Your body's saying, "Be YOU!"

Your Body’s Saying, “Be YOU!”

Your body’s saying, “Be YOU!”  It begins with a whisper, and if you don’t heed its message….. it gets louder.  First, you have to know enough to listen. Are you listening?

I’m pleased to share with you my first article from the newly launched international online magazine, Luminous Wisdom – Sophia “Follow Your Heart, Your Purpose: Your Body’s Saying, “Be YOU!”: 

Your Body's Saying, "Be YOU!"

Your body’s saying, “Be YOU.”

If you’d like to learn to listen to it and follow its guidance to resolve your issues at the root joy, peace, purpose, fulfillment,  apply here for a complimentary Discovery Session.    Questions?  Email me today.

It’s an honor to be a contributing author for Sibella Publications’ newly launched Luminous Wisdom – Sophia online magazine.  If interested in a subscription, you can learn more here.

Live an extraordinary life - it is your design

Live An Extraordinary Life – It IS Your Design

You ARE designed to live an extraordinary life.  Did you know that?

You’re programmed and designed to be a YOU-nique BEING, with a you-nique place only you can fill.   You Purpose is to fill it by learning, growing, evolving into the best version of YOU that you can. When  you fulfill your Purpose, you feel alive, connected, fulfilled, and love what you’re doing.  Your life fits you, and you fit your life.

Isn’t that in itself amazing, incredible, remarkable?  I think it is.  Oh, and by the way, “amazing”, “incredible”, and “remarkable” are all synonyms for “extraordinary”.

Live an extraordinary lifeI invite you to first consider what “extraordinary” means to you.  It means different things to different people.  Some, because of their “definition” don’t believe they’re meant to live an extraordinary life.

I’m not suggesting you’re necessarily meant to rise to the top in your profession, win a Nobel Prize, nor become famous and filthy rich.  I’m suggesting simply that you are you-nique, and something of value is contributed to the WHOLE when you aspire to being the best version of “YOU” you can be.  Then you’re showing up fully for the world, living your Purpose to the best of your ability, letting your Inner Light shine brightly.

Think about it.

An Intelligence created 100 Trillion cells of “YOU” before you were even born, from 2 completely individual single cells.  Isn’t that incredible? And, it isn’t done.  There is much more of “YOU” to potentially be created, maintained, and evolved.

Your nervous system is key in carrying out that Plan.  It’s continually making adjustments based n your experiences, situation, circumstances, etc.  It’s in charge of keeping you going, functioning, healing, evolving, living.

The ease with which your system can follow the Plan is affected by whether you align with, and support, it in your choices and responses, or you thwart it.

How do you know when you’re thwarting the Plan for your extraordinary life?

Follow the Plan for an extraordinary life - or get off courseYou feel stressed.  Yep.  Stress is an indicator that you’re out of alignment with your Purpose. Any stress, i.e. any sign of living less than an optimally healthy, high quality life is an indicator.

When stressed, your nervous system has to work overtime to make up for the alteration in the Plan.  It’s showing you how to get back on track with symptoms of stress.  If you ignore or tolerate the symptoms, or simply go for a quick-fix to eliminate them, you miss that “re-direct”.  And, you stay off-track.  Thus, you live a less-than-extraordinary life.  It may well be ordinary, or average at least.  But, it isn’t extraordinary.  Click here to see a great TED Talk YouTube video on this topic: “How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary”.

Listening to your Inner Wisdom guiding you through the symptoms of stress you experience can help you better align with the Plan for “YOU” so that you live an extraordinary life.  One in which you feel alive, connected, fulfilled, and passionate.  A life that feels like the right fit.

Are you TRULY satisfied with your life?

Or are you settling….. for ordinary?  Ordinary is ok if you are ok with life’s aches, pains, health issues, and the other symptoms of stress.  It’s your life, your health, your choice.  Only you can decide what is and isn’t acceptable, extraordinary.

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Create More Energy In Your Life

Would you like to create more energy in your life?

If so, you are not alone.  Feeling depleted, and/or unmotivated, is not uncommon in today’s world.

If your energy is seriously lacking, you should first consult with your healthcare practitioner to properly address any serious underlying health conditions.

Lacking physical energy, motivation, or both?

It’s helpful clarify whether you are lacking physical energy, motivation, or both, so you can seek the underlying causes more efficiently.  Physical energy and motivation go hand in hand, but one aspect may stand out for you more.

