Access Consciousness has changed how I work with my body from the ground up, and in addition to the amazing body processes that do so by presence and touch, it has given me numerous pragmatic and practical tools of working with my body and what it knows and lets me know.
In this blog, I would like to share 3 of the most basic Access tools I use almost daily either with my own body or the bodies of my clients or participants in my classes.
1. “Is it mine at all?” This one of the Access Consciousness tools that can change your whole reality in a split second. Our bodies are amazingly conscious, and they constantly convey information about the bodies and beings around us. If we are willing to look at these perceptions as information, not as our own symptoms, not only will it tremendously relieve our own body, but we will be able to use that information, the way they are primarily meant to ne used, to create our lives.
Creating our lives in collaboration with our body consciousness is much easier than trying to think of a way through your life. This simple question, “Who does it belong to?” brings us back to what our bodies know and the huge contribution they can be for us.
2. “To be a question“. Probably the most basic Access tool, but how does it actually translate into our cooperation with the body? Whatever happens in our body or with our body, as long as we are willing to be in a question about it, ask questions about it and not go into conclusions about what it is, things can and will change. It is only where we are unwilling to be a question and go to the conclusion where we create restrictions and block our reality with the body. What are some of the questions you can ask?
Body, what is this?
Body, can we have ease with this?
Body, is this possible in some other way?
Body, what information are you trying to tell me?
Body, is this ours?
Does it belong to me or to the body we treat here?
These and similar questions will establish communication with our body, and soon we will find that the body is always with us, listening, communicating and answering.
3. “Is it light or heavy / expansive or contractive?” Our body informs us about the health of our loved ones, where we should go and where not, what is beneficial to us and what isn’t.
How? By showing us what is happening with their bodies or by showing us what will happen once we make a choice. The moment we begin to communicate with the body and ask questions, there is an energetic response and these feelings of expansion or contraction will show us what our bodies know.
Example: You receive a birthday invitation and the moment you pull the greeting card out of the envelope and read the contents, your body responds with a unusual contraction. Of course, it is up to you what you choose and your body makes it clear that the energy you encounter there will most probably not be pleasant or beneficial.
Another practice example: You are working on a new project and someone offers you the space of their studio to hold the event there. The moment you see the photos, your body relaxes and shines, followed by a feeling of happiness. Your body shows you that this place will be a real contribution for this creation and that you will feel great there during this event. What would it be like to begin to perceive, trust and follow these subtle nuances in your body expression? What would it be like to not to let your brain and logic override or ignore it?
By letting our bodies contribute to our lives through these 3 simple basic tools, we find that creating our lives can be much easier, more joyful, and more satisfying.
Will you allow your body to be your life partner?
Author: Ivana Faber, CF