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Learning To Listen To Your Body’s Wisdom

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,
Robin Lee

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  • Mina

    My body said to “breathe”. I tend to take shallow breaths, and sometimes catch myself holding my breath. This seems to be automatic for me, and I really have to pay attention and make myself breathe deeply, which is so relaxing and cleansing. Breathe, my body says. Expand that ribcage and take in some air…

    • Robin Lee

      hi Mina! :) xoxoxox

  • Mina

    My body said to “breathe”. I tend to take shallow breaths, and sometimes catch myself holding my breath. This seems to be automatic for me, and I really have to pay attention and make myself breathe deeply, which is so relaxing and cleansing. Breathe, my body says. Expand that ribcage and take in some air…

    • Robin Lee

      hi Mina! :) xoxoxox

  • http://twitter.com/Kyczy Kyczy

    LIke Mina – I know to breathe, I need to stretch, and to take TIME doing so.  Not just the “arms in the air, lean left , lean right, OK then, you’re done.”- but the long luxurious  stretch from yin yoga – believing I am worth the time it takes to loosen and release.  SO… of I go – I will read the rest of my emails later. Down to the mat to take care of myself!

  • http://twitter.com/Kyczy Kyczy

    LIke Mina – I know to breathe, I need to stretch, and to take TIME doing so.  Not just the “arms in the air, lean left , lean right, OK then, you’re done.”- but the long luxurious  stretch from yin yoga – believing I am worth the time it takes to loosen and release.  SO… of I go – I will read the rest of my emails later. Down to the mat to take care of myself!

    • Robin Lee

      YES ! :)

  • http://twitter.com/Kyczy Kyczy

    LIke Mina – I know to breathe, I need to stretch, and to take TIME doing so.  Not just the “arms in the air, lean left , lean right, OK then, you’re done.”- but the long luxurious  stretch from yin yoga – believing I am worth the time it takes to loosen and release.  SO… of I go – I will read the rest of my emails later. Down to the mat to take care of myself!

  • http://twitter.com/Kyczy Kyczy

    LIke Mina – I know to breathe, I need to stretch, and to take TIME doing so.  Not just the “arms in the air, lean left , lean right, OK then, you’re done.”- but the long luxurious  stretch from yin yoga – believing I am worth the time it takes to loosen and release.  SO… of I go – I will read the rest of my emails later. Down to the mat to take care of myself!

    • Robin Lee

      YES ! :)

  • Christine

    As I listened I got two messages. One was to eat less sausage (I think the breakfast sausage we have at my mother in laws has gluten in it). The second was to ground and release. Simple Excercise that will help me
    Not to hold on to energy that is no longer in affinity with me.

    Thanks for the reminder!

    • Robin Lee

      :) Christine! :)

  • Christine

    As I listened I got two messages. One was to eat less sausage (I think the breakfast sausage we have at my mother in laws has gluten in it). The second was to ground and release. Simple Excercise that will help me
    Not to hold on to energy that is no longer in affinity with me.

    Thanks for the reminder!

    • Robin Lee

      :) Christine! :)

  • Dev

    My body needs more love and less critices. It needs me to believe that I’m on my way to build the body I want.

    • Robin Lee

      Dev, Beautiful!

  • Dev

    My body needs more love and less critices. It needs me to believe that I’m on my way to build the body I want.

    • Robin Lee

      Dev, Beautiful!

  • bori20

    Relax…take one moment at at time.

    • Robin Lee

      Hi bori20 ! Hope you enjoyed relaxing ! Keep checking in to your body!

  • bori20

    Relax…take one moment at at time.

    • Robin Lee

      Hi bori20 ! Hope you enjoyed relaxing ! Keep checking in to your body!

  • Vic

    Pray! (aka spend more time on my spiritual self)

    • Robin Lee

      Hi Vic! :)

  • Vic

    Pray! (aka spend more time on my spiritual self)

    • Robin Lee

      Hi Vic! :)

  • Jill H.

    “Relax.  Be more fluid,” she said.

    • Robin Lee

      Hi Jill! :) xo

  • Jill H.

    “Relax.  Be more fluid,” she said.

    • Robin Lee

      Hi Jill! :) xo

  • Glendabosanko

    My body is thirsty, drink more water, less diet coke. It’s hurting my kidneys and skin.

    • Robin Lee

      Glenda! Wonderful !

  • Glendabosanko

    My body is thirsty, drink more water, less diet coke. It’s hurting my kidneys and skin.

    • Robin Lee

      Glenda! Wonderful !

  • Davina

    It came as more of an image. I saw a glass of water.

    • Robin Lee

      Hydrate ! :)

  • Davina

    It came as more of an image. I saw a glass of water.

    • Robin Lee

      Hydrate ! :)

  • Tasbhanjee

    My body said cut out lentils which are blocking me up and go see an Ayurvedic practitioner to get my whole system in balance. Financially I will be provided for somehow.

    • Robin Lee

      xo :) Express gratitude for your body’s clarity :)

  • Tasbhanjee

    My body said cut out lentils which are blocking me up and go see an Ayurvedic practitioner to get my whole system in balance. Financially I will be provided for somehow.

    • Robin Lee

      xo :) Express gratitude for your body’s clarity :)

  • Michelle

    Relax, enjoy each moment, do more yoga. My body is telling me to slow down and appreciate it, drink more water, and be present in my own life.

    • Robin Lee

      Michelle, Enjoy the process of honoring all that is before you . What a beautiful life we live!

  • Michelle

    Relax, enjoy each moment, do more yoga. My body is telling me to slow down and appreciate it, drink more water, and be present in my own life.

    • Robin Lee

      Michelle, Enjoy the process of honoring all that is before you . What a beautiful life we live!

  • Fromcawithlove

    My body said to drink more water and flush me out today!

    Thank you for reminding me to check in! So simple and yet so helpful!

    Much love :)
    Chrystal

    • Robin Lee

      Hi Chrystal! Enjoy the hydration! :) And you are so welcome!

  • Fromcawithlove

    My body said to drink more water and flush me out today!

    Thank you for reminding me to check in! So simple and yet so helpful!

    Much love :)
    Chrystal

    • Robin Lee

      Hi Chrystal! Enjoy the hydration! :) And you are so welcome!

  • http://salmonberryconsulting.com/ Tahirih Linz

    my body said “take hot bubble bath and drink lots of water”

    • Robin Lee

      Enjoy your bath!

  • http://salmonberryconsulting.com/ Tahirih Linz

    my body said “take hot bubble bath and drink lots of water”

    • Robin Lee

      Enjoy your bath!

  • http://twitter.com/Amrae7 Amber Chalus

    trust in the process
     

    • Robin Lee

      xoxoxo

  • http://twitter.com/Amrae7 Amber Chalus

    trust in the process
     

    • Robin Lee

      xoxoxo

  • Gina

    Don’t fill me with sugar today

    • Robin Lee

      If not sugar,then ask what your body would like instead, :)

  • Gina

    Don’t fill me with sugar today

    • Robin Lee

      If not sugar,then ask what your body would like instead, :)

  • Hungry

    donuts…chocolate covered cream filled vegan donuts.

    • Robin Lee

      xoxo Yum! :)

  • Hungry

    donuts…chocolate covered cream filled vegan donuts.

