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“Sensations are the language (the words) of our bodies. They are how our bodies communicate with us.” -Larisa Noonan, inner wildness guide

at·tune
/əˈt(y)o͞on/
verb
make receptive or aware.

Empaths and intuitives have a genetic trait where the nervous system takes in more info than 80% of the population.

Because of this trait, strong emotional charges and physical sensations are quickly and frequently activated.

And this can get uncomfortable.

One of the main functions of extra fat is protection. The more weight there is on the body, the more dampening from high sensation living.

Being overweight turns down the volume on sensation.

But it also disconnects us from our bodies.

And when we disconnect from the body, we disconnect from our intuition, our presence, and make food and exercise choices that make the disconnection worse.

To reconnect with our bodies means reconnecting with sensation.

The more we feel safe to experience sensation, the safer our body will be as a place to live in.

Play around with building a vocabulary around sensation. What kinds of sensations do you experience, and where in your body do you feel them? What chakra do you associate with the sensation?

Some examples from Larisa Noonan’s Never-Ending List of Sensations:

temperature
tingling
goosebumps
chills
hollow
tight
clenched
stabbing
calm
relaxed

Want help reconnecting with sensation? Schedule a free, 60 minute soul-centered weight loss chat with me.

Light to you,
Z.