FROM THE SHAPE SHIFTER'S DAILY DIARY
Shifter's Daily Diary is the third generation of an
evolving project … it’s being Shape Shifted, too. The first
version of this creative tool was called The Shape
Shifter’s Workbook, and I came up with it after a reader
of Shape Shifting—reclaiming YOUR perfect body asked
me if there was a study guide to the book. She loved it, but
wasn’t sure how to make it work for herself. So, I started
paying attention to the specifics of what I was doing to
make it work for me and used that information to create the
Workbook was a weekly log of the Four Components
(Challenges, Intentions, Triumphs and Makeovers … all of
which will be explained later). At that time, this worked
for me, and for my readers. But as I evolved, so did the
need for a little tweaking on the Workbook. I
realized it wasn’t fulfilling my needs any more. I needed a
daily diary because it allowed more focused and deliberate
intent. I found that the weekly platform was too loose.
first version of the Shape Shifter’s Daily Diary was
born. It was, in essence, the same thing as the Workbook
but it also included, among other small changes, a week-end
wrap up … blank pages for jotting down Epiphanies and any
other notes that there wasn’t room for on the Diary
fine, but then I found myself adding more components, and
they were just as powerful as the original four, if not more
so … in particular, Current Conditions and Daily
Thanksgivings! When it comes to Shape Shifting, being aware
of the way we’re feeling is crucial. Even Abraham, as
translated by Esther Hicks, stresses the importance of
feeling in alignment with what we’re wanting to create.
And if/when we find ourselves in an undesired condition,
nothing brings us out of it faster than counting our
blessings and being grateful for the good things that are
already in our lives. This is the fastest way into alignment
with our goals.
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is created for the Shape Shifter, perhaps one who has read
Shape Shifting—reclaiming YOUR perfect body. It’s for
those who want to move forward into a more genuine
expression of Self. It is intended to teach you to be a
Shape Shifter. It's a magical book that you activate with
your intention and agreement to use it as such.
Irresponsible (harmful) use immediately deactivates the mojo.
yourself a good pen, one with which you love to write, one
that allows your hand to flow and makes it easy for you to
envision a trail of glowing, sparkling, glistening letters
in your hand's wake … perhaps a gel pen with glittery,
metallic ink. Maybe attach a crystal or some feathers …
something fun. Put some thought into choosing the right
instrument. This pen is your magic wand—an extension of your
hand—through which you pour your focused intent onto the
pages. You might even consider buying some glittery “fairy
dust” to sprinkle on the pages, just for fun.
One of the
most important aspects of Shape Shifting is using your
imagination. Imagine that this book’s magic is real (it is).
Pretend you're really seeing fairy dust as you wave your
pen/wand. Pretend that you see your words lit up in
sparkling light, flowing from your pen in a stream of
radiance as you write. Pretend this book glows with a golden
white aura, and that you can feel its energy tingle. (Don't
be surprised if one day you don't need to pretend anymore.)
Shifter knows that whatever is intended with this book will
come true, so be deliberate and mindful of how you state
things. The feeling you're expressing when stating your
intentions, as your glowing letters hit the page, is what
the book will create for you.
MINDFUL OF WHAT YOU WISH FOR.
Shifter’s Daily Diary will help you to create the life
you’d rather be living. Used in conjunction with the book
Shape Shifting—reclaiming YOUR perfect body, you can use
this Diary to lose weight, get healthier, or to accomplish
any other goal. The process is the same and the
possibilities are endless.
You will most likely get it.
several powerful creation components (Don’t panic! It’s not
as complicated as it looks!) this Diary will help you to not
only create and keep track of accomplishments (one of the
most important parts of manifesting … feeling grateful for
the good things in life), but to also recognize and reframe
Fat Thighs are Grounding?
I’ve successfully completed my first Shape Shifter’s Daily Diary (a three-month cycle … just enough to get a lot done, but not so much that goals seem so far into the future that we can’t connect with them) and, at the risk of sounding like a marketing pitch, I have to say that I’m completely impressed with how well it works. My initial goals were not only realized, but they were exceeded!
