CONNECTION TO OUR BODY
EXPLORING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR BODY & LIFE
Living in connection to our body and the essence of who we are is our natural state of being. Our body is constantly communicating to us what it is feeling and what it needs. By bringing awareness to our body we are able to hear what is being communicated. But do we always choose to listen? As shared here listening to our body is essential for our health and wellbeing.
“If we start listening to what our body is saying, we can have a much deeper relationship with our body that will lead to greater awareness and connection within ourselves that will support us to know how to live in a way that fosters true health and wellbeing.” (Andrew Mooney, Physiotherapist)
Connection is as simple as becoming aware of how our body is feeling in any moment. For example:
How do your feet feel when you’re walking?
How does your back feel while you’re sitting at work?
How are your hands gripping the steering wheel while you’re driving?
How does your stomach feel as you’re eating or drinking?
"The body is the marker of all truth".
Serge Benhayon, Esoteric Teachings & Revelations Volume I, ed I, p 569
Often, we are so caught up in what’s going on around us, or what we have to get done, that we ignore what’s going on within us, within our body. We can easily ignore or override how our body is feeling; for example, staying up late even though we are tired. We tend to treat our body as just a vehicle to get us from A to B without any regard to how it feels while we are doing what we’re doing. It’s like we switch to auto-pilot and forget about the rest of the ‘plane’ and allow ourselves to be driven by our thoughts.
When we are not aware of our body while we are doing things – our body is in one place while our mind is somewhere else. In fact, we are not consciously present.
It is when we are going about life in this way that our body lets us know we are not moving in harmony and offers us messages. We might find ourselves bumping into something, dropping things, or tripping over nothing. In these moments, our body is letting us know that we are not moving with the awareness and care that is possible. If we continue to ignore the messages we may end up with louder messages such as aches, pain or illness.
If we are going about life with conscious presence, bringing awareness to our body, life flows and there is a different quality to everything we do and the way in which we are with everything around us. In connection to this quality we naturally bring gentleness and tenderness to our activities and to our interactions with others offering us a steady foundation as we go about our day.
The following tools offer support when we are not feeling quite ourselves.