    • Robin Lee

      xoxo Yum! :)

  • http://twitter.com/AshleiJ Ashlei Jachimowicz

    Stop fighting the tears, let them flow. All your holding back is building up, just let it go. It’s OK to not have it all figured out. Give it time. 

    • Robin Lee

      Hi Ashlei! Beautiful. have comfort in your body’s wisdom!

  • Kilee

    What a great exercise! My body told me to just relax and calm down. I’m going to try this each morning. Thank you!

    • Robin Lee

      this is a very simple start for being able to connect into your body. It creates an anchor that is fabulous in getting to know yourself. enjoy!

  • http://twitter.com/AshleiJ Ashlei Jachimowicz

    Stop fighting the tears, let them flow. All your holding back is building up, just let it go. It’s OK to not have it all figured out. Give it time. 

    • Robin Lee

      Hi Ashlei! Beautiful. have comfort in your body’s wisdom!

    • Nisrine Kada

       That was my answer too .. I’m not the one to cry or talk about my struggles.

    • http://msloganinc.wix.com/msloganinc M.A. Logan

      THIS is a great one!

  • Kilee

    What a great exercise! My body told me to just relax and calm down. I’m going to try this each morning. Thank you!

    • Robin Lee

      this is a very simple start for being able to connect into your body. It creates an anchor that is fabulous in getting to know yourself. enjoy!

  • Heather Liden

    The timing of this is amusing. I was just noticing my stomach feeling out of sorts and thinking I should probably ask it what it needed, then I sat down to read this and was reminded I needed to actually do that. My body told me to trust it, breathe, hydrate and keep feeling. 
    Thank you for sharing this exercise. Sometimes the simplest seeming things are the most powerful. The body has so much wisdom if we just listen. 

    • Robin Lee

      Hahah. I love how life supports the little tugs that happen inside and we often dont prioritize them..then we get a friendly reminder..and voila!

  • Heather Liden

    The timing of this is amusing. I was just noticing my stomach feeling out of sorts and thinking I should probably ask it what it needed, then I sat down to read this and was reminded I needed to actually do that. My body told me to trust it, breathe, hydrate and keep feeling. 
    Thank you for sharing this exercise. Sometimes the simplest seeming things are the most powerful. The body has so much wisdom if we just listen. 

    • Robin Lee

      Hahah. I love how life supports the little tugs that happen inside and we often dont prioritize them..then we get a friendly reminder..and voila!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Lynn-Rodgers/559978545 Jessica Lynn Rodgers

    slow down

    • Robin Lee

      :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Lynn-Rodgers/559978545 Jessica Lynn Rodgers

    slow down

    • Robin Lee

      :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Lynn-Rodgers/559978545 Jessica Lynn Rodgers

    great exercise, btw :)

    • Robin Lee

      I am glad you are enjoying it !

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Lynn-Rodgers/559978545 Jessica Lynn Rodgers

    great exercise, btw :)

    • Robin Lee

      I am glad you are enjoying it !

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1094052122 Amy Wolfgang

    Hug and hold your love, and laugh

    • Robin Lee

      Amy Nice! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1094052122 Amy Wolfgang

    Hug and hold your love, and laugh

    • Robin Lee

      Amy Nice! :)

  • Jodi B.

    Thanks so much for this exercise, Robin! Just got home and was wondering if I should take a rest or just start into my next thing on today’s agenda.  When I was out I was thirsty but forgot about it.  When doing the exercise my body told me to drink water and take a rest–everything else on the list will fall in to place.  So I got up and drank some water and realized I could use a bathroom break (something I tend to ignore), so I tended to that and now am taking my rest!  ;)  Jodi B.

    • Robin Lee

      Hi Jodi! :) Keep listening to your body ! :)

  • Jodi B.

    Thanks so much for this exercise, Robin! Just got home and was wondering if I should take a rest or just start into my next thing on today’s agenda.  When I was out I was thirsty but forgot about it.  When doing the exercise my body told me to drink water and take a rest–everything else on the list will fall in to place.  So I got up and drank some water and realized I could use a bathroom break (something I tend to ignore), so I tended to that and now am taking my rest!  ;)  Jodi B.

    • Robin Lee

      Hi Jodi! :) Keep listening to your body ! :)

  • Donnie

    Robin, this was really wonderful. I noticed that my body wanted stillness, love, and compassion. I’m always on the go and “doing.” I rarely give myself the time or the space to just slow down and “be.” I really appreciate you writing this article. Much love, Donnie

    • Robin Lee

      Hi Donnie! You are very welcome! I am glad you found it supportive!

  • Donnie

    Robin, this was really wonderful. I noticed that my body wanted stillness, love, and compassion. I’m always on the go and “doing.” I rarely give myself the time or the space to just slow down and “be.” I really appreciate you writing this article. Much love, Donnie

    • Robin Lee

      Hi Donnie! You are very welcome! I am glad you found it supportive!

  • Stacie

    My body told me I need to rest and take a break. Mentally as well as physically. It said I don’t give myslef enough credit for how hard I’m working, how much I’m doing as how I’m maintaining a postive outlook and attitude in a very tough situation.

    • Robin Lee

      Beautiful Stacie!

  • Stacie

    My body told me I need to rest and take a break. Mentally as well as physically. It said I don’t give myslef enough credit for how hard I’m working, how much I’m doing as how I’m maintaining a postive outlook and attitude in a very tough situation.

    • Robin Lee

      Beautiful Stacie!

  • Brooke

    It’s shocking, I was sceptical but how simple and effective! I asked it a few times today. First thing was just to be as is, still and listening, also stretch and I’m hungry for a sweet potato! How random but perfect! Thank you

    • Robin Lee

      Brooke, the random part always makes me crack up. There are things in the sweet potato your body probably needs. isnt it greaT?

  • Brooke

    It’s shocking, I was sceptical but how simple and effective! I asked it a few times today. First thing was just to be as is, still and listening, also stretch and I’m hungry for a sweet potato! How random but perfect! Thank you

    • Robin Lee

      Brooke, the random part always makes me crack up. There are things in the sweet potato your body probably needs. isnt it greaT?

  • Tamika H

    Water and rest

    • Robin Lee

      :)

  • Tamika H

    Water and rest

    • Robin Lee

      :)

  • Drea2681

    Drop the shoulder and neck tension; let go, breath.

    • Robin Lee

      beautiful Drea2681

  • Drea2681

    Drop the shoulder and neck tension; let go, breath.

    • Robin Lee

      beautiful Drea2681

  • Sue

    Breath more slowly and deeply :)

    • Robin Lee

      Hi Sue :)  xo

  • Sue

    Breath more slowly and deeply :)

    • Robin Lee

      Hi Sue :)  xo

  • Shan_hyde

    Drink more water!!

    • Robin Lee

      Hi Shan! :)

  • Shan_hyde

    Drink more water!!

    • Robin Lee

      Hi Shan! :)

  • Pxxxx

    Love, was the first thing that came to mind after a few seconds … Profound

    • Robin Lee

      wonderful :) Try to focus on doing this daily for a week. keep seeing what comes up.

  • Pxxxx

    Love, was the first thing that came to mind after a few seconds … Profound

    • Robin Lee

      wonderful :) Try to focus on doing this daily for a week. keep seeing what comes up.

