Communicating with Whole Body Intelligence

Our body shares so much with us and is so intelligent, but how do we make contact with its communication again? Why do we avoid all the signals that it sends, and how do we recognise or feel those signals?

Babies and little children are pure and honest and they show us clearly what their body communicates. Gradually this changes because she/he is imposed upon by the outside world: what can and what cannot be expressed, what is allowed, what is not allowed, how to behave, dress, etc.

Such outside influences made me uncertain when I was a little child and I didn’t know anymore who I was and what I felt. Of course my body sent me all kind of signals, but those were usually avoided, and not recognised. Like the times when I fed myself with a lot of food, especially with sugar, in order to not feel what my body was communicating.

Most days I was tired and miserable. One day I told myself that this was not the way I wanted to live. I started to eat less sugar and that was the beginning of a healthier life.

That same year I began Esoteric Yoga and I met Serge Benhayon via Serge Benhayon TV. I felt immediately that his Livingness made sense. I learned step by step to not be distracted by ‘negative thoughts’ and how to listen to the wisdom of my body. This allowed me to connect to a huge level of self-care and how to take the time to sit down and listen to how I really feel.

For example:

  • Where does it hurt in my body (pain)?
  • How tired am I, or not?
  • What quality do I hold myself in during the day?
  • What time do I go to bed?
  • Have I skipped a meal, or eaten too much?
  • Did I take the time to go to the toilet when first impulsed? etc.

Very consciously listening to the body is the first step and then especially when recognising these signals, to connect back with it. I felt it was important to do this very lovingly and without pressure from myself that something should or not should be a certain way. I now allow myself to feel everything that my body communicates with me without judgement. I am learning to observe – instead of absorb – all that does not truly support me, and that allows me more space in my body and more love with myself.

For example, when someone shouts at me and I don’t know what it’s all about, I breathe gently in and out through my nose, and feel what the other person really is attempting to communicate. Maybe it could be that he/she is tired, had a bad sleep or feels not very well and the shouting is nothing personal but all about the feelings, such as frustration, in them.

By practising this each day I build with myself a trust and bond and I deepen the connection more and more with my own feelings.

This builds the foundation of self-loving quality back into my life, a quality that will be naturally for me and for all others equally. What supports me when my ‘self love’ drops is that I stop, reconnect and feel, so I can deepen further that enormous self-care and love.

Allowing this from day to day brings more flow and rhythm into my life – it’s more natural, my body feels less protected because there is less hardness in my shoulders and my back. The openness and space that I feel gives me a lot of joy and love for myself and for everyone around me.

Through listening to all that my body communicates, I have found that there is a whole body intelligence constantly informing me how to be in harmony with my own body and all others equally so.

By Christel Delcroix, Belgium

Related Reading:
Serge Benhayon TV – Whole Body Intelligence
Intelligence – is it Embodied or Embrained?
Connecting to a Body more Intelligent than the Mind

338 thoughts on “Communicating with Whole Body Intelligence

  1. Our bodies are constantly communicating to us and the more we honour this with stop moments the more the body is willimg to share.

    1. I have found one of the most powerful forms of honouring a feeling is simply to follow it through, so if I feel something has come to it’s natural end I respond by ceasing the activity, honouring is that simple.

    2. I often see this in children. A willingness to stop and listen rather than allowing the head to push forward and respond disconnected.

  2. Listening to our bodies is not only about clocking when something does not feel great, we can also appreciate and confirm things that do feel awesome and harmonious.

  3. “Through listening to all that my body communicates, I have found that there is a whole body intelligence constantly informing me how to be in harmony with my own body and all others equally so”. Yes, I have discovered this too, and it is a beautiful way to live, bringing simplicity and a knowing of our next steps.

    1. I agree, it brings an absolute and unwavering confidence in self which can be strongly felt in Christel’s words “I build with myself a trust and bond”.

  4. How can we empower ourselves to respond to situations based on an impulse that something needs to be expressed, changed or introduced, when we let self doubt run the show 24/7?

    1. Hmm very wise words Susie. Self Doubt is the opposite to our whole body knowing, which knows the impulse for what to express.

