Can you hear your body speak? Are you listening to the hints and suggestions from your body that maybe you have wandered off track a little or sticking to a path that no longer works for you?
I am sure this isn’t the first time someone has suggested to you that you should listen to your body! However, I have experienced some pretty profound lessons recently and my body has tried very hard to nudge me, then kick me and finally slam me down as I persisted in my own obstinate way to ignore it and PUSH ON!
A couple of years ago I suffered, and I mean suffered, earache and then total loss of hearing! Ha ha that should have told me a lot, shouldn’t it? How many of my friends said “What are you not listening to?” mmmm, I suspect I have too many friends with modern beliefs! Well, eventually after five weeks without energy and resting on the sofa I started to realise this was a serious transition and that a major change was called for. Then a few weeks later my right knee collapsed under me in searing pain. Aha – what does Louise Hay say about that? You are resisting moving forward! A week after that I was explaining my schedule for the year to a friend and I suddenly burst into tears at the very thought of it! And so did she, haha. As you can see I am a slow learner but at last I realised that my time as a hands-on-healer was over. Shock horror! Lots of tears but a huge sense of relief as well. Sitting with people 7 or 8 hours a day was beginning to affect me and my last trip overseas I found my body positively screaming through my joints.
So a change of direction and slowing down on the travel and my knee fully recovered, my ears were working better than before and my joints were happy again!
So I ask you to sit for a moment and consider your aches and pains and illnesses. Some of your illness may be due to old patterns and attitudes, such as giving all your time to others (cancer) or holding onto old slights and upsets (kidneys, liver and bowels). The body has a spirit – an elemental and it needs to be treated with respect and gratitude just like any other elemental such as nature spirits in the environment. When we force ourselves to hold toxic energy or push our body too hard then we are hurting that spirit and unlike the emotional body and the mind there is nowhere to dump the toxic energy. The Buck Stops Here – with the body. So speak to it, consider it and respect it. And most of all listen to it when it throws you a hint – otherwise it will have to rugby tackle you to the ground in order to make you listen!
Love and blessings Anne xxx