by Rhonda Factor
Each organ and system in the body knows its role; and each cell of each organ and system reflects the body as a whole. Keep in mind that each of us started out in life as a single cell.That singular cell already held within it the consciousness of the body-to-be; the parts that make up the whole. Each cell in our body has a memory and consciousness of that wholeness and strives to maintain itself—not as a single entity—but as a part of the whole and of the overall balance. In other words, each cell is not just a disconnected element, devoid of an integral connection to the body.
Through this profound intelligence or consciousness, our body has and does become, moment-by-moment, what it is–at any given instant. In addition, each cell and organ functions as a book of knowledge that reflects our entire history, much like a living library. Every thought or experience that we have ever had (and this includes traumas) becomes part of the whole story
By connecting to our body and its needs, we attune ourselves to our most inner basic needs at any given time. This is one way to attune to our own wellness and the wellness of others.
How can we achieve this? Intent is a very powerful and useful tool. The moment we give intent to something, such as to be well, to be loving, or to be aware of our needs from a holistic perspective, we give ourselves permission to be just that. Once we give ourselves permission, it is like opening a doorway to receive and to connect to our intention; and our lives become fuller and balanced because we have allowed for the possibility of change or manifestation of what we most wish for ourselves.
There are numerous ways we can use intent to tune into or connect to ourselves through meditation, yoga, music, sound work (chanting, tuning forks, listening), and energy work, such as frequency healing. To begin, the following are a few ways you can try immediately to create this type of connection
Sitting and listening to our heartbeat, the most easily accessed consistent beat we can find at any time, will tune us into ourselves. Just sit and be with the beat of your heart—even if your heartbeat may be elevated, such as during a time of stress or uncertainly. Acknowledge your heart beat and then observe any messages or changes that you perceive as you sit. Try practicing this technique during times of calm. Doing this will especially help you to remember this place of connection when you most need it.
Another way to connect is through the breath. Again, as with the heartbeat, our breath is a reliable ever-present part of us that never leaves us. Sit or lie down and observe your breath. Is it high up in the chest? Is it centered in the diaphragm? Is it smooth or does it get stuck?
Continue this observation without changing anything.Ask your breath for a message regarding your present state; and if you wish, what it/you needs at this moment. Once you have felt your basic pattern, give permission to yourself to completely balance through your breath. Stay connected and observe the changes. Is your breath fuller, more nourishing? Does it still feel stuck? Can you accept yourself in this state? Try sending yourself a loving message that you acknowledge this and that it’s okay. See how that feels.
Above all, cherish, be gentle and love yourself.
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