The Emotional Body: Part 3, Nourishment. Just as the physical body needs nourishment, so does the Emotional Body. This article is on bringing in what you need for Emotional body nourishment.
Types of nou
First, we want to become aware of the many different and wonderful ways to nourish. Many readily acknowledge emotional nourishment such as the experience of love, joy, comfort, and happiness. And while these are all major sources, there are also many, many other varieties of emotional nutrients to consider.
Some of these include: interest, excitement, engagement, connection, harmony, beauty, vitality, expression, reward, recognition, solitude, peace, clearing, activity, appreciation, forgiveness, freedom, understanding, intimacy, worthiness, success, etc. There may be others that come to mind for you. The ones that piqued your interest here might be ones that you need at this time. The idea of, and attention to, emotional nourishment is a fun one. Let’s explore.
Bringing in emotional body nourishment
Next, we want to learn how to bring these in.
This is a meditation exercise: Find quiet place just to be. Ask for guidance, love and protection.
Take a few centering deep breaths. Try to quiet the mind as best you can.
Start to notice and feel your emotional body. This is done by identifying and becoming familiar with the emotional energy surrounding you. This is the area that holds and governs your emotional activity. What does it feel like? Is it balanced? Does it feel slightly off? Is there a place that feels lacking? This is scanning for emotional body nourishment.
When you are ready, ask the question to your Emotional Body, “What do you need?”
Wait for the answer.
The answer will come in a feeling, generally speaking; but be open to thoughts, visual clues or other avenues of expression that will lead you to the answer. You may even just come to ‘know’ the answer without being able to describe how.
Spend some time here just feeling, noticing, observing and being aware. This is where you are developing your sensitivity to feeling your emotional body and what it needs.
Just notice what comes up. Observe.
Then, when something does come up that you can identify, send a message of appreciation to your emotional body for showing this to you and for identifying it. Surround the encounter with a warm glowing light.
Whatever the identified quality is (love, joy, connection, warmth, recognition, excitement, connection, etc…) give this energy to yourself.
The way to do this is to take a moment and feel what this quality feels like. Explore deeply what this quality is, what it means to you and what it feels like to you. If it is a quality that you would like, but is unfamiliar to you, then spend some time imagining what it would feel like.
Bring it into your inner self.
Bask in it. Expand it. Encompass it. Fill up with it.
Know and experience what this quality feels like inside.
It is as simple as that.
When you are filled up and ready to complete the exercise, come back into daily awareness and know you can connect to this whenever you need.
The more you do this exercise, the deeper you will go and the more aware and in tune you will become. Keep in mind that there also needs to be a system of releasing, in order to make room and to keep things in balance. So, don’t forget to attend to this aspect as well.
Benefits of Emotional body nourishment
Our outer world is largely influenced by our inner world. Notice after just doing this exercise once that your perspective, feelings and view of the world changes. You become lighter and happier. Notice how doing this exercise regularly brings greater love within and how the outer world evolves to match it.
Have fun and play around with it. And, as always, give yourself a lot of credit for going deeper, feeling more and reaching for a better place.
It makes a fantastic guided meditation. I’d be delighted to work with you on this.
L. Leigh Love
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L. Leigh Love is a Certified Intuitive Counselor and Certified Life Coach. She is a Mind-Body Medicine practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher, Advanced Pranic Healer and holds a non-denominational ordination. She completed the Mind-Body Medicine professional training program through The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School. As well, she draws on 20 years of training in Psychology, Spiritual Studies and the Intuitive and Healing Arts. She has a passion for helping clients heal and live their best lives. She is a nature photographer, artist and author. Other areas of specialty are guided imagery and meditation, land blessings and honoring services.
She helps clients nationally and internationally remotely and in person.
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