“My body is beautiful.”
Is this true for you? Or not? Do you experience your body as beautiful? I don’t mean attractive, handsome, sexy or anything like that. I mean inherently beautiful, for no other reason than it is your body.
In Kahuna and Lomi Lomi bodywork, every body is considered beautiful, because it is the home of your unique being.
Some of us may not like our bodies. Most of us have heard that inner voice saying things like,
“My thighs/butt/belly is too fat”
“I need to lose a few kilos”
“If only I were more muscled”
Sometimes, the voice can be much nastier than that. Or, we may have a positive view of our body: sexy, alluring, athletic or ripped. All of these are judgements arising from our ego. If the judgement is negative, it tends to limit our sense of self-worth. If it is positive, it tends to be conditional on our body staying in this state, for example “As long as I don’t gain weight, I’m still attractive”. If our body changes, then what?
Hawai’ian bodywork places no judgements on your body. Every body is treated as being inherantly unique, valued and unconditionally loved. This creates a space in which we can feel our bodies in a positive way, accepting and even embracing all the parts as an integrated whole – dropping our identification with our form and turning our attention to our being within.
Kahuna and Lomi Lomi practitioners believe every body needs love, care, attention and nurturing. The bodywork teaches us to accept and love ourselves, through the simple power of intentional loving touch. We also learn to be in our bodies, to feel ourselves with ease, to listen to what our bodies are telling us.
Your body is your body. It’s the only one you have. And it is beautiful. Really! Yes, it is. Try starting from this assumption – just drop any judgements or conditions you may have – and see what happens.
In love & light,
P.S. If you’d like to explore this for yourself, you might like to find a Kahuna or Lomi Lomi practitioner you feel drawn to. Here are some useful links:
- A beautiful Kahuna demonstration video by High Spirits
- My page about Kahuna
- More Kahuna practitioners at Lightworkers Cottage
- High Spirits therapist directory.
- If you’d like to go even deeper, High Spirits has several excellent retreats and courses.