  • Cynthia Metzger

    Ok, I did it, but nothing…I have a wierd thing going on with my leg and I have listened to friend who said that I must need to rest it, since it hurts when I get up.  So I have been doing that, but I am overwhelmed with fogginess.  Just icky feelings.  Maybe fear.  I teach exercise classes and I have never had a burning sensation like this in the middle of the back of my leg.  From above my knee to my middle calf.  Only when I put weight on my leg not when I straighten it when seated.  I have had sciatica before, but nothing like this.  Thanks for listening.  My body doesn’t know what to do. 

    • Robin Lee

      keep checking in. your body will speak to you.touch your leg. massage. relax the energy. magnesium oil could be really supportive. check into it. castor oil packs as well….xo

    • Moanikealaona

      Get therapeutic massages, chiropractic adjustment and stretch before and after exercises. I am a Massage Therapist.

  • Cynthia Metzger

    Ok, I did it, but nothing…I have a wierd thing going on with my leg and I have listened to friend who said that I must need to rest it, since it hurts when I get up.  So I have been doing that, but I am overwhelmed with fogginess.  Just icky feelings.  Maybe fear.  I teach exercise classes and I have never had a burning sensation like this in the middle of the back of my leg.  From above my knee to my middle calf.  Only when I put weight on my leg not when I straighten it when seated.  I have had sciatica before, but nothing like this.  Thanks for listening.  My body doesn’t know what to do. 

    • Robin Lee

      keep checking in. your body will speak to you.touch your leg. massage. relax the energy. magnesium oil could be really supportive. check into it. castor oil packs as well….xo

  • Mariange Carmen

    Drink water. It was actually a very clear response! Thanks for this exercise. :)

  • Mariange Carmen

    Drink water. It was actually a very clear response! Thanks for this exercise. :)

  • Amanda R

    After asking this question to my body (at 9pm) brought up an image of my big white fluffy blanket and a bubble bath. My body instantly softened as I thought about doing this. That’s what i’ll go do now.  Thank you for the insight, Robin :)

  • Amanda R

    After asking this question to my body (at 9pm) brought up an image of my big white fluffy blanket and a bubble bath. My body instantly softened as I thought about doing this. That’s what i’ll go do now.  Thank you for the insight, Robin :)

  • Marymm2011

    Hi Robin
    I have been doing this regularly..And I can’t seem to get an answer as to why I have diarrhea and dizziness? I have worked really hard trying to listen to my body, and it doesn’t seem to answer me..

  • Marymm2011

    Hi Robin
    I have been doing this regularly..And I can’t seem to get an answer as to why I have diarrhea and dizziness? I have worked really hard trying to listen to my body, and it doesn’t seem to answer me..

  • http://twitter.com/myaccesiblelife Deborah

    Stop worrying about what you eat so much but more on how much your choosing to eat ~ that’s what my body told me today.

  • http://twitter.com/myaccesiblelife Deborah

    Stop worrying about what you eat so much but more on how much your choosing to eat ~ that’s what my body told me today.

  • SandyFL100

    Dear Robin  as soon as you see this, feel free to delete it,  I just can’t help myself~~Hugs and much <3
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151047965904631&set=a.277417944630.141118.781399630&type=1&theater

  • SandyFL100

    Dear Robin  as soon as you see this, feel free to delete it,  I just can’t help myself~~Hugs and much <3
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151047965904631&set=a.277417944630.141118.781399630&type=1&theater

  • ThePositivDaily

    Love it!!!!! 

  • ThePositivDaily

    Love it!!!!! 

  • Hannah

    Take a walk outside today, be as close to nature as possible….then eat some veggies….and be calm

  • Dizzy Lizzy

    This is what I needed today…… I don’t allow time to listen and just want to DO…..I’ll do this often, and give myself some down time to “hear”‘ I’ve suddenly just felt the need to excirse, have been loningfor a long time now! Thank you

  • Sonia

    take a time to just be without doing. Enjoy the rest and the sound of the rain and just be…

  • guest

    To stay to true to myself–and support those who need it.

  • Barbara Hames

    Sounds like FranklinMethod and BodyTalk and Wholly Shift and The Work, rolled into one. Good stuff, Robin. I use the same question with my clients… “Have you asked yourself that question and waited for the answer with a receptive, trusting, heart?”

  • kathryn91255

    I am so used to going and going and taking care of everyone but me.  I wasn’t sure what I heard.  I will try this a while longer so see if I can hear better. Thank you.

  • Janicenason

    meditate

  • Jessica

    I don’t know how this happened, because I was not archieve searching; I suppose I was meant to see this. I clicked on my email to read todays messages (9/27/12) and this message popped up. Amazing! I did the excercise and “heard back” fron my body to “feed your soul”…the timing for me could not be more appropriate. The Universe really does work in mysterious ways!

  • Judith

    I just asked my amazing body what I can do to support it and straight away in my mind heard the word “sleep”! So I’ll do the car-loading in the morning I guess! Off to bed with me! And grateful I am too for the ‘permission’.

    Many thanks to Robin Lee for her article and excellent suggestion, and to my long-suffering body – I will make more effort to be still, to honour and to hear you 

  • Nicole

    Stretch, rest, drink water, and resolve that fight before you go to sleep. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=545558026 Lois Harvie

    Thank you for the simple exercise, one I can use daily and remind myself to listen to my body. Today the answer was, take a moment to soak in the bathtub and let your body relax and release! It spoke that its time for some self care and willingness to LET GO of the shoulds, coulds and needs that are pulling me away from whats truly important.
    Thank you Robin Lee, for a lovely blog:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1213928366 Tamara Shortay Russell

    take care of my heart’s emotional needs.

  • Jamie

    Hi Robin,

    I know my comment may be coming very late for a blog post 2 months old but I really want to share my body’s answer.

    So I did everything you said – left hand on stomach, right hand on heart, etc – and somewhere in my head said:

    “Love yourself. You already know what to do so I’m giving you a very short answer. What comes after the answer though, besides knowing you have to do it, with attention, with love. Don’t be scared cos God always has your back.”

    I’m amazed that my body can answer in such a subtle yet profound way. Thank you Robin, you’ve really helped me become even more aware of myself ;)

  • Guest

    My body told me to go to sleep early tonight!!!!
     

  • Bob

    Rest when needed, body and mind, move w/ intention and care all the other time.

  • Mrsthoward

    My body is saying STOP NOW! My diet is horrible and I know if I could stay disciplined, I can be a better mom, wife and friend. I need to cleanse and exercise.

  • frieda

    The word EXERCISE came immediately. I  honour and respect my body today by following this inner wisdom.

  • K Nicole

    I was skeptical at first. I did as you instructed and my stomach immediately rumbled. I heard “stay hydrated.” I will drink plenty of water today!

  • guest

    Hi: my body said drink water. Then it said dance. Dance is part of my dream. But I don’t do it. I don’t seem to be able to stay completely healthy in body or in mind, without doing it. Then I read the post of the person who said tears and immediately I wanted to cry. I really understand that.

  • Joyceledoux

    He wants me to love him. He feels bruised.
    He wants me to bring him outside to rurrish his need of oxygene and contact with the earth.