The first two goals—to have daily access to a car (we were a one-car family) and to make substantial progress on a novel that I had not even started at the time—are in the bag. Jeff now has his own ride (a super-fun Honda 600 Silverwing), and I’ve written 136 pages and am well into Act Two. I’m VERY happy with this accomplishment.
But the real triumph is my success over some awful health issues that caused an inability to exercise (read my past blogs, if you’re interested in details). I got to a point where I just wasn’t going to lose any more weight because my diet was as healthy and balanced as I can make it at my current level of knowledge and ability. Without burning calories, I was going nowhere, but exercising made me so ill that I did very little of it.
This is what I wrote on the first day of my Diary, under the “Primary Goal” heading:
“I’m concentrating on getting my health back on track. My goal is to be able to exercise and ENJOY doing it. I want to get in shape and be healthy once and for all.”
So I set my intent that I would finally find a health practitioner or two (turns out it was way more than that) who would be able to finally help me break through this brick wall. It took a lot of struggle and hard work, but I’m proud to say that I am now regularly exercising, three times a week, at Curves and am seeing a very visible difference in how I look and I am experiencing a palpable difference in how I feel.
It’s still hard to make myself leave the house and actually go do it, but once I’m there I do enjoy the workout and after a temporary feeling of having my ass kicked, I feel great the rest of the day and miss it on the days I don’t go. My energy levels are getting higher and my posture is improving. I’m in a good mood much more often and the almost constant state of anxiety I was dealing with is mellowing out. Plus, I’m looking younger and healthier. Yay!
Of course, since my preferred focus is on the body/mind/spirit aspect of all of this, I would be remiss if I didn’t include the fact that I’ve also broken through countless metaphysical barriers as well. As my weight has been decreasing (I’ve lost 13 pounds, and 10.5 inches) and my body is now toning, I’ve been dealing with lots more self-esteem issues and releasing lots of emotional baggage. Old karmic patterns are coming up, to be dealt with, and I’m finally ready to face and dissolve them. It hasn’t been easy, but I’m stronger as a result.
As I’m exercising, I’m breaking up and releasing old bullshit, stored in my body as fat. I wasn’t ready for this before, apparently. I hadn’t matured enough to be able to forgive and release the things I’m dealing with these days.
Interestingly, the one part of my body that hasn’t yet released any inches is my thighs. My thighs are naturally heavy anyway (genetics … what are ya gonna do?) but I could definitely stand to shave off a few inches. So I looked in my favorite body/mind book, Debbie Shapiro’s Healing Mind, Healing Body (find a link in the Recommended Reading forum post) and laughed out loud at what it said. It described EXACTLY the stuff that I’m working on right now. Dig this:
“Our legs express a level of groundedness or firmness, as well as the passage of life we have experienced and the direction we are now going in … Being nearest to the pelvis, the thighs tend to represent the more inner and personal aspect of moving. Issues here can be closely associate to sexuality, to expression, to being able to share ourselves and our movement with another. This is intimately connected to our sense of femininity or masculinity. Issues to do with our parents are also found here, as we have to move away from the parental energy as we grow and mature. Excess weight in this area is like a build-up of mental resistance to fully expressing or finding our own direction, and to being at peace with our sexual expression; it is a way of blocking off from really experiencing the depth of our feelings in this part of our bodymind.”
I haven’t mentioned this yet, but I recently asked my dear friend, psychic/astrologer Glenna Dietrich, to do a chart for me and one of the main things she kept pounding away at is how very ungrounded I am because of my chart and that it is vitally important for me to ground. I’ve been deliberately working on that (I’ll be blogging about that soon enough) So I was delighted when I read that the legs are all about grounding, and the thighs are about the things I’ve been putting on the back burner.
I’m pretty sure that by the time I’m done with my new Shape Shifter’s Daily Diary, I’ll be able to report a healthy loss of several inches of fat from my thighs.
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