This is the month of communication and a really big part of communication is listening- listening with intention, listening deeply, listening without waiting for a reply, and listening to receive and transform that information into energy and wisdom.
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” -Winston Churchill
Oftentimes people will ask “how do listen to myself” and I think that exists on a few levels. It’s not just about listening to yourself speak, sometimes that can be weird, if you’ve ever had that experience when you’re watching yourself in a video and you’re like “oh my god do I sound like that?” We have that reaction because we’re not used to looking at ourselves through that other lens. That also happens in the body system. Sometimes we call it the whispers of the body. When I work with Fran Drescher as a part of Cancer Schmancer, we listen to the different body systems. As women, particularly, we might not be listening to what’s happening in our bodies. That’s something we really need to do as younger women- actually listen to the body system, the whispers of the body because that ache might not just be an ache, it might be something to check into. There are multiple things that speak into the overall ecosystem of the body and it’s important to make sure that you listen to what your body needs. If you’re out with friends and everyone is ordering food or alcohol and you don’t feel like food or alcohol, just say no. If it’s not in alignment with you or your body needs at that moment, just chill out, maybe have a cup of tea and be present and enjoy the company. Just because everyone else is doing something doesn’t mean that it’s the right thing for you to do for your body, too. Listen to your body- it has infinite wisdom that is connected not just to this body, but to all of the sentients and cosmology around you. The chakras get their system and their energy from being in alignment to what happens in these systems and channels in the body, and they are connected to different planets and different organs. They’re just connected. Listen and you will receive and gain.