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

406 thoughts on “Communicating with Whole Body Intelligence

  1. Christel, you ask an important question that is rarely considered “What quality do I hold myself in during the day?” How often do we go about our days on automatic pilot, ticking things off our lists but pay no attention in how we are in all that we do? The quality we hold ourselves in as we move through our day is even more important that what it is we are doing, and that could be very important. The impact that this has not only on ourselves but on others is huge and we can feel every single bit of this in our body.

  2. We can learn or re-discover so much about ourselves and life by connecting back with our whole body – being aware of and observing the signs and signals that we are getting and reflecting on what is being communicated with us!

  3. Our body is infinitely wiser then our mind and never ceases to communicate with us. The learning aspect is therefor not with the body but in arresting the mind’s domination and learning to adhere to what our body is asking of us even if that is something different then what we wanted, planned, thought we needed to do etc.

  4. If we start listening to our bodies, than we can also start appreciating the flow of love that is there once we are connected. And that makes everything, also the seemingly small things beautiful and very much to appreciate. Life becomes beautiful, without needing to do special “big” things.

  5. Our mind can be coerced with ideals, beliefs, seductive speech, we can fool ourselves with clever ideas and reasons to override our inner knowing that something is not supportive of us or others, and through our emotions we are as good as being hijacked since often find people find themselves in a situation they have been instrumental in and wonder how it happened.
    Yet our body is the one place when truly honoured and connected to, which offers a harmony and steadiness from which everything else can be felt and known. Is it true, loving and supportive of self and all others? Our Whole Body intelligence will not let us be fooled for long.

  6. “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” – beautiful Christel… the moment i started to really listen to my body was the moment i started to fall in love and treasure what was truly within the confines of pure physicality, a body… I started to love the being; the quality of me through my body.

  7. The more I stay with me the more I feel able to observe situations and not react, when I’m being critical of myself and I’ve got caught up in negative thoughts Or the busyness of my day I find it much harder to remain steady and not react.

  8. The more I stay with my body, the more I feel what is going on around me. It is fascinating how as soon as I try to rush I start to make mistakes and lose track of what I am doing. Yet when I am present I feel super alert and very clear about what I am doing, it is such a big difference and more and more noticeable the more I stay aware of my body.

    1. Rushing relies on a reaction that rarely relieves the True relationship we should be having with the body. Responding to the impulses from the body on the other-hand allows us to be “alert” as you have shared James.

      1. It is amazing the difference when we respond from the body as I find I have everything at my finger tips yet the moment I disconnect and rush it is like I am grasping at things and tripping over myself, quite literally at times. For me one of the 1st obvious signs I am starting to rush is I write things down or type things wrong so have to delete it and start again.

      2. Agreed James, and may I add that I also find when I sleep in for those extra minutes it can put my whole day behind schedule so I am then rushing from pillar to post to catch up, which inevitably never happens.

  9. “Have I skipped a meal, or eaten too much?” – Often we just look at one side of the coin rather than the full picture of both extremes of disregard, and thus it’s usually more difficult to know what is TRUE for us at that time if ideals are clouding our judgement.

  10. Listening to our body is a master-full approach to living in a way that allows us to except what True wisdom is all about. So much can be learnt from our body in the simple approach to life as you have shared Christel.

  11. I agree listening and feeling everything that our body communicates is supporting our self-care,’ Very consciously listening to the body is the first step’.

  12. Gosh what we have decided to not feel is more exhausting then I thought. And is actually creating a barriere in our life as we disconnect from the flow of all what we are feeling and can act on. It is a simple observation that we can do. What is holding us back from our responsibility is judgement and condemnation. So lets keep it light and simple and connect to our feelings and see what happens.

  13. Why is it important what the body communicates to us? Because, the body is not just our vehicle in this plane of life. It is one that not only loves to work orderly in sync with the universe but it is also one that holds a deep understanding of how things work in the universe. Nothing that communicates to us is capricious.

  14. I now understand why people don’t feel their bodies. Living in your head is something we learn as kids. It becomes a safe refuge, where we don’t get to feel the constant dishonouring of our feelings that happens from others. Being in your head offers control, where you feel you can plan and manipulate life. Yet while it seems to work, this creates a prison of our own making and we lose sight of our true feelings and essence.

