We’ve all heard of “Let it go, let it flow.” Well, this is more like, “Let it glow.” ~Maya C., Chasing Serenity
Did you realize that you’ve already experienced your Bliss Body before? Warning: I’m about to be quite blunt. If you have had an orgasm, then you know what it’s like. It is that afterglow feeling that follows the orgasm – that feeling of spinning, tingling, floating, and aliveness as if every cell is lit up like a Christmas tree. That is your Bliss Body.
Now, did you know that you don’t need to have an orgasm to experience your Bliss Body?
First, turn off the TV! I know this can be the hardest step of all. You’ve had a hard day. Right? Hint: you are not going to find your Bliss Body watching TV. After you manage to accomplish that most difficult feat, it helps to lie down so that you don’t have to hold any tension anywhere in your body and then just let go. Relax as deeply as possible. Get the breath involved by breathing long, slow, deep breaths and feel. Feel your skin, the blood flowing into the hands and feet, your heart pumping. Expand your awareness outside your physical body, or bring your attention to your inner aliveness, and become perfectly still. Quiet and still. You will find the Bliss Body in the heart of the stillpoint.
This heightened state of awareness is not just pleasurable. It is essential to reset the biological systems of the body right down to the DNA. You’ve heard of epigenetics. This is the state where the body, mind, and spirit get to unwind. Every day you wind the rope around the tree scores of times. How many times do you unwind it? Turning on the parasympathetic nervous system (relaxation response) like this allows endorphins to flow into the endocrine, nervous, reproductive, digestive, and circulatory systems and supply them with needed repair chemicals that clean out, replenish and revitalize cells.
Our culture is sympathetic dominant, meaning that we urgently run around stressing and impressing causing us to be out of balance, which, in turn, feeds addictive lifestyles. Then we need caffeine and sugar to get going and alcohol and sleeping pills to relax. We have been conditioned to think that our sense of adequacy comes from competing and acquiring. In the US, we have the right to pursue happiness, but “they” don’t want you to figure out that you have instant access to your Bliss Body anytime you want, anytime you are willing to drop down from thinking and doing into feeling and being.
The practice is not for the temporary relief from the symptoms of stress but a release from the rigidly held, unconscious sources of self-destructive habits and behavior patterns. ~Yogi Amrit Desai
Feeling your Bliss Body is the antidote to stress and numbing out. So let it glow. You are worth it!