Have you ever consciously noticed that the word intimacy begins with the letter “I” ? This is because, to experience true intimacy in life, you have to first become Intimate with yourself. Getting to know YOU, as the saying goes. This involves all of you – the good, the bad and ugly bits – so that you are left with the phenomenal unique creation and gift that is YOU!
For centuries we have been taught through cultural and religious indoctrination that the body is something unclean and it will lead you astray. Those in power knew the secret of the body connection and its sacred nature and that by propogating this beLIEf that the flesh would betray you, drove a wedge between you and your greatest and closest friend. Your Body. Sadly this misdirection of information continues today, however, thankfully with the new energy and arrival of raised consciousness, these untruths are beginning to fall away and dissolve. It’s not over yet though and YOU have a lead role to play in creating true genuine and sustainable healthy change around this. How? Well let me explain.
If you believe the premise, that everything is within you, and I do, then the very first place to start is with what you already have. Right? So what do we all have whilst we are on this planet Earth, from the time just after conception until we die and our remains are laid to rest? Yes! A human body. During a lifespan we awake and fall asleep in it every day of our life. And yet, how well, if at all do you know your own body?
I know it has taken me many years to really understand just how my body plays a role in my life above and beyond my initial perception. Buried beneath the weight of social, gender and personal judgment of what it – my body – should look like, be like and act like – I became aware in my early twenties just how much my body actually did for me. At that age though I still did not understand exactly all that this amazing miraculous physical machine made up of muscles, bone, skin and an intricate network of nerves and organs that were all taking care of me, whilst I got on with Life. As I began to use and follow my intuition more and more, I began to have greater awareness about just how much my body actually did for me. And probably 90% of the time I was absolutely unaware of what was going on. And it was my own body.
Since then I have learned to tap into not only my own body’s innate intelligence and to hede its wealth of information, but also that of others. I am convinced that if we as a species are to experience greater bounty, health and communion not only with each other but with the rest of life on this planet, then it is imperative that we connect to this vehicle first. Why?
You life is spent in a physical body and everything you perceive – consciously and unconsciously – connects You to everything else through and in your body. It is your receptor and magically also responds and morphs in response to the frequency of your directives. These are more commonly known as your thoughts. Your body literally hears and captures everything that you ever see, feel or think.
Scientists have observed in the laboratory that when a cell is observed under a microscope, it begins to respond to the attention of the observer. A great example of this is the wonderful work done by the late Dr Masaru Emoto on water crystals. Although there is still controversy over his work, the proof is in the picture, as the microscopic photos show clearly the different imprint of certain words on the water. Simultaneously, it is a biological fact that the human body, and that of our Planet consists of 80% water. This is what is meant when said that water represents emotions. Water is a perfect conduit for vibrations and in turn the vibrations impact on the water’s molecular structure.
So when I mentioned earlier that I began to become aware of just how much my body was already doing that was beyond my conscious attention, I began to observe the relationship between how I was feeling and what was showing up in my body and also my life. This is how I know that there is a connection. But the most important connection – because it is the core and control room – is my own body and how I connect and interact with it.
As a Body-Brain Reformer, I have worked with many clients who suffer from chronic pain, whether physical or emotional. I have also worked with and through my own chronic suffering. And so I know that the key to living a happy life is within the connection that I have with my own body and the information and highly intuitive feedback system that it works on. Here we have a highly sophisticated system that interrelates between layers of consciousness, with the human brain set up as the mainframe. This is a loop system though, so the brain is capturing information from not only the body, but from the body’s light bodies and the realm of the psyche and setting up a feedback system to support the transmission of this information. It is an extremely subtle and sensitive system that has enormous potential that for the most part has gone untapped, due to limiting data programming via thought patterns chosen and that lock the energy in the body. So we need to learn how to consciously input and programme the data fed into this control centre. This is where as an individual we hold the power of choice to co-create a specific lifestyle and set of experiences.
There is no doubt that social, educational and physical entrainment can inhibit these processes and they have for the majority of us, for a long long time. Until now. There is a movement, called the Awakening. There is nothing religious about. It is a scientifically observable fact, as more photonic energy is showing up. This event is causing an unprecedented increase in vibrational energy and so time appears to move quicker, changes happen more often. If we are to ride this wave successfully and with a medium of control, then we must learn to use the tools and resources that we have at our disposition. Everything is within and it’s accessible in and via your human body. If you would like to find out what kind of body connection you can have with your body, so that you can enjoy and participate actively in the changes that are happening, then I have a challenge for you.
I am hosting the Body Connection 7 Day Challenge. This challenge is an invitation for you to explore different ways of becoming aware of and strengthening your connection between you and your body. To experience a taster of how you can create a greater intimacy with yourself. When you begin to tap into the natural profound connection that is already there and available, you will feel a sense of renewed purpose, confidence and belonging. You will feel like you have come Home!
