*If you want to get right down to it, scroll to the bottom of the post for the recordings*
So much of our experience here in this realm is related to our BODIES. At the same time, so many spiritual teachings neglect the body. Dating to waaaaay back, there are many teachings that the body, the physical, should be ignored or even rejected.
And I say...*back up!* Reassess. Not only are these bodies assets, they are to be enjoyed (more yumminess on that in other posts). They are to be...well...emBODY-ed. That means developing a loving, feeling, symbiotic relationship with your body. And I can tell you from serious experience that until you really accept and get into your body, you're going limit your expansion. On all levels. You and your spirit...essence...soul...higher self...source...god..."Big 'S' Self" (a friend of mine and I made that one up and it makes us laugh every time)...whatever you want to call it...are not separate from your body. Source is flowing through your body at all times. Your body IS source. Which is not only a really beautiful thing, but also a really good thing. Because that means you don't have to remind your heart to beat. Or remind yourself to inhale and exhale. You don't have to prod your liver to work. You don't have to remind your stomach to digest.
Now...you may have had some...not-so-good-feeling experiences with your body. Anyone, anyone? I say this in jest, cuz, well, yeah...we all have! I'm happy to share my own experience, many of you are familiar with it (you can take a look at it here). And I find that lots of times when we experience negative feelings we can disassociate from our bodies. Whether those feelings are physical or emotional...well, we want OUT. Which is totally understandable! We just...disconnect.
We set up this experience perfectly before we came here. We wanted to have bodies. We wanted to be deeply connected with them. Because we wanted to have a way to *know* how we feel about things. We wanted a way to know when we are on track with our truth, with our desires, with our knowing...and when we're off track. Other reasons too and we'll get into those at another time;)
When you can FEEL your body...when you can FEEL your feelings in your body...you are so much more able to shift those feelings (physical and emotional) and to let them move through. In fact, they will move on their own when you allow yourself to be with them! If you try to ignore them or change them right away, you're doing yourself a disservice. Because those feelings are there for a reason.
Before we get down to it, I'll give you some backstory about this particular Living From Inspiration Meditation. It's a super duper sweet story and one of my favorites, because it involves my gorgeous nieces.
A few years ago, I was staying with my brother and his family in Albuquerque, NM. They have this beauuuutiful big house with a casita in the back. Every morning, I wake up and do my meditation, workout and then go to the main house and have breakfast with the family and always sit next to, you guessed it, my lovely niece, "A". She's about 3 or 4 at this point (I'm so bad with ages, but I'm pretty sure). So sweet, so beautiful. I sit down on a bar stool/breakfast stool and help her up to the bar stool/breakfast stool next to me. And she puts her sweet hand on my arm and says...
"Auntie Lala...I love your eyes...and I love your face...and I love your arms...and I love your legs...and I love your shoulders...and I love your hair...and I love your shirt...and I love your nose...and I love your fingers.........."
And she keeps going on. And on. And on. For about 3 minutes straight. Which is a looooong time for a 3-4 year old. Just loving, loving, loving everything about me. And oh! I try to interrupt! And say "I love your face...and your arms...and your legs..." She will have none of it. She just keeps going...and going. My only choice is to sit...and let it all in. Which I finally do.
It was so sweet. So much love. And I have never forgotten it. *That* is how we can feel at all times. Because Source is always flowing all that love to every single part of us.
This meditation will help you get connected to your body and establish a loving relationship with it. The first recording goes through instructions. The second recording is the actual meditation.
In the instructions, you'll learn that as you're going through the meditation, if when you get to a certain body part you notice any pain, tightness, or resistance of any kind, pause the recording and take some time to just BE with the sensation. Without trying to figure it out, without judging...just be with it. Embrace it. And when you're ready, start the recording again and keep going.
So get comfortable, close your eyes, and melt into this.