I Just Got Goosebumps!

Every day a client or a friend says to me, “I just got goosebumps!” Or, “I just felt a chill.” And, each time they say it, they recognize that their body gave them an important message. Are you aware that your body is sending you signals, warnings, “pay attention,” or “thumbs up” indicators on a regular basis?

Aha! Moments usually come with a physical frisson of energy too. That’s why they’re so memorable. There’s a strong physical component to the experience of the aha! You might feel warmth in your gut, chills up and down your spine, or goosebumps on your arms. Or, a back ache, upset stomach, or tightness in your chest could signal that something’s not safe or right for you.

In her book Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d, Candace Pert, Ph.D. expands on her ground-breaking research that indicates we have a psychosomatic (bodymind) network that communicates via molecules of emotion located throughout the brain and body. “We eventually were able to show a network of intercellular communication, humming along under the coordinated efforts of these informational molecules of emotion, which we called the ‘psychosomatic network.’” [p.43]

Pert goes on to state that “the body is the subconscious mind.” So, the next time you feel a twitch, a chill, or goosebumps, ask yourself what you were observing or doing just prior to your body’s reaction. Maybe the air conditioner just blasted you with cold air, or maybe your “network of intercellular communication” heard, saw, or sensed something that you need to pay attention to.

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