When did we stop listening to our body? Our body has so much to tell us. It presents pain, disease, imbalance and exhaustion as a physical representation of what is going on for us emotionally and spiritually.
Our body can't tell the difference between different stress stimuli; regardless of whether we are running from a tiger or if we have opened a huge bill we can't pay, our body physiologically reacts the same. We can visualise the exhaustion we would experience if we were in a chronic state of stress running from a predator however we often don't associate the strain on our body from constant negative thoughts.
Those little niggles are telling us something. Each and every one of them. The cramps that make us jump out of bed and dance around the room at night are telling us our magnesium levels are deplete and often as a result of great stress.
What will it take for us to start listening? Would you listen to a headache?
Would you listen to a chronic pain? Or would it take a "big sign" to make you ask the big questions about how you are doing life?
Nothing brings us into the present quite like illness. Illness that causes total reassessment of life's big plans. Illness that makes us ask some pretty deep questions about what really matters. So easy it is to disassociate and treat the body for it's symptoms but are we really looking at the big picture? Are we saying yes to everything and everyone to the detriment of our health? Do we find joy in our daily life? Or are we merely surviving day to day? Are we chronically exhausted because we are doing what we think we "should" be doing rather that what we would love to do?
What is your body trying to tell you?
Making changes to our diet and eliminating toxins is a great way to support our body physically. It is almost the first essential change, however if we are to look at truly healing, we have to ask the bigger questions.
* After different experiences and activities, listen to how your body is reacting. Is it energised or is it exhausted?
* Notice how your body feels when you are acting from the heart or from a place of alignment with what you love to do.
* Notice how your body feels when you have walked away from a person or experience that feels "icky".