And all of these other things I'll mention below.
On a kind of weird trip to Mexico that ended weirder I went looking for massage while my traveling companion did fun tours. I was pretty broke at the time and I chose to still do something, but less.
"Mayan Emotional Release Massage"??
Count me in!
The guy had some of the best touch I've ever had and I had zero trouble relaxing.
He found spots and told me what they meant and at other stages asked questions that I wasn't supposed to answer.
"When was the last time you thanked your legs?"
"When was the last time you thanked your arms?"
"When was the last time you thanked your vagina?"
Like most of us, I really felt it at the time, went home, and continued to not thank my arms, my legs, or my vagina very often.
Fast forward about a year. I'm studying and opening my relationships to everything right now through the lens of shamanic practices as meaning my relationship to everything.
A friend of mine broke her arm this past weekend. She's super appreciative of it now that it's not available for use for a while.
A recent new client hadn't thought to thank and admire her hands when they started having pain instead of just getting pissed at them and looking externally for answers to get over it. She was my second client recently for whom raccoons appeared as part of their session, which nods to a relationship to both fun and to hands.
I'm still building a bridge to my own heart, slowly ferretting out the fears I have around talking to it. The ancestors I am speaking to more often are getting easier to hear with practice.
You've probably heard the phrase "self talk" before. Or the question, "How do you speak to yourself?"
You can have a relationship with anything. And your relationships with everything dictate the way your life runs.
Here's my thoughts;
1. You can talk to anything, and it will be appreciated. Haven't you ever seen those studies about plants? Here's a list of things to try talking to:
Things like "hi ____, why do I ____?" and "hi ___, thank you for ____" and "hi ____, do you have a message for me?"
Responses may come in sensations, words, visuals, or colors. Be curious, ask for confirmation. When you receive a response, say, "Thank you, I heard/felt/saw that," "Can you show me again" in order to continue building the relationship. Be suspicious of anything confusing or negative towards you like name-calling or insults. (See last bullet point, above).
2. People overcomplicate it. You can have an altar, set aside special time, or wait until the world is falling apart before you try to talk to Grandma, but you could actually just do it any time, for a few seconds, whenever you want to be connected. They're always with us.
3. You are awesome. Just sayin that.
Notice your damn thoughts! You would never actually choose to say negative things to yourself, and if you do, ask your ego why you do that and what purpose does it serve.
But lots of even seemingly positive people will speak against themselves. I'm getting better at it all the time. Spelling... spells...eh? Words casting spells on yourself. Remember to imagine your words are like god to your life so speak the life you want into existence. We can do this!
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