It is an incredibly humbling and vulnerable experience to unveil my heart’s passion to the world. When I released my first online course this week, Reclaim Your Body as Holy, I felt nervous that no one would understand what I was doing or why. My message is different from the societal norm. Yes, I want women to love their bodies, but it is about so much more than that.
Too often, body positivity gets confused with, “I’ll love my body when it’s working the way I want it to.” Or “I’ll love it after it looks how I think it should look.” Boy, have I struggled with those over the years! Yet, that is not what I teach. The body is holy. Period. Not because it looks or feels the way we think it should, but because it is our constant companion in this lifetime.
Divinity is expressed in every cell of our being, no matter what. It cannot go away. It cannot be taken. It need not be earned. It is always true.
We might be blind to this constant divine expression, but blindness doesn’t remove what is actually present. The choice becomes ours. Do we open our eyes, or keep them closed?
As my inner eye began to open to the wondrous power of my own body, I thirsted for more. Hours were spent on my yoga mat sensing and connecting to the energy that lay between the contours of my skin.
This work has been revolutionary for me.
I was so accustomed to seeing my body as a purely physical object. A dense, solid thing. It was quite soft, actually. I deemed the softness a problem. Others thought it should look differently. I wanted to be accepted, so I tried to fit their mold.
In a university women’s studies class, I remember learning the correlation between women’s advancement in the political realm (i.e. the right to vote 100 years ago) with the “be as thin as possible movement.” It’s not a coincidence that women were told to concern themselves more with how their bodies looked than making real change in the world. It was a tactic to suppress women’s power.
Quite frankly, based on my research into ancient history, women were disconnected from their bodies at the same time the earth was taken off a pedestal and demonized as inferior.
When a woman’s connection is severed with her body – and therefore with the earth – she is severed from her power.
Why? The answer is simple. The body is a well of wisdom. Our soul speaks to us through feeling and sensation. Ancient memories are storied in our cells. We can only access direct intuitive knowing when we drop down and in.
Time after time, my mind has tried to keep me looped in sabotaging beliefs. Only when I put my energy and awareness into my body could I free myself from old patterns and habits. My body knew my soul’s truth, even when my mind couldn’t grasp it. My body helped me leave a profession that was sucking at my soul. My body pulled me out of an abusive relationship. My body led me to live my own truth.
My body is the reason I now want to teach other women how to do this. How to become so connected with themselves that they never again forsake who they are.
If you feel a desire to confront the beliefs which have separated you from your own holy temple, join the circle of women to Reclaim Your Body as Holy. It begins October 20, 2020 and will continue for five consecutive weeks. Space is limited so we can have intimate conversations and support each other weekly. Learn more here.
Join me live on Facebook Thursday, October 1st, as I talk about why it’s necessary to start with the body to access your true power.
In the meantime, drop your comments and musings below. I’d love to hear from you!
© Jessica Falcon 2020.