Guest Blog Post by Kass Thomas
Listening to your body can make your life so much easier.
Most people have a monologue going on with their body, giving their body orders or judging it constantly. This can lead to depression, anxiety and lack of self esteem.
What if there were a different approach?
Beginning a dialogue with your body opens up a whole new world of possibilities.
Asking the body questions, for example, is an easy way to begin that dialogue and create your life from the space of communion with bodies instead of the from the limitations. This goes beyond the right and wrong, good and bad points of view that create separation and judgment.
Do you ever find yourself projecting thoughts, feelings and emotions at your body, scrutinizing it and expecting results based on your judgments? Changing this can be as easy as 1,2,3. Here’s a great place to start. Talk WITH your body not AT your body.
Every time the body has an intensity or a sensation that is not comfortable, instead of going into panic or defense or judgment, what if you asked a question?
One of my favorite questions is asking: “Body, what are you trying to communicate to me with this intensity?”
Intensity or pain, as it is often called, is the body’s way of communicating an awareness to you. If you are willing to hear the subtle messages of your body, then you may not ever have to experience pain again.
Often those subtle messages have to do with the environment you are in. An element, chemical or person that is not compatible with you and your body. Sometimes those pains that you sense in your body may have to do with the intensity of pain someone else is having. Someone may be experiencing that discomfort and your body is giving you information about that.
So, instead of assuming what the message is, what if you were to ask for more information and what if you started listening to the response. Might that change what is possible for you and your body and your life and allow more ease?
A dialogue, instead of a monologue, is a two way street. It is a back and forth, a call and response.
The more often you dialogue with your body, ask questions and listen with every pore of your being to the response, the more delicate and intimate your relationship with your body becomes.
You can easily begin to have fun with your body by asking questions and listening to the energetic response the body gives you.
One of the easiest ways to talk with your body is to ask questions that have a yes or no answer.
- Ask a question that you know the answer to is NO, and observe what goes on in your body.
- Then ask a question that you know has a YES response, and observe what goes on in your body.
- Begin to notice how your body responds YES to you and how it responds NO.
This is your body’s voice, it is giving you information that can make your life so much easier if only you train yourself to listen.
An example of this could be:
“Is my body is sitting down?” and “Is my body standing up?”
One of the two will be a YES response and the other will be a NO response.
See if you observe any different sensations in your body when the response is YES and when the response is NO.
The more you practice this, asking different questions and observing the energetic response, the better you will get at identifying your body’s voice and entering into a dialogue that can quite literally save your life.
What if you and your body together have all the answers you are looking for, to questions you have just never asked?
Would you be willing to have fun unveiling what your body knows?
Try it! You might just discover the best companion you have ever had, but never acknowledged.