Vince Cloward, Executive Director of The River Exchange in Northern California advocates stewardship towards our Earth. He says: "In order to care about or for something, you must have a relationship with it." I feel the same is true about our bodies. In order to care about them we have to have a good relationship with them. Of course, since my expertise is healing touch self-CARE, I’ll say it even stronger. It is essential for a person to have a good relationship with his or her body.

Neurolinguistic psychologists and those specializing in cognitive behavior, advise us that most people only use 10% of their brain capacity. My sense is that without a personal, loving relationship with your body, you are operating in this world at a loss of 33 and a third percent of the 100% that makes up your wholeness.  30 years ago when I first heard that I might be only using 10% of my brain capacity, I decided I would begin to use 100% of that capacity even if I didn’t know what that was. I figured some Higher Part of me knew. And, we began a journey that day – my Higher Part, my brain, my body, and me.

I have come to know that the body is magnificently intelligent. Even if scientists hadn’t found the beginnings of what seems to be a super intelligence of the body system through the work with the Human Genome, I’d know that my body was infinitely intelligent because of the special relationship I’ve developed with it. It’s funny (not too much) how dealing with a lot of physical challenges will get you in touch with your body whether you like it or not. It’s really worth it to get to know your body.

Of course you don’t need to be sick and miserable to begin a good relationship with your body. In fact, I advocate you start while you are feeling good to maintain and improve your sense of wholeness. Build up your reserves. Add to your health savings account regularly. Knowing what you need and how to help yourself is the ultimate knowing of your Self. Tapping into your body’s natural healing system is one awesome way to begin a personal relationship with your body and get back that 33 and a third percent. That is why I offer Healing Touch Quick Steps® self-care programs. I’ve made it my personal mission to help as many people as possible know themselves through healing touch self-help. The second you think about taking care of yourself with Healing Touch Quick Steps® – Powerful Things You Can Do Instantly to Bring Your Body into Harmony®, you connect to wholeness and health. That’s because your body IS magnificently and infinitely intelligent. I encourage you to care about your body, your whole Self. Be the best steward of your life and the world will be a better place. I’m sure of it!
Many blessings, Barbara

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