In Anita Johnson’s book, Eating in the Light of the Moon, she teaches women important tools on how to free themselves from their eating disorders. She does so by showing them how to discover the metaphors that are hidden in their own life story.
“Storytellers speak in the language of myth and metaphor,” Johnston explains. “They tell us a truth that is not literal, but symbolic. If we hear the stories with only the outer ear, they can seem absurd and untrue, but when listened to with the inner ear, they convey a truth that can be understood and absorbed on a deeply personal level. In this way, stories help us connect with our inner world, to the natural rhythms and cycles of the earth, and to the power of our intuitive wisdom.”
The book is not only an enjoyable read, but it is also filled with exercises that one can use to strengthen their defense against their eating disorder. She also dwells and explores different themes of self-discovery and empowerment on core issues such as feelings, intuition, symbolism, and recovery.