If you need help beginning the healing conversation with your body, here are some prompts that will guide you toward a productive dialogue.
Begin the dialogue as you would with a friend, by saying â€œHello!â€ then follow the flow that feels most authentic to you.
Maybe you want it to be a letter you write, and then imagine and write the letter your body would write to you.
Maybe you want it to be more of a back and forth dialogue, similar to a line by line script.
Perhaps itâ€™s a Q & A session – no matter what, maintain an intention of compassionate curiosity while encouraging reflection on both ends.
Here are some questions you may want to explore and exchange with your body:
â€œHello, down thereâ€¦â€
â€œIâ€™m not sure where to start. Is there anything you want to ask me or tell me?â€ (Sometimes, the
body wants to know why youâ€™ve been unkind to it, or judgmental to it over the years.)
â€œWhat do you need to know?â€
â€œWhat do I need to know about you?â€
â€œWhat do you need me to do? â€¦ This is what Iâ€™m asking for from youâ€¦â€
â€œWhat are you holding on to – and why?â€
â€œWhat are you afraid of? â€¦ this is what Iâ€™m afraid ofâ€¦â€
â€œWhat do you yearn for/ crave?â€
â€œWhat would it be like to practice asking, giving, receiving, exploring, experiencingâ€¦â€
As with any conversation with a friend, we donâ€™t want it to feel like an interrogation! Approach your body in the way you would want someone to approach you.
Sometimes the best conversations take place over a series of several conversations. Take your time and be kind. Youâ€™re in the process of earning your bodyâ€™s trust, and we want to allow your body to earn yours.
You may want to practice this dialogue with a different part of the body thatâ€™s easy to feel appreciation for – such as your eyes for seeing or hands for touching or tongue for tasting. This can help you get into the groove of dialogue. Then shift to the more sensitive parts of the body.
For fun, Check out Eve Enslerâ€™s â€œThe Vagina Monologuesâ€ on YouTube for her one script that says, â€œIf your vagina could talk what would it say? (2 words)â€
If youâ€™re reading this, youâ€™re off to a great start! Keep up the great work.