Thinking back to the state I was in 2 years ago, I was exhausted, depleted, confused, stressed, in pain - you name it, if it was negative, I felt it. It was only once I'd had months to rest and recover from my burnout that I realised that it had all come from not listening to my body's signals.
The early warning signs had been there, and I'd not listened. So the Universe made me even more uncomfortable, giving me bigger symptoms in the hope I wouldn't ignore these ones. The only problem was, I had my head totally in the sand. So the Universe kept on pushing, giving me bigger and bigger symptoms until my hand was forced. I couldn't ignore it any longer.
Since my recovery from burnout, I've learnt my lesson on this one and always listen very carefully to my body's early signals. I've now got a heightened sense of self-awareness, and if something is wrong I take early action to correct it. If I feel tired, I'll have an early night that night instead of ignoring the tiredness. If I feel restless, I'll do some exercise or go for a walk instead of ignoring the restlessness. If I feel aches and pains, I ask what the meaning might be and how I can correct it (try searching for 'Louise Hay meaning of', then the body part that hurts. You'll learn LOADS).
I had a brilliant spiritual coaching session this morning, and had a massive breakthrough in realising that I need to give myself permission to express myself more. As soon as I've realised this and taken action on it, the pain that's been building in my shoulders for the last few weeks has gone. It's like the weight of the world has been lifted!
The physical body always reflects what is happening in the etheric body. The question is, are you listening??
Jen Harle, Reiki Master Teacher and Founder of Real Life Reiki