Trusting What I Feel

Thanks to the support of Universal Medicine, the teachings presented by Serge Benhayon and the various esoteric modalities, I have begun to trust more deeply what I feel, and be less caught up in needing life and my daily tasks to be a certain way. Hooray!

This was clearly demonstrated to me on a morning walk today.

Before setting foot out the door I had felt the direction I wanted to walk, which was great. I chose to carry a water bottle and not complain to myself that the water bottle was going to ‘get in the way’ or ‘be a burden on my walk’ as I knew I would need to hydrate. I did also get a little caught up planning the walk – where I would go, which nice areas I wanted to visit again from my walk the evening before, how far I would travel… etc!!

As I started to walk, I could feel a drive and distraction in trying to plan steps ahead of where I was… then I simply chose to come back to me. The difference when I stopped thinking about the future result and chose to feel my feet and body as I walked was profound. I stopped to pause and stretch while walking up a large number of stairs and felt no need to rush. My chest felt open and warm and I was able to see more of what was around me than if I was stuck in my mind, focussed on where I was getting to.

When I reached the street where my plan had been to go left, it clearly did not feel right – everything in my body felt to turn the other way down a ‘no through’ road. I at first denied this, but as I started to walk my body felt restricted, without the openness and warmth I had felt moments before. So I turned around and trusted my feelings. Where I had previously hesitated because, “What if the road goes nowhere and I just have to turn around and come back again?,” I chose to make the walk about the quality of my movement and that this was already enough without needing where I was walking to satisfy me.

The street I walked down was not anything I could have imagined or planned. It took me past a beauty-full vibrant and colourful bed of flowers, and at the end of the street, to a small patch of remnant vegetation by the river with a walking track and undercover seating. A tranquil haven all within ten minutes from my home, which if I had not honoured what I felt, I would never have known was there!

So often I have sought to prepare myself, to plan ahead while dismissing to care for and listen to myself, and what my body needs right in that moment. What I am realising is that this old way seeks to control the outcome and robs me of the preciousness of simply being with me and the beauty that abounds when I support myself to be connected, and to trust and be open to receive.

With much gratitude to the various esoteric modalities for sharing the simplicity of being with and caring for our bodies in movement and daily activity! Thank you!

By Susan Hayes, Wendouree, Australia

Further Reading:
Learning to trust again
What Does My Body Know?
The Body speaks Loudly, but am I Listening?

536 thoughts on “Trusting What I Feel

  1. Thank you Susan as feeling our movements through our feet sets us up to be also using our will to align to God and thus feel the loving impulse that can now be found through our feet from heaven.

  2. A clear and very tangible signal (feeling of restriction) of what happens when we don’t listen and honour our body. I am still very much learning this one! ‘When I reached the street where my plan had been to go left, it clearly did not feel right – everything in my body felt to turn the other way down a ‘no through’ road. I at first denied this, but as I started to walk my body felt restricted, without the openness and warmth I had felt moments before. So I turned around and trusted my feelings.’

  3. How profound is it to walk and feel our bodies with the freedom of movement, and as you have shared Susan, when something does not feel true our bodies let us know we need to shift into another place, and by simply nominating it always alleviates whatever needs to be shifted.

  4. “I chose to make the walk about the quality of my movement and that this was already enough without needing where I was walking to satisfy me.’ This is really great advice for all of life, that everything we truly need comes down to the quality of energy we are connected to within ourselves, and not what is or is not going on around us.

    1. I am starting to do this more in feeling how my spine is feeling when I walk, rather than what are the thoughts I am having.

  5. I can so relate to this
    “Thanks to the support of Universal Medicine, the teachings presented by Serge Benhayon and the various esoteric modalities, I have begun to trust more deeply what I feel, and be less caught up in needing life and my daily tasks to be a certain way. Hooray!”
    Letting go of the need to be in control is very freeing in so many ways as it is actually very exhausting and the need to be right all the time is very trying for other people to cope with. There is a flow to life, I have felt it a few times and when I experienced it the day was magical.

    1. Absoulutely Mary as we let go, not only of the control but as we develop our understanding that we do not have to think about things as Susan has shared as we already understand much through our alignment and subsequent movement back to God and the divine plan.

  6. The world has so much waiting for us. When we choose to be open and trust we get to experience this.

  7. It is taking time to discard the layers of imposition I have lived with in life that has continually told me that ‘it’ knows best. Today I am listening and trusting more in what my body tells me, and like you have shared here Susan, there are so many precious moments being experienced.

  8. Trusting what we feel is the greatest tool to live life with. It’s the deepest of handicaps when, as kids, we are told that what is felt is not real… we then deny what we feel and override from the head.

  9. I stopped listening to myself in my teens, you could say I gave up on myself. So meeting Serge Benhayon later in my life was to me a blessing. Through the teaching and workshops I have attended I have gradually brought myself back to fully participate in society. There are no words to express my deep appreciation of the Benhayon family, they have solidly supported me to re-engage with life something that years of psychotherapy was unable to do.

