Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wishcasting Wednesday - I could nourish my soul, but that's not where my head is...

It's Wednesday.  Not only is it the hump day to the work week, but it's Wishcasting Wednesday.  I love doing this exercise as I'm definitely one of those people who believes that what you put out into the universe is what awaits you, maybe not how or when you expect it, but I believe it happens.

This week's wishcast:  How do you wish to nourish your self?

It's always a little strange how well these questions and wishes fit in with what's been on my mind.  I know that I should focus completely on the mental nourishment, which I do want, but my immediate answer goes to food.  Food has been a constant in my life for as long as I can remember - an enemy, a friend, but never really just nourishment.  I've slowly been learning over the past year as I strive to get healthier that a huge step for me is accepting that food is nourishment for the body the way that words and music nourish me in other ways.  It's neither enemy or friend, just how I choose to think of it.

I have to admit that I don't always nourish myself properly when it comes to food.  Another thing I've been learning on this journey.  I was raised with a mother who harped on every single thing I ate and my weight since I was little kid (even though looking back, I don't think it was necessarily warranted until I was older), but never taught me the proper way to eat or view food.  I'm only now, in my early thirties, learning that the body needs fuel to survive and it's all about what type of fuel I choose to put into it that will help give me energy and make me happier and just provide me with the knowledge I'm doing everything I can not to follow in my parents' footsteps and to live a long life.

My wish is to understand that food is simply nourishment, nothing more.

12 comments:

LissaL said...

I know what you mean. I have a love/hate relationship with food.
As Mare/TommyGirl wishes for herself, so I wish also.

Kim said...

As Mare wishes for herslf so I wish for her also. May you continue to love and nourish body as you love and nourish your mind.

Marilyn said...

this is such a big issue for so many women of all ages, shapes and sizes. beautifully put. as Mare wishes for herself, i wish for her also.

Kim Switzer said...

As Mare wishes for herself, so I wish for her as well.

Jamie Ridler said...

As Mare wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

It's beautiful how this wish clears away so much and brings food right back to the core: nourishment.

Ginny said...

As Mare wishes for herself, I wish for her as well. Your post has given me alot to think about. Thank you!

Cindy Jones said...

As Tommy Girl wishes for herself, I wish for her also!

Beverley Baird said...

As Mare wishes for herself, I wish for her also.

Midday Escapades said...

Cheers to nourishment and living a good long life!

Sarah Lulu said...

As TommyGirl wishes for herself I so lovingly wish this for her also. xx

A girl said...

Beautiful!
As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well!

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

As TommyGirl wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.