The body holds all the wisdom

Today I posted an article which I had written for Anadi’s site about injury and it immediately resonated with some of you, my readers… šŸ™‚

We can all relate to our body hurting, not moving well, stopping us in our tracks…

This vehicle we travel in is incredibly durable and supports us through so much, but it is also vulnerable and is affected by everything that occurs in our lives. It registers our every thought, our every emotion, our every accident… If the ones that cause distress to us and therefore our body, are not addressed, dealt with and cleared, then the residual tension and imbalance stores up in the body which eventually presents its bill…

It is the temple of our soul…

If we have pain in the body it is worth investigating at a deeper level within us, as the injury or pain can be a valuable arrow pointing us to where we are holding tension or fear or unresolved distress.

It will be different for each one of us; and there are many books, Louise Hay being one well known author, which offer some guidance into what the injury or pain might be connected too at a deeper emotional level.

Even giving this idea some consideration can make a difference as it can re empower us to take charge of that process, rather than simply feeling ‘something is happening to us’, over which we have no control.

When we become fully connected to the idea that our inner state is being reflected in our lives around us, it becomes easier to also take control of any process through initially acceptance that there is something for us to understand, investigate and clear…

So if I turn this process directly onto me… Why have I got a very painful wrist at the moment?

On looking up the connection with wrist pain to what might be going on emotionally within me, the reference I discovered made sense to me. Through the investigation I feel more equipped to let go of anything that might be going on unconsciously, and limiting this new life I am living…

The body is a wonderful way of finding out about our inner processes and alerting us to anything we might not be giving enough attention to…

So, the article I found, stated that the forearm represents the capacity to ‘start and complete something; following the difficulty in making the choice of how to act’ – and the hand represents the ‘capacity to hold on to what one has achieved, give and receive tenderness,Ā understanding, gentleness’ – and that the wrist is the joint that ‘allows action to be transmitted to the hand, that supports and decides on the fine-tuning of that decision and action and thus obtain the best result…’

This all resonates…

My wrist pain has appeared seemingly out of nowhere…

However I am just three weeks into a new way of living; one that I made the decision to implement last October… I processed any difficulties in this decision as I went along… Communicating and offering my energy this way, through the written word, instead of working with one person at a time as a therapist, is in many ways the same; but also very different.

This rather acute wrist pain is allowing me to go deeper into clearing the way for whatever new ways of working my inner self has in mind for me, and letting go of any inflexibility or resistance …!

When we investigate the messages of the body; this doesn’t mean that the pain immediately goes; but it does mean that we fully embrace the ‘time off’ needed, if it is an injury that prevents us working or doing our sport, and allow the time to heal.

My wrist isn’t stopping me doing anything (other than press ups and upper body strength work!); it is simply speaking to me and I am listening and understanding….

Listen always to your body; it holds all the wisdom. It is not ‘us’, but it is through the body we convey ourselves, and it is how we know ourselves in the journey of our own life, and in the mirror of relating with others…

It is worth looking after our body. we expect it to be there for us, to work hard, to party, to relax and sleep when we want it too; it takes us through crisis and the many demands we place upon it… The more we are connected to it, and look after it; the more we will hear its wisdom and learn more about ourselves and the deeper levels of our true self.

For the body is like a child, taking everything in and if we don’t start to take notice, it lets us know anyway!

 

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