  5. Several years ago I became ill and the first thing my body communicated was that I ate far too much sugar and sugar had to go….. I listened to this message and began my journey of going sugar free. I started to cook everything my self, made lots of soup and nut porridge for breakfast which was filling and satisfying. And the other important point while I was giving up sugar – I never went hungry which served me well, because when those hungry pangs come and you don’t have anything, you walk into the staff room at work to see chocolate cake and biscuits on the table, and before you know, a slice of cake or biscuit would find its way to my mouth! I didn’t make that mistake again.

  6. We have ye to explore and expand our amazing potential as human beings when we aren’t fully connected and guided by our innate whole body intelligence.

  7. “Through listening to all that my body communicates, I have found that there is a whole body intelligence constantly informing me how to be in harmony with my own body and all others equally so.” it is in taking the stop moments throughout the day that we can reconnect to our bodies and really feel what the body is communicating to us.

    1. I agree Jenny, the more I hear, respect and act on what my body is communicating the more it is supported in its truth – which is to be love.

  8. Is, in connection with our whole body and our whole body knowing, is very powerful, and we avoid this by bringing in complications that don’t allow us to confirm what joy already lies within.

  9. It is so simple to do and yet I have overlooked this intelligence for most of my life. It has been a great relearning of how to listen to and be in one’s body.

  10. Our body gives us signs and signals of what truly works for us and this is something that can change and evolve over time as well – so rather than having a rigid set of beliefs about what is and isn’t good for us it makes sense to me to keep tuning into and being discerning of what our body is reflecting to us…

  11. What I love about this is that it’s very practical and very real. I know it took me a while to actually want to listen to my body and let go of some of the habits and things that let me stay in that drive or disregard, but once I could look at this and gain understanding, the loving choices fell more easily into place, and listening to my body became second nature.

  12. I love the reminder here that we can observe life in a way which means we do not take it on or change ourselves because of what we have around us. This means that we experience it as ourselves, unchanged, rather than us being different in one particular situation to another.

  13. When we seek to know ourselves again it makes sense to stop seeking outside of ourselves as we have separated from our inner essence that knows ourselves as love.

  14. I am appreciating my body more and more it feels more open, more surrendered, more expansive, more love and right now pretty darn good. I have the Universal Medicine Sacred Esoteric Healing modalities to thank for a lot of this they are so amazing for clearing out all that is not us and leaving us to be all that we are.

  15. I find it interesting that our world currently does not recognise the science of the whole body intelligence. I can imagine a lot of businesses, industries and corporations will have to change the way they market and operate their business if everyone started to connect to their whole body intelligence. This form of intelligence empowers people and it makes me wonder, could this be why it is not being recognise?

  16. Christel, this is so gorgeous to read; ‘For example, when someone shouts at me and I don’t know what it’s all about, I breathe gently in and out through my nose, and feel what the other person really is attempting to communicate’, I had this experience with someone who was going through a very hard time in their life, they would get very angry and just shout at people, it felt amazing to be able to stay with me and not react but just observe, breath and be present, what resulted was that this person would calm down and be aware of how they just were, over time this behaviour stopped and this person changed from someone that was so often shouting and getting really angry to someone that was mostly calm, caring and loving – the change was incredible to witness.

  17. ‘Why do we avoid all the signals that it sends, and how do we recognise or feel those signals?’ – too much responsibility; every move would be under the awareness of the quality of energy we chose knowing precisely if we were in harmony or not with the universe, ie aligned to creation or co-creation. As long as we want to keep creation, comfort, individuality we need to ignore the body´s messages at least to some degree as the body will only ever present the truth and ask us to be responsible.

  18. Learning to communicate through whole body intelligence allows others to see and feel us in our fullness and also allows us to feel all that is said and occurs in life from the bigger picture.

  19. It really does just come back to living in a way that we appreciate, respect and love ourselves. I have come to an understanding that unless we have this deep regard for ourselves we cannot in all honesty have any appreciation, respect and love for others.

