Self acceptance has been a struggle for me most of my life, and I see it as a consistent theme within client's sessions. It is probably our shared resonance of this issue which draws these specific clients to me in the first place. The Law of Resonance, like attracts like.
I always saw myself as ugly, flawed, geeky, not cool enough, too fat, too much of everything and not enough of anything. Years of travelling and working in certain industries revolving around image and success didn't help the situation.
I even left a job once because the boss said I laughed too much. So not only was my self acceptance lacking within, but the outside world was also reflecting and pushing the button about how unacceptable I was. Even when I was laughing I was unacceptable. What an absolute crock of bullshit!
Thank goodness I found BodyTalk, as I got myself into a right state within body and mind. I created for myself a lot of illness, mental and physical through rejection of my core nature which is joyful, loving and fine just as it is, even when challenging emotions pop up. Yes, I am an emotional, passionate women that likes to ask 'Why?'.
The horses have taught me a lot about just BE-ing, allowing yourself to BE just as you are regardless of form, or emotional state. This is a powerful lesson to learn, especially when emotions arise which are painful, distressing and unwanted. To learn to sit and be with whatever is coming up, is to discover a sense of peace, presence and inner depth.