Knowing which you are dealing with can help you more efficiently identify the underlying causes and choose long-term solutions.

Understand that Life is the Flow of Energy.

Quantum physics now says we are made of energy, not matter (read more here).  That understanding can help you further determine how your energy is moving, and what to change.

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To Create More Energy, Consider:

  1. Whether your energy is flowing too freely and leaking from you.  
    Some examples of this include giving to situations that do not serve you, and being in unhealthy relationships that chronically drain you.
  2. Your energy may be “stuck” and unavailable.  
    Some examples of this are health issues, tension, pain, and stress.  All of this ties in with your beliefs and mindset as well.  Where are you blocking yourself from reaching your full potential, living and loving unconditionally?Address your health issues, shift your beliefs, adjust your mindset. Open to your worth. Receive. Relax and de-stress.
  3. You may be spending your energy in ways that don’t serve you.  
    Fear-based choices of the Ego drain you, vs. love-infused heart-felt choices that motivate and sustain you. Giving of yourself conditionally (i.e., with unrealistic expectations) could also be a drain. Avoid negative situations, including news, people, etc.Are your fears realistic?  Can you shift them to take off the edge and allow yourself to follow your heart (which is fueled by Source energy: unconditional LOVE)?  Are your activities ones you enjoy, and supportive of your Soul’s intentions for this lifetime?
  4. Refuel.
    create more energy with healthy foodThis boils down to receiving sufficiently from Source, whether that means prayer, and spiritual connection, or general self-care and nourishment. Quality food, hydration, sleep, rest, meditation, and exercise are also ways of refueling from Source energy.  If nothing else, in the moment, breathe deeply to relax and refresh.
  5. Maintain balance between giving and receiving, as well as doing and being.  
    This should be self-explanatory. Input and output must be equal, right?

Spend Your Time Wisely to Create More Energy.

Managing your time wisely, and maintaining a balanced life are both important in maintaining your energy.  If you need refreshers, re-visit my previous articles: “Mastering Time Management for Greater Fulfillment” and “Create a Balanced Life for Fulfillment and Well-Being”.

Nothing will change unless you are aware that there is a problem, decide and commit to taking action, and follow-through.  A doable plan is helpful.  Where might you start?

Create more energy with good self careRemember, mindset is everything.  A positive outlook can help maintain your commitment and determination as you create more energy in your life.

Above all, be gentle with yourself.  Change takes time.

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Resolve Pain and Stress at the Root

Being aware leads to being respons-able for your life and health

Being Respons-ABLE for Your Life and Health

Listen to Your Body - Heal from the Inside Out

Listen to Your Body: Heal From the Inside Out

Listen to Your Body

In my last post, I suggested that if you are having health issues, experiencing chronic pain, or are stressed, something is calling for your attention. We are going to dig a little deeper into how to “answer your call”: listen to your body.

Stress, pain, and health issues are a part of being human.  Therefore, we will continue to experience them to some degree as long as we are living, breathing human beings.

However, that doesn’t mean you have to let them rule your life. They can be a rich opportunity to engage intentionally, proactively, co-creatively to in creating your reality, which may reduce and/or eliminate them depending upon their root causes.  . And, if you can’t eliminate them, you can still approach them as an opportunity to learn, and grow.  You can listen to your body, and your inner wisdom.

Richer Life Because of the Crisis? Survive, or THRIVE …..

Most of us know at least one story of someone who dealt with a crisis, or a life-limiting illness, and who’s life became richer as a result.  They had a wake-up call.  Their perspective changed.  They saw themselves and their lives differently, and responded.

What if that was their fate to experience the crisis because they didn’t answer “their call” sooner?  What if it serves some bigger purpose?What if answering that “call”, is in essence, looking at the bigger picture in a deeper way by following the guidance built within you toward health and wellness, and a greater way of Being?

What if you were to tune in, listen to your body deeply, and respond NOW, averting the crisis, and enriching your life sooner rather than later?  Maybe you won’t avert it, but by tuning in you can at least weather the crisis with greater ease and peace.

Would you rather thrive now, or simply survive?

3 Steps to More Energy, Peace, and Joy

As humans, we can only change so much, so fast.  And, we are all built certain ways that seem intended to always be.  But what if you became the best version of yourself, with the least stress, and best health you can have?

