Short and Sweet #81 – The Body Map


If you read this blog regularly then you know that the last few posts where about body scanning, #78, 79 and 80. Two things this practice helps develop is awareness and a deeper connection with the body. The body is sending us information all the time, without awareness we can miss this helpful guidance. In addition, our body is like a map recording our experiences and history. This stored energy and information changes the physical body to represent the information. In other words, our body structure reflects who we have become and how we interact with the world. I use this type of body reading to help clients understand why their body has become hard, shortened and painful.

Many people do not pay attention to the messages sent by the body. With a heightened awareness, you can begin receiving this information. I believe that the body is one of our greatest allies and spiritual teachers on this journey. It is with us all the time from birth to death constantly sending us useful information on how to live a better life, if we only begin listening.

For instance, did you know the shoulders hold responsibility? When our shoulders become tight and hard or rounded forward, it can mean that we carry too much responsibility in life. The structure of the body changes to show this pattern of behavior and our perceptions. Our words express this knowing, “I feel like I am carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders”.

The energy of every experience throughout our lives including the time we spend in the womb is processed through our bodies. Once we develop certain beliefs in life, we can then interfere with the body processing the energy properly. Over time, this can causes physical changes in the body especially if we keep repeating a certain pattern or behavior, most of the time these behaviors have become habit driven by the subconscious. However, they are playing out on the conscious level so with awareness we can feel or see them. Because our awareness is not fully developed, it is often easier for someone else to see our behavior. Once identified, the opportunity to let them go arises and with an unbending intention and desire on your part, you can finally release them. Once you do, the biochemistry of the body changes and so does the physical structure; this allows healing to take place. You can also release the energy or patterns through some forms of deep transformational bodywork like Spiral Release or energy work like Pellowah.

We have all felt that nervous feeling when we go on our first date but we miss so much more than these obvious signals. The more we tune in the stronger our awareness muscle becomes; we can begin to feel and see the messages easier, even the subtle ones. There are many other benefits to listening to the body. How would you like to know if you were making the wrong life choice just by feeling it in your body? Begin listening to your body with greater awareness and I guarantee you will not regret it and your life will change for the better.

 

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