Body Awarness. We’ve been trained most of our lives to squelch or ignore discomfort in our bodies. For some of us, we’ve sought to numb ourselves or ignore any sensations at all. The body is an often over-looked source of psychic information. Body sensations arise for a reason…to get our attention for one reason or another. When we give it our gentle attention it tends to relax and function more efficiently. Further, the body is always in the present moment and when we move our attention to it, our awareness is immediately in the present, rather than being divided by the past or future. As we bring our awareness to the present moment, all of our resources are available in the now.
Allow your awareness to be with your body. Let your attention gently go to where ever it is naturally drawn on our within the body. Simply notice any sensations that arise in your body without trying to change them or analyze them. When you notice your attention drift, that’s OK, gently return awareness to the body. Continue for five minutes or so.
Mind Awareness. Now let’s bring our awareness to the mind. Notice the thoughts flowing through the mind. We don’t want to try to stop them or change them…simply watch them as you might watch clouds floating by on a summer day. When you get caught in a thought, that’s perfectly fine. Simply bring your awareness back to watching them instead of riding them. Continue for five minutes or so.
Emotional Awareness. Now let us notice any feelings that might be present. Feelings can be broadly classified into five varieties: sadness, fear, shame, anger, or joy. You will likely feel these emotions in your torso, throat, or head areas. Whatever you are feeling is perfectly welcome here. If you’re not noticing an emotion, that’s OK too. Just take a gentle look inside and allow yourself to feel whatever is there. Simply notice the feeling, allow and embrace the feeling with curiosity. There is no need to do anything with it. Simply watch it, feel it, be with it. Continue for five minutes or so.
Awareness of Awareness. Now take a moment and be aware of your awareness itself. What is this aspect of our consciousness that can be aware of body awareness? That can be aware of our thoughts and aware of our feelings? What is the nature of this awareness. Simply look at it with curiosity. Quietly consider, what do you notice about it? Our awareness is very powerful and curative. Awareness is an aspect of the soul. In fact, awareness IS soul. Soul can be described as a pure expression of Divine consciousness. Continue looking at your awareness for five minutes or so.
Slowly open the eyes.
Commentary. Bringing awareness to your body/mind in this way, while very simple, is an extremely powerful exercise that you can do at any time. We invite you to practice this on a daily basis. This activity is especially powerful when you have stress or upset of some kind in your life. Feelings of stress and upset indicate that your body/mind complex is contracted somehow. Bringing your awareness to your body, thoughts, and feelings will not only help the energy move but will summon your full capacities to bring to bear on the present situation.
What we have just done here is give you an introductory experience of bringing attention to your Soul and to what might be in the way of its fuller expression in your life. This is one of the tools we bring to our work in Soul Aligned Healing. In this modality, we find that we can actually attune to another person’s energy field and feel it in our bodies. We all actually do this all of the time. Imagine how you feel in the presence of various people in your lives. Some you feel quite comfortable and ease being with. Others tend to have you feeling anxious or off-center just by virtue of their presence. As practitioners, we’ve spent years cultivating this ability to tune in to the field of others and engage their Soul in the healing process. Click here to learn more about how this process might unfold in a typical healing session.