  1. Tune into your body and ask yourself:

    • What do I notice in my body?
    • How does my body feel?
    • Where do I not feel well?
    • Do I feel open, closed, tight, loose, heavy, light etc.?
    • Do I feel balanced and equal from side to side?
  2. Pay attention to the areas in which you are experiencing discomfort, dis-ease, or imbalance.

    • What functions do they perform?
    • How are they used?
    • What common metaphors might be associated with their function?

listen to your body - your sore neckLet’s look at the example I mentioned in another previous post, the common problem of a stiff or sore neck.  Asking the questions above, you may answer the following ways:

  • Your neck holds your head up.
  • It turns your head so you can look around.
  • It allows you to bow your head in grace.
  • Your neck is a connection between your head and the rest of you, especially your heart (interesting factoid from embryology here: early on in development, your heart is “above” your brain, and they eventually switch; there remains a connection in the 3rd cervical spinal segment to your heart).

3. Look at the way you are currently meeting, experiencing, and/or living life, including the themes and the metaphors that apply.

For example:

  • How would you describe the way you are meeting/experiencing/living life? Struggling? With grace and ease? In between? Avoiding it? Facing it head-on?
  • What themes/issues are in your common stresses?
  • What metaphors might describe your situation in 1 & 2 above?
    • Having trouble keeping your head above water?
    • Having trouble holding your head up high?
    • Sticking your neck out?
    • Feeling challenged to look at and know what is around you, or change your perspective?
    • Always looking over your shoulder?
    • Are your head and your heart fighting each other?

Listen to Your Body – Connect the Dots

With practice, you will begin to notice the relationships between what is going on in your life, and what is going on in your body.  There are patterns between physical sensations, and issues, and what is going on in your life. Once you notice the patterns, you can make new choices for your life and health from an “informed” place of awareness to address your health, and your life.

Why is This Important?

Isn’t this a different perspective, which offers insight and real solutions?  Doesn’t it make sense to go deeper and discover the causes of your stress and pain?

Yes, you may benefit from changing your pillow, or getting a new recliner, having a massage, or taking pain relievers.  However, if you are still struggling with the same life issues, your neck is still taking the hit, and prone to succumbing because your body still instinctively works in the same way despite the symptomatic relief you are applying. Your body is programmed to survive, but not necessarily thrive.

You Can Intercept the Program…

When you are aware of what is happening within you, you can intercept the process and improve your quality of life.

Looking at what is going on inside your mind relative to what is going on in your life, and connecting that to what is going on in your body can give you clues to how you can adjust your perspective, thinking, beliefs, and approach.  Those adjustments and course-corrections can bring different results.  Then you are solving the problem with a “different mind than the one that created it”.

Change originates inside of you that way.   This is an inside-out approach to wellness.

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Listen to your body and your inner wisdom.  What are they telling you? How can you look at things differently from a higher perspective?  How can you respond, i.e. course-correct?

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How can you adjust your thinking so that you are less stressed?  You will feel better and be healthier for it.

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Listen to your body and your inner wisdom. I have found with many clients just having the awareness of what they are really thinking, how that makes them feel, and the effect that has on their body opens the door for new ways of thinking, doing, and being.  It happens organically.  And, they are better for it.

If you would like help listening to your body and your inner wisdom to discover the roots of your stress and pain, so you can create more energy, joy, and peace for yourself, contact me today for a complimentary consultation.

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the wisdom of your mind and body can help you get to the roots of what ails you for lasting change

The Wisdom of Your Mind and Body

Do you know you have one of the greatest gifts from nature within you? Did you know that gift is there to guide you on your journey to lasting change, great health, and well-being?  It is waiting for you to listen, and follow it to the roots of what ails you.

Did you know that gift is the wisdom of your mind and body?

What do I mean about tuning in to the wisdom of  your mind and body?

Without a doubt where I am in my life, my dominant thoughts, fears, feelings, issues, show themselves in my physical health and well-being. I know that my body won’t BE better until whatever is at the root of what ails me is uncovered and resolved. Therefore, I continually check in with myself to note how I am feeling and doing on all levels, spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical. I take the wisdom of those experts and personalize it with a good, deep, honest look at myself and my life.

When my body is out of sorts, of course I triage to “stop the bleeding”, and/or relieve the pain, if needed, before I take my journey to the next level.  As I tell my clients, when you have a freight train parked on you, you don’t really care at that moment how or why you ended up there.  You just want out from under it, right?

Wouldn’t it be better to stop the cycle?