  20. Beautifully and simply presented and without complication. This is our natural way and so once ‘the penny drops’ and it is felt in the body there is a truth that surfaces and claimed. It is all about returning to what we all already know – the wisdom held in the body.

  21. Even with all the knowledge and capability, I still find myself ignoring the messages my body delivers to me so gracefully.

  22. ‘Of course my body sent me all kind of signals, but those were usually avoided, and not recognised.’ so much to appreciate about our body, always giving us messages.. when we are ready to listen.

  23. “By practising this each day I build with myself a trust and bond and I deepen the connection more and more with my own feelings.” This feels like a powerful choice to make in life for your own best interests and the quality of you. It’s choosing ‘you’ rather than choosing other distractions like overeating, stimulants, movies, overworking etc.

  24. Love the example questions you pose. Choosing to “very consciously listening to the body” and making self-caring choices promoted by such questions is a great place to focus on, after a while of ignoring the wisdom communicated by our body as many of us have done through most of our lives.

  25. It’s amazing how resistant we can be to whole body intelligence. The mind really doesn’t want to allow us to know this. I love the small steps approach in reconnecting to the body. It sets us off on a path leading to a lived way where our body leads.

  26. Beautiful. I love it. What’s important to remember is that other peoples reactions is exactly that, other peoples reactions. Our whole body intelligence knows this, and it’s beautiful to read how your body responds when you listen to it. Awesome.

  27. When we start to re-learn listening to the body it can be like learning a foreign language. First we only understand bits and pieces eventually, we become quite fluent and then we discover and restore the subtleties. With the subtleties, we can also raise awareness to the multidimensionality our body is communicating, realizing that the body is a radio for more than just the physical realm. It is one of the most fascinating and enriching sciences we can dedicate ourselves to.

  28. Christel what I enjoyed in reading your blog today was the simplicity, to simply breathe gently and be with the body and all it communicates, and to listen to how we feel and to honour this.

  29. The listening and honouring of our body shared here is very beautiful and a joy to read . It is real inspiration and well worth bringing into our livingness.

  30. It is so important to build a loving relationship with ourself so we can stand in the face of adversity and not get sucked in. It all starts with us paying attention to our body and not overriding the messages it is sending us.

  31. Being aware of the body and its communications is a beautiful part of our foundations, but it is our movements thereafter that then solidify our awareness by moving in a way that supports true self care and the bodies optimal vitality.

  32. “Very consciously listening to the body is the first step and then especially when recognising these signals, to connect back with it.” Yes connecting back is the key, if we feel out of sorts more so than trying to solve the problem, connecting back to our body and our delicateness is a direct way of coming back to ourselves and often the problem is not a problem anymore!

  33. Whatever the body communicates with us it always is without judgment, it is very matter of fact for us to consider and make choices that are either in line with the truth presented or not. And so the next communication will be an immediate response to our choice. The body educates us (the spirit) with all the patience and understanding one could wish for and it never ceases to do so. The spirit thinks the body to be its playground but eventually has to realize that it is its school room.

  34. Yes, Yes, Yes to more flow and rhythm in life through self loving choices and listening to the constant communication of the body.

  35. “Babies and little children are pure and honest and they show us clearly what their body communicates. Gradually this changes because she/he is imposed upon by the outside world: what can and what cannot be expressed, what is allowed, what is not allowed, how to behave, dress, etc.” Thank you for making this so relatable, I can really feel how freely I once expressed and its in the doubt and judgments that then crept in that I shut myself down only to be re-immerging again now, thanks to Serge Benhayon.

  36. As I was massaging a very tired and tense back recently I realised how much my own back once felt like that and how unlikely it had once been that I would stop and look after it, and how different my body feels today now that I do, and more importantly now not letting myself get into that state in the first place. Something I can deeply appreciate myself for.

  37. I remember when I first heard the statement the only person directing the life you have is yourself, you are the driver in the drivers seat, so if you don’t like the direction your life is headed then change the way your driving/your choices and actions. So simple but was a huge revelation. When first listening to the body it can result in admitting your life is not how you want it to be ie full of love, harmony filled relationships, simplicity and ease, next comes the awareness it was of our own choosing and forming. Then comes the understanding and healing of why we chose such a life and then comes the openness to life anew and all the possibilities on offer. The connection to our bodies communication makes this all possible

  38. It is not just the body communicating with us, ie its inhabitant but it is the universe communicating with and through the body and hence the dweller inside that needs to learn that it never cannot be part of the greater whole it belongs to.

