Bring the Body on Board
[00:00:00] Hello, and welcome back to the Purpose Map Podcast. This is Kasey Bergland, your host, the founder of Worthy Well, co author of the Mind Body Way book, and creator of the Let Your Body Lead Professional Certification. And before we get into today's episode I'd like to share with you that the Let Your Body Lead Professional Certification doors are open.
And at the time of this recording, it's still January 2024. We have early enrollment savings and bonuses until the 31st, and then You know, some new offers after that. So if you are curious of being the embodied leader, you're truly meant to be and learning how to facilitate the let your body lead method so that you can elevate consciousness through elevating body consciousness and get paid to do so.
Then you can head to our site, letyourbodylead. [00:01:00] com forward slash capital L Y B L dash training. The link will be in the show notes as well. So today's message is brought to you through me, obviously, and was Inspired by a deeper integration of the wisdom that I teach within the Let Your Body Lead professional certification and within all of my work, truly.
When you choose to become an embodied leader, what you must be prepared for are initiations into deeper understanding of how your work works. And that's not always comfortable. So, what do I mean by this? I am constantly initiated into deeper understanding of what it actually means to be embodied, to trust the body, [00:02:00] to see that the body is guiding, in part, the process of elevating consciousness.
I'm thinking about when I was in the process TEDx talk, Let Your Body Lead. I was expecting to stand on the stage and speak about expansion and following the way in which bliss showed up through the body. And after I pitched the talk, life offered me many, many, many opportunities to actually be with the contraction that I felt in my body.
The discomfort, the tension, the anxiety that showed up in very somatic or body based ways. It's like, Life is watching and. Looking at what we're choosing to do, and then is intervening with the exact lessons and insights and experiences to make the teachings [00:03:00] truly integrated. This is the path of the embodied leader.
In my experience, this is what happens time and time again, and I'm so grateful for it. You know, on one hand, sometimes it feels like it would be nice or easier to just, like, learn information and then teach it. without integrating it. A wiser part of me knows that that is not true wisdom and that is not the way to pass down wisdom to others.
The way to pass down wisdom to others is truly through embodiment. Wisdom shared from a place of deep, deep experience has a different frequency and resonance to it and is much more impactful. Then when information that is not integrated is shared. So I went through a recent experience that uprooted [00:04:00] more layers of human emotion.
Specifically, sadness, shame, even despair, and In the process, I found myself in this loop of doing what is completely natural to do, which is to judge. Judge the shame, the sadness, the despair. It's very human to judge these emotions that are challenging and discomfort as it shows up in the body. And I'm sharing this transparently because, you know, for me, there was even more judgment because of the truth that I know how to feel my feelings and I know how to bring compassion to my body sensations and still a little part of me felt like that was wrong or that I shouldn't be feeling that shame at this point in the journey.
Have you ever [00:05:00] felt like You shouldn't be still dealing with a certain pattern or like I thought I healed that a long time ago I'm sure you have if you're here listening and you're part of the Worthy and Well community and resonate with what we put out into the world You've likely done quite a bit of personal development and care about your spiritual growth, which means that you've probably already looked at some of your childhood patterns.
You've probably already have tools in your toolkit, like maybe that's yoga or breath work, or you've gone to therapy, or you've read self development books. You probably already are You know, a high level leader who has really taken to heart the journey of introspection and personal growth. And so it's highly likely that you have found yourself in this position where you're kind of like Um, judging yourself for [00:06:00] experiencing something again.
And because you have a certain level of awareness, you can see, Oh, this is a pattern. This is a thing and it's still here. Why is it still here? And in that question, why is it still here? There is judgment embedded into that as if it being here is wrong. And I'm sharing transparently because I still go through this process.
Even though I have so many skills and tools to meet my body and my body sensations without judgment. And every time I go through this process, I understand something on an even deeper level. I embody my own wisdom. My own teachings even deeper. And so something that I have learned through a recent process of navigating shame is that shame really wants judgment.
Shame really wants to be kept in the dark. [00:07:00] Shame loves secrecy. Shame is one of the densest human emotions, and I say that without judgment. Shame is a dense human emotion that brings one's consciousness into a space of polarity. Shame is uncomfortable, and sometimes in the space of shame really is showing itself in the body, it can feel like
one is trapped in the discomfort. It can be hard sometimes to also hold the awareness of what is actually needed to heal shame. So, I just went through this process, and on my journey through it, into a space of healing and integration, I remembered, Oh, right. Have you [00:08:00] ever felt like you're moving backwards on your ascension journey?
Like you're reverting in some way when some of these sticky emotions come up? I've felt this way, and I felt this way recently. And then I remembered something a mentor of mine shared with me when we went on a deep, uh, journey of evolution. She said to me, every time you elevate in the field, she's speaking about the energy field.
You might also use the language of every time you increase in your awareness or in your energy or in your consciousness. Her terms were, every time you elevate in the field, there's a reckoning with the lower levels of the field. In other words, every time you increase your awareness, every time you up level, as if you're walking up a spiral staircase, there's a moment where you can see your same old patterns from a different level of awareness.
