What if you could create a different relationship with your body…. One of kindness, caring and communion? What if you began to ask your body questions and truly listened to what it has to say? What if you actually asked your body about everything that concerns it?
Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who was in constant judgment of you? Not much fun, is it? This describes the way many of us function in our relationship with our body. Our body is always there, contributing to us, taking care of us, making sure we get where we need to go and often times our response is judgment of how bad and wrong it is and a choice to ignore it completely.
Below are 7 things that your body would say to you if you were listening. These are the keys to creating a relationship with your body that is based on gratitude and communion rather than judgment.
Here is what your body is saying:
Stop judging me.
When you wake up in the morning, make a conscious choice to stop the litany of judgments that you start each day with. Instead, thank your body and tell it how grateful you are for it.
I was created to have fun.
What if the sole purpose of life was to have fun? Would that change the way you do things? Is it fun for your body to be touched? To feel the sun on its skin? To walk with its feet in the grass? What if you started to have fun now?
Ask me about me.
How much have you done to your body because somebody said it would create a result? How many diets, foods, herbs, fads, have you tried because somebody said? Ask your body. Stop judging and ask your body. Your body has the answers if you start asking.
Do one thing a day to nurture, acknowledge and appreciate me.
How often do you manage to nurture, acknowledge and appreciate your body? Would you be willing to include nurturing your body every day? Touching your body is one way to communicate with and nurture it. When you wake up in the morning, for three minutes, gently touch your body. Touch your body as if it belongs to somebody you care for.
Ask me what movement I would like to do.
Bodies like to move. What movement is fun for your body? Is it Pilates or Yoga or perhaps running or push-ups? When you move as your body desires, you become more present with your body and you and your body move together.
I’m the one eating.
Your body is the one eating. Do you ask it what it would like to eat? Do you ask it how much it would like to eat? How much of the eating we do is based on what were taught growing up and the points of view that are impelled on us as to what is healthy and what is not? Your body knows what it requires and desires.
Ask, “Where does this come from?”
Ninety-eight percent of the thoughts, feelings and emotions you experience aren’t yours. And somewhere between 50 – 90 percent of the pain and suffering in your body isn’t yours. Never was. Ask, “Is this mine?” or “Where did this come from?” If it lightens up, it’s not yours. Simply return to sender.
How much fun can you have playing with these tools and your body? I know these tools have been such a gift to me and my body. And I wonder how much they can contribute to you?
For the full article from Thought Catalog, go here.
P.S. And for even more communion with your body, check out my Energetic Synthesis of Communion adventure. During this time, you are invited to a way of being that you may have never experienced before – with more connection to the earth, your life and your body. Would you be willing to explore what communion is for you?