“There is more reason in your body than in your best wisdom.” – Nietzsche
Did you know you have more neurotransmitters in your gut than in your brain?
Did you know that the mircrobes in your intestinal tract alter the functioning of your mind? Your body is not separate from your mind.
Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio writes, “The mind is embodied, not just embrained.” The body, as Candace Pert states, is the subconscious mind. It stores every emotion and experience you’ve ever had. It especially holds onto the ones you most want to suppress.
When we heal the body, we heal the mind, and vice versa. Most women come to my care completely disconnected from their body and their fertility. They think something is wrong with their bodies that their brains need to figure out. Yet never once has anyone healed herself through learning more information. Every single one has had to go right into the embodied mind, below the neck.
We practice an amazing process called body wisdom, where we actually allow the body to tell you what’s wrong and what it needs. Its answers don’t come in the form of “I need more 7-keto DHEA supplementation”, but more like, “There is a deep ache in my lower belly that is holding so much sadness.” And what it wants most is to be held by your attention.
Listen to your body. Pay attention to every part. Bring your awareness from the cerebral cortex into the heart, the belly, and the pelvis. And into every single part that you have neglected.