The Intuitive Wisdom of the Body
Listening to the Intuitive Wisdom of the Body – Cheltenham 2006
This seminar at an Emotional Therapy conference includes; recognizing the message of disease, how listening to our intuition brings us closer to our true sense of self, the wisdom of the crystal children and tips on how to enhance the intuition PLUS invaluable exercises on how to the wisdom of the body.
Selected teaching from this seminar: Hearing the wisdom of the body through voice dialogue.
The body is not the enemy, unsupportive of our endeavors; it is one of our greatest friends, taking on the stress we’re unable to handle emotionally, willing to express disharmony when we drift too far from our soul’s truth and providing us with clear signposts as to the direction to take.
Hearing the wisdom of the body through voice dialogue
The purpose of this very powerful exercise is to receive added insight about an illness which is current or from the past which can even include problems of the mind. It is best carried out with a partner as it is easy to prejudice the answer by previous awareness of ourselves. The partner asks the questions and the ‘client’ answers, using their voice as the mouthpiece for all the various parts of their body which wish to speak. It is often easier for the client to close their eyes during the process to maintain focus.
Partner: Ask for a brief history of the problem to set the scene. Spend no more than a few minutes on information gathering mainly concerned with present day symptoms.
Partner: Speaking to the whole body, make the statement: “I understand that David (the client) has been complaining of the following symptoms…?” Name them.
Wait for the answer which needs to be verbal and not just a nod.
Partner: “I know that you only want the best for David; is that right?” Wait for the answer which needs to be verbal and not just a nod.
Partner: “Can I speak to parts of the body which may be able to shed some light on the problem or the message behind the symptoms?” It is not always the part of the body which is diseased which has something to say.
In order, to reduce the tendency for the client to speak from their head, it helps to start a conversation with the part of the body before asking the big questions much as you would do when meeting someone for the first time! “Hallo big toe, may I speak with you?” Wait for the answer which needs to be verbal and not just a nod. If the client does tend to speak from their logical self, pause the process and redirect them back to the body part letting the mind/head know that there will be a time to talk later.
Partner: “I understand that you have something to say about David symptoms?” (Describe the symptoms briefly). Receive confirmation from the client.
Partner: “What does he need to hear from you today to ease the situation?” Remember to re-enforce the fact that the body is not the enemy even though it is exhibiting pain or disability. If we feel accused, we immediately cease conversation or become defensive.
Answer from the body: “What I want to say is ……”
Partner: “If he hears this, will this be enough?” Continue until there is full understanding, mirroring the information back to the body; “So David doesn’t always listen or he tries to do too much etc.?” Receive confirmation from the client. “What needs to change?”
Don’t be satisfied with the fact that “stress” is the problem or “they need to exercise more or eat less.” This is not new, ask; “I suspect they know this already, why don’t they follow this advice?”
Partner: when a suggestion is offered ask: “Will David listen?” The answer is often; “No”. So you may reply; “So you are going to continue to give David pain until he hears you?” Receive confirmation from the client.
Partner: It is sometimes useful to ask: “Why were you chosen from all the parts of the body to express this disharmony? What is your special role in David’s life?” (What is the role of this organ in the body …they may or may not have an answer).
Partner: Always reflect the answers back to the client ie. If the back says it is stiff, ask; “So is David stiff?” remembering the strong, mind/body link. The body is only the reflector of a deeper reality. Once you have received all the information you can from that body part, thank the part which has been speaking and ask permission to speak to the new part. It is important to leave the individual feeling comfortable especially if feelings have been exposed.
Partner: When you feel complete and that may just be with a release of tears without words, then go back through all the parts of the body and ask if there is more to say and if not thank them and then the person.
Partner: Offer a review allowing them to express their feelings and insights which may not have been spoken.
Enjoy the experience; you are speaking to a wonderful intelligent being!
Further teachings and exercises can be found in Christine’s books: Mind, Body, Spirit Workbook (with accompanying CD), Spiritual Alchemy, Frontiers of Health and the Healing Power of the Sacred Woman, the CD Webs of Peace and the wall chart, Wheel of Wholeness.