Let Your Body Be Your Guide

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Energy medicine offers you lots of tools to help you to heal, to build resilience, and to go beyond merely healing illness. It allows you to really inhabit your body, mind, and spirit as a full participant in creating your life and co-creating the world. It is full of activities to support you in living from the inside out and in reinventing our shared reality.

And from my perspective, our shared reality needs us to participate and reinvent the world to be a place generated from within and enlivened by spirit. Our earth needs us.

Your body is your receiver and your home office for the communications array that is your body, mind, and spirit. So starting with your body and letting it show you the way is, in my experience, a wonderful and reliable place to launch from.

If, at this point, you are still trying to figure out your own take, here’s my recommendation: Keep it simple. Go inward and let your internal guidance show you.

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Work with these six aspects of constructing a self: gatekeeping, grounding, coherence, flow, exchange between self and world, and radiance. They will help you weave a rich energetic tapestry that gives you the resilience to initiate, navigate, and flourish within change.

Here are some of the strategies offered in this book:

  1. Show up for yourself. Put aside your need to know what is wrong and instead assess what is needed in this moment. Recognize when you are capable of being in larger mind versus needing to be in smaller mind and just ask what can be done in this moment, in this place.

  2. Ask better questions. Instead of looking for what is wrong, you are looking for what might be right, right now. And you are looking for what your body wants you to know right now.

  3. Recognize the role of each self. If your mind is trying to dominate, take the time to listen to your Earth Elemental Self and make space for Wiser Self to shift your perspective. Explore reframes to liberate your mind from being stuck on old diagnosis and treatment models. Respect pain as a message from all three selves and enter the pain to travel to the other side of it.

  4. Recognize that you are co-creating a self, a life, a world. Ask yourself what you want to contribute to your creation of self, life, and world in this moment that is viable.

  5. Let your heart give you gifts. Wisdom can come in small ways that accumulate, like puzzle pieces. It can also come by igniting a light in your heart and mind!

  6. Get guidance from different parts of your self. Ask your three “brains” — heart, gut, and head — to weigh in. Also use the body’s own language to let it show you what it wants you to see: both symbolic language and touch, color and light, sound and rhythm, movement and gesture, smell and taste, and direct knowing. Be satisfied with insight into what you need now, what the next step is. When you try to encompass larger mind without the experience of smaller mind, you are likely to embrace other people’s understandings and solutions rather than finding your own!

  7. Go fishing. Cultivate a sense of being willing to wait for the fish to show up, being present on the journey rather than in a hurry to get to the destination. Let your hands show you the way. Explore whether your camel is carrying too many straws and what you can do to clear the camel’s back. Drop into the streams to learn what is needed or to influence the energies that govern your body’s function. Ask yourself whether there are templates of earlier experiences co-creating your present challenge and, if so, clear the templates. Interact with yourself as a beloved rather than a recalcitrant child or stubborn beast of burden.

  8. Entrain to positive teachers. Find out where the energies live that you want to connect with and let your energies learn from them.

  9. Ask yourself which energy dynamics are front and center for you right now:

  • Is your gatekeeper communicating and needing help with safety, identity, clearing templates / shifting habits, distribution?

  • Do you need grounding, including release, rooting/nour-ishment, centering, or anchoring ?

  • Where is your glue or coherence? Do you have enough glue to hold things together? What needs do you have for purpose/ guiding vision, connectors, structure, integration/ synchronization?

  • What is happening to help your energies flow the way they are designed to flow? Are you able to source qi, distribute it, sustain healthy circulation, influence your qi ?

  • How is your exchange with the world, present and past, affecting you now? Do you have adequate containers, healthy exchange, positive webworking, and healthy mirroring ?

  • Do you need to activate your radiance? Can you activate your own personal radiance? Where are you in perspective (larger mind or smaller mind)? Where are you turning for guidance? Can you see with the eyes of spirit (and of Earth Elemental Self and of Talking Self) and let them collaborate? Do you have adequate abilities to cultivate radiance, integrate spirit into body and mind, access spiritual wisdom (see with the eyes of radiance), and tap into radiant guidance ?

  1. Give yourself permission to interpret your experience from the inside out. Your body knows how to heal and to adapt to change and your job is to support it to do that. Healing is first and foremost a communication task. Tune in to what and how you are communicating and make more conscious choices about what kind of relationship you want with your body, mind, and spirit.

Listen. Perceive. Have fun, be playful. Let your body show you the way!

Copyright ©2022 by Ellen Meredith.
Printed with permission from New World Library

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BOOK: Your Body Will Show You the Way

Your Body Will Show You the Way: Energy Medicine for Personal and Global Change
by Ellen Meredith

book cover of Your Body Will Show You the Way: Energy Medicine for Personal and Global Change by Ellen MeredithFollow your body’s guidance to heal yourself and your world. Your Body Will Show You the Way provides the inspiring information and practical tools you need to enlist your body’s wisdom for healing and optimum wellness. Complete with stories, explorations, and original energy medicine techniques, this astonishing book will deepen your ability to engage in ongoing creative partnership with your body, mind, and spirit.

For more info and/or to order this book, click here. Also available as a Kindle edition.

About the Author

photo of Ellen MeredithEllen Meredith is the author of Your Body Will Show You the Way and The Language Your Body Speaks. She has been in practice since 1984 as an energy healer, conscious channel, and medical intuitive, helping over ten thousand clients and students worldwide. 

Visit her online at EllenMeredith.com.

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