Being in the Body

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We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”

~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Do you spend a lot of time out of your body? 

What do I mean by that? Our consciousness, our point of presence, can move outside of our body. 

When we daydream or analyze a problem, our consciousness can move out of our body and into the ether. 

Out to a different time, the future or the past. 

Out to a different place, an abstract plane of existence maybe or a just different place than the one we are physically located. 

Your power lies in the embodiment of this bag of bones we call a body. So remember to inhabit your body. 

It is easy to get caught up in life, with work, with family, and with our spiritual pursuits and neglect our physical shell. 

We can get single minded and lose touch with our body’s needs

Despite what some spiritual practices teach, we need our bodies to fully experience our lives, stay healthy, and to move in the direction of our dreams. 

Life in the present condition is bring up another reason we leave the body, feeling our anxiety, confusion, and fear. 

It is a form of shock, keeping the affects of the trauma hidden from the mental and emotional bodies. As the needs of the body get more urgent, we experience physical symptoms–strange pain, an old ailment acts up, burst of anger or rage, and so on.

For those of us who are challenged at this time inhabiting the body, I want to recommend taking any kind of body movement class; yoga, pilates, dance, or nia. I also recommend listening to a body scan meditation as you lie down to sleep.

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About the Author

Laura Rowe is an Intuitive Strategist & Spiritual Seeker at The Vital Spirit. Living in Portland, Oregon, Laura founded The Vital Spirit in 2013. She has a background in business operations, a master’s degree in organizational management, and she has spent the last 35 years studying spiritual traditions and practices, and the last 12 years training in intuitive energy healing modalities.

Laura helps empaths and sensitives who have struggled their whole life with belonging. Explore How We Can Work Together