Today’s Body Connection:  Remember, no matter what your body weight is, God loves you.  Even when you fall off your diet, you can never lose favor with your higher self.   The Universe is an absolute power of love that can only express love.  It knows nothing about your falling off the wagon or your 25-pound weight gain.  So often we equate Love with what we look like.  God only sees your divine self, your spirit.  As you connect with your body-temple, know that you are always blessed.  There are times when we bring the practice in alignment with our intentions, and sometimes we don’t.  Don’t judge it as right or wrong; understand that we are on a path of the transformation of the body, mind, and spirit.  There will be times that our eating will be dead on and our consistency of training is the best it has ever been.  But there will also be times when we won’t be as focused as we would like to be.  Remember, God’s love is not contingent on the size of our jeans; love is the same today, yesterday, and tomorrow, it is nonjudgmental and unchanging.”  Be grateful that no matter how many times you fall, you can always get back up and keep moving.  God loves you no matter what.

Today’s Meditative Thought: True redemption is the act of forgiving yourself and setting your mind to rest.  Long after we have received the forgiveness of God and the person we have wronged, we continue to hold on to the guilt, convincing ourselves that God could never love us again.  We have the choice to make things right within our mind.  The redemptive power of God is the knowing that we are loved no matter what.  Yes, we must make things right with those we have harmed, but we must ultimately make things right within ourselves.

Today’s Action Plan:  Today, remember that God loves you no matter what.  Your past is forgotten and forgiven; the only thing we must do is forgiving ourselves.  Examine your life and see if there is anything you are holding on to that needs to be forgiven and/or released.  It is time to place it on the Alter of Forgiveness.  As you workout, you might create a mantra that is about forgiving your shortcomings.  “I forgive myself for forgetting myself” or “I forgive myself for the weight gain.”

Today’s Affirmation:  Just for this moment…just for this breath, I remember to redeem my mind with self-love and forgiveness.  Amen

Skip Jennings, ALSP, CPT
Licensed Spiritual Counselor/Personal Fitness Trainer/Transformation Coach
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