Living Inside My Body

As it turns out everything I need to know is already inside of me.  But what I didn’t know is that it is not sitting inside my mind or my mental capacity to ‘figure things out”.  It is inside my whole being, my own internal sense of wisdom and true knowing.  The only way for the knowledge that I had so assiduously acquired to be fulfilling is to have it connect with the heart and through the body.  It is from within the body we begin to recognize our own truths and our own sense of knowing.  But truthfully at this stage of my journey I didn’t know that except as a mental concept.  I was just coping.  After hearing the news about losing my career – it only takes about 30 seconds for someone to give you news that turns your life upside down – my body felt such a shock it was like being hit in a car.

The future I had worked so hard for? Gone in seconds flat.  I couldn’t do anything until I took care of my shocked body.  So I took a yoga class at my gym.  After an hour and half of torture, I got to lay down in the final relaxation pose. And for the briefest moment, all of about 60 seconds, I felt complete bliss throughout my whole body. Now this bliss wasn’t something I had ever let flood into my body as it happened that day.

This feeling inside my body was so profoundly different from how I experienced my life on a daily basis that it set me onto my own personal exploration of how to recreate this bliss every day of my life.

Soon after, I signed up to do a 4 week intensive yoga teacher training. I noticed that the only time my mind seemed to be quiet was for about 60 seconds at the end of a one and half hour yoga class.  That 60 seconds was enough for me to decide it was worth going for more.

So I signed up and started doing about 10 hours of yoga and meditation every day.  I remember after about two weeks I looked at myself in the mirror and had a whole different sense of me as I was not just seeing my head but also feeling and noticing how I was part of a whole body.  It was a really profound moment for me – a real WOW!  This desire to embody myself has continued and my journey has taken dramatically different paths to continue cultivating this in my life and then to show others the way to do the same.

It was through this beginning that I sought out something that would connect me through my body, but also through my whole being, my whole self in a profound way.  I realized that in order to feel really connected, really joyful through my whole being I was going to need to experience life through my body and circumvent the mind.

So I’m curious, has something like this ever happened to you?

Have you ever encountered a time in your life when you had to go down a whole new direction that you never expected?

What did you do?

I’d love to hear about your experiences!  You see, I’m excited to share more about how I help women listen from a deeper place by going beyond the mind (perhaps even the ego) and heeding what I call soul callings.

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