listen – & be receptive to what you hear

deer behind grass

“Listen to the wind, it talks.
Listen to the silence, it speaks.
Listen to your heart, it knows.”

– Native American proverb

Believe it or not, you’re magical!

You have an intuitive side that speaks up every time you get “gut” feelings. Our body talks to us all the time, but most of us are too locked into the illusions of the world to really listen.

To listen to your body requires only two things: stillness and silence. These are abundant in supply, and you carry them with you wherever you go!

Set aside five minutes today where you won’t be disturbed, when you can be totally free from distractions. If that’s first thing in the morning, great! If this is the last thing you do before bed, that’s great too! If the only time you can do it is on your lunch break, that’s fine, but set the intention to devote more time to yourself tomorrow.

Set your timer, close your eyes and sit still, listening to what your body is telling you.

How are you feeling? What sensations arise? Where are they? Do they have a color, texture or temperature? Do they change when you bring your awareness to them?

Notice every sensation that pops up. For instance, is there tension in your jaw? Five Minutes in the Morning tells us that’s a common sign of stress. Go through each part of your body, and don’t let your logical mind tell you this is a waste of time. That’s just your ego, and it’s afraid you’re gaining your independence from it.

Repeat this process often. Try doing it daily for a week. You will be a different person when Friday comes around – I promise you.

Here’s what I got from my session. I wouldn’t advise writing down what’s happening if you’re just starting out; you’ll be taken out of the process each time you open your eyes to write down what’s happening. But you might want to consider experimenting with a voice recorder.

Start @ my head. It feels like a still pond, but I can tell my mind wants to think, & is already thinking I shouldn’t be both observing & keeping track.

I let my focus go & the sides of head feel fuzzy.

My ears hear the heat pushing thru the living room & the stove heating my tea kettle. An errant car drives by.

My throat feels open & I am grateful for the shadow work I’ve been doing.

A flash of tension – pain is too severe a word – goes along the scar on my forehead. There may be a demon to work with there, or Voldemort is near.

My stomach gurgles & I am aware I crave sustenance more than food. I remember I am already whole.

A twinge in my right shoulder. That may be my overworking demon or the demon resisting acceptance.

Twinge in left hip from the bicycle accident – maybe I won’t bike to work today.

Twinge in right foot. Perhaps I shouldn’t walk either.

Maybe I’ll just go back to bed.

Happy Monday, dear readers! May your week be *~magical~*

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