Bodies can be such amazing tools for awareness if we let them be. This can require some practice, but really it's just a matter of starting. Ask your body questions about anything that relates to it. What would it like to wear? What would it like to eat? Who would it like to hang out with? Etc. You can even ask it to contribute to you having more money. (That's right! Money has everything to do with your body. If you didn't have a body, you wouldn't need money!) If you start asking your body what it knows it's amazing how life works out better!
Last year I was on my way from the airport in Costa Rica to the venue where the Access Consciousness Facilitators Class was being held. It was a 2 hour drive at night down twisting, turning roads, and I began to feel car sick.
Well, as anyone who has ever done any Access knows, we have tools for this. Much of what we perceive with our bodies is actually not ours, we just so happen to be psychic enough that we pick up on other people's thoughts, feelings, emotions and body sensations of others all the time. So I checked in with it. "Who does this belong to?", I asked in my head. It didn't change much, which is unusual for me. When I ask this question, typically it either lightens or gets heavier. That gives me a better sense of what to do. If it gets lighter, lifts off, or goes away it, wasn't mine and I just say or think in my head "Return to sender with consciousness attached"... and POOF gone! If it gets heavier, or more intense then it is something that I created or bought into which I can then clear with the clearing statement. (Check out: www.theclearingstatement.com)
So there I was, using this tool and others and still feeling sick. Not only that, but now I'm starting to get pissed because I still don't have an awareness on what's going on. Nothing's working! So finally I asked, "OK body, What the F@#$ is going on here?!"
The nausea instantly increased! "OH CRAP!" I thought I was going to hurl right there!
I ask our shuttle driver to stop. He doesn't speak much English, I don't speak much Spanish, and he didn't really hear me. He had tuned us gringos out. So I ask again. Finally he gets it, and we come to a screeching halt.
My travel companions and I look at each other. What the heck was that?! It was rather a rough stop. My nausea subsides. Then he then tells us that the brakes had failed and that he had to pull the emergency brake to stop. He said it was a good thing that we had stopped there, because around the corner was a steep hill and we might not have been able to stop!
WOW! Good Body! (Pats self on the shoulder) and here I was getting irritable because I wasn't getting anything to change! And then I remembered, a couple weeks earlier I had asked my body to assist me in being more aware. (Thank goodness!)
Here's the thing, bodies don't have a point of view about past, present, or future. They are willing to perceive it all, even the stuff we don't want to know about...like "stop the van or you will end up at the bottom of a ravine." You see, I didn't want to know that, and I also didn't wanted to be the weird one to yell "stop the bus!" for no apparent reason. I wasn't asking the questions that would give me the awareness that was needed, so my body manipulated me into doing what was required. She's pretty sneaky like that, and a good thing too!
by Julie Merwin
Founder and Creator of Infinite Alchemy, Personal Empowerment Coach, Change Agent, Access Consciousness Certified Facilitator, and Body Process Facilitator