Your Body Talks. What Is It Saying?
Your body talks. Yep! It's true. Your body is always reflecting your mental and emotional state.
Often we are too busy to notice or we just haven’t had this awareness pointed out to us before.
I am also well aware that this may sound “out there”. 😆 I was as left-brained and skeptical as they come before I got into BodyTalk. But it’s all so fascinating, so hear me out!
Your body talks to you through feelings, sensations, nudges, whispers, knowing, and your subtle senses.
Often, our schedules get so full and our minds so busy that if we aren’t intentionally making it a priority to unwind, destress, and take care of not only our bodies but also our minds and souls, then stress inevitably begins to build up. Emotional energy (aka emotions) that is not expressed or released also gets stored in the body.
Over time, with our fast-paced lives and our busy minds, we can’t hear the whispers from the body over all the noise.
When this happens, stress can build up until eventually, we are overloaded, overwhelmed, constantly overreacting, and functioning in survival mode 24/7. 😬
❓Does that sound familiar?❓
This is a major health problem because when you are in fight or flight mode due to stress overload, your body can’t heal, your digestion slows to a crawl, and your immune system takes a major hit too. Oh, and sleep? For most people, that’s the first thing to be affected.
❓ Why? ❓
Because rest and digest cannot happen when your nervous system is in survival mode.
That’s not how your nervous system was designed to work. When your survival brain thinks you are in danger (because it can’t differentiate between financial stress and the imminent danger of being attacked by a wild animal), it cannot let its guard down because that would mean death (to the un-evolved survival brain). It sounds dramatic, but that’s how the nervous system functions.
So, your body tries to help you. (Thanks body!🙏🏼)
It sends you subtle messages to say, “Yoo-hoo! 🗣 It’s time to take a break before you actually break.”
It tries to clue you in on what stress you’re holding onto so that you can process and deal with it.
When we ignore the whispers, avoid our pain, and continue to push ourselves in unhealthy ways, the whispers get louder to get our attention.
👉🏼 Ignored whispers turn into symptoms.
👉🏼 Ignored symptoms turn into injuries.
👉🏼 Leave it long enough, it turns into a much bigger wake-up call that shows up seemingly out of the blue. (This was my experience with ovarian cancer).
Most of the time, this is when we think something is wrong with us, but the body is just trying to share information with us.
There is always a message underneath every symptom.
🧩 Another piece of the puzzle is that all body parts have a job—physically and metaphorically. So, certain body parts, organs, endocrines, muscles, etc. tend to store emotions and stress related to their job/consciousness.
💪🏼 For example, the shoulders hold our responsibilities. When we are feeling stressed out by our responsibilities, they begin to feel like heavy burdens. This is typically when the shoulder will start having symptoms.
🦵 Another example is the knee. If the knee is having problems, it is typically reflecting fear and stubbornness, especially around moving forward in life.
The neck is about perspective. If the neck is tight or sore, it is often reflecting our rigid perspective on something, and our unwillingness to see other sides