  15. Something I too am learning to stay with, observing and not absorbing, ‘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.’

  16. I find when I listen to my body I am less likely to react to life. It is in the small details that I feel is as equally important as the big ones when I listen to my body. When I feel anxious, tired, heavy, racy or hard, the best thing for me is to stop and feel what is going on. To give myself space to take the next step with more love and awareness. Listening to the intelligence of my body is deeply supportive for me and people around me.

  17. Christel, what you are sharing here feels so simple and true, how amazing to live with this level of understanding and observing – being able to be unaffected by what is going on for others – not taking it personally; ‘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.’

  18. “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.” This is great Christel, for so often we fed our body with substances that have replaced the “sugar” as it has the same racy effect. We then can still live in denial that it is good for the body and continue to dull our-selves by the high provided. After a high or racy feeling there is the crash from a lack of energy seemingly so but when we listen to the body it is easy to not go for foods that have those effects on us and thus we can live consistently with no peaks or troughs.

  19. I love the title of your blog, ‘communicating with whole body intelligence’ as this offers a great expansion to the concept that we only communicate with our eyes, ears and speech… that in fact every inch of our physical body and thoughts are spherically expressing, And like a radar dish, our body receives and processes energy coming at and through it.

  20. ‘there is a whole body intelligence constantly informing me how to be in harmony with my own body and all others equally so’. How different it is when we drop into our body from our head, where we might have been caught up in some thought processes. Being in the body, the whole body, invites the multidimensionality aspect of our being to awaken and lets us communicate in a holistic way.

  21. Appreciating and responding to our whole body intelligence does connect us to the greater intelligence that is available to us all. Far wiser and more loving than the minds limited edition of what it thinks it knows.

  22. Yes.. when we’re in harmony with our own body, we’re naturally in harmony with others, and the greater rhythm and flow of the universe, too. Thanks for the reminder Christel that we already know and have within us this alignment, and that our body is always calling us back to this harmonious state – all we have to do is listen to it, and then make our choices accordingly.

  23. We gain accolades for analysing and critiquing life, yet everything we actually need to know is delivered instantaneously to our body. We’re like someone who’s played the lotto for years, but can’t believe we’ve had the winning ticket the whole way along. Thank you Christel.

  24. There is a huge difference between controlling our minds and body to feeling what is true whether that is through the loving movements with ourselves or with another. When I move in a way that is controlling it is very limited, superficial and comes from a picture of what I want whereas when it comes from a connection of truth from within my body it is real, natural, expansive and for the all.

  25. Our body is a vehicle for divine intelligence to flow through, if we numb and clog it with excess food, emotions or drama then we are disturbing the natural flow and communication of what our body is designed to do.

  26. Yes Esoteric Yoga as presented by Universal Medicine trained practitioners is an awesome way to reconnect to the whole body and whole body intelligence.

  27. I like how you show that we don’t ever have to accept anything in life we don’t like, like being tired or miserable, that we always have to power and the potential to make a new choice.

  28. “I learned step by step to not be distracted by ‘negative thoughts’ and how to listen to the wisdom of my body.”
    This too for me has been life changing not to get so caught up and distracted by negative thoughts and the biggest take away is to know that they are not actually my thoughts, they are dropped into my body via a pool of consciousness that I have aligned myself to. The more I listen and reconnect back to my body the less influence the negative thoughts have on me.

  29. ” Our body shares so much with us and is so intelligent, ”
    This is so true and the day of true intelligence is approaching when the brain will be know to be part of the body and not commander of the body .

  30. It is amazing how the human body responds to judgement, and this of course can be different for each person, but I see similarities amongst us all, such as closing in around the heart area, perhaps bringing our arms in tightly to our sides, clenching the jaw. These reactions signify a tension or a stress that the body is enduring and the key is I suppose, in learning how to not react, how to remain open and playful even in the onslaught of the judgements that we place upon eachother, how to be seen and not be accepted.

  31. We’re so used to getting by on ‘crumbs’ and it’s true, we can because our body is so remarkable. But instead of championing our ability to come up with cheap workarounds and ‘life hacks’ what would our world be like if we embracing connecting to our body and living in full? Amazing! Thank you Christel.

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