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

 

 

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

  1. ‘There is a great big universe out there’ this is the beauty when we stop to truly feel what we are part of and the reflection given to us, we are equally magnificent as the Universe, if we just allow ourselves to connect to this knowing, so much more is given to us.

  2. ‘In each and every moment there is an opportunity to be present inside our bodies,’ Keeping our awareness tuned into our innermost being allows deeper relationship ourself and all others.

  3. Indeed Cherise there is something harmonious about the human body. I love your message and reminder that in each and every moment we have an opportunity to feel, live and know that harmony.

  4. “An important point as we don’t actually need to be in solitude, keep quiet or even do nothing to keep in our flow”. Yes often it is from moving that I deepen the feeling of being in my body.

  5. “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” Great question Cherise, and one that the majority of us undoubtedly do not ask often enough, for if we did, there would be a significant inrease in the amount of people who were considerably healthier than the overall state of health that we are currently experiencing in the world today and who were actually content with their lives as they are.

  6. What I’ve come to realise is that being present in my body is the one sure way to be solid and steadfast amidst the onslaught of daily modern life. If I’m not present in my body i am anxious, frustrated, annoyed, emotional, teary etc etc – sure tell-tale signs to gently breathe my own breath again into my lungs and feel the tenderness of my own body.
    And the more I do this, the stronger the connection becomes. I wonder why I would want ever want to leave the precious place within… and so my will to stay in my body becomes stronger and stronger. Pure awesomeness.

  7. The body is so humble! It is amazing. Reading this has allowed me to appreciate how connecting to our body we are connected to the wonders of the universe which just get on with their daily miracles.

  8. yes, yes, yes ‘our bodies are amazing things’ and the beauty of them is they are with us 100 per cent of the time! This means the communication from them is there always. However I find it is only in making the choice to be present with it that there is the possibility I will hear what it is telling me. Over the years making this choice and deepening my relationship with my body means my choices can then come from it – not always but I feel a big difference when I am present then can feel, listen and act on the messages.

  9. The more I consider it the more I recognise the exquisite harmony, order, flow and genius of the universe reflected within our own bodies. This in it self deserves deep appreciation and honouring, let alone when we start to realise the significance of the intelligence we tap into through our body in terms of our development and evolution.

  10. The beauty of our bodies true intelligence is amazing and the appreciation of this through our presence is very supportive and confirming of this allowing a different way of being which shows that there is far more to life than meets the eye.

  11. What I’m discovering is that when I am with myself it is the most confirming experience to have and there is no need, push, drive, wanting someone to recognise me in any way. I have everything I need within me it is the most delightful feeling.

  12. Beautiful to read this again the message is so simple and it is true it requires a willingness to make the changes and then feel the differences within that makes living from the mind the soulless existence it is. Rather there is a soul filled joy to live.

  13. The days when I don´t have the same presence that I know I can have the way I experience myself and life it is very reduced to what it otherwise is; by way of comparison it simply is flat. With presence comes fullness, vividness, meaning and purpose; without life is mundane.

  14. ‘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?’ So simple and yet we can make it so complicated, feeling like we’re so far off track that we’ll never come back to ourselves. The ability to feel more ourselves is always there, but sometimes covered in a few layers of fog or dust if we haven’t been practising feeling it for a while.

  15. Cherise, this is an article that I could read over and over, when I read it I am reminded to appreciate and adore my body and that my body is universal. I can feel how I often take for granted the amazing way that all of systems in the body work together, thank you for this reminder; ‘There is something so harmonious about the human body, its connections between all systems and the grand job description it is dedicated to.’

  16. It is only now in my life that I am beginning to appreciate how amazing our bodies are and the messages they are able to communicate to us. Our bodies are finely tuned instruments that are able to connect to a wealth of wisdom that feels ancient yet familiar, if we are able to stay present and aware of each movement we make.

  17. I was playing with my breath seeing what the difference was physically by holding my hand under my nose and breathing normally then breathing gently. I was amazed at the difference, the breathing normally had a force with it, when I said to myself to breath gently the force was gone and replaced by a soft warm breeze. Incredible the power within when we align to love.

  18. It is quite remarkable yet so natural to feel who I truly am as I have built a connection with my body, with no perfection.. but always a place I can reconnect to if that sense is not there.

  19. Conscious presence is important in order to develop awareness, and awareness supports us to make changes which are needed in order to stay healthy and vital.

  20. I love the body so much because it is always there as a constant reminder for us to check in with. When we get unwell, it does its best to repair us. It supports us unconditionally without criticism. It gives us so many messages when we go off course, to make us stop and return to be present back connected to it and listen to its wisdom.

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