One of my favorite coaching exercises (a la Martha Beck) is called the Body Compass. As I've mentioned before our minds can spin tales for us all the live long day - which we can choose to believe or not - but our bodies will never lie to us. If you pay attention, your body is an amazing indicator of whether you are making the best choices for YOU!
What I've found in my practice is that many of my clients have been doing so much for other people in their lives for SO long (partners, children, co-workers, etc.), that without even knowing it they have landed in a place where feeling is a totally foreign concept. So then what?
I have discovered that doing body awareness work in the form of guided meditation, along with assigning a practice of daily reflections, is a great way to bring them back to themselves . . . and to feeling their way back to what they most desire!
Do you have a Daily Spiritual Practice? Some of my favorite books that provide short daily reflections are:
If you've been feeling depleted, short on energy, and unable to FEEL (because you are over-do-ing for others!), your homework this week is to create a Daily Spiritual Practice. It could be reading a page each day from one of the books listed above, or another one of your choice. Perhaps ten minutes of meditation or yoga each morning will help? Think of taking this Sunday Meditation and spreading the love across your whole week. Yah . . . that's what I'm talking about.
Love and Light,
Meet me here on Saturdays for some weekly vibes - honoring the week that has past, and clearing the way for what's new. Gather your journal and favorite pen, along with a hot cup of coffee/tea/chai - and settle in for 30 minutes dedicated to YOU.