And so when these patterns come [00:09:00] up again, in this case, shame popping up again connected to a pattern, it's not like you're regressing. You're not moving backwards. You're actually moving up on that spiral staircase. And one thing that I've discovered through my experience and through my embodiment journey is that evolution or ascension really is like an upward spiral, almost like a Upward spiral, if you imagine a cone shape, it's a reverse waffle cone.
If you imagine a waffle cone and like there's a staircase wrapped around a waffle cone, where it's wider at the top and pointier at the bottom, turn that upside down so that the point is at the top and the wider end is at the bottom. So I hope you're, you're staying with me here. Our journey is like up a spiral staircase where the [00:10:00] circles get smaller and smaller and smaller as you move.
So it's almost like on the process of ascension, elevation, uh, development, spiritual growth, personal growth, it is completely natural to pass by or to look down upon patterns from a different level of awareness and to be in the pattern or in the cycle and for the pattern to be moved through quicker. As you grow and as you elevate.
In the Let Your Body Lead Professional Certification, we talk about the path of the Let Your Body Lead method as a cycle that includes expansion, contraction, and integration. Imagine that as a circle or as, um, an image at the base of this spiral staircase. And [00:11:00] as you ascend, you can catch the patterns quicker, feel through them, and move, uh, I don't want to say beyond.
Move in an integrated way forward while honoring, while honoring the dense emotion or dense experience or tension in the body that has been part of the process.
How much sense does this make?
What's coming through me to share now is something that I see in spaces where people are highly intellectual and in spaces where people are highly spiritual. Highly intellectual people can often think that the [00:12:00] body is getting in the way of their growth. For example, highly intellectual people We'll often think that feeling emotions, let's say there's sadness, it's like keeping them from moving forward on their path.
Highly spiritual people who are on the pathway of ascension and elevating their consciousness can also feel like the body sensations get in the way, like the body slows them down. And even we can hear this language of, um, My body needs some time to catch up. And on one hand, that's kind of true. On one hand, everything is energetic, and energy can move fast.
And the body is matter. It's dense. It's physical. [00:13:00] It's here on the human plane. So, So on one hand, it's, it's true that sometimes it feels like we're waiting for our bodies to catch up because it's like elevating a denser, uh, frequency. And on the other hand, that belief that the body is slowing things down or getting in the way or needs a bunch of time to catch up is slightly limited.
And here's why. Because the body has its own communication system that is useful. Even when the sensations are dense, even when the emotions are shame or anger,
those emotions are wise. There's a reason why they exist. When we [00:14:00] feel them, we want to avoid them, we want to move past them, we want to accelerate beyond them. And that desire to move quickly through those emotions is actually getting in the way of moving quickly through those emotions. The desire to move quickly through emotions is getting in the way of actually moving quickly through emotions.
This might sound counterintuitive. When the body is communicating via pain, tension, Shame. And your desire to move quickly through it by getting rid of it, fixing it, moving beyond it. That is keeping those sensations lodged in place and holding you back from your spiritual growth journey. Anytime someone wants to elevate consciousness without bringing the body on board and without valuing body consciousness, they're actually slowing down their journey [00:15:00] and holding themselves back from potency, their true potency and power as a leader.
And also The resource that comes through potent and powerful leaders. So, something that I learned in this recent experience, of course I've learned it over and over and over again, but it, I really, really deepened into it, is that
no matter what, these are the words that are coming through. And there's a part of my brain that's like, is it no matter what? I'm just gonna trust this. I'm trusting what's coming through right now. It's a natural human response. When shame is present to get stuck in shame's voice. Shame's voice is I'm not enough.
I'm a failure. There must be something wrong with me. I must move past this quickly. [00:16:00] When we put a spiritual lens on it, it's like I'm not elevated enough. I should know better. That's the voice of shame. And when we perpetuate that voice, that certainly does not release shame. When we try and tough love ourselves out of the shame, that actually does not help.
There's a coaching tool that we teach inside the Let Your Body Lead professional certification that is about acknowledging and validating experiences. This is especially potent when it comes to some of these dense emotions like shame and fear and anger. Instead of perpetuating the self judgment, which is what shame wants you to do.
The invitation is to access a different part of yourself, a different level of awareness at the same time, if [00:17:00] you're doing this on your own, that has the capacity to actually slow down the process, feel into in a very physical way where the shame lives in the body, and offer acknowledgement and validation.
It makes perfect sense you're showing yourself here, given that I've been up leveling.
Of course you're wanting to show yourself here, because you don't want to be left behind. This is as if I'm speaking to the shame, or the maybe younger version of me, who is experiencing the shame. This is how I would do this for myself, if I had the capacity to do it. Meaning, if I had the capacity to access an elevated or a different state of consciousness at the same time as I'm experiencing shame.
