Presence in the body – Our key to True Intelligence

By Cherise Holt, 33, Nurse, Brisbane

The truth is that our bodies are amazing things! We need look no further than the way in which the Digestive System transports matter with consistency, the flow with which our cardiac system delivers blood through the heart and whole body; and our breath cycle and the way our lungs expand is super heavenly when we stop to feel it. The sheer fact that the human body can literally hold and build another body during pregnancy is beyond profound! Deeply exquisite and so intricately detailed is the human frame that we are still learning more about how it all happens and its magnificently intelligent and engineered design.

There is something so harmonious about the human body, its connections between all systems and the grand job description it is dedicated to; whilst it has the natural potential to live it all, coherently and effortlessly with each cell playing its role within the whole.

Our whole bodies really are intelligent, but how often do we really stop to not only appreciate this fact, but to tune in to this intelligence for ourselves; accessing the universal communication that is constantly being offered far beyond physicality – and how would this look?

In each and every moment there is an opportunity to be present inside our bodies, not just in our minds or our thoughts, as this can often feel like we are no more than a severed head floating by! Caught up in a situation from the past, anticipating the future or running the body in a way to just get from a to b. To feel deeply present in our physical bodies is a real and very possible experience on offer to any person at any time, but it does take a few tools and a willingness to feel, to bring us back to it. After all, this is our natural way to be, but because we don’t choose presence so often in our days, it can appear that we are quite far away from it, or to some it may seem hard to reach at times when we are experiencing the momentum of the choices we have made to live otherwise.

What if our most simple tool to reconnect to ourselves and to feel consciously present was as easy as making a choice to breathe in gently first? Something that Serge Benhayon has been presenting through the Gentle Breath Meditations on offer for many years. There is a quality within each of us that is not so far from reach and to surrender, connect to and experience this quality brings with it a tangible warmth, a sense of healing and an acceptance of living in the here-and-now that many of us often crave in daily life.

What follows on from this choice to connect back to ourselves and our quality is a beautiful change in the movement of our bodies and the way in which we express who we are, in all that we think, say and do. An important point as we don’t actually need to be in solitude, keep quiet or even do nothing to keep in our flow, on the contrary and as harmoniously as the human body moves, we can make movements in the quality of our own natural presence.

Full presence with one’s body is not about perfection or living an idealistic life, but it does support us to feel a connection to a sense of knowing of who we truly are. This can expand to feelings of absoluteness and authority, confidence, beauty, self-acceptance and trust and a natural ability to communicate with people free from the needs to be liked or accepted by anyone else. To live in such a way that is present in our physical bodies opens us up to the grand possibility that we are so much more than just physicality – that we are a being with a Soul, that life may hold a greater purpose, that there is a worldliness to us and an interconnection between us and all things that we can’t access when we live solely from the mind or disregard our bodies.

Our whole bodies are indeed intelligent on every level and a simple choice to feel and move in presence with ourselves is the key to learning that there is far more to life than meets the eye – there is a great big universe out there and the human body is our own personal reflection of the harmony and grand intelligence that is equally accessible within us, available to any body at any time.


Read more:

  1. Episode 1: Whole Body Intelligence 
  2. The Body’s True Intelligence 
  3. The Body is Intelligent



530 thoughts on “Presence in the body – Our key to True Intelligence

  1. Conscious Presence with the body is something that continues to deepen and as it deepens so does the awareness of being so much more than a human being housed in a limiting framework of the physical body.
    “To live in such a way that is present in our physical bodies opens us up to the grand possibility that we are so much more than just physicality – that we are a being with a Soul, that life may hold a greater purpose, that there is a worldliness to us and an interconnection between us and all things that we can’t access when we live solely from the mind or disregard our bodies”.

  2. Bringing a consistent quality of presence to our body reconnects us with our inner knowing and true intelligence, a natural way of being that brings clarity and simplicity to the way we move and express in life.

  3. I love the continual exploration and wonder on offer through deepening our connection to our body and the intelligence that resides within not only our body, but also therein is access to the multidimensional intelligence of our Soul.

  4. Staying more present in the body and with ourselves in our daily activities is such a support to remain steady and see what is really happening around us. In gives space to observe the reactions and behaviours of others and offers us the space, in that moment, to not react ourselves.

  5. It is not often that the human body is considered to be universal, as normally there is the tendency to separate the different sciences in education, so we have the study of the universe and the study of the human body, but never are the two placed together under one enquiry. Which perhaps is a contributing factor to the many ills and crises that exist today, because if our bodies innately know that they are in fact objects of universal order, then how stressful must it be to living contra to that…?

  6. It seems we forget the magnitude of what our body delivers when we bring it all back to the physical alone. But reading this blog reminds me of the incredible and endless capacity our bodies have to support us.

  7. The deeper the re-connection to the body, the more natural and simple the energetic way of being and relationship with God is.

    1. Yes very true Stephanie – our body moves and pulses to a natural rhythm and universal order, and when we are willing to be obedient to this order that we are inescapably held in, we are at one with our divinity and it is this quality we then magnify through our daily lives.

  8. It would be an interesting experiment to see what would happen if we put as much time into being as ready and present and correct with our bodies as we do to our constant, non-stop thoughts. Could it be that simple things in life, like our own day-to-day confidence would be greatly affected?

  9. I have a block… with our education system as it is where we are constantly being taught as though we don’t know anything how can we access universal communication? I can feel in every cell in my body that I can tap into divine wisdom, the intelligence of my body at the click of my fingers yet I can sense impositions such ideals and beliefs from outside of me I have allowed to get in the way. I suppose the more I can feel and sense the block and what that block means to me the more I can let it go.

  10. I for one know I can appreciate my body, its order, its flow and cycles a whole lot more than I currently do. I agree the human body is amazing and we have so much to learn about this including the truth of it energetically.

  11. We can be present with our body yet not listen to it! I found myself very clearly doing this yesterday based on fulfilling another’s needs and not that of my own, an old behaviour I am gently coming out of but still presents itself from time to time!

  12. I love that it is so simple, that through bringing our awareness to our breath and the way we move and allowing a quality to be with us as we move can make such changes to the way we are in life. If we only focus on one activity like brushing our teeth for example or turning on a tap and every time we do this activity we bring total presence to it soon this presence expands to other activities and we appreciate more and more what awesome beings we are.

  13. It’s no wonder we feel anxious when we’re disconnected to our bodies: if the body has incredible access to Universal wisdom, then when we disconnect from that it makes sense that we feel isolated and wobbly, unsure and uncertain of our next steps.

  14. Yes, there’s no trying in simply being with our bodies, and no need for everything around us to be quiet or still either. When we are focused on how we’re feeling, we take that everywhere we go – and live from there, instead of needing things from the outside to compensate for not connecting to that full and complete feeling we get when we connect to and live who we are.

  15. The more I allow myself to stop and deepen my connection and relationship with my body through the choices I make and the way I move the more I trust what my body is feeling and honouring that feeling expands my awareness to be able to support my body more lovingly.

  16. How can anyone orchestrate this amazing mechanism of our physical body with logic? It is simply beyond our mind’s comprehension. The more connected we are to our body, the less doubt we would have there is God.

    1. Yeh incredibly said, logic just doesn’t not cut it when it comes to the order, beauty and intrinsic mechanical detail of the human body.

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