Archives for: February 2006, 28
When was the last time that you actually took a few moments to listen to your body’s promptings? If you’re like most people, probably never. Unfortunately, we live in such a media and activity saturated society, that we fail to listen to our most important partner.
While the mind and body are totally interconnected, they are at the same time distinctly separate.
Just as we chose who our parents are/were, and the life that we would lead here on Earth before we travelled here from the soul plane, we also chose the body that we would inhabit in this lifetime as well. Now, I know that you’re probably looking down at your body, and thinking, “THIS is the body that I chose in this lifetime? Yuck!”. While it may be the body that you currently inhabit, it may not have been what you had originally planned to live in.
Many different factors affect our bodies. The foods that we eat, how, and how much we sleep, stress, physical and emotional traumas, even our day to day living environment. Over time, our body’s energies become imbalanced, creating any number of internal or external issues. Depending on the issue, we may feel lethargic, foggy-minded, impatient, crabby, anti-social, ill, gain or lose weight, or possess any other number of symptoms. It’s our body’s way of saying, “Houston, we have a problem!”.
Unfortunately, in todays society, there are far too many offers of a quick-fix. Take this pill, drink that liquid. While they may mask the symptoms, most of the time, these so called quick-fixes do nothing to correct the underlying cause of the issue that has externalized itself. All to often, people are moving so fast through life, that they don’t feel that they have the time to slow down, and wonder just WHY they feel so out of kilter. So while they may temporarily feel better on the outside after taking their quick-fix, internally, havoc is still being wreaked upon their body. Sooner or later, the underlying issue will manifest itself again externally in the same or a different fashion, and probably not as mildly as the first time.
It is only by slowing down, and actually becoming aware of our body’s messages, that we can take the first steps towards becoming a complete and healthy person again.
When was the last time that you actually talked to your body? Nice quizzical look you have there, on your face. *chuckle* Really though, think about it. Who better to talk to, than someone that you’re with 24/7? Find a quiet space without any distractions, and say ‘hello’ to your body. Ask it questions. And don’t be surprised when your body gives you feedback. It may be a chill through your body, a warm feeling at some part of your body, a tingling sensation. This is your body communicating with you. Accept, and embrace this new relationship. When you are in tune with your body, it can answer many questions. I can ask my own body questions, and depending on whether the answer is yes or no, my left or right hand will tingle. Whenever I do energy healing on a client, I always talk directly to the client’s body. I introduce myself to the body, and ask that the body help me to help it heal itself, quickly, and completely. Just as the body fights off illness, it also fights off unfamiliar energies. Hence, the introduction, and request for the body’s own assistance.
Had it not been for some simple food choices over my recent vacation, I probably wouldn’t have thought about all of the above. For those of us who have been on ER4YT for awhile, we know what happens when we eat avoids for our blood type. Joint pains, lethargy, inability to sleep, sinus issues, etc.
At the start of my vacation, I figured I’d splurge and have a cheat meal. After all I WAS on vacation! It was a double cheat really, since I’m weightlifting as well. So I called up Domino’s Pizza, and ordered a pizza, and breadsticks. Just what an O doesn’t need, wheat and dairy products. And for the next three days, I paid for it. My energy levels were just short of the speed of molasses, and the mind was a little slow in the processing department. But on the morning of day four, I woke up, and it was like someone had flipped a switch in me. I was back to the bouncy, energetic me. Around that time, I had the urge for lasagna. Another avoid-laden delight for O’s. But the urge wouldn’t go away, so I asked my girlfriend if she would be nice enough to make one. She did, and it was GOOD. As in, I was looking forward to the second helping, even before I had finished the first serving GOOD.
However, unlike the pizza and breadsticks, there was no energy crash, no mind mush the next day. And I came to realize that all avoids aren’t necessarily bad. It is only when we choose to consume avoids, that our body rebels. But when our body prompts us for certain avoids, there are no unpleasant aftereffects. Our bodies will rebel against beneficial foods just as much as avoids. But in order to understand what our bodies need, and desire most, we have to learn to open the lines of communication, so that the mind and body can work together. Even within the same blood type, one’s beneficials may be another’s avoids.
We are each unique, and must learn which is best for each of us. But we can only do that by slowing down, and actually listening to our inner workings, and not just the neverending racket of the outside world.