Your pain is always a message.
You can ask what that message is, or you can ignore it or block it.
In childhood, manners prevailed to make sure that all people adhered to some kind of preferred moral code.
Sit down and be quiet, be seen and not heard, and it's not your turn right now etc.
went into the ears and shaped the lives, of many people walking around on the planet today.
That sort of talk creates a programmed inner dialogue that we run with our bodies. 'Be quiet, I can't do anything about my stress - I'm busy at work' is a biggie and so is ignoring pain. Ignoring pain can lead to deeper unwellness and so it's important to be able to hear pain when it's speaking to you.
Despite our fear that we might be taking on something big - the body isn't necessarily asking for much attention. It usually just wants quality attention.
So take a quiet moment and ask. "What do you need?"
The answer will probably lie in fresh air, sunshine, grass, trees and getting outside (grounding) or slowing down - this does not mean a rocking chair, but it may mean that today is a great day to do a half day and get a bit of space from everyone.
Sometimes your body will say it wants out of somewhere a bit bigger than just the office. Now and then it's breaking down to get your attention because you are in a relationship space that is not honouring you. Be brave enough to listen.
Whatever it says, getting to know it is crucial.
Connecting with ourselves is the thing we have all been trained out of. Why? Because it gave us power, and while we are growing, parents and everyone around us can deal with us easier if we don't have too much. So reconnecting with yourself is about reclaiming your personal power base. It helps you say what you feel - to others and to you and it helps you see more clearly and act more successfully in life.
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Energy expert, Deb is also a spiritual teacher, healer, writer and artist.