Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Daily Herb-o-Scope - The Wisdom of the body
Today, I want to speak very briefly to the wisdom of our bodies. Anyone who has ever taken a human anatomy or physiology course knows that the body is a very amazing and well oiled machine. Its capacity to fix itself is miraculous but we must first, hear what it is saying. Trust your instincts when it comes to your body because no one knows it better than you do. When you feel like something is wrong, it probably is and if you listen to what your body has to say, chances are, it will tell you how to fix the problem. Now don't get me wrong, sometimes things get so out of whack that you need the help of a trained professional to get you back on track, but so often our body tells us exactly what we need, whether its a nap, relaxation time, the need for certain foods or out of the blue some herb or vitamin that you really know nothing about. The body has its own wisdom outside of the conscious mind and we need to learn to listen to what it has to say. Call it intuition or a sixth sense, whatever name you give it we all should try and find time to hear what our bodies are telling us. So today, take a few minutes of quiet time, with no one else around, and really try to listen to your body. Are you carrying pain anywhere? Focus on the pain and see if you can find a cause or a solution. Are you experiencing digestive upset? Ask your body what it is from and see if you can come up with a way to fix. It may sound silly, but I feel the more time you spend alone really trying to get to know the innate wisdom of your body, the more you will learn how to help and heal yourself.