Guest Blog Post by Shannon O’Hara
Who wants a body anyway? Well at least that’s what I used to think. Bodies can be such an interesting topic and one wrought with so many issues. It wasn’t even until my literally 10th year doing Access Consciousness, that I started to begin to even realize what a body was really for. It’s for ENJOYING life on earth. But how often is that what people truly do or choose with their bodies?
“I started to begin to… realize what a body was really for. It’s for ENJOYING life on earth.”
For years I would hear my stepfather Gary Douglas, founder of Access Consciousness, say “You don’t truly have a choice about reincarnation until you totally have the greatness of embodiment”. I would wonder and wonder, what is the greatness of embodiment?
Up until that point I had not had so much fun with my body. I hardly ever appreciated it. I would look at older pictures of myself and think – “Wow, I looked so much better back then than I thought I did.” Which is when I realized that if I kept judging my body in the present, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy it or appreciate it. It was judgment that kept me from seeing how amazing and fun a body could be. What if you made the choice to appreciate your body now, even though you may not quite feel that way about it?
“It was judgment that kept me from seeing how amazing and fun a body could be.”
And then there was all the pain in my body. It was not until attending and facilitating my own Access 3 Day Body Classes that I even began to get that the body was a fun thing to have. It was the Access Hands-On Body Processes that began to give me a connection and joy with my body that I had never realized was possible.
I began to really get how aware my body was, and is, and that all the “pain” I was experiencing in my body was not my body’s. It was my body’s awareness of other bodies, including the Earth. I then began to ask, “Do I even want to be aware of how aware my body is”?
“I began to really get how aware my body was, and is, and that all the “pain” I was experiencing in my body was not my body’s.”
It seemed like every time I walked down the street the intensity of awareness my body and being were having were too much for me.
So then I would “try” to shut off the awareness by avoiding being around people, by over eating, by putting barriers up to my body and my body’s awareness, and of course, this ended up hurting even more.
So one day I just said “to hell with it! I will give awareness a chance to show me another possibility. There has to be something else, there has to be.” Then, bit-by-bit, my body started getting happy. I was still aware of all the pain and suffering in all the bodies around me, but it didn’t have the impact it once did. I began sensing an explosive, ecstatic pleasure emerging from my stomach where before I had only had blocks and density.
“So one day I just said “to hell with it! I will give awareness a chance to show me another possibility.”
I continued using the Access Body Processes and choosing to have a body (Oh! Did I mention choosing to actually have a body helps your body be happy?) and I realized how much energy I had been using against my body’s joy. I realized this was a behavior I was taught by basically everyone else with a body. Nearly everyone on earth above the age of 12 deliberately limits the pleasure and joy their bodies have. Crazy!
What would our world be like if everyone was walking around enjoying their bodies, loving and caring for their bodies rather than judging and punishing them out of existence? What a totally different world!
What kind of world would you like to live in with your beautiful body?
What would a world where we honored and regarded our body’s intelligence and awareness be like?
What would a world where bodies were honored be like?
I dare you to find out!
3 Day Body Classes are facilitated around the world by different facilitators. You can see all the upcoming classes by clicking HERE.
After Taking two separate 3 Day Body Classes, you can take the Advanced Body Class, facilitated by Gary Douglas. Click HERE for classes coming up in the US, Ireland, Costa Rica, India and Australia!
“The Access Consciousness Advanced Body class was a major turning point in my life. Everything about my life becomes more magical and easeful after every Advanced Body Class, and the sense of peace and magic that I receive every time I take this class is beyond words.” – Heather Nichols, CF