Sometimes it's challenging to do that on our own. So as a coach, when I have a client in front [00:18:00] of me, I know very well when I'm experiencing them in a shame experience that it's my job to acknowledge and validate the shame so that that shame can be moved through and integrated. Acknowledgement and validation is key.
In my personal experience, actually, Selena, one of the Worthy and Well team members, I was in conversation with her and she supported me through acknowledging and validating and it lifted some of the density around that energy. When I was experiencing this dense energy, I also had to remember, don't fix it, feel it.
That's part of my TEDx talk. That's part of the delay in the body acronym exercise. Breathe, observe, delay. Say yes, the delay is don't fix it, feel it. If we weren't judging dense emotions, and we actually were We're experiencing them with a neutral perspective [00:19:00] Then we would honor them and trust that there's some communication or wisdom or message that wants to come through them So feeling the tension in my heart As a residue, a physical residue of the shame, a bubbling and a tightness in my throat, just being with that and not needing it to go anywhere, but actually feeling it and observing it and delaying with it and experiencing it, was really important for me to receive wisdom from it.
The wisdom being. a deeper integration or understanding of the process of embodiment and why letting your body lead is important. That shame I felt led me to this podcast. That is a beautiful gift. It also led me to healing another thread or layer of a part of me that is important for my next level. [00:20:00] As I'm up leveling and as I'm growing and as I'm moving into a more powerful form of leadership and really committing to not holding back in my expression, in my voice, integrating the wisdom from this shame is an important part of that journey.
Do you see, do you see how there can be a natural desire to bypass the body as part of spiritual Growth and elevation, and yet the desire to bypass the body becomes the kink in the hose for your true power and potency. The wisdom from the body must be attuned to and brought on board the consciousness journey.
In order for this true integrated power to be embodied,[00:21:00]
I'm asking myself what else wants to come through today.
The let your body lead method is the way. to elevate body consciousness as part of elevating consciousness. When you learn the Let Your Body Lead method, which integrates skills and tools from the pillars of embodiment, coaching, ancient wisdom, and science, when you learn how to integrate skills and tools and facilitate in a masterful way, then you Elevate consciousness for yourself when you join the let your body lead professional certification and you learn how to apply the let your body lead method, you will apply it to yourself, you will also have others applying it in service of you, your consciousness will elevate and your relationship with your body will transform.
Not only that, you learn to facilitate [00:22:00] these skills and tools for other people. So, of course, yes. You will be elevating the consciousness of the life giving clients that want to receive from you. And of course, don't just want to receive the Let Your Body Lead method from you. They want to receive your unique and special and potent embodied gifts that are integrated in you because of your unique and special and potent life experience, soul experience, mind body experience.
You elevate the consciousness of your clients through supporting them with elevating their body consciousness. And, of course, You elevate collective consciousness when you do this work for yourself first, and then for others, the ones that you are aligned to serve, you create ripples in the world. And this is very important as we, in 2024, step into [00:23:00] embodied leadership as we, uh, collectively, we light leaders, light workers, as we, Take our jobs seriously, joyfully, but seriously, both at the same time, as we delight in our role on the planet now to bring more light to the earth and to up level and to elevate consciousness.
It's important that we remember. That the body is not getting in the way of this process. The body is here to assist. The body might slow us down in the short term because it has something to communicate. And when we take the time to listen, that wisdom will only speed up the process moving forward in a more integrated way.
If you are listening to this, you are in human form. You have a vessel. You have a body. And [00:24:00] you are here in human form, in this vessel, because your soul chose that. You wanted to be a human. Part of what it means to come onto the planet. As a human is to be born into dense energies, we're born into systems and structures that have created limits, conditions that create limits, you're born into that, and this process of evolution, ascension, personal spiritual growth requires that those limits, those dense energies be looked at, and they're part of the perfection of this process.
What you resist persists. What you avoid doesn't go anywhere. It just limits your growth and expansion. Our [00:25:00] job is not to push any feeling to the side. But actually the fastest path is slowing down. To have an experience with that feeling and to learn how to be with it with compassion and neutrality.
That is the way toward integrated spiritual growth. This is what we teach in the Let Your Body Lead professional certification. The Let Your Body Lead method is the way that we elevate body consciousness as part of the pathway to elevating consciousness. Enrollment is currently open. The time of this recording, it's January 2024, and we have early enrollment savings and bonuses when you register now.
If this is calling to you, if you're feeling called to become an embodied leader, to live as your integrated self and fully express your next level purpose, create epic results for your life giving clients [00:26:00] through using the Let Your Body Lead method and integrating it with the skills and gifts and tools that you already have in you.
And if you want to do that to get paid amazing money, you get to be well resourced as an embodied leader. We teach all of that to you inside of the Let Your Buddy Lead professional certification. It's a intimate nine month program that will help you to really step into your full power and potency and be the leader that we need you to be now.
The link is in the bio. If you'd like to sign up, thank you as always for listening, for being here, for being part of the WorthyML community. And I cannot wait to chat with you soon. Take really good care. Bye bye.[00:27:00]