Our bodies are incredibly wise. Working as a medical intuitive for the past 20 years I have been able to see some extraordinary things happen in people’s healing processes. Our bodies’ wisdom is truly profound, but we must remember that how we choose to support our bodies is the key to long term healing. A plant can be beautiful when we get it from the nursery and a month later can end up looking brown and dry if we don’t care for it properly. Yes?
Call after call I receive, people ask me what they need to do to take care of their bodies. I always answer this question with a question, “When was the last time you closed your eyes and asked yourself that very question?” The answer is typically silence followed by a few giggles and then something like, “It never occurred to me to ask myself that.”
How you take care of yourself fuels your body’s innate wisdom to be able to heal and balance itself. You deserve to feel vital and good. You really do. Your body is constantly talking to you. When you notice you are tired, make sure to take the time to rest and ask yourself what you can do to rejuvenate yourself. How often do you push yourself, grab a cup of caffeine or eat some sugar to lift your energy to keep you on task ,forgetting all the while that your body was trying to get your attention? When you get a headache and feel like your head is in a vice, before you grab an aspirin and forget you even had a headache, make sure to take time to remember that your body is reminding you to be gentle with yourself and trying to get your attention. When you lay in bed restless and can’t seem to get to sleep, before you grab a sleeping aid, take a few moments to write your worries and concerns on a piece of paper so that your mind and heart can feel a bit lighter.
Our bodies are amazing. They respond to everything little thing going on in our lives. To heal and stay in balance, we must remember that it is our job to nurture and support our bodies the best that we possibly can in any given moment. We must remember to be patient, forgiving and kind to ourselves. We must stop pretending that we know what is best for us and ask our bodies to guide and help us. Our bodies are incredibly happy to communicate with us, we just need to remember to slow down and make it a priority to listen.
I invite each and every one of you to take a moment right now. Close your eyes, put your left hand on your stomach and your right hand on your heart, breathing in through the nose and exhaling out through the mouth. Ask yourself this simple question, “What one thing can I do to support my body today?” An idea or answer will come. It often comes in the form that seems like a random thought. Stop and trust that there is nothing random about it. You have asked a question and you have received an answer. The biggest trick to learning to connect to yourself is making the space, asking a question, taking a breath and time to listen — and then honoring what your body has requested you do to support it.
It would be truly inspiring if you could take a moment and respond in the comments below as to what your body has shared. Many people will try the simple exercise above and doubt that what they hear is actually their body communicating. As you share your experience, other people will have the confidence to share theirs.
Although you may not think what you share is important, I can guarantee you it is inspiring someone who is reading it.
Ready? I am excited to hear what your bodies have to say.
Eyes closed. Left hand on the stomach and right hand on the heart. Breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth, “What one thing can I do to support my body today?”
In the greatest love,
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