Listening is the first step in healing and in life in general.
Noticing what we are noticing is the first step in awareness practice.
I did not know anything about listening before I was introduced to this practice by Marie Lise Labonté http://marieliselabonte.com/.
I did not know my body could speak!
I did not know my emotions could speak!
I did not know my intuition could speak!
I did not know LIFE could speak!
I did not know LIFE was alive and so precisely intelligent and loving!
We can begin listening to what is very obvious like our body.
Listening, just like noticing, is a skill with a beginning but no end.
We can always refine these skills. We can always go deeper.
Before we can listen, we have to allow life to happen.
Allowing leads to listening.
Only when we allow whatever is happening to happen can we begin to listen.
To listen is to be humble. To listen is to give up our illusion of control and recognize we don’t control LIFE.
To listen is to love. To listen is to know and trust that whatever is happening is actually happening for our highest good.
We can begin, like I did, by listening to our body.
Our body is divinely intelligent.
Our body does not lie.
Its symptoms are not random.
They deliver a precise message.
We listen with total acceptance.
We listen with complete non judgment.
We listen with an open and receptive attitude.
We listen with the right hemisphere of our brain.
The right side of our brain in the YIN side of ourselves.
The YIN side of us listens.
The YANG side of us acts.
YIN and YANG form a complete whole.
We need both aspects in healing and in life in general.
I began studying awareness with Mary Morrissey http://www.marymorrissey.com/.
With our awareness, we can notice what we are noticing.
Can you notice your left hand?
Can you notice your right foot?
Can you notice the tip of your nose?
Can you notice the gentle breeze on your skin?
Can you notice the smell in the air around you?
Can you notice the sounds in your environment?
Can you notice the thoughts you are thinking right now?
Are you listening? Can you notice what you are noticing? 💜