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?

493 thoughts on “Trusting What I Feel

  1. I have had similar experiences where I have trusted where I felt to go and got marvellously lost but ended up seeing pure magic unfold, so why is it that I slip back into not trusting always what I feel. Is it because everything is a movement and the little voice inside my head casting that shadow of a doubt on what I feel is only there because the wrong moves have been made?

  2. I agree with what you say here Susan,
    “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.”
    I know this to be true because I have felt this for myself, but I also get caught up in wanting to control what is going on in my life and then of course life feels flat, the need to be an individual is very strong.

  3. At the supermarket the other day I looked at something and my body tensed up, it didn’t want that food. I put it in my trolley anyway and as I walked around I became more and more distressed and disturbed, It wasn’t a mental criticism over my food choice, but a very clear disturbance in my body. Never before have I felt this sort of message so strongly and shows me how sensitive I am.

    1. I had a similar experience at the supermarket the other day, and then had to somehow ‘justify’ my purchase rather than simply coming back to the body and feeling. I can relate to the body disturbance you describe.

  4. “Trusting what I feel” has been challenging for me at times because for so long I just didn’t. But coming to know that I have an inner sense that when connected to confirms what is true and what isn’t, has brought an expansion to my life I didn’t think was possible. The crazy thing is that I was born with this sixth sense, it had never gone away, I had simply shut down my connection to it and in doing so made life a lot harder to live.

  5. ‘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!’ Something clearly to be celebrated. Also a great example of when we trust what we feel and and make it about quality and not what we ‘think’ things should be, more is revealed to us than we would never have ‘thought’ or imagined. A reminder to bring it back to the wisdom in the body.

  6. This is very true for life, if we focus on where we need to be, what needs to be done and getting those things done we miss out on the joy of being with ourselves.

  7. This blog beautifully sums up life, where we can choose to walk a quality that is indeed true, or walk a quality driven by our pictures and ideals of how we think life should be, in order to be safe and secure.

  8. I find I can always go deeper with trusting what I feel, what I can learn from it, about myself and how I am in life, with others and what I sense about the world.. and the evolution that comes from this.

  9. Thank you Susan for a simply beautiful blog, when we choose to let the body do the leading instead of our plans, magic happens.

  10. ‘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.’ This is huge. It is me connecting with myself and knowing I am enough – or connecting with someone who is walking the path I know is true and being inspired to trust by their example. Too often I do not want to be present, I am scared in some way, and ‘live’ thinking ahead of where I am at rather than being present and responding to life. This trusting others who are living what is possible, their quality in how they live is what supports me in times of wobbles when I have not yet built that trust within myself.

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