"What have I done?"
"I hope no one noticed."
We've all been there....some of us more often than others.
Welcome to being human.
Fortunately most everyone has survived our blunders--which, in fact is 99.99 squared percent of the population.
We've come up with some amazing strategies: from complete dissociation, "I didn't! I wouldn't I couldn't" Did I??" to abject apologies: "I'm sorry x 100", to "What shall I do about this".....and everything in between.
The vast majority of our mistakes are small. We have a conscience. The physical manifestion of a conscience in working order is a slight sensation of shrinking back then then a physical forward/upward push as we begin resolving the error, and finally a gentle settling as we move forward. Our conscience gives us the opportunity of a do-over.
My goal in these blogs is to help you know how to allow these natural physical manifestations of your physical body to support your thinking and well being.
Being embodied has been a buzz-word for a long time. But what the heck does it mean?
Some people don't have a strong visceral sense or awareness of what their body is feeling. That's fine. We all have our strengths. You can use the sense you have developed to help you use your body.
I have a friend born with no sense of smell. And yet when she inhales the odor from Frankincense essential oil, she reports feeling like she's had "5 cups of coffee!"
When you are able to fine-tune your body's natural movement from flexion (curling in and down) through extension (moving up and forward) to settle then into a neutral place--a place of rest and readiness, all of your systems work better. Your mind, your emotions, your whole body.
"I am embodied" is true, since we drag these things, or they drag us around 24/7.
When we are living from this place of connection--and dare I say alliance--with our bodies, we have tons more resource than when we don't. We get to be present in this moment. We get to meet the moment, get a sense of its shape and then to affect it, just with our presence.
If you've ever been in a room with a happy person, you notice the pull to feel happy, too. Now you may resist it but the pull is still there.
The same is true of being in a room with someone who is resistant. It takes energy to stay with your own experience.
Join me in creating easy ways to stay "embodied."
Sign up for one of 8 spots in my free monthly Easy, Healthy Movement class at 503-709-9983.
Schedule an initial assessment and session which will give you a good start, by calling 503-234-0812. You can buy sessions online here.
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I'm Valerie Lyon, the Mojo Recovery Therapist.