  • Ana

    What a powerful message, Robin! I just did the exercise and the first thought that came to me was: Eat more veggies! I’m gonna work on that today! Thank you so much for sharing this message!

  • Jess

    HUGS AND LOVE IS WHAT CAME TO ME :)

  • grantjade09

     Thank you Ashlei!! My body told me to drink more water (giggle).  :)

  • Redjeff585

    I must pace myself physically and honour my aging body and remember to make time to practice yoga today.

  • Sera

    Mine said….be nice, and look after me ….as tears rolled down my cheeks

  • Zoe

    My body asked me to stop over-eating at mealtimes…slow down when I eat, chew my food thoroughly, and stop when I am full! I often feel a little sick or uncomfortable if I eat too much and it puts extra strain on my poor body to get all the food digested!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=595889744 Andrea Loizou

    Thank you Robin….This has been my absolute revelation and most poignant healing tool.

    Up until a year ago I had been pedalling the pavements of my life so furiously and ignored to listen to the cry of help that my physical body was desperate for me to hear.

    Until such time as it had no choice but to shut down on me completely…everything stopped. everything functioned in slow motion….panic….confusion….fear led the way for quite some time until I finally had my eureka moment of saying…..enough…..

    For the first time in my life it became about me….not anybody else…my innate character to give and love will always be…..but my new found wisdom to just be for me and to fix me is stronger than any other thought and emotion combined.

    The key is to reacquaint with yourself through quiet and still time.   Feel your body, look at your body, talk to your body, respect your body and tell it that it is your always, your ever faithful and most constant friend.

    Nurture with stillness and wholesome nourishment and then you will hear and know exactly what it needs and craves for its sustenance and to be the best it can be.

    My body is a perfect living whole, complete and in synch with the natural rhythm of the Universe.

    Love and light to you all

  • destined4gr8ness

    Take care of me! After months of going to bed at 2am and getting up at 6am, last night I decided to change this routine-I was in bed at 11:30pm; I honestly have to admit that I feel much more rejunvenated this morning.

  • Mandy

    Don’t give in to stress and anger by reacting in a negative way. Notice, and let it GO….whew. releasing. thank you for your article, Robin.

  • http://kabobdesign.wordpress.com/ Kar Shepherd

    Go for a walk with my dog.  It not lets me get fresh air and exercise, but it allows me to see the joy in my dog as she is out running, rolling and exploring.

  • oneGODforall

    I closed my eyes and my body told me to Slow Down……. Thank GOD and Appreciate and Enjoy the Small Things that Matter the Most.. I think too much and be easer on myself.. I listened and heard and got my answer.. Thank God!

  • Jolene

    It immediately told me to get some sleep! :)

  • Eileen Weigand

    I heard, “Eat better.” Simple, but true. Thanks for this!!

  • Ruby

    Rest, be quiet more and build my immune system.

  • Mia

    As soon as I closed my eyes I got a text from my friend reminding me to book for a doctor’s appointment for some checking up! not sure if this form counts but I believe it does!

  • Amszobay

    One word “listen” :).

  • Jordansmom1979

    Take time for yourself, find a space to think and release stress

  • Mbrande31

    Smile.. Stop taking everything so serious. Stop stressing

  • Bevster

    Eat less Sugar…

  • Gypsysunrise11

    My body told me to go to hot yoga, something I have been lazy in doing. :-)

  • Kimberley Fleur

    Dance, close your eyes feel the music and let go

  • Ruthbresson

    Respect, love, and nurture my own body as i so freely love the actual physical presence of my granddaughters’ bodies….their sweetness, their hopes, their small perfections….never in a milliion years would i rush them, neglect them, stuff them, hurt them….so, why do i do so to myself….

  • Bvalencik

    calmness

  • Dressbybecca

    it told me to eat more green things! (which is something i have to remind myself to do)

  • Chandravethody87

    I needed to read this today out of all days. I’m a medical student preparing for an exam and I had one of the most restless nights of my life last night. I listened to my body to today because it asked me to slow down, breathe and trust the process. I had that moment of bliss ad-mist all my stress, that sense of “everything’s ok” as I am placed in the hands of God. To trust in his power rather than mine and that I am exactly where I am meant to be and everything in my life has led me to this moment so why not trust that this moment would lead me to my destiny? Thank you for reminding me to take care of myself.

  • Gigidior

    sleep

  • Namaste78900

    my body said YOGA   ahhhh!

  • Jewel

    I liked this a lot I did the exercise and my body told me to stop worrying about everything so much and just see people’s innocence, and my own innocence. I tend to think people are doing or saying things on purpose to aggravate me or annoy me and that is so pitiful. Even if they are I can just choose to see their innocence and not their dark side and instead just enjoy life!

    • Mel99argh

      I’m not one to leave comments but yours made me tear up…in a good way. Beautifully said. Thank you. :)

    • Davis

      Yes Jewel this is something we all must do to achieve inner peace and well being. I have learned to “filter” those things around me to find out what is truly important and those that truly are not (those are the harmful things). Good luck.

  • Kerrymcd

    Drink some water and take a walk. 

  • Jan-ski

    My body is very broken right now. Between a knee replacement on my left side and a torn quad muscle on my right side. The two injuries will take a year & a half to heal enough to where I can begin strengthening. I have been looking for someone to help me thru this healing process. Your site came to me at just the right time. I tried putting my hands on my stomach & heart, breathing and listening. There is a lot my body is trying to say, but today it said REST. Thank you, your advice will help me heal!

  • Queenjeanne51

    My body wants me to go to the ocean and quietly walk and feel the sunshine.  Beautiful.

  • Traceyhasfun

    My body just started doing yogic breathing.

  • Sandra Kind Heart

    Love…time,and patience. The one that kept saying over and over was love. I know I need to be a lot more patient and kind with the people around me who make mistakes. And on the other hand I need to love myself enough to not allow people to walk all over me and hurt me. Somehow finding a balance. People tend to mistake my kindess for weakness… Love is what stands out!

  • Boslee1

    I did your exercise and my body said ” don’t skip your workout, you always feel better when you complete it”.

  • Joyannah

    My body said, “When you first notice tension building, remember to relax your shoulders and just take a deep breath. You know that nothing can upset you when you remember to stay relaxed.” May you Stay Relaxed.

  • Lisaobrien46

    Drink more water…..something I tell myself everyday….today I will do it. I give my clients those little rubber bracelets to help them remember a heathy way to take care of themselves. I will give myself a bracelet today to remember to drink more water. Thank you for this post.

  • Jrlarsen

    Yoga… hmmm, it’s Wednesday and that class I’ve been wanting to go to is today!   ;) thanks !

  • 2204Musik

    Write your feelings and experiences down on paper, and catch some fresh air in a slow tempo:) Cecilie/Denmark  

  • Kokopelligirl66

    It came quick and clear- exercise for at least 20 minutes and do the stretches for my frozen shoulder. Thanks for this simple way to connect with my body’s natural healing abilities.

  • Thaiyogabarb

    That I’m overwhelmed and need to give myself the gift of play.

  • Cklidonas

    Just go for a walk!

  • Asl4unme

    Mine is pretty simple, but the thought that came up is “no sugar.”  So, I will honor that thought and bypass sugar—“just for today.”

