You’ve wondered if this is your soul path, or if the direction you’re going is the right one. Maybe you’ve consulted oracles or psychics or stared at shapes in the clouds. Here’s an easy way to by pass all of that.
When figuring out your soul path, stop thinking and feel it, instead.
I counted it up once. As an aromatherapist and healer I’ve worked on 11,700 bodies. I’ve seen more hairy backs and butt fluff than I care to. I have unknotted 10,000 tight shoulders and elbowed more lumps than I’ve had decaf soy lattes. Here’s what I know about bodies:
Bodies never lie, and they don’t have egos.
The mind can conjure up an Emerald City of excuses, but the body always tells the truth. We just have to listen.
Meg wanted to know if spending $4000 on a new coaching package to build her business was good idea. She liked the coach, she had an enviable list of accomplishments and a fantastic website. Though Meg’s new business was doing fine, she wanted more.
She sat with the idea a minute and got quiet, using three deep breaths to centre herself and allow the day’s white noise to drop away. In her mind, she brought forward the coach and the package.
As she sat with the feeling of working with this person, I asked how it felt in her body.
Was it a feeling of warmth or coolness? Relaxing or contracting? Where in her body did those feeling sit?
Meg realised there was a tightening in her tummy at the thought of working with the coach and a feeling of pulling away. Her body felt smaller when she thought about it, instead of relaxed and open to the flow, or even excited. Her breath became shallower and higher up in the chest and she crossed her legs. By tuning into the higher wisdom of herself, Meg got the answer.
The body never lies. It acts as a container and mirror for our higher wisdom. The stuff we can’t access when we’re busy over thinking.
It’s not that the body really knows – it’s more that it reflects the things we know deep down. By showing our real truths, our bodies hold a wealth of information. If we stop to feel, our bodies become a guiding compass. Next time there’s an important decision to make, ask your body for the answer:
Does the idea feel expanded or contacted when you imagine it?
Does some part tense up or relax?
Is there a natural opening, as if reaching toward it, or the opposite?
Does some place actually hurt, like the back or knees?
Is there a sense of flowing or stuckness?
No one knows the truth more than you. Tapping into your own wisdom becomes second nature when you allow time to connect. It doesn’t have to be long; a bath, a walk in the park, or some playtime with the dog will attune your inner wisdom and give it air time to serve you.