The Body Is a Great Barometer For Truth
Let your body teach you how to develop your intuition and self-trust
Q: Sometimes my heart is filled with so much emotion I have trouble figuring out all the emotions that I am feeling at once. I find that sometimes the emotions come, I welcome them and the feelings are so intense that my body also reacts.
For instance when I sit and find a place of calm being, I will ask my self how I feel about individual people in my life and then I wait to see how I truly feel about each person.
Sometimes I have an overwhelming feeling of love and compassion; sometimes I have a flood of emotions that rush in and feel heavy in my gut and on my heart.
Sometimes I can identify the negative emotions and sometimes I have trouble figuring out all the emotions I feel towards a person.
I did one of your suggestions and let the feelings be, I wrote all the feelings I thought I was feeling down then suddenly I felt relieved of them all for a brief moment.
But it is sometimes when I am thinking something, or interacting with someone I don’t always have an emotion, but my body will react such as tense up, or recoil at their presence or touch.
Sometimes I may feel excited, happy, fear, unable to figure out all the emotions I am feeling all at once or I may feel completely calm but by body will react such as shake, tingle, my muscles will twitch, or I may feel drained.
I can have a woman I know touch me for reflexology and I feel at ease as if my soul knows this is what I need and then some of the people closest to me if they want to hug me I cringe or jump back a little.
I am dedicated to find my truth, and not make decisions from what ego may be telling me. It is sometimes hard to tell the difference.
Do you have any thoughts on how the body acts from truth? Or how it can provide clues as to what our truth is?
M: The body is like a barometer for truth you could say. It’s an amazing sensory system on so many levels.
It tells you if you are in danger by releasing adrenaline, when we worry or feel nervous it creates a knot in our stomach, it’s all giddy when we’re in love and so on.
When we are opening up to Truth, the emotions we feel can be overwhelming and sometimes we don’t even know why we feel sadness for example, and even the happiness we feel seems causeless.
We can cry for no apparent reason at all, and we can feel intense joy in our hearts that can make us want to hug the whole world at once, or feel such pain within when we see how abused and disrespected the planet is treated by unconscious people. This can be very overwhelming.
The shaking, twitching and tingling sensations are normal and what’s happening is that the natural energy flow are moving more easily now, and therefor we can feel sudden temperature changes too, and it’s all perfectly normal.
This is very normal when we have received some kind of healing, such as Reiki, Acupuncture or Reflexology etc.
The bodily and emotional reactions will even out in its own time, it’s like the body is aligning itself with the new energy flow that is more open. It’s adjusting itself.
The more aware you become, and the more you notice the different sensations, the more you get to know them and you learn what they mean and the communication between you will evolve into becoming one movement that happens simultaneously.
(Intuitive knowing and action happens simultaneously and spontaneously).
You are attuning and sharpening your intuitive knowing and in that process your body lets you know more and more clearly when something or someone is to be avoided.
We become more and more sensitive towards food, what activities we engage in and so on, not only people and situations.
In the beginning it may be very overwhelming, it’s like a well has been opened and the heart becomes very open and receptive to energies. This can also mean that we become very sensitive to loud noises, crowded places and so on.
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Aches are also normal, aches in the joints, back, you name it.
You as a being is adjusting to new energy, or better said The Energy, it’s always there but now it’s freer in its flow.
We also become more and more aware of how we are unenlightening ourselves and the moment we do something that is not aligned with Truth, Truth will let us know and we will feel it intuitively or as body sensations.
In its own time you’ll become fully accustomed to this and it will become the new norm so this is a very good thing.
It opens up for true love (agape) and compassion and causeless happiness and joy, but it also opens up for an allowance of all emotions to be there, good and “bad” and the clinging and justifying, blaming, evaluating and all those things that we may have indulged in previously vanishes completely.
(Even the naming and labeling them becomes irrelevant).
