able to meet the requirements of the “Rent to Own Agreement. As a result of meditating and trusting, I started getting more referrals from a dear friend I had known since first moving to Yuma in 1997. We had gotten together again when I moved back here. I have not included some of the things that happened in relation to her over the different times I have lived here, however there is a history there, and she remains my dear friend in spite of some of the things that happened between us - more because of me than her.
So, with doing more of my spiritual work, and really focusing on staying open to spirit, and my inner guidance, and saving as much money as possible, I feel confident that I will achieve the requirements of the agreement I made with the owners, and in about 3 years this place will be mine.
Since April, and the rent to own agreement, I’ve made a number of choices, which included quitting WW and working out a way that feels a whole lot better by combining WW with Whole30 and devising my own way of finding the balance with exercising.
So, here I am, today, May 11, 2018. I have the basic plan I’ve come up with as per eating and exercising. I’ve made a lot of progress getting to this day. My body feels better than it has in a lot of years. My weight is on a downward direction. I am learning not to focus on the actual weight loss by only weighing myself at our exercise room here in the park once a month.
I stay in each Now Moment and listen carefully to my body for it’s guidance in terms of both exercise and eating. And I am also making great progress in saving money to apply to owning my place. I feel like I’ve let go of a lot of old habits - energies that I’ve allowed to sabotage me over the years.
It’s been very challenging at times, however, with TRUST and valuing who I truly am, I can say that I have finally figured out the main keys to successfully reach my goals of being at my “ideal” body weight, with a toned, flexible, and healthy body, able to take on any physical activity I choose to engage in; and in owning my own place.
So, while I have not yet reached all of my goals, I am well on my way, and by staying in each Now Moment, trusting my inner guidance, and staying open to any changes that resonates with my heart, I know within the deepest part of my being, that I will reach all of my goals within the right timing.
I know this has been really long, and if you have stayed with me to this point, I so appreciate you reading and in a way participating with me on this journey. Please feel free to make comments in the place at the end of this blog, or connect with me via email (email@example.com).
So, now that I have summarized my journey to this point, stay tuned, as I will continue posting experiences and fun things as I move forward on both my Ascension/Spiritual path and in achieving all my other goals that are in actuality all part of my path forward through the Ascension Process.
Love and Blessings to you all. Until next time, I am
Athena Leandra, Star Child (aka Betty L. Robinson).