I am Aware of My Toes
Written by: Melanie Groves; Metamorphosis Healing
Have you ever felt your toes? I mean on purpose. Beyond noticing them when you are wearing flip-flops or getting a pedicure?
For me, feeling my toes, that’s my sign that I am in my body. My husband laughs at me, because it sounds like an unusual thing to say. But yeah, when I say I am aware of my toes I am fully present in my body and it’s a moment to pause and mentally give myself a high five for coming back to myself.
Feeling your toes sounds funny right? What if we told the opposite story and thought it funny to not actually notice our body sensations? What if we were taught to actually return to our breath and to our bodies? Before our bodies yelled at us.
We spend a lot of time in our heads, in our stories, in our “to-do” frenzy. Hardly ever noticing how our body feels or the signals it sends us. Our body sends us subtle and then ever louder signals. We usually catch the signal when it’s loud, and often unpleasant and painful.
We can reverse that trend. Yup you guessed it, with meditation. Taking deep breaths to get centered and then feeling and pausing at each part of your body, quietly and curiously observing.
Return to your body. Observe its sensations with this week’s meditation to guide you through the experience.