I am done being ashamed of the body I reside in.
I vow to love and cherish every inch of myself so that I may stand grounded in who I am and feel worthy of doing the work that I do in the world.
I no longer link the size of my body to my self worth and release any shame I have carried about being fat.
I stand before you vulnerable and bearing my soul so that you may see that you are not alone.
I have let my feelings of imperfection hold me back from living my fullest expression far too long.
I am done hiding behind my shame.
You Come Alive!
Yet we’ve been taught to avoid them and stuff them down by numbing them.
Pain, fear, grief, anger, frustration, hunger.
We’ve all been taught they are not welcome.
It makes people uncomfortable when you express them.
So stuff them down and make them go away.
That’s how we deal with them.
But when the world slows down and all of your numbing agents aren’t available or working, what then?
When those feelings arise and demand to be heard and seen what are you supposed to do?
You allow yourself to feel them!
You let those messy feelings move through you without judgement.
You feel the discomfort and pain.
You come alive.
You untame yourself.
And then you pick yourself up and walk with your head high.
You approach the world through a new lens.
You see things with empathy and have the courage to take another step.
Allow your feelings to show you the way.
Surrender to the magic.
Allow the sadness to move through you.
Listen to its whispers, it’s your teacher.
You can not wish it away.
Sit with it, befriend it, heal through it.
There is much to learn.
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Jennifer Roth is a passionate photographer, certified yoga instructor, self-love coach, and international best selling author on a mission to help empower women. She believes that all women deserve a journey of self-discovery. Through her work she strives to provide the tools to help women transform into a more authentic version of themselves. All while creating symbolic images through photos that represent their beauty and power. By acknowledging limiting beliefs, negative self-talk, and feelings of unworthiness she uses meditation, yoga, and intuitive guidance to coach women to tune into their inner magic.