When it comes to re-establishing equilibrium after an upset, how adaptable is your body to support your mind? Is your body supporting your resilience mindset? Truly, there is no separation between body and mind. Allow me to reframe mind as thoughts, experiences as body, and mindset as beliefs.
Beliefs are essentially thoughts on repeat. You think a certain way so much of the time, they get ingrained like a groove on a record. Some beliefs, your mindset, support your best self; others don’t. This is the natural way of things. You know what you know until you know different. No shame, no blame.
What is your resilience mindset? Do you believe you can bounce back, get back on the horse, find your center again? Depending on the perspectives you grew up with, and/or are currently surrounding yourself with, you may experience a range of views from “he!l yeah!” to “no way in he!l”.
If you are unsure, need a reminder, or are ready to ramp up your resilience mindset, look to your body for support.
If you experience your body as stiff, inflexible, or moving in linear and repetitive patterns, likely the way you think reflects this to a certain extent. To loosen up your body mindset, try on these 2 experiences to embody your natural capacity to adapt.
EMBODY YOUR CENTER
Stand up. Slowly shift your weight from side to side, about 5 – 10 times, feeling the edge of your right foot to the edge of your left foot. Pause in the center. Now, shift your weight from front to back, about 5- 10 times. Feel the balls of your feet to the backs of your heels. Pause in the center. Finally, repeat side and side and front to back with exaggeration. Maybe you lift one foot off the ground as you move side to side. Maybe you almost fall over going front to back. Notice how your body wants to “catch you.” It wants to return you to balance. Resilience, built-in.
Now, Imagine a body of water. Maybe you are standing at the water’s edge, maybe you are in it. Now, pretend that you are made of that body of water (psst, you are) and move like it. Become a wave of water and express that movement in all directions. This is not a thinking process; feel it.
Wherever you are on the continuum of getting your mojo back, remember that you are naturally designed for resilience. You are here to adapt, grow, and evolve. It is part of your human birthright.
To experience more go-with-the-flow in your body, try out my weekly virtual Fluid Movement Freedom classes. Click here to learn more.
Lisa Medley, MA, CMT believes as we create more love in the body, we create more love in the world. She serves as an Embodiment Mentor and has over 20 years’ experience in the healing arts including a MA in Expressive Therapy, life and wellness coaching, therapeutic massage and bodywork, somatics, energy medicine, and conscious movement & dance. Lisa is energetically sensitive that blesses her with a strong divine connection and challenges her to stay centered in an overwhelming world. She has discovered that honoring body wisdom is the key to sustaining wellbeing and soul evolution with more ease and grace. Learn more http://www.soulisticarts.com