  • Suzy-q

    stop focusing on what I don’t have and be greatful of what I do have. 

  • Shirley Syrnyk

    since I got up and did my meditation and exercises, before reading your note, I asked and received the answer to eat healthy…. and that is exactly what I will do…. have a wonderful day too….

  • Gacular

    yoga and meditation

  • Ravi

    Its Fantastic!! I found this exercise very useful….. My body wants to take it slow one at a time, feed it with healthy thoughts, feelings & positive thoughts. Ms Robin this makes a great read thank you :)

  • Dorismorehouse

    My body said to take your vitamins…. Good thought !!!!!

  • Brandileigh74

    get out and move

  • Faith

    just BE  in my body, stop fighting with it, show it compassion, be grateful for it, just be, breathe and feel myself inside my body.

  • http://twitter.com/DANAKARIC DANA KARIC

    I LOVE THIS ARTICLE!!! IT IS SO INSPIRING AND BEAUTIFUL! :) 
    MY BODY SAID: SLEEP. THEN I PROCEEDED TO YAWN ABOUT 3 TIMES! :D

    I AM GOING TO LISTEN AND REST THE WHOLE DAY! 

    THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN, 
    I LOVED THIS! I HONESTLY DO NOT REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I READ SOMETHING SO INSPIRING  – IT WAS JUST THE RIGHT TIME, I GUESS. 

    DANA

    http://WWW.THEHAPPYPLANET.CO.UK

  • Tiffany

    My body told me my digestive system needs a rest…and I am fighting a virus…therefore I am doing fasting.

  • cjess

    Rest and stillness. I have been trying to do too much all at once. I have been trying to solve all of my problems in my head, making them bigger! I just want to take today step by step. Thank you for reminding me that this is what I actually need to accomplish my goals— more self love.

  • Stacey H.

    Breathe. My body wants me to deliberately focus on my breath. I’m listening.

  • http://twitter.com/danceandthecity Sara Murphy

    Wonderful article Robin. Our bodies really are “talking” to us all the time, because our body has a mind- the “body’s mind!”

    When I was training as a professional dancer, I left my four year college program terribly injured. It wasn’t until I met Susan Klein that I realized that the pain was trying to tell me something. I realized it was going to be more complicated than a quick “fix.” However, hitting rock bottom with my body and not being able to dance for a period of time turned into something incredibly positive! I began studying Susan Klein’s Klein Technique- a movement education system created by and for dancers that is a series of exercises and practices that speak to the body’s mind rooted in anatomy and Eastern medicine philosophy for injured & healthy dancers and non-dancers alike.

    Five years later, I now teach Klein Technique to professional dancers in New York City, and have been enjoying being “in process” with my own body every since! When I needed the teacher, Susan showed up and I am eternally grateful for all that she has taught me. I encourage anyone who is experiencing body pain to do exactly what you have suggested and really take a minute to slow down and listen- the pain is there to tell you something so don’t ignore it! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/teresa.gavigannewell Teresa Gavigan Newell

    Rest :)

  • Kerri

    Do whatever it is I need to do “today” to give myself  happiness “today”. One step at a time, one day at a time.

  • Karen_holmon

    One thing I can do to support my body today is to remember the hard lesson I was taught, and that is not to push myself so hard. “Rome was not built in a day.” Amen…

  • Mary

    First pee. Then dance.

  • Michell359

    drink water

  • Kitkat3day

    Just take time to breathe deeply.

  • Ginasplayland07

    I have had a headache all morning so I asked myself why did I have it…the word” tension” came up in my spirit. So I asked how can I support my body today and the words that came to me was to rest in God and know that the thing that I desire will come but not in my time but His time.

  • Cuzinskidz

    More water and exercise!!

    • Aniaram

      Same here: water and exercise :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1037501127 Kalee Perrin-Winston

    Eat good food, get some sun and walk around a bit outside.

  • Debbie

    Drink some water as opposed to another diet soda!!!

  • Leslie Mcphaul

    My body said that i need to juice! I wasn’t expecting to hear that but I will trust.

    Leslie

  • Bonnie

       It’s kind of crazy that I would run into this tonight.  I was just going to the bathroom to pee and loosened my pants on the way and when my hands made contact with my skin I heard this voice saying you are perfectly delightful the way your skin feels.  It brought tears to my eyes.  Then I did this exercise and I could hear this cacophony of voices saying “just love and adore us”.  My poor, wonderful body has suffered under my critical judgement. Yuck!  I love my liver and my thighs are the bomb!

  • Gailcarruthers

    Great article Robin, my body said get outside and walk, and show me some love!

  • Teresa Opara

    I’m so happy to find you. I love it. How many of us don’t take time to be, to be YOU, to accept who you are. We don’t listen to our body, we don’t listen to what our body is telling us, giving us warning after warning. We get sick, ill and then we might think about that. Don’t wait till last day of your life and see how much you missed. Do it now.
    Forgive, love and share your love with others. I like Ashlei’s comment:
    “Stop fighting the tears, let them flow. All your holding back
    is building up, just let it go. It’s OK to not have it all figured out.
    Give it time. ”

     

  • Cheryl50

    My spirit has been through some huge challenges the last five years. As a result it has also take a toll on my body. I feel like I am shutting down. I am trying to figure out how to heal ME. Where do I start?

  • Nichole

    My neighbors are having a superbowl gathering at their home, which is a little ways down the street and around the corner. Usually, I get in the car and drive to their home. But…after following this exercise, I felt the need to “walk” to their home. It is chilly outside, but yet the sun is shining. My body communicated to me that it would be most beneficial to enjoy the sunshine on my face while at the same time breathing in the cold, brisk air and enjoying the exercise.

  • Sheri Ellison

    My neighbors are having a gathering at their home this afternoon, which is a little ways down the street and around the corner. Usually, I will get in my car and drive down to their home. But after completing the exercise, my body communicated to me to walk this time. Not only will the enjoyment of the sun shining on my face be such a great feeling, but breathing in the cold brisk air while taking the walk and just enjoying the exercise would be most appreciated.

  • Patty

    My body said relax and go with the flow!

  • Msbitty Jackson

    I Find myself continuing to ask the same question, only to be given the same answer. What am I suppose to be doing ? The Creator responds: Be Still And Know That I Am God. So, I find myself doing exactly that. Surrendering my body, mind and spirit to stillness. My inner peace has been Amazing!

  • Hannah

    I just tried this exercise and one word came to mind, simplify. Then I really thought about it and it occurred to me that I did listen to my body earlier today, so I’ll give myself a little pat on the back.  I have been working on being tuned in over the last few weeks, it feels as though I’ve been enlightened, or tapped on the shoulder.  All I can say is, “I get it”, and it feels amazing, empowering.  I’m on the path, with still so much more to explore and learn about myself. It’s been a long time coming.
    So my body told me earlier today to stop doing the laundry, the dishes, step away from the computer, and to connect with my boys.  We got the finger paint out and got messy, then went outside and played in the snow.  That’s what it’s all about.  They are so pure and honest, and I am realizing that they have inspired me to find this inner peace, and I am so excited to see where the journey leads me.  Thank you for your words of advice, Robin. 

