Your body in its infinite wisdom is always communicating with you. It communicates with you when you’ve eaten too much, are holding resentments, feel stressed or lethargic. The key to reading these messages is understanding that as human beings we consist of four key areas: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Media, advertising and society as a whole, however, strongly focus on the physical aspect and the “outside” of who we are. It appears to have become more important to look good, wear the right brand names and show no sign of aging.
It is important to become aware of the other aspects of who we are as well. Much of who we are, is in fact, not seen at all. Aside from the physical, we also consist of the emotional (the way we feel), the mind (how we think and what we think about), and the spiritual (our connection to God, the Universe, Source, etc.). The physical aspect to who we are is absolutely essential – I am merely suggesting we look more deeply. Paying attention to, and taking care of all areas is vital for happiness and wellness.
There is an old saying: “you can’t hold a beach ball under water.” Have you ever tried? You struggle to keep it under by lying on it, doing anything in an attempt to keep it submerged, but it keeps popping back up. This holds true for us as well; whatever we have pushed down and suppressed in any way is just waiting to come up. If we don’t recognize and deal with it, the body will give us signals, telling we are out of balance with illness, disease, pain, fatigue, depression, emotional outbursts, anger, high blood pressure or P.M.S.. A good example is depression, which has often been called “anger turned inward.”
I see these symptoms as the body waving a big red flag trying to get our attention. These red flags can also come in the form of a wake-up call such as, a heart attack, or stroke etc. When we get sick, it is not likely it has suddenly occurred. Something will have been going on in the body for a long time before the physical symptoms show up. A healthy reframe can be helpful when we see the red flags. By seeing these “imbalances” as gifts and an opportunity to change, we can learn to be more gentle with ourselves.
Know your body, mind and spirit strive to be healthy. The human body is equipped with an amazing innate biological intelligence designed to heal us. This is why broken bones mend and cuts heal. Colds and flus help to clear out accumulated toxins. Learn to be become keenly aware of the symptoms showing up in your life and let them serve as a guide to healing and better understanding yourself.
If you listen to the whispers of your body, it doesn’t have to shout.
I wish you an abundant fall and winter filled with much love, passion and adventure. As always I am here to support you in this life journey and love your feedback. See you soon!