One of my favorite parts of late summer is collecting the beautiful bounty of tomatoes from the garden. The process of seeding, planting, tending and harvesting is nothing shy of a miracle to me no matter how many times I repeat the process.
This year, as I pull each precious, tender “result” from the vine, I realize that harvesting myself as I journey through the SHAPE Program is similar. I start the program “seeding” myself with new ideas, healthier patterns and unfamiliar recipes, eagerly anticipating the sprout of something different: a new me. As that new self emerges, I also find a whole new garden of friends to surround me, support me and inspire me as I grow. I tend to myself and others with encouragement, a feeling of success, fresh water, healthy food until finally, I wake up one morning realizing that I am ripe. I am ready. I am beautiful.
Our SELF ReClaimed toolkit is a great way to begin the extraction of your inner being. It is a self-empowerment toolkit that allows you to rewrite your story—the old one; the one that no longer fits. It helps you to envision yourself healthy, learn new habits and beliefs, experience the freedom of choice, and live the life of your dreams.
Steven Covey said, “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” Challenge yourself and unearth things from your past to help you uncover how you got to where you are today. Make this program a vital part of your journey until one morning you wake up realizing that you are ripe, you are ready, you are beautiful!
Whether you choose to harvest yourself like a tomato seed or transform inside a chrysalis into a beautiful butterfly, healing mentally, emotionally and spiritually is a big part of your SHAPE journey.
The author of this post is Ashley Nanney, SHAPE ReClaimed’s Marketing Consultant and CEO of Vitality Consultants, LLC.