OCCUPY YOURSELF Part One
Inspired by Occupy Wall Street, I am launching The Fluent Body blog with some thoughts on reclaiming inner authority, choosing what you really want, and acting on your core values to achieve that.
Today we’ll experiment with occupying ourselves. To come home to the body can be a challenge for those who have not felt safe to be there. If you’ve experienced trauma, it is held in the tissues and fluids and potency of the body until it is allowed to resolve. (For help with trauma resolution, please contact me.)
We’ll approach the body with compassion and if it feels right, TRY THIS:
- Remember what makes you feel alive. Remember what you love. Remember what brings you joy. Remember what gives you a sense of fulfilling your purpose.
- Feel how that is in your body. What emotions do you feel? What are the physical sensations? For instance, what brings you joy might make you sense more sunlight and warmth. What you love might make your heart expand out. Notice the textures, sounds, smells, tastes, and images.
- If it feels right, invite this good feeling to permeate every cell of your body. This is who you really are. Be it. Do this remembering meditation daily.
- Put it into some physical form. Draw or paint what it feels like. Write post-it notes about what you love and stick them where you can see them. Journal about it. Dance from that place of fulfilled purpose. Sing or tone about it.
- Do the things that bring you back to this liveliness and well-being.
Please let me know what happens. I’d like to hear how your experiment goes. For more direct individual support on occupying yourself, please contact me.