[Note: this blog post was written Oct 21, 2018 and shared on the Gupta Programme forum then, but I had not posted it here at the time. And I look forward to traveling again in the future. 🙂 ]
I feel so thankful to be able to eat with such ease now. When I started the Gupta Programme, I had been on a rigid food rotation diet for years. It was only after I transitioned off that diet, that I realized how much deprivation I had been living with. Before making food changes I used tools to prepare my system and then had great results, success building upon success. At first the changes were quite small, starting to say, I’ll just eat the rest of that quinoa tomorrow, rather that rotating every single food. After I could freely eat from the foods that had been in my rotation, I started experimenting more—such as a tiny bit of cracker a houseguest had left behind. Gradually I expanded and expanded, until I could eat whatever I wanted.
I still eat incredibly healthy, because I love fresh produce, from the garden, the farmer’s market, or a local store. And also I love the ease of accepting hospitality from people, whatever they offer. Perhaps the greatest ease comes in traveling; when I fly out tomorrow to attend a training in the somatic movement therapy that I am studying to expand tools I offer to clients, I wonder what snack they’ll serve on the airplane. Sure, I’ll bring along some protein bars, nuts, and carrots as travel food for the day. And now, I supplement those with enjoying what is served, whether it is little pretzels, peanuts, or tiny cookies. Just to enjoy the abundance of the world, the flavors, and the ease of knowing I can tolerate whatever comes my way.
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