Messages From Body & Soul
During our walk in the woods today, I stopped as I often do, to sit underneath a shelter built to keep wood dry. It’s dry and peaceful there and I am sheltered if it’s raining. I enjoy the peace of the woods, watch the energy around the trees and the sheep peacefully munching in their field at the foot of Tinto Hill. Sometimes a deer or buzzard cross our path, the little birds flit between the branches and always, the crows busy themselves with some task or another.
As I sat today, watching all this magic and my working collie, Finn, throwing branches around and generally having a blast, I was thinking about an article I have to write for a new and very exciting website.
I am really excited about the article and being part of this new site and a new community of like-minded people. I wasn’t consciously anxious or nervous about it in any way.
Something was obviously going on that I wasn’t aware of, because when I got up to continue our walk, I got a sharp twinge in my left hip. I had no pain when I sat down.
My immediate thought was okay, my hip has something to tell me. I put my hand on the painful area and told it I was listening. I walked very slowly which lessened but didn’t clear the pain. I continued to speak gently and lovingly to my hip, just the way you would talk to a child or animal in pain. I told it I was listening, asked what was up and what it wanted to tell me. I asked it to give me an impression, a symbol or a sign of some kind.
Then my mind kicked in and I thought, okay, hips:- fear of moving forward etc. etc. etc.
So I asked my hip if the pain was about moving forward, writing the article, moving into a new, larger or different community? That wasn’t it.
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I walked quietly for a short distance and quietened my mind. All of a sudden I had the impression that it wasn’t about moving forward, it was about leaving behind. Being on the left side of my body, it had to be about leaving a woman or women or something in my inner-life behind. That was it!
I said a few clearing statements from my heart, about leaving people behind with love and gratitude. Knowing that we never truly lose anyone we love, we are all souls who planned to cross each others paths. We will all be reunited one day, for now we can part with love and gratitude. I felt that the message was to move forward on my soul’s life plan path with courage and gratitude.
With that realisation the pain vanished! I had received and acknowledged the message with love and gratitude so the pain had no reason to stick around.
It came to me very strongly that our souls have planned the path we chose for this lifetime. The path has already been mapped out and all we, as humans, have to do, is walk forward with courage and trust. Not always easy, I know!!
This is not to say that we don’t have free-will, we do. I believe we can change our life’s path at any time. But if we love our path and want to follow it, we can gain a lot of strength and courage by remembering we already plotted it out, knowing full well the challenges that would lie along the way.
The main message from my hip (my soul) today was to move forward. It made complete sense because, for many reasons, I’ve been looking backwards far too much recently.
On this occasion I got the message quickly. I am not always so quick on the uptake. There’s a message my body & soul have been trying to get me to understand for around seven years now and I think I am only just now beginning to get it.
There is absolutely no judgement about how long it takes, it might take lifetimes, it doesn’t matter.
What matters is that we listen to our bodies with an open heart and no judgement. They really do seem to express what our souls want us to hear and learn.
I hope the message my hip and soul had for me today gives you another perspective on pain. On how our bodies are not our enemies, they are always, always doing the very best they can to support us and to help us learn and grow.