Did you know your body has a secret language with which it communicates? The obvious way our bodies talk to us is through pain, discomfort, pleasure and various sensations.
Yet when we delve deeper the language becomes more secret, symbolic and archetypal. The reason our body/soul speaks to us in the symbolic archetypes is because whatever you experience in your life becomes reflected in your body. The body/soul wants to show you in a concise manner what is really going on in your life on many different levels – so it uses its own language in the form of metaphors, symbols, archetypes, memories, colours and feelings.
Learning this language is the most exciting experience in terms of befriending and truly communicating with your body.
Below Are 5 Steps To Help You Discover This Sacred Language
Start to become aware of how different thoughts or words affect your body. What do negative words do and which parts of your body are impacted? Now think of a variety of positive words. How do they make you feel? The more aware you become of the impact that thoughts and words produce the more likely you are to start consciously choosing what you say but even more importantly what you think.
It is imperative to recognise that your body is like a sponge; it will do whatever you tell it. If you constantly say that you can’t handle things, your hands will become stiff and clenched and you won’t be able to handle anything new. If you say, ‘my boss is a pain in the neck,’ you will manifest neck problems. When you think, ‘oh what a headache this will be,’ your body is listening. Because your body is so good at taking direction it immediately starts building tension in your head, so that you can feel your headache.
Connect to your body. You can do this by sitting or lying down, taking slow deep breaths and placing your attention, or if possible your hands on the part of your body where you feel some discomfort and where you would like to receive a message. Take a little bit of time to explore any sensations you are feeling.
Is your body tense or relaxed? Are the sensations sharp, dull, hollow or have a blunt feeling to them? Can you adjust those sensations by minimizing and maximizing them?
Begin communicating with your body by asking specific questions about your thought patterns and beliefs. For example – If there was a thought or a belief which was stored in this part of my body, what would it be? Is this belief helping me or hurting me? Am I willing to let it go? You need to spend some time digging to discover some hidden beliefs which are holding you back.
Now ask yourself if there was a feeling which was stored in this part of my body, what feeling would it be? Is there an experience which this feeling is connected to? Allow yourself to breathe slowly and deeply, acknowledging the feeling as long as you can. Then ask is there another feeling underneath this one? Keep exploring. Once you feel you have sufficiently explored, ask: What wisdom can I discover from this feeling?
Ask your body to show you any symbols, archetypes, colors or metaphor to allow you to understand what is really going on within you. Allow the image or even a sense of the image to come to you. Then meditate on what it means to you and what your body is trying to teach you. For instance, if you see a circle it could mean wholeness, a connection to the feminine within you, or it can show you that you need to create healthy boundaries. Depending on which part of the body you see it in, it could also mean a pledge to love and commitment. It can also relate to a particular cycle you might be going through. The ring can also be a sign of protection. Your body speaks in metaphors so it’s important to take the time to explore it.
Inna Segal is the award winning best-selling author of The Secret Language of Your Body: The Essential Guide to Health and Wellness and The Secret of Life Wellness: The Essential Guide to Life’s Big Questions. She has also created The Secret Language of Colour Cards and Heal Yourself Reading Cards and many healing audio programs. Inna is an internationally recognized healer, professional speaker and author.
Inna’s work is supported by medical doctors and natural health practitioners from virtually every modality.
(Inna will be teaching events in Sydney and Melbourne in June)