If you don’t look at what got you where you are, and change your course, then how do you know you won’t end up there again? Wouldn’t you rather get to the roots of what ails you and stop it in its tracks?  Perhaps there are pearls of wisdom within that are waiting to enrich your life……

Dig deep.  Be Honest.  Be willing to get at the roots of your problems why, when, and how you are ready so that you don’t repeat those unpleasant patterns.   Don’t most great parents want that for their children? In other words,  be healthy, live well.  Stop living the patterns that hold you back. And, LISTEN to those whispers before they become shouts that hit you up side the head and sideline you.  Or, derail you…..  And, aren’t you the parent for your Inner Child, and all other parts of yourself now?

What is your body trying to tell you?

It pretty much boils down to looking at metaphors.  May I illustrate?

Have you ever had pain or tension in your neck?  If you are like most people, you have at some point, right?

Did you question what you “did” that may have caused, or at least contributed to it?  Maybe you postulated that you slept on it wrong.  Or perhaps you suspected your pillow was the culprit.  Or, maybe you thought you worked on the computer for too long.  Maybe you craned your neck to watch your favorite little performer on stage in the school play.  And, yes, those may have played a part.

the wisdom of your mind and body may help you discover that your sore neck isn't just from your sleep position

But did you ask what was going on in your life at the time?  Did you question what your dominant thoughts and resulting feelings were?  Did you consider that perhaps your pillow, sleep posture, computer use, or “spectatorship” were just the proverbial “straw”?

Let’s look at the naked truth of your anatomy.

Above your neck is your head, which is generally considered to be the area in which your intellect resides.  It is the “thought center”, where the brains behind your operation reside.  Right?

And, below your neck is your heart (among other things, but bear with me here).  Can you relate to your heart as the more “feeling” center?  A part of you that guides your decisions from a more love-based, passion-driven, feeling oriented place?

Do your head and your heart always agree when there is a decision to be made?  Is your heart always in it?  Does your head always yield to your heart’s desires?  Or, is there a tug-of-war going on?

What might it be like to be your neck living in between the two? Is it caught in that debate?  Isn’t your neck the proverbial rope?

And, what if you have been sticking your neck out for others, or struggling to hold your head up high? What takes the brunt of those “efforts”?

Doesn’t pondering those questions take you in a very different direction than simply changing out your bothersome pillow when you get to it – again and again?

Are you listening to the wisdom of your heart, now? Is your head objecting?

Many people tell me they hold their stress in their neck.  Asking the deep, tough questions can reveal much.  But, being TRULY willing to listen to, and honor the answers, is how you resolve those cycles in terms of how you deal with your life.

Bodywork that supports resolving the physical patterns at the root will help more directly with the physical effects of stress.

What does the wisdom of your mind and body say? What opportunities are there for you to approach your life differently so that you not just feel better, but are actually BEING better?

Are you ready to tune in to the wisdom of your mind and body?

Tuning in helps you get to the roots of what ails you to create lasting change.  It is a first big step toward re-writing those programs in your mind that are holding you where you are.  It also is a huge step toward releasing those patterns as they play out in your body.  Furthermore, the wisdom of your mind and body IS within you – a gift from nature awaiting your attention.

the wisdom of your mind and body can help you get to the roots of what ails you for lasting change

There are various resources and experts on the mind-body connection, each with their own expertise.  They may talk of chakras, energy medicine, your intuition, etc.   I have drawn from several perspectives over the years myself.  Carolyn Myss, Barbara Brennan, Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz, Dr. Christine Page, Anodea Judith, and Louise Hay to name a few.

It is a matter of deciding its important, learning to listen, heightening your awareness, and learning to decode all of the wisdom, signs, and signals along the way.  It is a process, which works for me, and many others just like you.

Your inner wisdom, the wisdom of your mind and body, is aware of what lies in all aspects of your mind, even beyond your conscious awareness.  It can help you to resolve those unresolved emotional issues, and create new patterns of believing, thinking, and BEING.

You have the POWER within you to create your life and health.

You have the wisdom of your mind and body guiding you in doing that.  And, all you have to do is….. Listen.

If you’d like a refresher on the role your mind plays in your health, please refer to my earlier posts.

If you’d like to go beyond that to a more in-depth resource on the power within your mind, and the roles its various aspects play in running you, you may want to check out: http://themindunleashed.org/2014/03/conscious-subconscious-unconscious-mind-work.html

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The Power Within You

The POWER Within You

You have the POWER within you to create your health, and your life.  You can awaken to it, and align with it. It is waiting for you.

