Class Three – Lesson 2: Thin Me, Meet Not-Thin Me

Text for class: A Course in Weight Loss by Marianne Williams

Email the class at healthyandwhole@upchurch.org

Guiding Scripture

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. 

Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.  It will be a healing for your flesh and a refreshment for your body.

Proverbs 3:5-8

Presentation Deck

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Soul Work

Read Lesson 2 Thin You, Meet Not Then You

Ask & Act: How will I love myself today?

Pray and meditate daily for 15 minutes

Today’s lesson involves healing the relationship between the part of you that eats wisely (Thin You), and the part of you that eats dysfunctionally (Not-Thin You).  They are two aspects of one mind.  They cannot be separated by force, but only by love.  You will begin a new relationship with a part of yourself you’ve kept out of your heart.  For in keeping her out of your heart, you’ve kept her on your body. 

Learning to love Not-Thin You, bringing her back into the circle of your compassion, you will gain dominion over your life.  Love will harmonize your internal kingdom. 

Part 1 – Based in honesty and transparency, write a letter to Not-Thin You.  Keep it real.  This dialogue allows you to surrender thoughts that are already there, but that if unexplored remain as toxins in your system. 

Part 2 – Write a response letter from Not-Thin You. 

Do not underestimate the power of writing these letters.  Building this relationship between Thin You and Not-Thin You is the beginning of your reconciliation with a part of yourself that belongs inside, not outside your castle doors.

Inspiration

Inspiration: Love Yourself by Mary J. Blige

Class Two – Lesson 1: Tear Down the Wall

Text for class: A Course in Weight Loss by Marianne Williams

Email the class at healthyandwhole@upchurch.org

Guiding Scripture

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. 

Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.  It will be a healing for your flesh and a refreshment for your body.

Proverbs 3:5-8

Presentation Deck

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Soul Work

Read Lesson 1 Tear Down the Wall

Pray and meditate daily for 15 minutes

Return to the words listed at the beginning of the chapter, which represent the bricks in your wall. For each word, write down in your journal what is true for you. Do not rush through this process. Be as detailed and complete as you can, feeling free to go back to certain words after you’ve already moved on to others. Allow yourself to look and to feel, and you will ultimately understand.

Inspiration

Inspiration: Strength, Courage & Wisdom by India.Arie

Class One – Embarking on the Journey

Text for class: A Course in Weight Loss by Marianne Williams

Email the class at healthyandwhole@upchurch.org

Guiding Scripture

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. 

Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.  It will be a healing for your flesh and a refreshment for your body.

Proverbs 3:5-8

Presentation Deck

Spiritual-Principles-for-Lasting-Weight-Loss-2021-class-1-dec

Soul Work

Read Introduction & Embarking on the Journey in A Course in Weight Loss

Pray and meditate daily for 15 minutes

Write in your journal. Explore an intention for the journey.

Inspiration

Inspiration: I’m Getting Ready by Tasha Cobbs