  39. It’s amazing how good it feels and how much space there is around something when we just allow ourselves to be in whatever is going on as the observer, holding our own divine love, and we do have absolute control over whether we allow that or not.

  40. “Especially sugar” and carbohydrates have become foods that I am finding dehydrate me. When I don’t go near any sugar or carbohydrates the amount of water I drink is much less to stay hydrated and therefore I also urinate a lot less. When I have any form of sugar or carbohydrate I am constantly urinating.

  41. ‘Communicating with whole body intelligence’ takes the ‘I’ out of any interactions, as we naturally express from the all.

  42. “Why do we avoid all the signals that it sends, and how do we recognise or feel those signals?” I’ve never really appreciated just how my body is there constantly supporting me to deepen the love and care I have for myself, provided I listen to that.

  43. It is interesting to read how you rebuilt the trust and bond with yourself Christel, to return to that connection you knew so deeply. We can all return to feeling the connection to the whole body intelligence because we may leave it but it never leaves us.

  44. It is this daily practice that will bring about true change and deepen our apprecaition and awareness for what we know and feel all the time. When we start to take care of the details, and build a solid foundation of our committment to this, the bigger things in our lives in general, become much simpler to deal with.

  45. The whole body intelligence that you have shared so beautifully about Christel, is very special as it is always there no matter what we do, no matter what choices we make. The question really is: how often do we tune into it, and actually listen and THEN…how much of it do we actually put into practice? This for me is a constant learning!

  46. What I am beginning to come to terms with is that my body has being trying to communicate to me that I am the complete opposite to how I have chosen to live my life. I have spent most of my life withdrawn, hiding, boxing myself in and trying not to be noticed when actually I am very vivacious and joyful. I have at last started to allow myself to see the energy that is pulling the strings behind the life that we all currently live and its not pleasant and too be honest I have run away from this energy out of fear; hence my hiding and contraction. Turning to face my fear and confronting that energy and seeing it for the utter evil it truly is I know will eventually free myself from the illusion I have been party to.

  47. This is gold, Christel – “when someone shouts at me and I don’t know what it’s all about, I breathe gently in and out through my nose, and feel what the other person really is attempting to communicate”. Can you imagine what a difference this would make in the world of politics!?

  48. The moment we are aware of something, let´s say a signal and message of the body, we are asked to be responsible and take care of what is needed. Most effective way to avoid responsibility is to avoid awareness is to avoid the body.

  49. ‘Of course my body sent me all kind of signals, but those were usually avoided, and not recognised.’ – As children we can even get confused by the signals received from our bodies because the outside world is showing us that it is better to ignore what we feel, pull ourselves together and that the most important thing is to not make any ‘fuss’, but be nice, kind, polite etc. etc. and so we learn very early that the normal thing to do is to override what we feel. We learn to live dishonestly.

  50. “Sugar” acts like a diuretic in my body and I feel this is because sugar for me acts like a poison.
    Giving up all white sugar over 30 years ago then over the past 30 years eliminated all forms of sugar substitutes and sweet fruits so that I really feel the high from a sugar fix and then the tired and lethargic feeling.
    Even though my body understands what is happening my head tries to find different tastes so energetically I have to get honest and find the root cause of my food cravings.

  51. Could it be possible, that in all honesty as we reconnect slowly our jealousy is replaced by a feeling of isn’t that great, another has connected to there divinity? Then we also learn that we can only advance our own relationship with our Soul, so what ever anyone else does is perfect for there own evolution so no judgement.

  52. To communicate with whole body intelligence we first need to know the wholeness of our body. This may sound ridiculous as how can we not know the wholeness that we are but after having identified ourselves by fragments, ie only relating to parts of our body, feelings and perceptions and ignoring the rest we need to reassemble before fully activating and being aware of the whole.

