Learning To Connect With Your Body
filed in Mind, Body Connection on Jul 30, 2009
Thoughts, both positive and negative, originate in the mind. But the thoughts are immediately experienced as sensations and feelings in the body. Are you brushing aside these daily signals and tuning out the messages your body is trying to give you?
Is your body at war with two opposing conversations, fighting each other. One side that says “Hold back those feelings they are dangerous”, or the other side that says, “ Feel the feelings and let them move through you”.
This is a common conflict that is unconscious, so now ask yourself which message are you listening to? So many people ask me following a breakup, or crisis of any kind.
“What do I have to do to make the pain go away?
“Why am I still angry all these years after my breakup?
“Why can’t I find a healthy man/women relatonship?
Part of the answer is that you are not fully connected to yourself. In order to live fully from the center of your being and bring out all of yourself, you need to be connected and live in your body. Not jump in and out of it, or live 90% in your head.
So check in again and see which message you are you listening to; the one that says,” feel the feelings and let go”, or the message that says “hold back those feelings they are dangerous”.
This is an important step in the process of reconnecting with your body. Good luck and many blessings.
Michele Germain LCSW, Specializing in Mind/Body Connection