I sometimes ask people, ‘Can you be aware of your own presence? Not the thoughts that you’re having, not the emotions that you’re having, but the very presence of your very being?’ You become aware of your own presence by sensing the entire energy field in your body that is alive. And that is the totality of your presence.`Eckhart Tolle
Sensing Our Boundaries
Our spirit bodies are affected by life and circumstances as much as our physical bodies are. Both gather scars and trauma, and both must be cared for healed.
Most people are tuned into their physical bodies but not into their spiritual bodies.
This can lead to wounds that are not cared for on the spiritual level, which can lead to problems manifesting in the physical body.
Now it’s time to begin exploring the idea of spirit bodies and unseen energy fields.
Doug and I do a few simple exercises that we’ll share with you that help to understand that we’re more than our physical selves.
This first exercise will give you a sense of being more than your skin and bones. Read through it a couple times so that you can follow along without reading… It’s pretty quick and easy.
Relax, close your eyes and start to sense the limits of your body. Feel the boundary of your physical self, starting with the top of your head and moving down.
Imagine as if you’re traveling over the surface of your physical body and establishing the boundary that begins with your skin.
Imagine that your body is a balloon. Fill it with air and let it expand outwards… Push your physical boundary out two feet or so… You should feel that your body takes up two feet beyond your actual physical self.
Hold this feeling in your mind… Explore it. How do you fit through a door? What does it feel like brushing against the door frame, squeezing through it?
What does it feel like if you approach another person?Imagine bumping into them with your expanded self.
Shrink yourself back down to your physical limit… How did it feel? Try it again a few times to get used to it.
This exercise gives you an idea of what your spirit body feels like. We’ll expand on this idea with more exercises and discussion. Keep pushing your boundaries out as described in this exercise… Explore different situations in your imagination where you’re two feet thicker in all directions.
You’ll realize that you’re more aware of your surroundings when you expand your boundary of self. This exercise is putting you in touch with the idea that we’re more than our skin… We’re more than we give ourselves credit for.