When was the last time you lovingly acknowledged your body for all the ways it supports you, serving as a home for the expression of your soul?
You are much more than your body – you are consciousness. Yet, your body is the alchemical container for the embodiment of Christos Consciousness and all that is evolving on a planetary and universal scale. It is the microcosm of the macrocosm.
“When you address the body, you address the Universe.”
For a deeper understanding of this, see my blog post, “Are You Loving the House That God Built?”
I found this tool to be very effective for simple dialoguing with a body part, or the body as a whole. It came to me spontaneously one day, borrowing from a few different healing practices, including Ho’oponopono*. I recall that the first time I addressed my body with this kindness it responded beautifully.
You can do this quite easily, in any moment, but creating sacred space for it may yield a more profound experience.
Bring yourself into a meditative state and set your intention to create healing for yourself. Deeply relax your body and your breath, to allow yourself to experience any shifts in your body. Lying down with your feet and arms uncrossed is most conducive to this relaxed state but not essential. Simply stay very attuned to your body or the body part that you are addressing. Take your time.
Acknowledge the body; “Dear Body” (or any body part)
“I know you have the power to easily heal yourself. Please heal yourself now.
I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me.
I lovingly release all that is inorganic and unsupportive.
Please return to 100% optimized whole health and complete alignment with your Divine nature. Thank you.”
Note: This is a suggestion; you may, of course, use your own meaningful words.
*Ho’oponopono (pronounced ho-o-pono-pono) is an ancient Hawaiian clearing prayer of forgiveness. It is rooted in principles of complete self-responsibility and oneness: whatever you hold within yourself is in others, and whatever others hold within them, you also hold. As you say the prayer, you honour any part of you that is not in alignment with your Divine essence (i.e. ego), embrace it with acceptance, thank it for the purpose it has served and release it. As you come into alignment with the neutrality of your Divine Self in this way, you heal all.
Ho’oponopono gained its notoriety as the experience of clinical psychologist Dr. Stanley Hew Len became known. He was able to bring profound healing to a dysfunctional ward of criminals with psychiatric and psychological problems using Ho’oponopono alone, without any other treatment of the inmates or even any visits with them. The transformation was so profound that eventually there was no longer any need for the ward.
“Simply see that you are at the center of the universe,
and accept all things and beings
as parts of your infinite body.
When you perceive that an act done to another
is done to yourself,
you have understood the great truth.”
– Lao Tzu
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