You’ve probably read, or heard, of those anecdotes in the local news, where somebody has known there was something wrong with their health? Their doctor refers them to the hospital and despite a battery of tests, there’s nothing in the results to indicate illness. Undeterred, and often through desperation, he or she persists, because intuitively, they know that, “Something isn’t right,” and eventually, tests confirm their illness.
Well, this chapter isn’t about those cases of missed opportunities to diagnose disease, but it is about accessing that inner knowing, that just won’t let us rest because our body is trying to communicate information to us that something is wrong in the system. If we learn how to work with our bodies, to listen to its innate intelligence, we can use the information to help us flourish in life, instead of only relying upon this valuable resource when something is wrong.
In this chapter, I’ve shared some simple practices that I use to connect with the wisdom within. Before you read on, I’d like to encourage you to take responsibility for your own well-being. If you know that you have some significant life events in your past – which, given that you’re reading a book on energy healing, is possible – then it may be preferable to explore emotional or psychological traumas with a trained practitioner. Sometimes, we can end up down rabbit holes without strategies to dig our way back out. This chapter is intended to empower you, not leave you feeling like you’re in the throes of some old traumatic life events.
Exploring issues with a qualified practitioner, who can create a safe space for you to connect with your inner feeling and knowing relating to past events, will probably increase the likelihood of you being open to facing other memories in order to heal them, and you.
“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”
Here are some ‘pointers’ for you to consider:
There is no ‘wrong’ answer.
Adopt the curiosity of a child and explore without judgment, and with compassion.
Be in allowance – instead of trying to control the process, just be open to seeing what emerges.
If your head ‘gets in the way’ and begins to dismiss the information as “nonsense,” then take your awareness to your breath, and focus on the simple act of breathing for a couple of minutes. Your head has been in control for most of your life, and it may try to prevent you from revealing information you’ve forgotten, in order to protect you, to feel safe.
Have fun playing with these practices – life is serious enough as it is. If you enjoy using them, you’re more likely to use the tools, and continue to heal from within.
If you have any problems with your balance, for example, vertigo, or inner ear conditions that may cause dizziness, you may want to try one of the other techniques instead. This practice is a simple way of revealing answers without using any devices such as dowsing rods, or a pendulum.
Before you start asking questions, you want to determine how your body indicates responses to closed questions (i.e. illustrating yes, no responses), and how it shows you that further information is needed, when the answer is not as clear cut as a “Yes,” or “No.”
Stand with your feet together. Relax and clear your mind – you can do this by focusing on your breathing for a couple of minutes. You can close your eyes or keep them open.
Now ask your body, “Please show me ‘Yes.’”
You will feel your body moving in the direction that’s right for you.
Trust yourself to move freely and then, obviously, if you feel like you’re going to fall, step out to counterbalance any movement. Thank your body.
Now ask your body, “Please show me ‘No.’”
You will feel your body moving in the direction that’s right for you – it may be in the opposite direction to ‘Yes’ or some other movement. Again, thank your body once it has shown you what movement represents “No” for you.
Repeat the above process, asking to be shown how your body communicates, “Don’t know” and what movement signifies, “More information needed.”
This is a sample of a chapter published in the book, The Book of Energy Healing. To pick up your copy click here.