Have you ever noticed how your body feels when you are watching a suspenseful or scary movie? When I stop and tune into my body when I am watching a scary movie or a fight scene that I have to look away from, the muscles in my whole body are often clenched and tense; I am not in a relaxed, comfortable state.
What about when you are replaying in your mind a confrontation you may have had with a someone that you don’t see eye to eye with, have you ever taken notice of the way your body feels when you are saying all those negative, angry things in your head over and over? If you haven’t, I suggest you try it. It’s amazing what you will learn about the connection between your mind and body.
I first learned the importance of tuning into my body and being in the moment while reading The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle. I was living in my old house at the time and, I kid you not, literally ever time, while laying in bed at night, when I would remember to tune into my body so that I could make sure it was relaxed, I would always hear the train that ran past our neighborhood about half a mile away, no matter what time of night it was.
Once it past the, “That’s a weird coincidence” state after this happened a hand full of times, I actually got to the point of expecting to hear the train as soon as I released all the tension I may have been holding in my body, tension I often had no idea was even there till I really took the time to check in with myself and see. The train became a cool Sign of Magicality for me that I was really present, in the moment at that time, and I was grateful for and enjoyed its reminder.
Part of being able to attract what you want is being in the moment; when you are living in the past or wishing for the future, you are pushing things away from you. Not being in the moment means you are ungrateful for the place you are in right now and that you have lost touch with yourself and your greater source. You will not be able to attract your desires if you are not appreciative of the now and if you are disconnected from your body, your soul.
By taking a moment to really BE in your BODY, to let it speak to you by showing you what is going on with it—the pains, the tense muscles, your posture, whatever it is it has to share with you, you are making a conscious effort to reconnect with the Universe and it is when that connection is strong that the magic happens.
Start practicing taking a moment to stop, every so often, and see what is going on with your body. Your body will instantly react to your thoughts and emotions, and vice versa…and, the Universe will instantly react to all of it! So, take a deep breath, relax your body, flip your magnet so it is smiling and you will attract your desires!
Here’s to raising our awareness and reaping the benefits!