  • April Pang

    This was so beautiful. I have often performed this exercise without knowing what I was doing. I would put my hand on my chest and my head when my mind was running wild and rampant to try to find my center. I have been in a deep spiritual struggle for several months now and have been becoming more persistent with finding peace and purpose. Blocks have been rising at great speed all at once and I know that they either need to be faced or I need the practice in letting them go. When I tried this exercise today I just cried. And cried. And cried. My body is asking for love. She told me over and over again “Love Yourself”. I could hear her gentle plea through all the cells moving within my skin. My body is amazing. I am giving myself love today. Thanks for your post.

  • Linda Weil

    My body told me to allow myself to experience joy!

  • Classyca1

    my body more water

  • Melissa

    After going through a breakup, in which I hardly ate AT ALL, and went down to 93 pounds…my body reset itself and my digestive system settled…I learned my stomach does not like to be stuffed with carbs and that I should not eat until I am full. Prior to my break up I suffered with IBS – irritable bowel syndrome. I guess one physical benefit to the break up was a kind of unintentional detox. My weight went back to a health weight….but I no longer have to think about what I can eat (nutritionally, caloricaly) , I listen to what my body needs and never push myself to eat more, or eat mindlessly either because it just upsets my stomach. Anyone ever eat to please others? I can no longer do that: at dinner parties or dates… I must listen to my body and not push myself to finish or eat something full fat or purely grain based. I wish people were more understanding without needing the excuse of an allergy or something.

  • Leoniebrosnahan

    Great read Robin…the first thing that came to mind was ‘drink some water infused with freshly squeezed lemon’, a wonderful thing to do for your body first thing in the morning.

  • Angela

    Relax

  • Julie

    Make myself a delicious, nutritious and satisfying meal, instead of grabbing that chocolate chip cookie :oD

  • Sruthi93us

    Get some rest, take a break, rejuvenate, relax – reclaim the vitality, positivity, and self love that is yours. Also, honor me, romance me, in every little way that you can. 

  • Colleen

    Thank you for this.  Timing is everything.  I have been struggling with carrying about 20 lbs of water weight and no answers from the doctors as to why.  I did some writing to talk to my body last night and answered with my non-dominant hand and it said it was in pain from the extra weight.  So I wrote and asked the extra weight what it was trying to tell me–that the protection of extra weight is an illusion and that I do not need to be protected from anything.  This morning the water weight is still there and I got scared until I realized that it doesn’t mean what I think it means–that it is never going to go away, so I just did your exercise and my body said to just love it.  I committ today that whenever negative thoughts or worries come up about my body, I will push them aside and say, “I love you and thank you.”  Thanks for this exercise Robin.  Peace~Colleen (www.dailydatewithgod.com)

  • http://www.facebook.com/rose.thivy Rose Thivy

    I must return to acqua fitness classes –

  • joyce

    I have tried this 3 times and each time, I haven’t gotten a message (except one of the times it popped into my head “get a mammogram”, but each of the times, I started to get the sensation that I cannot catch my breath.  Has that happened to anyone else?

  • Guest

    My body said to continue doing excercices like this; the breathing part is very difficult and uncomfortable, I need to slow down and practice breathing, it will probably help with my anxiety. I also felt it rise up in my thoughts to brew some green tea and to put on my make-up, fix my hair, and feel pretty today.

  • Lbug1486

    My body said… Stretch. And take deep breaths.

    :) gonna go do that now.

  • Xnavygal9916

    Drink more water…no eating after 6 pm

  • Alischmidthealthcoach

    As soon as I inhaled my body spoke clearly: posture! I have been slouching and slumping and I feel so much better when I really inhabit my body and align myself.

  • Jacob

    Slow down

  • Sylvia

    After reading your blog and Mastin’s “action makes dreams come true” both your blogs resonated in my subconscious.   While I was doing my morning prayer and meditation I asked my body what it needed and the word ” control” came up. Control over what I eat, drink, speak, think and also over my finances. To stop indulging in all these areas. It was quite amazing for me because I know that I have been in denial that I’ve been  out of control in all of these areas. Trying to fill a void and emptiness by filling up on these things. Without question I believe this answer came from “spirit”. Thank you to both of you for your insights.

  • Kelly A.

    Eat Breakfast! Almost daily I skip this very important meal and because I work nights I may not eat until 3:00pm, 4,5,6,7oclock!this has to stop.Lately, I don’t know where my gut feelings begin and where my hunger pains end… there is no way to experience consistent fulfillment on a consistently empty stomach. Sooo, my Ahaa moment was I AM STARVING myself in more ways than one. This was a wonderful post. thank you!

  • Adelma

    My body said relax, love me, honor me, trust me. It’s perfect – I just quit my corporate job to start a business and have been completely focused on it, but feeling drained. I want to build this business from the heart, always listening and having fun!

  • Victoria

    this is wonderful, thank you. While reading your post I decided to do EFT as today I have been especially frustrated with my body because of the rheumatoid arthritis. I discovered through my tears that I have lost trust/faith in my body to heal, to digest, to balance and be in harmony, and I had disconnected from my body. So thanks again as this brought up something clearly very deep for me <3

  • amitha jawahar

    Be still and connect with the UNIVERSE

  • shoeshopyoga

    “Stop beating me up with food, and stop beating up your soul with guilt, shame, and negative thoughts about YOU.”
    Wow.

  • http://twitter.com/evelinehelena Eveline Almeida

    I really needed this today, as I was getting another anxiety crisis again and my body just said “you don’t need to fear, I’m here and I’m taking care of it, just trust me and we’ll be fine”

  • Ms Italiano

    Thank you for such a great article, Robin! The Universe brought this to me at the perfect time. My body told me to learn to love it more and nourish it with wholesome healing foods instead of being angry with it and denying it substance in the name of dieting.

  • cleo

    clear the mind, let it all go

  • Lindy

    Have a cup of peppermint tea instead of my third cup of coffee in the morning.

  • http://twitter.com/janusmacmillan Janus MacMillan

    I was very curious to hear what message my body would give me. I’m feeling good today, exhausted in a great way from a Bar Method class. I heard “appreciate”….
    What an important reminder! To focus some simple appreciation to my body for all it does for me. I’m deeply appreciative for the strength, stamina and flexibility it is providing. I am moved for this valuable insight that keeps me in a respectful loving relationship with my body :) as I challenge myself to transform.

  • Micaela

    muy bueno!! interesante!!

  • http://www.carolinefrenette.com/ Master Intuitive Coach Carolin

    I got “drink more water”. Simple enough… :)

  • ce

    WALK! It came out of nowhere.

  • maggie denny

    Hi Robin – last night, my gf came over and we talked about her bf problems and drank some wine. I did not realize that I was drinking too much – not to the point where I was unconscious, but enough that I did not feel well afterwads. This morning, my body wants to recover from the wine, and since I have a long day ahead, I will pack a healthy lunch to carry me through the day. Thanks for your guidance.

  • juliedawn

    I just did the exercise above. And before my second breath, quickly the thought “exercise” came up. wow! I’m definitely going for a long walk today. Thanks gurl

  • Shay R.

    Munch on something else and go for a walk. That’s what my body is telling me right now.

  • Fe

    I saw an image of tree. It makes sense, I do need to get out more.