Is this challenge for you? Do you suffer chronically, experience anxiety, stress and a sense of overwhelm or isolation, low self-esteem or are you unhappy about your body image? Or do you simply want to feel healthier and more confident in and about your body? Do you want to live a successful and fulfilled healthy sexy Life? If so, then yes this challenge is for You!
It begins 1 July 2015 NZST. Opt in now for this complimentary 7 days challenge by clicking this link http://breakthroughsavvy.com/7-day-challenge.html and you will find some more information on the page about how the challenge runs.
It’s time to network with you. In 7 days you can experience a greater Intimacy with you that will have a ripple effect in and across your whole life.
Please share this post with your friends as the more the merrier. Just think of all those Happy Healthy Bodies! 🙂
p.s. if you have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trilby D. Johnson is an Transformational Author and a body-brain reformer, whose message of self-actualization, embodiment and self-love invites people from around the world to embrace their Sovereign Authenticity as they release chronic thinking around money, health and love. She provides tools and skills for people to live a life free of pain, suffering, sadness and self-limiting beliefs and makes spiritual living practical.Trilby is also the channel of the quantum activation tool ‘connective embodiment’ which is transferable via energy upload.
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Now, before you think that I have a drinking problem, Merlot is a beautiful black soft silky smooth female cat and not a bottle of great tasting red wine. We adopted each other a few months ago and I knew at the time that she would have a big impact on my life. It had been over 2 decades since I had shared my life with a feline personality and it has admittedly taken me a few weeks to learn and re-familiarise myself with some of their amazing and unique peculiarities. For indeed, they are a personality – as any cat lover will tell you. Cats are after all, renowned for their particularities. And yes, either you love them or you don’t.
So what has Merlot taught me.
1. Cats are not dogs
Well, yes I may be stating the obvious here, however, there is quite a distinctive difference. After all, the generalism is that dogs are givers and cats are receivers. So yes, I do get a bit peeved when I feel like a cuddle session and well, it is just not on Miss Merlot’s agenda. Admittedly, she is really patient with the crazy lady (that’s me by the way :-}) who picks her up far more than necessary for cuddles. Her body language is quite distinctive though about whether she is up for a cuddle session or not. Trying to cuddle a squirming and clawing bundle of fur is a challenge in itself.
Lesson: Everyone is unique and different
2. Just sleep until something really interesting comes along
Now Merlot is quite a house cat and she does love company. She is thrilled when I get visitors, so that she gets to see faces other than my own. Although when they arrive she does this bizarre disappearing act, only to appear ten minutes later with the air of just having stepped out of a limousine. Don’t you just love how cats can pull that off?
Used to having male cats earlier in life, who were more out of the house than in, Merlot hangs around a lot. And what does she do – well sleeps of course. I am amazed at how she will just settle down anywhere – along a wall, in the middle of the floor, on top of a cupboard, behind a curtain – and just sleep. The sleeping positions are a wonder to behold – from fully extended in a stretch, relaxingly contorted in some corner, hiding in the closet, to curling up in a seemingly impossible tight ball. Of course, all this relaxed lethargy vanishes within seconds when something esteemed interesting happens and she is off in a flash. No warm up required there.
Lesson: Rest is important and there is very little in life that is actually worth losing sleep over. So relax!
3. Be Self-ish
Cats are renowned for their particular presence and Merlot is no exception. She is the centre of the Universe, at least her own and she just expects everyone else to know this. She does not doubt herself or second-guess herself or do any profound soul searching. Just just is. If she’s in a grumpy mood, she’s grumpy. If she wants some quite time, she will find a quite spot. If she wants to eat, she will find food or make sure that her food provider (that’s me usually ;-}) takes care of things. When she wants to cuddle, she comes to cuddle.
I just get such pleasure from observing her and she has certainly contributed to me relaxing more and just going with the flow.
In our society, we have been brainwashed into thinking that doing what we truly feel like doing, is being selfish and that this is a bad thing. I watch Merlot and am filled with admiration at just how truly being selfish actually uncomplicates things and allows others to be themselves. That’s of course if one can get past the judgments and conditioning and takes responsibility for one’s behaviour and attitude.
Lesson: Be you and change the world.
4. Don’t sweat the small stuff
Yes, Merlot does get up to cat things – like sharpening her claws on my mattress base and on my beautiful carpets – in spite of the fact that she has a few trees outside and her tree inside on which to practise this. She will jump up to places that are not where I wish to find her and has turned that soft paw come sharp clawed weapon on me, just because she felt it was appropriate without even offering an explanation, I might add. So yes, I have growled at her (not like a dog though, at least not yet) and she has taken off at high speed, just because she can.
What I love about her – she doesn’t hold a grudge. Now I can hear you males out there sighing in understanding and longing, because well let’s face it that’s what females do – and they are often quite good at it, n’est pas? Well, as a female myself, I can vouch for the weightiness of holding and bearing grudges. There comes a point where it does just get all so heavy. So Merlot is like a breath of fresh air, as she will often turn up a few minutes later and be so totally over it. Her only concern – what’s next. It’s truly delightfully liberating.
