Crisis of the body

I have been paying more attention to my connection with my soul, my true self, recently. I was keenly aware yesterday of that connection, when I was down sick with the stomach flu.

When a crisis comes up, in this case a crisis of the body, it can make it really hard to stay connected to your true self. The body is just screaming for attention, making it hard to hear anything else. Yet, I feel like I did stay in touch. I listened to my body and did exactly what it needed, I rested a lot, I ate very little, stayed as hydrated as possible… I believe this honors and supports my true self at the same time.

Today, as I look around while I am driving… my soul sings with the beauty of the ice and snow on the trees. Just looking at it, taking in its beauty, makes me feel closer to my soul, my true self.

I know that music does this for me, also. I will try to remember this the next time I have a body crisis. Because looking at the beauty around me or listening to my true self’s kind of music or feeling the love that loved ones feel for me, lifts me up and out of the pain and discomfort that my body is feeling in the moment.

So, what if we could use that beauty, earthly beauty, to stay connected to our soul, even during a health crisis, a body crisis? Even a traumatic crisis? What if we could use the beauty of nature, of music, of movement, of human interaction… to connect more fully, more completely, more intensely with our true self? Rather than allowing the crisis to block or interfere with that connection?

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