  • Chantele

    Give myself a body massage, sending love to each part of my body & stretch. :)

  • doreen

    right hip pain and congestion..fear .of moving forward..practice self love and care..keep myself first and allow the universe to support me and the essence of being stuck will dissipate through healing and love

  • Davis

    Stop smoking…I didn’t even have to do the exercise, as I know this in my heart is something I truly need to do to help support my temple.

  • harley

    My body is asking me to always make wise food choices! :-) I will comply, simply because I feel better energized and happier when I do!

  • deb

    I ask this question of my body and I thought it was going to say exersise or something like that but it said relax……I have spineal injuries and have been relaxing for a couple of days and thought maybe I was not doing enough but one more day to relax to keep the pain at bay…..well ok Ill do that with out guilt…Thank You.

  • Lover of my soul

    I want u to breathe and love me enough and let go and be still meditate on my voice I will tell u what u need

  • Irv Stern

    Thanks, Robin. Stretch! Considering I just went on a two mile run at a quicker than normal pace, my body is asking me to lengthen and stretch out the muscles that just helped me move. We all need to remember to honor the truce we (emotion, intellect) have with our bodies to work in harmony.

  • Nicky

    Beautiful exercise. The first thought that came to my mind was: take regular breaks like this one to breath and connect with my body and myself. Thank you!

  • Rebecca Cecin

    Let go everything is as it should be

  • Aoife

    Hi Everyone, I just did this and I had this sense of calm and remembering that I get when I touch base with my body…and then almost immediately my mind went to eating something sweet- I have a box of sweets on top of the fridge…and I suddenly realised that that’s what I do lots of the time…I eat sugar and sweet stuff to distract myself from myself…so I go and eat something sweet, my mood changes with the sugar intake and then I berate myself for eating it. I wouldn’t even have thought that I have an issue with food, I don’t diet etc or think a whole lot about it…but what my body clearly told me today is that I am almost on automatic pilot and that sweet food is blocking my hearing what my body needs to tell me…Thanks Robin for the exercise

  • NaomiSorgenfri

    Wow. Beautiful post. I feel like I’ve been disconnected from my body for so long, and trying to connect by “feeling” it out through meditation – which has helped to a certain degree. But simply just asking my body… it’s so basic, makes so much sense, and is so brilliant.

    My body told me it wants rest. And forgiveness. So I’m going to bed early tonight, and mediating to forgive myself.

    Thank you

  • Pal

    Hi,
    I just asked and my body said not to do anything, surrender and trust. What a wonderful, peaceful feeling!

  • LaGina

    Drink more water.

  • guest 17

    Love yourself and release blocks towards this. Go to yoga, and set this as an intention so that you can physically release and embody these things…

  • Guest

    I have read a lot of these posts and what my body told me is that to take care of myself as I take care of my family. It’s my turn and I started crying it is my turn. Thank you for that. It’s time to nurture myself and take the best care of me.

  • ada

    I am on vacation and left my toothbrush at the last hotel yesterday. I was tired and just rubbed toothpaste with a washcloth. My body told me to get a toothbrush and mouthwash from the front desk this morning when I get up. And to check that I am taking my blood pressure properly.

  • Dave

    This was great to read. My body is telling me I need to stop drinking coffee. Every morning I have coffee cream and sugar and every morning I go though stomach and digestive distress. I just grin and bear it even though my body hurts. I need more water and less processed foods. It is time for a change. Thanks Robin for the motivation.

  • Michael Belcher

    I have been instructed to fast so that it can rest for 24hrs.

  • Heather

    For today it was to rest…when I asked it for the year…it was to believe in it and what it can do. It’s amazing how quick it bubbles right up.

  • suji

    My body says it needs lots of peace and quiet right now, to breath and to take the dogs for a nice long walk…

  • Karen

    love it Robin, thanks!!! my body says ‘stay centered and stay in touch with your heart’ as I will be giving a first yogaclass this evening ;-)))

  • Guest

    Love it Robin! My body says ‘stay centered and stay in touch with your heart’… as I will be teaching my first yogaclass this evening ;-))

  • Dotty

    As an energy worker as well…I have witnessed time and time again the bodies power to heal…It’s exciting to be apart of this wonderful life in teaching others before they reach for that pill bottle, to take an active role in pro active fitness and wellness. It’s been a most informative trip to witness this miracles that happen when we take time to listen to what the body is telling us…

  • RevShiz

    “Appreciate me.”

  • Durelle

    No salt. This is not meant to sound trite. I do have inflammation in my body, so it makes sense to me.

  • Philip

    My body asked me to please sit up straighter, avoid slouching.

  • Tao Jones

    take a 15 minute walk.

  • Julie

    I need more silence.

  • Heather Fink

    Rest in trust.

  • gypsy

    Told me to drink more!

  • RobinD

    Mine said, “DANCE.”

  • dani

    My body immediately told me to forgive myself and love myself.

  • Kalynda

    Too many interruptions, I’ll have to try again. But at least I can just be kinder and gentler to myself

  • KC

    Wow! Before I even asked the question I heard “Feed yourself”. I felt my stomach grumble and looked at the clock to realize that it was 1 hour past lunch time. I’m self-employed and often forget to take breaks to eat. Thanks for the exercise.

  • Shyra

    Hi Robin,
    Thanks for encouraging me to do this exercise. My body said “take a walk today”.
    I am going to honor my body today.
    Peace & Blessings,
    Shyra

  • Dr. Karin L Smithson

    “Go for a walk, not a run – that is too demanding for me today – just take a long, striding walk and stretch us out – outside.”
    Thank you for this article – I am sharing on my Dr.Karin Facebook page and hope to have others join this conversation. You are a blessed healer and I am grateful for your words … ~Karin

  • Ina Sahaja

    This is a wonderful post! Thank you! oh and to support my body today i will hike in the mountains with the doggie :)

  • Sophie

    Beautiful Robin, I had a bad allergic reaction to some supplements this morning. I asked my body what it needed – rest. Then I asked why did it react this way – because I want real whole food. Thank you so much, I will do this every day :)

  • Aurelio

    Rest…. :-) So, I stopped and meditated… thank u!… LOve, Aurelio.

  • Aqilah Talib

    Take a long, relaxing bath. To ease my body, mind and spirit.

  • Shawna

    Get the proper sleep!

  • Kate

    Drink lots of water, go to sleep early, and do some light yoga.
    Thanks so much for this Robin!

  • Charlotte

    I’ve just read this! Over a year since you wrote it Robin. I tried the exercise and a few thoughts popped into my head and then just this one clear line that made my eyes ping open, “Realise I’m special” wow, strong stuff. It’s lovely to read such positive self aware people’s offerings. In a world full of moths it’s so great to hear from other butterflies x

  • Crystal

    Stop eating the way that you have been lately. Your body deserves to be well-nourished. Make food your friend, not your foe.

  • Jodie B.

    Put a heating bag on my neck the time I asked the question and the second time I heard to eat a salad.

  • Karen

    I can go to the gym today and work out. I have been putting it off for weeks because I have been depressed. Time to turn this around and move ahead! Let the stress of the past go. That is what I plan to do.

  • Tariq

    I was slightly shocked at the very random thought that entered my head; milk. I haven’t drank milk in about 10 years. I will listen to the quiet voice and see what happens.

