Self-Love Prompts is a series I started after creating a list of 50 self-love writing prompts. People like you select a prompt that speaks to them, work on it, and send me their response so I can share it with you guys!
We’re continuing on this journey with the fabulous Sarah of Sarah Starrs. She’s a very gifted writer, coach, and friend. I’m so happy to have her contributing to this series by answering the prompt, “If My Body Could Talk, It Would Say…”
“Your body is your soul’s address in this lifetime. It is where You live. From the moment you were both in a physical form to the moment you die, your body is what makes the human experience possible. When we reconnect with this true, we can remember to see the body as a temple, a threshold to the sacred, and an embodiment of the love from which we are created.”
– Rochelle Schieck
If my body could talk, it would say…
It’s safe in here, I promise.
Your mind wants to push you into the future and drag you into the past. And so you just end up floating around somewhere up there in the ether, full of fear and anxiety.
But it’s only right here in this present moment, that you can come home. That you can really be.
My rolls of flesh do not define me. They are the like the walls of a house, at once an integral part of the structure and unable to express the full meaning of the rooms inside.
It is within me that you live in this lifetime.
I know that we’ve battled for many years. Your disinterest and then disdain for me resulting in illness and discomfort.
But you are always welcome to come home. I will always love you. Sometimes I just need to act out in order to get your attention. To call you back to yourself.
I promise that together we are deeply wise. That we have all of the answers you could ever need, if you’d just stop looking for them outside of yourself.
Come home by dancing wildly so that you can drop of out your head and into your body.
Come home by sitting in stillness do that you can feel what it is to connect to your heart.
Come home home by experiencing your true hunger and feeding me what you most deeply desire.
Come home by taking long, deep whiffs of the lilacs in spring.
Come home by noticing the sensation of breath entering and leaving your body, feeling it fill you with life. See if you can make each exhale just a little longer than the inhale and experience my incredible ability to help you relax.
Come home by savouring every taste of the food that you eat.
Come home by honouring when you are tired and getting some sleep.
Come home by running your hands over your flesh, exploring every nook and cranny.
Come home by teasing yourself to orgasm.
Come home by allowing whatever emotions you experience to flow through you.
It’s safe in here, I promise.”
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What would your body say if it could talk? Share in the comments below!
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