Talking to Your Body
An OSHO Meditative Therapy
A guided meditation process to remind yourself of the forgotten language of talking to the mind and body
“People need to be taught how to make friends with the body”
This guided meditation is a process of being reminded of a language most of us have forgotten. It's the language of communicating with your own body. To communicate with the body, talking to it, listening to its messages has been a well known practice in ancient Tibet.
Modern medical science is only now beginning to recognize what the sages and mystics have always known. : that the mind and body are not separate entities but deeply related. The mind can affect the condition of the body, just as the condition of the body can affect the mind.
Osho has created many meditation techniques especially for today's men and women.
This guided meditation of talking to the mind and body has been developed with his guidance:
Once you start communicating with your body, things become very easy.
The body need not be forced, it can be persuaded. One need not fight with the body -- that's ugly, violent, aggressive, and any sort of conflict is going to create more and more tension. So you need not be in any conflict -- let comfort be the rule. And the body is such a beautiful gift from God that to fight with it, is to deny God himself. It is a shrine... we are enshrined in it; it is a temple. We exist in it and we have to take every care of it -- it is our responsibility.
So for seven days.... It will look a little absurd in the beginning because we have never been taught to talk to our own body -- and miracles can happen through it. They are already happening without our knowing it. When I am saying something to you, my hand follows in a gesture. I am talking to you -- it is my mind that is communicating something to you. My body is following it. The body is en rapport with the mind.
When you want to raise the hand, you have to do nothing -- you simply raise it. Just the very idea that you want to raise it and the body follows it; it is a miracle. In fact biology or physiology has not yet been able to explain how it happens. Because an idea is an idea; you want to raise your hand -- it is an idea. How does this idea become transformed into a physical message to the hand? And it does not take any time at all -- in a split second; sometimes without any time gap.
For example I am talking to you and my hand will go on collaborating; there is no time gap. It is as if the body is running parallel to the mind. It is very sensitive -- one should learn how to talk to it, and many things can be done. – Osho
How to Use the CD
This meditation is about making friends with yourself, with your body and also with your mind. You will become aware of how your mind, its thoughts and feelings, express themselves through your body. Pain, diseases, addictions ( eg. eating too much, alcohol, sugar etc.) will be dealt with and can be healed.
This process is a chance to mobilize your self-healing energies and to relax deeply.
The meditation has three parts :
1. You will be speaking to specific parts of your body, and to your whole body.
It is a good idea to speak aloud as this will help you to stay alert and conscious.
2. You will be communicating with your unconscious mind about a problem that you may be having with your body, whether it is a question of being sick, being overweight, being in pain. etc. , or simply wishing to feel more alive and healthy.
In a deeply relaxed state you will connect with the part of your unconscious mind that is responsible for the condition of your body, approaching it with respect and friendliness. For example, if you experience your weight as a problem, the part of your unconscious mind responsible for this is a very devoted servant to you, and a guardian. By making you overweight this guardian has been trying to help and protect you. In a deep trance state, the guardian can create new ways to fulfill its positive intention while allowing your body to be natural and healthy again. In this way you arrive at a new understanding about your body-mind mechanism and its ability to heal itself.
3. A healing trance, deepening the understanding that your body, your mind and your soul are one.
Before you begin to use the technique, however, a few important points:
It is important to remember that pain and other recurring symptoms of physical discomfort can be an indication of serious illness. This technique is offered with the assumption that you have consulted your doctor to determine whether or not this is the case.
Osho says that this technique of talking to your mind and body can be used for anything that the body can already do, something that is within its ability. If you ask the body to do something that is impossible, then the trust will be destroyed and it won't work. If you don't have eyes, he says, how can the body be told to see? But for ordinary things, like migraines and bodily pains and other functions that are within the capacity of the body to heal of itself, then this method can do much to help.
Don’t talk directly to the discomfort or disease. The disease is not part of the organism, it is something external, in fact something against the organism. You must talk to the brain/body, not to the discomfort itself. And when it is gone, thank the brain and body for letting the discomfort go. Basically, we are talking to the brain and the brain talks to the body, but we don't know the language. We know that if we tell the arm to rise, we can raise it, it follows the instructions of the mind. But for the inner workings of the body/mind, we do not know exactly what the right instruction is so that the body will follow. Osho says, “This is the real trinity -- the soul, the mind and the body. The soul can do nothing directly; it is the one asking for the pain to go. The brain has to speak to the body.”
Osho has given the following suggestions to people experimenting with the meditation, which may be helpful to you:
Weight loss: “First tell the brain that you are sending a message to the body, and that the brain should pass it on. Then simply tell the body that 5 pounds or kilos less will be ideal and that you digest normally. Do not involve the eating at all. Just tell the body that some pounds less are needed. And when you get there, tell the body to stay there, that there is no need to lose any more weight or to gain more weight.”
Migraine: “Speak to the body in two ways. First speak to the whole body, telling it that that its help is needed to send away this pain in the brain. Explain to the body that pain is not its natural way. There is no need to be carrying this pain. Then speak to the brain directly, in your own words telling it, ‘I do love you but this pain is not part of your nature, and it is time to get rid of it.’ And when it is gone simply remind the brain not to take it back.”
Osho: Body Mind Balancing - book with guided meditation: ´Talking to your Body` on CD
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