Dr. Christiane Northrup has spent the last 30 years assisting people in healing themselves, and has written many books on the subject.
She reminds us that without flourishingly healthy bodies, nothing else matters, not even wealth. In spite of this knowledge, many of us take our bodies for granted.
She encourages us to listen to and respect our bodies by the using the 10 affirmations listed below, and the actions that accompany them.
I cherish and love my body all the time, no matter what—even when I feel too fat, too old, or too weak. My body is where my soul lives. I beautify and worship this temple when I care for and love myself—and that includes activities like flossing my teeth, exercising and stretching, eating slowly and sensually, and breathing fully.
When stressed, I do things that bring me comfort—a nap, a cup of tea, a walk in the fresh air. I always avoid criticizing or beating myself up.
I deliberately bring goodness and pleasure into my life—even when it’s so much easier to complain. I know how easy it is to go negative, how easy it is to focus on what’s not working. But I now look moment to moment for what’s going right. And my good—and the pleasure associated with it—expands.
I honor my emotions—all of them—especially sorrow, grief, and anger. I feel these fully instead of reaching for a glass of wine, a cookie, or a pill. I know that my body and soul will let me know what I need if I take a moment to truly feel my emotions. I acknowledge that I cannot heal negative emotions with my mind. Healing requires having compassion for myself and taking myself into my own heart.
I ask for help when I need it, knowing that this gives others the gift of being of service to me. I surround myself with people who uplift and support me, not those who tear me down.
I invoke Divine Order regularly—knowing that the perfect solution for ALL of my problems and all of my requests has already been chosen. When I simply relax into being guided to the right action, everything falls into place easily. This approach is far less stressful than trying to make things happen.
I breathe fully in through my nose and out through my nose. This balances my nervous system and effectively calms any excess stress.
I smile at myself in every mirror I pass. I close my eyes and send well-being and acceptance to all of my body parts, one by one, every day.
I revel in the wonder of nature and the Earth. I commune with trees, flowers, plants, and animals and they commune with me. I regularly walk barefoot on the Earth, knowing that the Earth emits an electromagnetic field that is healing for me.
I expect magic and mystery in my life. I greet each new day with the anticipation of a young child—eager to see what wonders await me!
Breathe in the healing power of these suggestions!