Granted, opinions vary as to how much you can create, and how much is destiny, fate, pre-determined, etc. Regardless, you can control how you view your circumstances, and the choice of where you place your focus.  And, you can improve upon that skill with practice.

The Ability of Your Conscious Mind

The ability of your conscious mind differs from the subconscious and unconscious minds in 2 key ways:

  1. It is able to direct your focus.
  2. It is able to imagine something that is not real.

You can use these abilities of your to help re-write the obsolete programs that are holding you back in your subconscious and unconscious minds.

The Key to the POWER Within You

This ability to re-program and train your subconscious and unconscious minds is a key part of the power within you to create your health, and your life.

You can learn to think, act, and respond differently.  You can help update the “knowledge base” of that primal, survival part of you so it “knows” which threats are “REALLY tigers”, and which ones aren’t.  You can make new choices to think and act differently with new awareness.  Thus, you stress less and improve your quality of life.

In other words, you are RESPONSE-able for your health, and your life, by choosing to respond, think, and act differently.  You can BE differently.

The power within you is the key to changing your mind

The Superconscious Mind

We also speak of the Superconscious Mind.  This is considered to be that part that transcends the normal human conscious mind, and would be referred to as the experience of a spiritual consciousness, God-consciousness, Christ-consciousness, etc.

I think of the Superconscious as “MIND”,  greater than myself, something I can’t control or change, yet with which I can partner, align, and co-create.  In other words, I see that as the aspect of “mind” that decides or creates destiny, fate, the non-free will aspects of my being.

The Superconscious Mind is the part over which you have no control, but which creates you, LOVES you unconditionally, which you can embrace, and with which you can partner and align to live On-Purpose.

The power within you includes the Superconscious Mind

You Are Response-Able

You DO have the ability to change your perspective and outlook.  It is easier for some than for others, yes.  Focusing on the positive alone does not necessarily change what is happening in the sub-/non-conscious minds, but it is a start.

There are many ways to address those old programs helping to erase and re-pattern them into something empowering and useful.  First, you have to know they are there, and determine whether or not they are serving you well.  If not, you are RESPONSE-able – you can choose to heal them and grow, or keep them…..

You Have the Power Within You

As I have said before, those patterns exist not just as energy in the form of thoughts, but also as energy, processes, and patterns of tension and being in your body as well.  They create changes in your tissues and organs in response to your thoughts as filtered through your beliefs.  Remember? That is how they influence your health, pain, etc.

The resulting physical health and life changes depend upon the nature of your thoughts and beliefs. This is explained and exemplified very well in the concept of chakras, as well as Louise Hay’s work and something for future articles.

You have the power within you to change

You have the power within you to change….

A Wholistic Approach Uses the Power Within You

The more engrained the patterns are into the fabric of who you are, the more beneficial it is to utilize a wholistic approach to addressing them in mind, body, and spirit. This is where the field of mind-body medicine comes into play with concepts set forth by such leaders as Carolyn Myss, Donna Eden, Barbara Brennan, Mona Lisa Schulz, Christine Page, Anodea Judith, Louise Hay, and others. A wholistic approach uses the power within you to create change.

I have found combining craniosacral therapy with the tools and concepts of transformational coaching, including meditation and guided imagery, invaluable in my own journey.  That is why I love using those in my practice with others.

Those transformational coaching and craniosacral therapy have helped reveal and release the patterns that are meant to change exactly when, at the rate, and in the way, that is best for me.  They do that organically, naturally, by tapping in to my inherent healing capacity.

You Have the Ability….

You have the ability to change your journey, change your course, just like the captain of a ship. You may need to give new orders.  You may need to re-train your crew to work in new ways.  You also may need to give them new tools and resources.

You have the power within you to choose

You have the power within you to choose….

As with any seasoned captain and crew, there is a gut instinct available to follow.  That gut instinct is your inner sense about how to best follow the course.  That course is also your healing journey.

You have an inherent capacity to heal yourself, don’t you? Wouldn’t it therefore make sense to support and resource that capacity? That capacity IS your POWER and potential.

Therefore, you have the POWER within you to create your life and health.

We will take a closer look at nature’s healing gifts and your inner wisdom in my next post.

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Nature has gifted you the power within you……

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