When I talk about helping women to live more in their bodies and less in their heads, I always get a big YES response. And it’s the less in their heads part that really resonates with many of us. We might not know what it is to live in our bodies but we sure as heck know what it’s like to live in our heads. We know how it feels to walk around all day with the voices.
Living in my head feels like anxiety. Ego. Lies. Tricks. Spinning ’round and ’round. Limited. Scared. Deception. Closed. Down the rabbit hole. Trapped. Endless circles. Paralysis. Doubt. Same old stories. Recorded voices playing over and over again. Critical. Judgement. Comparison. Nit-picking. Questioning, assuming, picking apart, dissecting…
Play date, anyone?
For most of us, our brains can be our worst enemy, spouting critical, judgemental and anxious voices all day long. Telling us we are not good enough, that we are constantly failing, doubting our truth and our instinct and holding our joy hostage.
It isn’t the brain’s fault. Our brains are super-amazing at some things. But for a woman to live her life led by her brain just isn’t the way of the feminine. It’s not where a woman lives her best, most powerful and most expansive version of herself.
The body tames the beast. Our body can re-wire our brain. When we live from our body first, our brains become our allies instead of our energy.
Living in my body feels like peace. Ease. Knowing. Trust. Comfort. Self-assurance. Power. Heart. Courage. Slowness. Deliciousness. Unjustified worthiness. Calm.
My body is fearless. My mind is afraid.
For most of us, every aspect of our lives is lived from our brains. And the body becomes a piece of luggage we feel we have to lug around everywhere we go. But what we don’t realize is that that suitcase is filled with a greater treasure than we can imagine.
How is your brain vs body relationship? Does your brain yearn for quiet? For space and calm? I know mine does…it shouts at me to give it peace. And the peace comes from the body. When the body is engaged and expressed and alive, the brain turns down it’s volume. It relaxes. It doesn’t grip so hard.
And the good news is that our bodies are just waiting for us to tune in. There is nothing outside of ourselves that we need to find, buy or earn to get this peace. We have it already – she is right here. All we have to do is to give her attention and time.
If this sounds too good to be true, I challenge you to try it for yourself. At the Body Love retreat on Feb. 11th, we will be spending a lot of time in feminine soulful movement and yes, there will be a moment when your brain will click off. And it will feel hopeful, freeing and like coming home.
Join me there if you are ready to feel what it’s like to turn down the volume on your head and turn up the volume on your body.
Registration ends on February 3rd.