Being with your Body
Would you rather have an experience of your body or of your thoughts and feelings about your body? We have a choice to become present with our bodies, to receive directly from them, to release the objectification of them. We've been taught how to think and feel about our bodies. None of it is true, it's all ideas, concepts, and subjective views based on the one viewing it. It's not about thinking better about your body, it's about releasing thoughts about it. Be with it, feel it, engage directly with it. As you do you'll come to realize that your body is the presence of unconditional love, here, being, breathing, circulating energy, in a dynamic flow of living. Even that is just an idea, however it can point you in the direction of what is true. What if your body makes you right for everything you think and feel about it? Are you willing to have a completely different experience of your body? There is love there, and there is wisdom, just waiting for you to tune in and become curious. What if you've never actually had an experience of your body? You've had feelings based on thoughts you have about it. Some thoughts feel better than others. Some thoughts bring you closer to what is true. If you knew that your body was here for you completely what would that change about how you be with it?
Our bodies have been locked into realities such as this necessity to make them healthy, fix them, change them, improve them. When the pressure comes off the transformation truly begins. Our bodies finally will have room to breathe and express and regain flexibility and capacity to change and heal and find their homeostasis. You don't have to heal your body, be with your body and allow the healing to take place. It's a subtle shift, yet changes everything. We have become over responsible, in trying to get it right, eat the right things, move in the correct ways. When that dynamic changes and you chose to be with your body the information will be given. The food that is most nurturing will become obvious, many cravings will cease, and this fixation on health will dissipate. Health is restored when the pressure and fight subsides. The presence of consciousness, which is you, being with your body allows your body to show up differently. You'll notice deeper breathing, relaxation, a calmness. You don't have to do so much work to be healthy. Being with your body creates this communion that allows what you're truly looking for and desiring to show up. Begin with the curiosity. What would it be like to be with your body? Wonder what it would be like to have fewer thoughts and feelings about it. Be with it, wondering, begin where you are and more of what you truly desire shall be given.
Thriving as an Empath
I recently was interviewed on a wellness show on the topic of surviving as an empath. What is an empath? Essentially it's anyone who is consciously aware that they pick up the thoughts, feelings and emotions of the people around them. Often when we first open up to this, it can be overwhelming to say the least! It's like living many people's lives simultaneously and losing the ability to definitively know what thoughts and feelings are actually yours. Essentially this is a talent and ability that we all have, it's just that some people are walking up to it more dynamically and sooner than others. Once you do open up to it, there is no going back, all we can do is keep expanding into navigating with these talents and abilities and having more ease with them. As I've mentioned in classes and videos before, if we refuse our gifts and abilities they control us. When we acknowledge them and honour them, we can choose how to direct them, in a way that serves and supports us in our lives now. You can gain mastery with your gifts, so that they no longer overwhelm or control you.
What are your next steps in gaining greater mastery of your talents and abilities? This ability to be empathic can be a tremendous gift in having deep intimacy, knowing what people are going through, and being able to offer support and compassion that is in alignment with what they need, and much more. The key is to keep going on our journey, and receive all the tools, support and resources we require to have this level of mastery and to be able to enjoy having these gifts. What has previously been a burden can now be a gift. The key is learning how to take what was once a burden and re-direct it so that it can be a gift. In the case of being empathic, this does involve creating energetic boundaries and claiming your space. By choosing to claim your life, your body and your energy field as your unique expression of the one, you can feel "you" and have the thoughts that are yours. Once you've established that, then the ability to be empathic can be utilized when it is being called upon by others, so rather than walking around the world "just being open", you can walk around the world being open to receive the guidance from your higher self as well as all the energies that contribute to you. This becomes your vote for how you desire people to be with you.
We cannot expect people to be a certain way. Where they are now, and the way they are showing up now is a reflection of where they are in their progression of awakening. What we can do is create a strong energetic field that draws people in to meet us, meeting people who have chosen to embody those energetic frequencies such as love, light, harmony, nurturing, gratitude, kindness, generosity, and caring, as well as drawing in people we can guide, teach and assist to access their higher self knowing. One thing I mentioned in the interview is the notion that "your life is your prayer." In every moment, the snapshot of your energy field and the frequencies that you are emitting is your prayer for how you'd like the world to be. This can be adjusted through your desire and conscious intention to do so, thus emitting a better transmission of who you are at your core. May we all receive the tools, support and resources to thrive in all ways, on planet Earth now. If I can assist you with this, go to the contact page and get in touch. I am truly inspired to contribute to different possibilities being available for all of us now, to truly have and receive the joy of living.
Here is the video of the interview:
Amplifying your Desires
If you had total choice, what would you put your focus and attention on? One thing we wake up to, is acknowledging that we have the choice of where we direct our focus and attention. It's not about putting blinders up and refusing to pay attention to anything else, it's just that if we don't choose where to direct our focus and attention, it'll be chosen for us. It's like giving someone else the controller to the television and just having to sit there hoping that a good channel is on. The way things are progressing right now, for many people that I have spoke with recently, is more contrast. In other words, there are so many different realities playing out on Earth right now, and they span from completely horrific to blissful and beautiful. How do you know what reality you're tuned into now? Pay attention to how you feel. How relaxed is your body right now? What's going on in your mind? What's going on in your emotional body?
The more we practice tuning in, and noticing what we are paying the most attention to, and how it feels to be putting our attention on those things, the more we re-claim the choice to keep doing what we're doing or choose again. One thing that can contribute to bringing more joy and pleasure into your life, is putting your attention on what you most desire. It doesn't have to be a set of words, it could be a feeling, or something you would like to have more of. Amplifying something means turning up the volume on it. What would you like to turn up the volume on in your life? Sometimes when we turn up the volume on joy for example, it can bring up things that are "keeping us from joy". The value of that, is that once we see what's going on and see what's not contributing to joy, we can change it. This is not an easy process, yet the more we are aware of what's happening, the easier it is to be present with it, and make the choices and changes that are being asked to make. So, right now, you can choose to amplify your desire for joy, or happiness, or peace, or calm, or whatever it is for you, and in that choice, you will get to see more clearly what is keeping you from that. Often, all it is, are realities formed from old belief systems, or things you learned from your parents or teachers, or childhood friends. It's beautiful when we can acknowledge what came before now and choose again, by really allowing our perspectives, thoughts and feelings about us, our bodies and our lives to be upgraded according to what's true and possible for us now. We can lay down the need to keep the story going, or using our life events to serve and support old ways of thinking, to prove that nothing has changed.
Right now you can choose to invite your life circumstances now and in the future, to contribute to you updating your beliefs, thoughts and feelings to better reflect who you truly are, in your greatness, in your beauty, in your brilliance. You can invite life to amplify your desires, and assist you to receive and be more than you've ever been willing or able to be. Is now the time to have everyone and everything serve and support your greatest life coming to fruition? How much fun would that be? What would it be like to line up with everyone who can serve and support you now, and everyone you can serve and support? What would it take to amplify this possibility? If you would like assistance to get clear on what you most desire, and learn to consciously direct your focus and attention get in touch. You can request a free 20min consultation by going to the contact page. I wonder how fast your life can transform, and subsequently how many people you can bless with your abundance of joy?
Christine helps people to approach life with greater care, love & wisdom. offering presence and a unique quality of attention she can assist people to play an active role in their mental, emotional and physical health no matter what is going on. With all of the different tools and methods she has access to, she inspires, encourages and supports people to really love and honour themselves, and thus be more able to love and honour others. Through her patience, kindness and astute awareness of the body, mind and heart she accelerates people's self-healing journeys and makes the inner and outer world a whole lot easier to navigate!