Did you know you already have an inbuilt guidance system for making decisions? You do, and it's your body!
Do you know when your body is saying NO to something and do you know what a 100% HECK YES feels like?
It will feel unique for all of us, and to be honest, my body is still teaching me more about this every day. When I first started to tune into my body's responses; I started by understanding what a NO felt like for me. It wasn't a conscious choice to do it this way, I just started to notice that when I didn't feel something was right for me, I would get the same familiar feeling in my body. I started to feel that perhaps this was my body’s way of telling me NO and it turns out I was right!!
After observing my body responses for some time I began to really feel the fluctuations in my energy (felt via my body) in response to different things. I began to notice the little (and BIG) things that I felt in immediate response to things. Immediately is the key word here - you need to let your body give you it's instant response before your mind can have any say in it!
When you live your life listening to your body in this way, I believe everything starts to make more sense. Sure there will still be times when you get your body's true YES and NO responses mixed up with perhaps an old body pattern like anxiety or fear; but that's all part of the learning. You will get to know your own body and energy more deeply as you continue with trial and error.
There are lots of people and programs out there which can support you with getting to know your inner guidance system and I'm pretty sure I have used them all! I've paid mentors and guides, I've studied deep embodiment, I've explored my astrology charts and human design and I still use little bits of all of these supports (highly recommend them all) but I want you to remember that these can only ever offer you guidelines. There are no rules here; we are all entirely unique so the best thing to do is to practice. Also, don't beat yourself up about not being able to feel anything in the moment. When I first started this work, it was all done with hindsight; I would remember after the fact, a sensation that I felt in response to something, and I would vow to be more present to it next time. I just kept practicing and reflecting in this way until it got easier and clearer.
You can use your inner guidance system to gauge what is or isn't aligned for you in so many daily situations, even something as simple as deciding what to have for breakfast! Your responses can be felt when you are reading or listening to something, having a conversation, watching a video, asking a question in your journal, anything that you want a response on really! Here are some of the sensations to look out for when you are tuning in to your body's responses: ↠ Your energy going inward or outward ↠ Your energy contracting or expanding ↠ Energy going down or coming up ↠ Either feeling something in one area of your body (e.g. heart or gut) or feeling it in your whole body all at once. ↠ Feeling a desire for movement or a desire for stillness ↠ Hearing or feeling sounds in your body (like a gasp or a rumble in your tummy)
Here are some examples of the way my body communicates a big HOLY HECK YES to me: ↠ I feel the need to move, especially my belly & hips (like I can't keep still) ↠ My heart swells up end even feels like it explodes a little bit ↠ My whole body buzzes, vibrates or tingles ↠ I feel my whole Soul field expand
Did you notice how I didn't give you any examples of my body giving me a NO? Here's why. As I have become better and better at picking up on a HECK YES; that's all I care about now. Because if something isn't a HECK YES for me - then it's simply a NO! It doesn't matter where you start out; eventually all you will pay attention to is the HECK YES because that's all you will want to follow!
Maybe you have been tuning into some of your body's responses as you have been reading this? I always get responses to things I read and it always clues me in to what feels true to my Soul and what doesn’t.
If you have already been journeying with your body’s responses a little or you wish to dive straight into knowing your responses a little better, I would recommend connecting with my darling friend Amy Lea at www.amylea.com.au to discover more about your specific body response type based on your Human Design. She has helped me immensely in learning about my sacral authority i.e. (my gut responses).