We become aware and conscious about the fact that we can enjoy the emotions when they arise, we don’t get caught up in any of them, they are all allowed to come and go and there’s a sense of inner peace regardless of what’s going on on the surface of life.
The “shoulds” are removed.
Compassion becomes as natural as being uncomfortably direct (some may call it brutally honest) with people, we simply respond to what the heart and the moment asks of us and what is being expressed is being expressed without apologies.
And without intention to hurt obviously, it’s not like we don’t care, we just allow others to take responsibility for their own reactions without walking on eggshells around them, whereas maybe before we evaluated how we should respond so that others may think we are compassionate and kind.
Feel the difference?
True compassion is a natural outcome or response, not an imposed way to be or something to aspire to become.
The more you listen to your body’s reactions and responses to situations and people the more fine-tuned the instrument (the body is a sensory instrument) becomes, so my advice to you right now would be to let those emotions arise, don’t deny them and don’t shun from them and in times of overwhelming love and compassion, be with those too. Cry those happy tears 🙂
It will all balance itself out and in the process you will also find out how to be with this new energy that is emerging and you will become more authentic and more comfortable with yourself than ever before.
Awareness and curiosity about what’s happening is a really helpful attitude and awareness is always the key to any kind of transformation.
I can really sense that you are very much aware and that you are determined to find out what is real and true for you, and I am very happy to read that.
What you can do if you feel tensed up in someone’s presence is to ask your inner truth barometer what it is about, but also ask yourself if its worth it to go deeper/closer if you feel drained by someone or if being in someone’s presence make you feel icky.
I personally wouldn’t even go there, and I wouldn’t even bother to find out why; I don’t care why, if something/someone doesn’t feel right, I simply don’t go there.
There’s no need to evaluate or question the intuitive knowing.
Regarding receiving loving gestures from others such as hugs; lets just tell it like it is, we don’t always like hugs.
Sometimes hugs are fine and sometimes we don’t feel like it.
My niece comes to mind. Sometimes when we meet I ask her if I can have a hug and sometimes I get one and sometimes she says “no”, and I love that!
I don’t take it personally, I just adore the honesty and bluntness, and I respect her truthfulness to herself by saying “that’s perfectly fine, we don’t always want to hug” and then I smile and we go on doing something else.
We are trained and conditioned into believing that we should reciprocate every kind act and receive hugs just because it’s polite. (We are conditioned to be more attentive to other people and what they want from us rather than what our inner truth is telling us).
How many people are not conditioned to “kiss grandmother’s cheek” and when the child don’t want to their (unconscious) parents are inducing them with guilt saying that if they don’t, they’ll hurt grandma’s feelings…
Question that within yourself, it may shed some light into the reason why you react the way you do. It may be something as ‘simple’ as the conditioned self (ego) that thinks it has to be loving and hug everybody or else ‘other peoples feelings get hurt’.
When the body tenses up it means you are not being true to yourself, it really has nothing to do with the other person, they can be really nice and all but sometimes we just don’t like hugging, and sometimes we do.
What I would like to leave you with is that be aware that you don’t get too analytical about your emotions as sensing and awareness is of the spirit while analyzing is of the mind and can become obsessive if we go too far in that direction and thus we seem to lose contact with the natural state that is open, light and curios.
The immediate response that the body and emotions give you provide you with the Truth, while analyzing the emotions and reactions is like going to the mind and let It sort it out by justifications and judgments based on past experiences and future expectations.
Truth is very simple and also subtle, while at the same time it’s direct in its way, and always immediate.
So by staying freshly here and now – aware of whatever comes in the moment – that is the key to fine-tune your intuitive knowing that is already present.
By recognizing that Life is here and now we can meet people without thinking of what we feel about them before we have met them (even if we know them beforehand).
Instead we can meet them with an open heart regardless of what the mind may have pondered and thought about the person yesterday.
We can meet people and situations fresh and then move on from the moment, in the moment, always here and now, fresh.
Not much ice left on the lake now 🙂
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“… What we need to be is ourselves at all times.
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