Let's talk about RESPECT of people's bodies.
Yesterday, I posted a picture of myself in a bikini and VERY clearly stated that the reason I was posting it was because I was happy that I had done so much inner work on myself and that when i started feeling beautiful on the inside, i found myself starting to feel more beautiful on the outside.
i did this to remind people that when you do that inner work, it will have a positive effect on all areas of your life. i wanted it to be a positive, inspiring message.
however, i received several really low vibration messages from men, who were looking at my body in a sexual way.
i found myself first, disgusted. secondly, like i need to cover up and protect myself. then i felt like a very Kali-like anger and protectiveness over all women (and people for that matter) who are objectified sexually. so, i am channeling those emotions into what i hope will be more of an educational expression of what i believe needs to change in our society. this is why the #metoo movement has happened. we shouldn't feel scared to be in our bodies. THIS SHIT IS NOT OKAY.
my post was not sexual. it was talking about what it means to love myself and feel good about who i am.
i feel so sad/angry for all of the women that don't speak up around this topic. and i also feel sad/angry for all the men that think this is acceptable behavior. a woman feeling good in her skin is not an invitation for lewd behavior. that's like wearing a mini-skirt because you think you look cute, getting raped, and then the raper says 'she was asking for it.’ Seriously???
women (people) need to learn to stand up for themselves.
men (people) need to learn to honor women (other people).
as for me, MY BODY IS A TEMPLE. I WILL NOT TOLERATE LOW VIBRATIONS AROUND THIS TEMPLE.
if you do not recognize that and understand that about me, please either:
1. raise your vibration and your level of respect for all women, and all beings
2. take that low vibration elsewhere.
Life Lessons with Olivia:
I am purposefully posting this picture of me in a bikini.
I am posting it because for the first time in my life, I am actually feeling like I am starting to look prettier on the outside. Now, this may seem like an odd thing to say. But truly, I've spent the last 15 years actively working on my internal thoughts and belief systems every. single. day.
there was a lot of ugly stuff in there. (i'm certain there's more to clean up still, but hey, it's a process. ;) ) in the past few years, i've had the really pleasant experience of actually starting to really like who i am - not in a vain way - in a REAL way. in the way that a person really begins to know themselves.
and i credit it that self love to the fact that i've been doing a lot of work to like who i am INSIDE. the added bonus is that my OUTSIDE has started to grow in alignment with how i FEEL about myself INSIDE myself.
i hope this makes sense to you all! lol.
what i'm trying to say is that the more i've come to love myself internally, the more i feel happy and blessed to be in this particular human skin (and have come to love all my physical, mental, emotional imperfections). this is just one of the reasons why i believe SO much in the spiritual psychology teaching of:
LESSON: Outer experience is a reflection of inner reality.
if you want to learn more about this, or have a refresher on the topic, i'm teaching an intensive workshop on saturday, july 6 on this exact topic. link in bio (events). it's time to start loving yourselves inside and out, folks. no one else is going to do it for you.
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Loved the weaving workshop with @firehorsestudio yesterday in Topanga ♥️ #topanga #weaving #workshop #crafts #yarn #loops #wallhanging
there are times in life when you'll feel like you're going in circles, chasing your own tail.
LESSON: you are not going in a circle, Olivia. you are going in a spiral - a spiral that is moving ever upwards. you're just too close to see it clearly.
LESSON: remember to trust the process. 🙏
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This little love bug. 🥰
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