“This body had carried me through a hard life. It looked exactly the way it was supposed to.” ― Veronica Roth

When I was a kid, I didn’t think about my body. I ran around fields in central Kansas, my uncle’s junkyard, my grandpa’s farm. I climbed trees, crashed bicycles.

When I was in my teens and twenties, I didn’t think about my body. I drank and smoked and ate whatever I wanted and flung my body around like it was made of teflon.

When I was in my thirties I got sick and almost died a lot. Thinking about my body scared the hell out of me, so I stopped.

Now that I’m in my forties, I have to think about my body. I don’t know how to DO it though – not in a good way. Not in a healthy way. I concentrate on the aches and pains and use those as reasons not to move. I focus on the easiest way to get what I need so that I don’t have to exercise. I feel like the habit of not focusing on all of myself has t be unlearned and I don’t know how to do that.

Well, I don’t know how to do that YET.

I’m finally learning that if I want to do something, I can’t just make a resolution and DECIDE to do a thing all at once. I have to DECIDE every day. I have to put myself in the place of student, and understand that each day is a new opportunity to slowly push my habits to a healthier place. SO, when I get a Wand in my daily tarot draw, I do something that’s good for my body. I stretch. I walk more that day, I get on my bike, I take a hot shower and stay in it as long as I want. It’s almost like I’m courting myself so that we’ll get along better.

The Shits and Giggles oracle by Andrew

Wands are the suit of action. They ask you to move and go and ignite.

It’s a marathon, not a sprint, and I’m hoping that by the time I’m fifty, my body and I will be good friends.

Cross your fingers.

xo Lis

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