for the 40+ woman!

At this part of our 10-Week Challenge, Week 6, we tend to get a little, well, esoteric. Or as some lovingly call it, ‘woo-woo’. Yep. We go inward, and we always look at the subconscious because that’s the root of it all. (And you thought being healthy was only about training and eating?). :)beliefs3

See, for many women, their beliefs steer their decisions about trying to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Do any of these sound (or feel) familiar?

“Everyone in my family is overweight.”
“I always fail at this.”
“If I get healthier, I may lose a certain relationship / person.”
“I’ve tried this fitness stuff before, but I always gain the weight back.”
“Other women have it easier…they have more time / money to get in shape.”
“I don’t deserve this.”
“Women naturally gain extra weight as we get older.”
“It’s hormones. Menopause is making me gain weight.”

See, beliefs are supposed to change (values, like integrity and honesty do not). We don’t believe in the tooth ferry anymore, and we no longer believe that the world is flat or that the sun rotates around the moon. But for many people, assessing and updating their beliefs is scary. And many beliefs (I would say most beliefs) are hand-me-downs from our ‘tribe’ or family, that keeps us unified, or worse, keeps us ‘in check’ and ‘safe’ (don’t want to rock the family boat now….). And for others, not updating their beliefs is about not taking responsibility for their lives, because change can be scary, and results can be scary too. Deep stuff, really. But change is pertinent to being human, and is a must for our growth and peace.

And the world is changing…oh boy, is it! In all ways, physically, spiritually andbeliefs4 socially. My mentor and friend, Spiritual Intuitive Cheryl Forrest, teaches us that our worlds are shifting, and our levels of consciousness is changing in today’s world. Some will heed this call to action, and sadly, others will not. Unfortunately, a large portion of human kind will continue to stay at the ‘lower energies’ and will continue to wallow in anger, dis-ease, sorrow, resentments and more (this is what we are experiencing more and more of every day, as we see people’s lack of compassion, or their increased anger, jealousies, resentments etc (just take a look at the incidents of road rage happening, and how people are reacting on Facebook etc with their rants…all lower energy stuff). Cheryl’s Spiritual message: move into yourself and your power, and grab hold of this higher consciousness, this momentum that offers joy over sorrow, acceptance over sabotage, generosity over gossip, and love over judgement.

The time is now. Never before in history has this shift occurred. So check your beliefs at the door – shed what doesn’t serve you, and move into more empowering ways of thinking and seeing. That’s the human experience in action!

– Karen