As above, so below; as within, so without.
I'm going to share a particularly interesting and useful connection I made through my weight loss process. I have brought everything I've learned to the table through the years. I have used both science and sorcery to achieve my goals.
I had one phenomenon in particular occur through the years. During my yo yo weight loss years, I would successfully lose ten or twenty pounds, encounter some emotional difficulties, and gain them right back. This happened a few times, but I really recognized the pattern around the time I took an anatomy class.
In the class, we studied tissues. Fat is called Adipose tissue (like in Doctor Who's Partner's in Crime episode, Adipose Industries; "The Fat Just Walks Away!"). Adipose tissue is a connective tissue that runs throughout the body. Its job is to store, cushion, and protect.
As above, so below; as within, so without. If adipocytes are supposed to store, cushion, and protect on a physical level, then that is also their function on a spiritual level. Here is really the key; when we are going through emotional imbalances that lead to overeating, we create fat tissue to protect and cushion us from it. However, these cells not only store the calories we eat, but they also store all the negative emotions we were feeling when we formed them.
This, I realized, was the underlying cause of the emotional difficulties I experienced during the yo yo years. Whenever I lost the weight, the fat cells released all the negativity they had stored away to cushion me against. Suddenly I had to deal with these stored emotions in addition to my day-to-day life. No wonder I was having trouble!
So if you have ever experienced anything like this, you can now learn how to deal with it. When losing weight, it is imperative to constantly remove the negative charge from the cells as you shrink them. So here is my advice, and I hope it works as amazingly well for you as it does for me. If you smudge, use crystals, take cleansing baths, or uncross yourself consistently, you'll have a lot more success in your weight loss goals!