Our body is the first gate of belonging, it’s the home we never leave and yet is the one home we struggle the most to fully recognise, appreciate and tend to.
Often our embodied presence can feel judged and made feel unwelcome.
Our culture seems to have so much to say about the colour of our skin, the shape or size of our limbs, and the fitness levels or the health of our ensemble that we feel our body is judged, excluded and not welcome
When this happens, there is no surprise that we struggle to appreciate the squishy living creatures we are, is there?
This leads us to ignore the key messages that the body sends us about its needs for rest, sleep, food, water and more… and we seem to grow apart from our body.
Such dissociation of body and mind is also supported by a culture that celebrates being active and productive to the extent of treating our bodies as if they were machines, exhausting them and then replacing their parts as if they were robots.
Many layers of conditioning need peeling on the journey to Feel At Home in our bodies. Yet it's worth doing
Holding ourselves lovingly and tenderly, indulging in our feelings and pre-empting its needs can really support us to feel safe in our bodies, accept multiple states and ways of being, heal traumas and ultimately bring us back home to our bodies.
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