I wanted to share with you this article by Sariah Mikaels (www.passionwithpresence.wordpress.com)
I have on my office wall a bit of prose written by an anonymous author. It goes like this: Listening to your heart, finding out who you are, is simple, but not often easy. It takes time for the chatter to quiet down. In the silence of “not doing” we begin to know what we feel. If we listen and hear what is being offered then anything in life can be our guide.
From my perspective, our body is our best friend. If we are willing to listen to its voice and follow its guidance we have the opportunity to heal ourselves of any physical, emotional, mental or spiritual pain we are experiencing. When the body screams in pain for instance, we often listen and take ourselves to the doctor and do whatever we are told to hunt down the source of the pain and medicate or surgically remove it from our system.
Don’t get me wrong. I am all for modern medicine and technology as contributing steps in taking care of our bodies; same with emotional pain and the psychotherapeutic route as well as a myriad of holistic routes.
All are options to choose from that arise from a deep listening and guidance taken from our own inner understandings of our body talk.
What I am suggesting is that the first step is to LISTEN.
Breathe into the area of the body that is calling for attention and listen deeply to the responsive voice within that can give you a clear sense of what is really going on inside the house of cells, muscles, bones, organs, etc that we live in.
What I have discovered over the years within my own body and witnessing many others, is that underneath the pain, anxiety, depression, disease and dysfunction is fear, chronic stress/resistance, cellular memory of historical wounding, and emotional repression.
When we choose medication and surgery without addressing the deeper causes the body has to work to find another source to get our attention; the disease must recreate itself once again; we must have one more accident usually worse than the prior one; we must continue to experience sadness and fear, frustration and anxiety, depression and loss; in essence, we stay on the roller coaster of life with little respite or energy to enjoy the smell of the roses so to speak.
The journey to wellness on all levels begins with listening to our best friend and following its lead. The body will not lie to us.
Visit my webpage to avail yourself of helpful guidelines to begin the process of deeper listening to the body.