    1. And when I have done that, which I am learning to trust more and more, I consistently deepen my confirmation in myself and my connection to the All.

  10. When we commit to walking, talking and moving with a focus on quality, our grace can be felt, appreciated and expanded upon all the more.

  11. Like you Susan, when I choose “to make the walk about the quality of my movement”, everything changes. I feel totally present in my body, I can feel my feet connecting with the ground, my movements flow so easily and I am open to feeling what comes next, not thinking what should. Walks like these are becoming more common for me, but how amazing if every walk was in this exquisite quality: definitely a very worth-while work in progress.

  12. I so love this – when we just let the body take the lead, and we allow ourselves to be surprised by how it so simply, immediately, joy-fully and with ease knows the harmony.

  13. This was good to read again, trusting what you feel is something we need to learn to accept as our bodies know what’s right and what’s not.

    I have much to develop in this and when I do trust from time to time, it’s amazing what is there. Over riding is probably disregarding this. I feel with consistency of trusting, more is offered to us, if we just allow it.

  14. To let go of a ‘plan’ or ‘picture’ of what we think we need or want to do, allows so much space for what is there to be done to literally unfold before us. Choosing the direction in which we are walking is such a great example of this, and offers us a wonderful reflection of how we can do this in our lives.

  15. I had not appreciated the level of control we take as our normal till I started experiencing the esoteric modalities. Their simplicity highlighted the tension and control I held in my body and I could see how so much of the control was from fear of not being able to determine what was coming and wanting to be prepared for every and any eventuality. In fact, the tension shut down any awareness I might have had and therefore left me more vulnerable. Worth considering as a personal experiment, even if it on a 10 minute walk.

  16. By planning, controling and thinking in the future we lost the present and the clarity to know what’s the next step to take. Awesome revelation. Thank you Susan

    1. I agree Inma, we definitely ‘lose the present’ when we live in the future – or the past – and these are the times we, more often than not, will trip, fall, drop something, burn ourselves; the list is endless. Staying with ourselves all the time can be very challenging, but oh what a difference it makes to our lives when we do.

  17. We should have sessions/lessons from birth in confirming us to trust what we feel within as I feel this shapes how we are with ourselves, with others, our choices, what we accept and do not accept from a young age through to our teens and adult life. It is really important.

  18. As a child you never doubt what you feel or question if it’s right. You just know you feel upset, playful, tired or needing to quietly focus on your play. This is part of what Universal Medicine has supported so many people like me to rediscover. My body thanks me everytime I live in response to what it’s feeling rather than being ruled by external factors.

  19. I had to read this blog again as something happened for me yesterday and I remembered going into reaction of anger towards a person. When I sat and pondered on the whole thing, I realised that I had a feeling, which I dismissed and the consequence of not trusting this feeling, led me to the anger. The anger wasn’t about the other person (which is commonly done by me), but the fact that the anger was towards me for ignoring the feeling in the first place.

  20. It is so simple to honour your inner feelings. Plus life is really so simple, there are naturally no issues or created struggles. Our only issue is how simple it is and the fact that we cannot own it or control it, as it does not come from us

  21. Trust is a biggie for me and I can understand over-riding the signals of the body. I have done this many a times and then left wondering if I had gone the other way what would have happened. When you trust and follow there is no wondering of, ‘what if’?

  22. It wasn’t until some years of knowing Serge Benhayon attending the presentations and workshops that I came to an understanding that I did not trust myself but had relied on other people to guide me through life.
    I took on other people’s ideas and beliefs and made them into mine and turned my self-inside out trying to get them to fit me. They never did, they never could because what I have discovered is that there is a me which is completely different, I had been trying to fit a square peg into a round hole as the saying goes and denying who I am. Thankfully meeting Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine has put a stop to all that as I claim myself back and to trust deeply what I know to be true.

    1. Bringing attention to the quality and being present in our body are two of the keys to letting go of control, because the body becomes aware of the poison of the tension.

  23. Living in connection to our body is profound, for if we don’t we end up living from our heads and in disconnection from how we truly feel.

  24. Our movements expand our true expression and the way we walk is re-configuring our body, so is it any wonder Universal Medicine is now sharing walking therapies.

  25. Controlling our every move restricts our experience of the world and ability to respond accordingly. It is a limiting and limited way to be in the world, that might feel safe for a while, but ultimately offers no safety or protection, but is capping and stifling – and offers no room for learning, growth and evolution.

  26. What a great example and rendition of what life can offer when we take the extra time to stop and honour what we feel — what I find invigorating after that is confirming what I honoured to feel.

    1. So true Victoria, and what I am learning is that my inner quality remains untouched by anything going on around me, but it’s up to me to remain connected to it and not be drawn out into what’s going on around me.

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