How often do you consciously think about tuning in to your body? I know we all stop when something twinges, aches, screams at us. But long before it gets to that stage, how about doing a full body scan on a daily basis and see exactly where the twinges are likely to start.
What about noticing the way the moon cycles affect your mental and physical health? Or the way your breathing changes when you go outside and sit on the grass instead of pace on the sidewalk?
All these things can help us to learn to better listen when something is ‘just not quite right’ at any given time.
It’s one thing to listen, and then it’s another to act on what you hear, feel, and sense too. I recently gave up caffeine, and in reality, I only drank an average of one double shot coffee a day, but it was a habit. Five weeks caffeine free and I’m noticing even more the way I feel when I’m properly hydrated, or not; am tired vs energised when I wake up in the morning; when my skin is vibrant or dull; how my hair and nails are growing and glowing.
I’ve made it a point to tune in and listen to my body for about 10 years now, and work with a wonderful healer on prevention methods, and pleased to say that I’ve not even so much as had a cold this last decade. But my increased awareness lately has me thinking about how much we either conciously listen, and act on taking care of ourselves very early, instead of waiting until something really does pull us up sharply.
Which would you rather do?
Do you know you can also ask Archangel Raphael to help you learn to scan your body while you meditate and ‘check in’ with yourself.
Go on, try it. Then see how this starts to positively affect you. Keep a journal, write down what you notice. It will make for some interesting reading a few months from now.
And let me know how you get on. I’m always keen to hear your stories and feedback.