Tuning In To Your Body During Grief

We all have an inner guide, and oftentimes it speaks to us through the signals the body sends us – signals of comfort or discomfort. Author Tom Robbins calls those signals “yuk” and “yum.” So how does that work?

Say you’re driving down the street and you aren’t sure which way to go. Listen to your body! Or if you’re in the grocery store and you can’t decide between this product or that one. Listen to your body!

As we practice following that signal on the little things, we develop a trust – and a confidence – in their accuracy. Then, when something bigger comes along, our confidence will be in place and we’ll be able to tap into that inner wisdom more easily.

Usually, we try to override the body’s signals – by taking that extra piece of pie, or staying up for the late movie when we know we need the rest. But if we ignore what the body is telling us, we can’t expect it to be in very good condition, can we?

The body is a very finely tuned instrument. We need to take care of the body so it can take care of us. As my husband used to say, “You have to take care of the old equipment so the old equipment can take care of you.” So true!

Listening to your body is especially important when you’re feeling stressed or when you are grieving. Your body knows the way back, and it will show you. I promise!
You see, the body knows exactly what it needs – and what you need – to be healthy and whole, and it tries to tell us all the time.

When you do listen, there may be times when you’ll decide not to do something you wanted to do. That has happened with me many times, but my body has always thanked me for honoring its signals. Yours will, too.
Of course, whether or not that happens is up to you. What choice will you make?

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Donna Miesbach

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I have been on a spiritual path all my life. I was first introduced to meditation when I was seventeen. I knew this was an important tool, but I wanted to go deeper than that particular method allowed, so my search began. I attended workshops and classes, read books and tried every form of meditation I could find, to no avail. Then in 1994 my life changed dramatically. My husband died very suddenly. Soon after that I lost both parents, too. They say when the student is ready, the teacher appears. This student was certainly ready. About a year after my husband’s sudden death, I learned about Dr. Deepak Chopra and his teachings. It was like finding the light at the end of the tunnel. I took meditation training from Dr. Chopra and began attending his courses. They fed my deep roots and made such a difference in my life that I committed to being certified both in meditation and yoga so I could share these wonderful practices with others. I have studied with Deepak and also Roger Gabriel both here and in India. I also studied sound healing with Jonathan Goldman, and remote viewing with Dr. David Morehouse, having completed all five levels of his training. As my teaching became established, doors began opening that allowed me to teach meditation to at risk youth. Then another door opened and I found myself working with Playmakers Mentoring Foundation, a Sacramento-based outreach. Together with their Executive Director, we wrote a book and then opened a chapter here in Omaha. In addition to my work with Playmakers, I continue to teach meditation in the Omaha NE area, offering both private and group instruction. I also hold group meditations and programs five times a year, and speak to groups on various aspects of spirituality upon request.   It has been an amazing journey, one I never could have anticipated. I didn’t know it then, but I know now that it is possible to get to the other side of grief, and that is what my book, “From Grief to Joy, A Journey Back to Life & Living,” is all about. http://www.facebook.com/AuthorDonnaMiesbach www.donnamiesbach.com

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