Monday, October 20, 2014

The Inner-Child and Our Physical Body

The inner-child may also be referred to as the subconscious mind or the Unihilipi. Most of us have never given it (inner-child) a moments thought. We live our lives immersed in external stimuli and spend little to no time to check-in with our inner-self. 

Being neglectful of our internal state of affairs is deterimemtal to our physical and psychological wellbeing. 

Our subconscious is responsible for the function of the involuntary systems of our bodies. It also holds all of our memories, experiences and thoughts from the beginning of our creation. The concious mind is generally unaware of the workings of the subconscious yet it (the conscious mind) is directed and sustained by the the subconscious. 

"The autonomic nervous system (ANS or visceral nervous system or involuntary nervous system) is the part of the peripheral nervous system that acts as a control system that functions largely below the level of consciousness to control visceral functions, including heart rate, digestion, respiratory rate, salivation, perspiration, pupillary dilation, micturition (urination), sexual arousal, breathing and swallowing. Most autonomous functions are involuntary but they can often work in conjunction with the somatic nervous system which provides voluntary control."

It is important to spend time everyday with your innerself. You don't need to be a Reiki Master, Yoga Master or Guru to connect with your inner-child. You just need an open mind guided by an open heart and a commitment to love. 

Here is a simple exsersise I do with my energetic meditation group to connect with our inner-child about our physical bodies. If you are inspired you can try it at home on your own. 

Meditation for connection to the physical self

Make sure you are well hydrated and well rested prior to meditation. Find a place where you will not be disturbed. Turn your electronics off. (Mobil phone, computer, etc) Find a comfortable position either seated or laying-down  (If at anytime you become dizzy or you experience "the spins" just open your eyes and look straight ahead. Don't move until the dizziness subsides.)

1. Close your eyes. 

2. Inhale deeply into your belly slowly. Fell your belly rise. 

3. Hold the breath for a moment. 

4. Exhale the breath slowly. Feel your belly flatten. 

5. Hold the emptiness for a moment. 

6. Repeat until you feel your body and mind in a relaxed state. (Careful not to make yourself "light-headed".)

7. Once you are in a more relaxed state begin to check-in with your physical body. Visualize your body from head to toe and scan for any pain, discomfort, or tension. 

8. Each time you find a place that feels a difficulty, breath in a deep cleansing breath filled with white light. If the pain is in your foot, direct the breath to your foot. Bring white light to the area with every inhale and let the pain and stress leave your body with every exhale. Remember that love is a powerful healing tool. Make "I love you" and "Thank you" your mantra as your breath in cleansing white light and exhale that which no longer serves. 

9. Continue to check-in throughout your entire body. Spend as much time as needed in each area. 
Take your time, there is no rush.

10. Complete breathing meditation by inhaling white light through the top of our head and bring the breath down your spine through your legs and exhaling out the bottoms of your feet.

11. Thank your subconscious for guiding your conscious attention to the places in your body that needed healing, love and balance. 

12. Remember to drink plenty of water and keep your love and gratitude mantra (mentally repeating, I love you & Thank you) going throughout the day.

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