I hear this question so many times in a week from clients. I always take a little pause to answer and simply say, “Well… you listen.” And in a moment laughter fills the room. After a few moments of laughter the client will ask me again, “Really, Robin — How do I hear my body speak to me? It has to be harder than ‘listening.'”
When you are learning to listen to your body, you have to let go of the idea of thinking you know what is right or wrong and assume you know nothing. When you are able to do this, the body will feel safe to relax and open up. When you come to your body with an agenda to fix it — or you feel like whatever is happening in your body is getting in the way of your day-to-day activities, your body simply will choose not to communicate with you. Your body wants to be understood and heard, not pressured and fixed.
As a Medical Intuitive for over 22 years I have been blessed to observe and witness so many incredible things when it comes to understanding and healing. People who have been given months to live are living years later, stronger than ever. People who have been told there is nothing they can do with their “condition” except take medications to control symptoms end up being free from symptoms and medications years later.
Nobody knows the truth about your body — except you. You are not a statistic. You are very unique and have a very particular path and destiny.
Our bodies are absolutely brilliant. And you — are also — absolutely brilliant.
The first thing I share with people when they come to me wanting to support a better relationship with their body is that it is not their job to fix their body. The body will do that on its own. The body needs their help to be able to realign itself so that it can work on healing itself properly.
That is where all healing begins. We must realize that we have to surrender our ideas of what is best and be able to listen to what the body is saying it needs.
If the body trusts that you will listen to it, instead of tell it what to do, it will talk to you.
When I begin a session with a client, I always tell them I know nothing compared to the wisdom that their body holds. It doesn’t matter what I have learned, the experiences I have had, how many people I have helped. I remind them that it is not my job to heal and although I am called a “Medical Intuitive/Healer”, the body actually heals itself as it feels supported and acknowledged.
So where does one begin to be able to hear their body speak?
One begins by choosing to pay attention to how the body feels around people, when you eat, when you are sitting in traffic, when you are sitting alone. Start paying attention. Be willing to pay attention to your body and the experience it is having. I know this sounds a little odd, but it is a very different experience to eat your dinner compared to feeling how your body feels when you are eating your dinner. Do you see the difference? This is essential in being able to listen to your body speak to you.
Practice this. Pay attention to your body and the experience it is having. Your body is very wise. When you are eating, eat quietly. Chew your food well. Slow down. It’s not a race. Close your office door. Turn off the phone/TV/computer. Disconnect from everything for a few moments and connect fully with yourself.
You don’t have to be James Bond to be able to listen to your body. If you put effort toward acknowledging your body and what it feels, your body will be very happy to communicate. I recently read somewhere that the deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. I can tell you from experience when it comes to strengthening the mind/body connection — this is most definitely the case.
Be consistent. Let go of trying to fix your body when it has a headache. Try to listen instead. Take a big deep breath and acknowledge the pain that it feels. Ask your body what you can do to help support it. Your body is always being bombarded by messages, smells, stimuli. Please acknowledge to your body how hard it works for you all of the time.
Your body is speaking to you. Why is it hard to listen? It isn’t. It is often times hard to surrender to what it may say and share. It is often hard to realize that you have been taking the body for granted.
My biggest advice I can share with you today if you are wanting to learn to hear your bodies wisdom: Assume you know nothing and trust that your body knows everything. Let go of taking your body for granted. The best way to do this is by focusing on things you are grateful for that your body does.
Please acknowledge three things that you are appreciative and are grateful for to your body. I am most grateful that my skin repairs itself quickly, that my hair grows on its own, and that I can swallow without effort. What three things are you most grateful for that your body does?
In Health and Gratitude,
# # #