  53. I love the example of observing someone who is shouting at you and observing what might be the reason for their behaviour; reading the situation instead. This is an act of self-love in itself as it allows us to not be affected, but to understand, as is our natural way to relate. It gives us the space and grace to understand another person’s behaviour and to connect to ourselves more.

  54. Listening to our bodies is a responsibility we all carry as it is our marker of all truth and something we so often want to avoid and the reality of this feels very silly as then we miss the really beautiful amazing bits of feeling who we truly are.

  55. True, babies and young children don’t walk in hunched shoulders slumped, chest protected, we do not just get these postures from old age, we get them through our choices, emotions and behaviours, it is wise to be aware of what our bodies share with us.

  56. There is such a sweet and respectful relationship to be had with our bodies when we start to listen to what they have to say. And this does of course impact all our other relationships: if I am hard with myself then undoubtably I will be hard with others; if I am tender and caring with myself then that becomes my natural expression with others.

  57. What feels natural and what feels forced are great signs of Whole Body Intelligence communicating. This applies to every little detail in our movements.

  58. The more I claim the delicateness, presence and awareness of the detail in my life the less space there is for anything else to creep in.

  59. Coming back to the body can often break that negative loop we have with thoughts and allows for the opportunity to listen to the wisdom of our whole body intelligence.

  60. Natural our body is harmony.
    It is that we call in a lot of opposite forces to keep our pattern to live a life that is based on self.

  61. ‘Babies and little children are pure and honest and they show us clearly what their body communicates.’ I love being inspired by children’s transparency. This reminds me that one day I too lived in that transparent connection to my body… and that I can come back to it whenever I want.

  62. Making contact with the communication our body offers us feels so beautiful to be shared “I felt it was important to do this very lovingly and without pressure from myself that something should or not should be a certain way. I now allow myself to feel everything that my body communicates with me without judgement. I am learning to observe ….” an amazing sharing of the simplicity of returning home to our bodies and our true intelligence and a very real reflection.

  63. “Babies and little children are pure and honest and they show us clearly what their body communicates.” I met a friend recently who was looking after his grandaughter of about 18 months. He was carrying her, and she was holding her drinking bottle. On seeing me, she gave me the most gigantic smile, and held out her hand, offering me her bottle to drink from. It was the most endearing of gestures which melted me to the bone and it lead to a beautiful although brief interaction between us. Not that we as adults would offer the same to each other, but I wonder how many times we feel to share something with another in the same way as this gorgeous little girl, but hold back from doing so because of the condtions we have put upon ourselves over the years.

  64. It is a great moment when you discover just how much the body is communicating to you… It is the ‘U-turn’ point back to trusting yourself more, and the start of self-care and self-love.

    1. I agree Johanne – learning to explore and understand the grandness of our bodies has been and continues to be an amazing journey.

  65. ‘I learned step by step to not be distracted by ‘negative thoughts’ and how to listen to the wisdom of my body.’ – The mind will always try to find ways to distract us and if we don’t have a loving foundation in our body and knowing that our true intelligence and wisdom is actually found in our bodies, we can easily be tricked by our minds.

  66. Starting out listening to our body, then being “honest shows us clearly” with the smallest thing that we need to pay attention to what our bodies are sharing. Honesty is a key and then starting out with at-least being gentle so we can feel when we go into any type of hardening in the body. So starting with the Gentle Breath Meditation is sharing an honest approach to the body that it cannot deny, for being gentle is the starting to being self-loving.

  67. A gorgeous reminder that we are always communicating from our whole body even when we are not aware of it.. The key is to build a rhythm for ourselves that each day, each moment and each week, month, year supports us to have more space so that we can actually feel more and more what our body is communicating to us (by sending signals).

  68. ‘ I have found that there is a whole body intelligence constantly informing me how to be in harmony with my own body and all others equally so.’ And to keep this deeper awareness in all situations. In social situations, the workplace….with others, by myself…. I have found that at times it can be easier in some places more than others. So it is seeing where I give myself away or go into my head, in even the smallest way…. and then bringing myself back and returning to my body. It is a beautiful process.

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