This moonth’s focus word for the Body Wisdom Project is believe. The Believing Moon…..as I like to think of it. There are many ways to interpret that word and even more ways to apply it. My intention is to hold onto what I know of the word and let it be my partner as I investigate the wisdom the body has to offer.
This has brought up a lot of uncertainty for me. What does it mean to believe in my body? What does it look like to live in a way which honors the wisdom of my body as if it is real…as if I can believe in it and trust in it?
I think belief in the messages of the body is something that grows stronger with practice. It is like the best friend who is shy at first but who talks more and shares more as they discover that you are willing to listen and hold a space for them. The body wants to be heard.
Like every body, mine has its fair share of aches and pains, stories and wounds. The Body Wisdom Project has helped me cultivate a relationship with my body so that I can hear the course towards bringing peace to the storms of the body. The medicine it needs varies. Sometimes I have listened and heard that I needed a certain food or supplement, more water, or a certain kind of movement. Sometimes I needed to place my hand on the wound and bring attention to it…..like a long, embrace.
Most recently, I have found myself needing a kind of comfort that I don’t know how to give myself…..a kind of comfort that felt like it had to come from something greater than me. In those moments when my body and spirit have desired deep renewal, I have felt myself remembering my mother and grandmothers, teachers and mentors who have passed. I remembered what it felt like as a child to have my hair and face stroked by my mother….attentive and loving. My imagination took me to a place where these Wise Women surrounded me, and as they gathered around, I noticed my body sinking into a profound relaxation. I sighed. I took it in. And then, I made the decision to BELIEVE.
This kind of imagining is what I call Sacred Play. It has become one of my favorite creative acts. I love that it has shown itself in The Body Wisdom Project. As the Moon makes her way to darkness again, I will continue to explore, along with Jessica of Hearth Roots, how the word believe relates to the body.
Do you have a bit of Body Wisdom to share? I would love to hear it!
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