Lesson: Don’t sulk and hold a grudge. Life is too short.
5. The healing power of touch
Since having Merlot in my life, my awareness of what this means has taken on a new and whole different dimension. I have always loved the contact of touch – probably why I so enjoy giving massage. There is a beauty to the moments though, when Merlot comes for her cuddle session. When listening to Dee Wallace’s I Am talks, she has often used the example of thinking of one’s child or pet, to reconnect us with a sense of total gratitude. I really get this when I cuddle Merlot. It is as if we melt into each other and I feel my heart chakra fill up and overflow. And Merlot just receives and in her receiving, she allows and honours my gifting to her. These are moments of pure unconditional being.
There is something so soothing, comforting and grace-filled that occurs when I touch her beautiful soft silky fur. When I touch her, I am touched and moved within my Being.
Lesson: Giving (or gifting) is receiving and receiving is giving
6. Communication is beyond words
Merlot, is a real talker. She will miaow for this and that and sometimes just for nothing really. Whilst sometimes, I get what she is saying, there are moments where, well, she is just expressing herself. She will just look at me with those big green eyes of her’s, with such intensity, that I know she is sharing something big. Of course, most of the time, I have no idea what she is going on about. But, is it really so important that I understand her, or is it more important just to listen to her? After all, are cat’s that much different to people, in that we sometimes just desire to share something with another?
And then of course there is the body language. Well, I find Merlot has the most fascinating tail. It really is like a receptor. And it is seldom still. I think with her, the code book for what tail movement actually mean according to humans can be thrown out the window. She has a tail language all of her own and she changes it as the days goes along. Even sometimes when asleep, the tip of the tail is still moving. Perhaps she was a dog in a past life? MMMMmmmmhhhhhh.
Lesson: Communicate in your own unique way and just know that those who are looking for what you have to say, will hear. People do truly hear what they want to. Mia culpa.
7. I Am that I Am
All animals are beautiful and grace us with their particular uniqueness. However, I do believe that cats personify this so wonderfully for us humans. It is no wonder that the ancient Egyptians worshipped them as gods, for their is something very regal in their bearing is there not? Even when they are acting like crazy, hissing, spitting, furballs of clawed energy. I think cats just do everything with flair. They act like the world revovles around them and so of course it does. They are such great examples of creating your reality and then know what you asked for is done.
I know that for me, Merlot has taught me so much already and continues to contribute to my life everyday. She is often a reflector of me and when I look at her, I can read what kind of vibration I am giving off. She provides me with companionship simply by being around and with her presence.
Lesson: I Am Perfect just the way I Am and so is everybody else
8. Energy follows energy
Merlot will often keep to herself until I am busy with a client and giving a healing session. She is amazing to watch. She usually comes in and depending on the person, will stay for verying length of time. She will usually always jump up on the table, if the client is OK with this of course. She seems to sense this though and will not come to the clients who are not willing to receive.
The healing abilities of animals have been foretold since forever. Merlot just is healing. She follows the energy, gives and receives. There is no ego involved and no mulling over what it is to be a healer. She comes in, contributes, receives and off she goes. I have felt and seen how human bodies experience healing because of her simple presence. She just IS 100% Being. It is most beautiful to behold.
Lesson: Follow the energy. Energy never lies
I could go on and on, but this is a blog site, not a book. So I will stop here for now. I know that through this blog, beautiful Merlot will be contributing to you too. She is a crazy cat and I am a crazy lady, so we make a fine pair. 🙂 For however long she chooses to be with me, I rejoice and am honoured and blessed.
With gratitude for all the amazing pets and animals out there that contribute to us and the planet. Continue to take care of each other. How did we get so lucky?
To you all, sending Light and Love.
Founder and Well-Being Facilitator at BE YU Well-Being
“Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.” ~ Anne Lamott
When I read this quote, I had one of those visceral hits to my solar plexus. I am a healer and teacher and this spoke volumes to me. In a second, this phrase summed up and revealed my life purpose. All I and any of us ever have to do, is BE. So why do we as humans, spend so much time doing instead of being, or saving boats as opposed to shining?
Nothing has brought this more home to me than the recent earthquakes in New Zealand and Japan. Yes, there has been terrible devestation and loss of life. Yet amazing and wonderous stories of love and caring are surfacing more and more each day. Nature has shown us that once the material possessions and comforts and infrastructure is removed, we are all that is left. Although some do still not “get it” and perhaps it is simply a matter of time, so many people have seen the light in others. I am reminded of that saying, “when it is darkest, then you can see the stars”.
My heart and thoughts go out to those who are in the stricken areas and for who everyday has changed and is now an unforeseen challenge. It is these people who are showing us that it is time for all of us to stand and shine.