  • Victoria

    My body said it wanted to go outside! Ok! It’s nice out today anyway.

  • evita

    thanks to this exercise I discovered a natural way of sorting out my until now frequent heasaches. instead of just popping a pill I would just relax inwards and concentrate on what my body was trying to tell me and I found threee main reasons for my pain: dehydration, neck overtension and shallow breathing. now whenever I can feel a headache coming I just relax my muscles, take a deep breath and have some water..surprisingly in 99% of the cases the pain just go away leaving me with a sense of sweet relief- AMAZING!!

  • kokopelligirl

    Prepare a simple good meal at home tonight. My menu- baked flounder, potatoes, and I’m going to try brussels sprouts for the first time. I know taking the time to plan and prepare more meals at home is important for the well being of my body.
    Thanks for giving me this moment to focus and reflect.

  • Leila

    Love me….. :( :)

  • Davis

    Thank you for this blog…. I have just made some big life changes. I put all of my belongings in storage…. moved back to New England after spending 20 years in New York. There are many adjustments to make…. I’m living with a friend until I find a job and a place to live. I have run on “high octane” for so many years that it feels foreign to me to have the days free to do whatever I want…. within reason :) I am looking for a job. When I read your blog today the word that just kept coming to mind is “feed me” silly right? And then I realized that I have been cooking and eating healthy food… taking the time to plan and eat in a healthy way. Something so simple yet I haven’t done it in many years. I feel better and I’m sleeping better already. Such a basic thing however I know in my heart this is part of my healing process for myself… being better to me…. taking my needs into account and making sure they are met. Thank you :)

  • lindsay

    Have a nap. Tell the guy you have been sleeping with you no long want loveless sex

  • kim88mik

    I heard “hug it” almost immediately after asking. It made sense, seeing as how I have been on a journey of discovering love for myself. I imagine all of the other body woes will work out as I learn to love me unconditionally. I will ask and listen more often, and hug too. Thanks, Robin.

  • c nichol

    My voice said, “Go to bed early.” I’d say, my voice is right.

  • Sarah

    Smile and share your company,

  • S

    Drink lots of water (now). Give myself extra time to get where I’m going. I do a lot of driving in Los Angeles, but often leave rushed or at the last minute. I have needed a lot of rest lately to let my body heal (chronic Lyme disease), but I can undo this in an instant when I’m running around.

  • Wanda

    Well how ironic this is but I guess really not it was The Universe reaffirming for me what was to be. I was so wired last night before going to bed I did use a sleep aid to go to bed! I also woke up this morning later than normal and asked my husband why didn’t he wake me up meaning at my regular time. He said “I did you were tired!” I also woke up with a splitting headache and I immediately said to him I’m canceling my work out this morning and I plan on moving gently today. So I come to the computer check out The Daily Love or now Daily Love see Mastin’s link to you and well as they say the rest is history! So I did the exercise and when I opened my eyes I felt as if my eye sight felt clearer! So Thank you for this article, this exercise this affirming message that today I am to move slowly about my day and it’s okay to do that sometime! :-)

  • Radiance

    Slow down, THERE IS enough time… then I teared up a little. I am afraid to slow down. But my body tells me to spend more time preparing and enjoying meals, doing my yoga and resting…

  • Wendy1101

    My body said one word. It told me Love.

  • Maria Welborn

    That I don’t get enough physical affection (single right now, for the first time since I was 20)… I already knew that.

  • longandluxe

    “Slow down. Listen. Go where you need to go.”

  • Angel-Eyes

    I was sitting in the waiting room for a hospital appointment. My ears were in pain; it was the earrings that were hurting.
    I felt like taking them out but ignored the pain because I thought they looked better in.

    That’s when I had the brain-wave of my bodies message come to mind.

    I realized by keeping the earrings in, I was ignoring the important body that my brain was earrings .

    The importance of the message wasn’t about what I was wearing in my ears, but the fact that ignoring my body signals I would have indirectly been sending to my subconscious, that my physical needs aren’t important enough to be listened to, and then people wonder why they have low self esteem.

    Well it’s probably because they aren’t treating themselves as a person who matters in the first place.

  • Michelle

    I clearly received the immediate message to drink more water. Then I thought to myself what else can I do today and exercise was the answer. While I may not like the second response it is exactly what I need to loosen some knotted muscles!

  • Tml

    Rest, rest, rest

  • S on my Chest

    My eyes closed. Left hand on my stomach and right hand on my heart. Breathing in through my nose and out through my mouth, “What one thing can I do to support my body today?”

    My body responded with start eating more, stop having unprotected sex with someone who has unprotected sex with other women and stop stressing so much!

    Thanks so much for this wonderful tip. A lady told me about this website today and I am so grateful she did.

    Here’s to self love; the greatest love of all!

  • Sarah

    The word that floated gently into my mind’s eye was “sleep”. A sense of settling into the current moment and of shedding all layers of future-related anxiety followed. These two things were much needed given I’m busy with university exams. Thank you, truly!

  • Angelrica

    Drink Water.

  • xandy

    listen to some birdsong. and, feed me better. so today i will be sure to get some nature time, and clean up my diet more consistently.

  • Phil

    I didn’t expect an answer but did the exercise and low and behold like a tiny whisper it came to me… “flow with Qi-gong”. Last year I took a course in Qi-Gong, a Chinese practice of moving meditation of sorts that allows our Qi (chi) to flow. It was fun and I learned a lot. I practised every morning for months and enjoyed it as part of my daily ritual. Then I allowed the hustle bustle of everyday life to get in the way and I forgot to do it. Feeling drained and fatigued with a chaotic mind. This reminded me how I could refocus my energy and allow my body to regain balance. Thank you for encouraging me to ask and listen.

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  • Amber

    Laughter

  • Faith

    I have had an eating disorder for many years and struggle to listen to my body’s cues – masking them with food or restriction of food. This morning in particular the voice that wants me to eat is calling to me. “Follow your meal plan today. Be kind to yourself and go slow if necessary.” That’s what my body is asking.

  • http://www.stephaniechasingboston.com Stephanie M. Freeman

    WOW I am working on a blog post similar to this on my disconnection with my running… This disconnection actually brought me back to it because I didn’t pay any attention to my warning signs from my body. I had the mentality to go go go you must do this… I am a single mom and have felt I had to be this way, until I have had a few MAJOR awakenings in my life over the past few years. I did my 1st speed session on the track a few days ago and a thunderstorm began and it was so beautiful & clairvoyant that it was a sign from life speaking to me… And I listened… My motto is taking a step back in life especially with our sports will propel us only 2 steps forward if we leave off all the baggage of worry and distress… Only my experience speaking here… lol

  • Donna

    My body said “rest” in 2 ways. One is to sleep deeply and trust that all is being taken care of. The second way is to let my mind chatter rest. Slow down the endless loop of thoughts, worries and the to-do list items. Let their be space in my head, so I can hear my body’s subtle wisdom.

  • BP

    I work very early morning hours and find myself exhausted most of the time. I’m also trying to develop a solid group of friends so I feel the need to constantly push through the tiredness and be social to avoid “missing out” on things. My body is telling me to release the need to please others by hanging out – and give myself permission to rest and rejuvenate when I need to.

  • kr

    Uh mine said “everything” smh i guess i know what that means :)

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