I think that your body & soul from the beginning knows exactly what you want and need in life. To survive, making progress and developing as a spiritual being. Just think about how babies are or children. When they have pain they scream and cry, when they are hungry they show it in one way or another. They are somehow connected to their inner voice and tell the world their needs and their opinion without thinking about what people think about them, it´s a natural behavior. They can be pretty straight forward, right? But as you grow up, depending on your family and society affecting you etc you lose contact with your inner voice and begin to think too much and act after that.
Maybe you say yes simply because you have no other option at the moment, or at least can´t see any another option. Or maybe you say yes because you´re afraid what other people will think about you if you say no. Or maybe you say no, but your body says yes. Only cause you´re afraid to say yes to something that you´re afraid of doing because it´s new to you. So what does this have to do with your health? And why is it like this?
What is it that signals in our body when we feel the no-feeling (or yes-feeling)
So what is this signal? Well some call it intuition, inner voice, gut feeling or your higher self. Maybe it´s your subconscious mind and it doesn´t really matter for me, the thing is that it´s all inside of us, but I´ll call it the inner voice here to make it easier in this post. We all have access to our own knowledge what we deep inside of us need. A knowledge that is always there for your own best. trying to talk to you, but maybe you don´t listen or maybe the inner voice is to silent? The problem is that for some reasons it´s hidden there and you can´t reach it anymore. Or maybe you reach it sometimes and when you do that, you feel that you´re on the right track that very time, feeling the flow in life, everything feels totally right and that´s a nice feeling isn´t it?
What happens if you don´t follow the inner voice?
So why should you follow that signal or inner voice? What happens if you don´t? My belief is that many of our illnesses, symptoms or emotional problems have to do with this. You don´t listen to your body´s signals or your inner voice over and over again and it get stuck in the body or soul somewhere. In yoga we would say that energy is blocked somewhere in the chakra system and you can eventually develop a physical issue or emotional difficulties. Well anyway no matter what happens, you miss out great things that can happen in your life or maybe be saved from some great problems affecting your quality of life.
I remember when I started seriously working on my personal development years ago, one of my first things I had to work on was saying no. That was not easy I tell you that, and still is a problem sometimes, but it has helped me to become the person I´m today and do what is my passion in life. And that has also helped me healing from my illness as I see it.
How can we follow the inner voice?
Do you have any experience with following or not following your innervoice? Please share your story with me!
The eastern is coming up and it´s a great time to practice listening to your inner voice, love yourself and take care! Happy Easter!
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Helen Kåselöv is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist and the founder of Healing from within with yoga & food (former Yoga for Endometriosis & Pelvic pain). Helen has a history of severe endometriosis and is today helping women with endometriosis, PCOS, uterine fibroids and other pelvic pain online, with yoga, nutrition and other lifestyle changes. Using yoga both as a tool in different kinds of healing programs, pain management, yoga has become the foundation in her work. “Yoga can help you in so many ways: Physically, mentally, spiritually and as a personal development tool.”