MINI #12: We have been trained to abandon our health
This mini is inspired by a quote that I heard from writer Alex Elle, which said, ‘we’ve been conditioned and raised to abandon ourselves as an act of love and this is not a safe place to be.’
So, when it comes to your health, it’s really important to realise that most of us have been raised, we’ve been conditioned, we’ve been given the message consciously and unconsciously, that the way we love people around us is to abandon who we are and what we need and our own bodies and our own preferences and just to not think about ourselves.
That’s the ultimate act of love, of sacrifice, of mother-dom, of whatever is what we’ve been praised for.
I’ve seen it time and time again, when I look at my elders as it were, and I just see this pattern of burn out and go and burn out and go. We have actually been so deeply taught to abandon our health and abandon how we feel.
We’ve been so conditioned and brainwashed into thinking that your energy doesn’t matter. Your periods don’t matter, the way you poop doesn’t matter, your skin doesn’t matter, the way you sleep doesn’t matter and you can see how this is destroying women’s health.
The best way that you mother, that you love other people, that you create an incredible relationship that you create social justice is by creating, connecting and being in a relationship with your body and knowing the tools and the practices (that will be unique to you) that actually help to steward and serve your body.
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