Sometimes we disconnect for so long from our body, either with entertainment or distracted in other matters, we have no idea of the impact it can have on our health.
I remember many nights when I slept with my cell phone in my hand and although I could already see the screen a little blurred and my eyes fell, I persisted in not moving my neck and was still hooked, not listening to my pain.
We have learned many unconscious ways to flee from ourselves, we have become accustomed to ignoring ourselves and we miss the opportunity to take actions that would help us feel better.
Thank God for intuition, our inner voice is always there to support us when we feel bad. The physical symptoms are just a form that the body uses to talk to us, but there are other ways in which they might be warning us of something important.
What can you do to connect with this inner guide and translate the information you want to show? Here are some things you can look at:
Some people call it “hunch” or have “bad or good vibes”. Maybe you cannot know what feeling you have inside because it can be something vague like feeling a little uncomfortable, not being 100%, a strange feeling inside. They can sprout when you are close to a relative, a partner or a person you know. Pay attention, you may have something pending to comment with her, or maybe you talk about a blockade of your own in some aspect of your life. Find out what secondary emotion (fear, shame, disgust) may be behind that feeling and listen to it even if it’s hard for you and get to work, you have the answers.
We can equate feelings with emotions, however, for some, they have subtle differences. An emotion may seem to come out of nowhere, as a symptom in your own body. Maybe you’re walking somewhere, listen to something they tell you and feel like anger. Although the emotions, like the symptoms seem to us and we adapt to them, remember to ask yourself when they come to you to discover how they may be warning you that you are not aligned with that greater good that you pursue for your life.
It could be any physical sensation such as tingling, chills, fatigue, a “hole in the stomach”, etc. One of the easiest ways to check for certain bodily symptoms is to breathe several times into your kidneys and relax. We have been educated to remedy and throw away, and perhaps to ignore what is really necessary: some specific food, need to re-order the lifestyle or a medical checkup.
There are times when a thought comes to the head but the reality is that intuition wants to guide us. I remember my friend Marisa who suffered from bulimic episodes and judged her attitude as she could not stop thinking about food even when she was not physically hungry. During a week of observation of his thoughts he discovered that after 30 minutes of having those thoughts about food, his sugar level dropped drastically and he might need to go to the emergency room. In those moments his body felt so hungry that no amount of food could satisfy him. A very common effect if we get to have sugar excessively low in blood, is that there is a great craving to eat,
After investigating the symptoms was happening that my friend’s digestive system did not work well enough to capture the correct signs of hunger at the right time. His small intestine sent a signal of satiety when his stomach was really hungry. But in the study of the case, they realized that their body was compensating for these digestive problems by using their thoughts to send the message that “it touched eat!”. Marisa began to eat when she thought about food and worked very well until her digestive system could heal.
Our bodies love us! When we judge the signals we are receiving as “bad” or “good,” we miss the opportunity to allow our agency to guide us toward better health.
For some people signs come in dreams. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, believed that dreams struck the unconscious mind slightly and perhaps it was so. In one study, people with amnesia and no conscious memory of their lives had memories of their past when they dreamed. Studies like this have led scientists to believe that when we dream, we are accessing parts of our brain that we do not usually use during awake.
If you are not sure which step is next in your life, ask yourself before bed and intend to have a dream about it. Another way to work with dreams is to write them when you wake up and ask what meaning they can have, but it would be necessary to consult someone expert because the language of dreams is symbolic and it may be worse to be guided by what we interpret and remember without further ado.
Louise Hay, author of “You Can Heal Your Life” and inspiring these ideas, has always been an expert in interpreting words and determining how personal thoughts and beliefs are conditioned. After overcoming a cancer and several diseases he has spent his life investigating the relationship between how we talk and things happen in our lives.
Pay attention to what we say, what words we use is another way of intuitively knowing what works or not in our life. For example, you may find yourself saying things like “This is too hard for me”, “I cannot stand this”, “Metabolism begins to fail at 40 “or” I will never accept”…
If you are telling these types of messages it may be time to review your belief system and see how they can be interpreted and modified to improve your health. Remember that your body hears well the words you say.