Saturday, April 3, 2010
Being in the Body
Being in my body means that my attention is within. At the Berkeley Psychic Institute they speak of it as having the outside of the aura close to the body. The energy field expands to encompass all that a person has his or her attention on, and the more that we have our attention on, the more we have to consider, decide about, and possibly be responsible for. When our energy field encompasses too much, it becomes very difficult to hear our own voice. We can become scattered, stressed, depressed, or physically ill.
In addition to helping us hear our own truth, being in the body helps us be present in our lives. It enhances our experience of the sumptuous feast of this existence. When I am present in my body my senses are turned up, my own healthy emotions are ebbing and flowing, and I feel more of what it is to be fully human. I am aware of being me, rather than the effect of everything around me.
Pulling the aura close in around the body reduces the amount of data that we are tuned in to, and allows us to quiet the external in order to focus on the internal. I often stop and visualize my aura shrinking, as I "pull myself back in." What we visualize, the cells of the body perceive as real, and is made manifest.
Many other tools explained in this blog and elsewhere help us get back into the body. Deep breathing and meditation techniques work, being in nature, walking, anything that helps return our focus to our own being. Other possibilities might be taking a bath, enjoying a really good meal or glass of wine, or other things that cause us to relish the experience of having our amazing physical bodies.
I was glad to be in my body a few minutes ago, sitting in my living room as the clouds passed overhead and for the first time today I was washed in sunlight, listening to a jazz recording that has been my favorite since high school. If I had been attending to anything other than just being, I would have missed that exquisite moment of my life.
When I am in my body, it is a celebration of my spirit's divine creation. My spirit knows it's home, and I hear the voice of the God of my heart.
May this tool be a blessing. . .