Well, it’s time to get personal. I know this blog site is called “Personal Space” but most of the tips I give you on the Tuesday Tips blog have been about your home decor. Today we will get truly personal and talk about your body. No, you don’t need to run for the hills I won’t share TMI, because after all, another component of personal space is healthy, self-respecting boundaries. That being said, I have a whole slew of Body Space trips to share with you that I have learned over the years.
Your Inner Physician
To start I want to introduce you to your very own “personal” inner physician. Did you know you have one? Some people refer to this part of our psyche as our “inner voice” and while the inner physician may speak to us in thoughts, more than likely your physician will “speak” in sensations of energy. I was first introduced to my own inner physician 20 years ago while receiving Cranio Sacral Therapy; which is a form of body work for healing pain. It turns out I had already been in communication with my inner physician, I just didn’t realize it.
For example: Have you ever had a headache? What did you do about it? How did you decided to do what you did? Was your action automatic, or did you consider different options – like take a nap, drink water, meditate, take Advil? This alert message from your body, in the form of a headache, is what is known as the Body-Mind communicating a need to you. You see, we think we take care of our bodies, but in truth it’s our bodies that take care of us! The headache is body-language for “something is out of balance and you need to remedy it now!” You can pop a pill to shut the headache up and keep going if that is your choice, but be warned, your inner physician will let you know if that was the best solution. If not the headache won’t abate and a new idea will “pop” into your head. This is your body or inner physician taking care of you, and the better we listen and respond with our best solution the healthier and happier we will be.
To keep your energy balanced and strong during the day you most likely stop and take breaks to drink, and eat, and use the bathroom. Perhaps you even stretch or take a lunch time walk. The “nudge” to do these things; the hunger feeling, the restlessness, the fatigue, all of these communications are how our inner physician “speaks” to us all day long.
“Phone Home ET!” Have you “checked-in” with your body yet today? Is there open communication between you and your inner physician? Are you having an open dialog or are you arguing with your “self” and pushing your energy and health to it’s’ limit? The one thing you can count on, is that your inner physician won’t ever give up on you. One way or another, your inner physician’s communication system will get your attention. Will it be to alert you with a headache, or will it be with a yawn for more air, or a feeling of contentment and joy because you are in tune with what your body needs?
Today’s tip: Stop and see if you can identify your inner physician and how he or she “speaks” to you throughout your day. Practice self-awareness by carrying on a “conversation” with your inner physician in your thoughts. Then notice how your inner knowing and best answers get louder in your consciousness. The more you follow your inner wisdom’s advice, the better your health and energy will be. Tune into this part of your body; get to know your inner physician, start working together as a team and watch your energy and happiness soar!
’till next time,
Your Personal Space Coach©