I wanted to share this because I just re-read it in response to another post where the person had talked to their brain. I see now how incredibly insightful and helpful this process is, and how our bodies are trying to speak to us in the only way they have available until we learn techniques like this. As the back story, the right side of my face still has some residual distortion from a bout of Bell's Palsy 9 years ago. Me: Hi Face! Face: Hi Lainey! Me: Thank you for taking time to talk with me today. Face: I’m always available. Me: I am learning that now. I appreciate your patience waiting until I did. Face: It’s all good. Me: I’m so sorry for everything I put you through with the acupuncture and such. Face: Yeah, that wasn’t a fun time, was it? Me: No, not at all. I was terrified. Face: I was really mad at you then. Me: Understandable. Face: It wasn’t my fault, you know. Me: I know that now. I know now it was me not realizing the emotional child inside of me needed to be heard. Face: I’m tired of still not looking my best. It’s still not my fault. Me: I know. I am learning ways to connect with my emotions so the brain will send you the oxygen you need. Face: It’s been hard struggling for so long… Me: I know. I honestly didn’t know what to do… Face: I know that. We’ve had some beautiful times before this… Me: I really believe we can have them again… Face: I feel like you are not fixing this fast enough, now that you have the tools… Me: You’re probably right. A part of me is still not sure if I can really fix this. Face: You’ve read so many testimonials… Me: I know. It is just hard to feel the weight of responsibility. I am afraid it won’t fix you. Face: It is worth trying. Me: I know. It’s hard to comfort myself all alone. It reminds me of my entire lifetime of comforting myself alone. It would be nice to have someone to lean on as I go through this, and bring up old pains. I don’t really feel like I have that much more support, much like I felt so alone when the old pains originally happened. Face: That makes sense. Me: Yeah, I’m still family-less and friend-less when it comes to processing this stuff. Always trying to “save face” and act like I can do this all on my own, and the brain isn’t fooled. Face: I can understand why that would be so hard. Me: I didn’t realize how much until I just said it out loud. Face: Good that we can talk about this then. Me: Yes. I agree! I feel like you, and the neck and the shoulder blade have all been storing the burdens and the pains for me. I’m sorry to have put that on you all - I definitely didn’t do it consciously. Face: It has been frustrating to not have a voice in this situation. Me: I can see that. Makes perfect sense. Face: You know you’re well loved, right? Me: I don’t feel that way most of the time, actually. Face: We all love you, Source loves you, many people in your life love you. Me: I believe all that, but the way I need to feel supported hasn’t been available. I haven’t even bothered to articulate exactly what I need to feel supported, in order to give it a chance to manifest. I just nip it in the bud based on infancy wounding. It was so helpful to learn about that! Face: I don’t mind being a part of the solution, so if my distortion helps remind you to stop and connect with your emotional inner child, then I can willingly take on that role without resentment. Me: I so greatly appreciate that! I wish I could do an instant fix for it all! Maybe that is part of the problem - I get discouraged because it is a slow, steady process at the moment. I do see and feel slight changes and improvements in you day-to-day. Face: I wish it could be a lot faster, too. Could we ask the brain to shift the connection reminders from me to something else in your body Me: Let’s ask! Oh Brain! Brain: Yes Lainey. Me: Face and I would like to find out if you can use a different part of my body to remind me to connect with my emotional inner child, and allow Face to go back to completely normal now. Brain: I think I can do that, yes. Which body part would you like instead? Me: Hmmmm… lemme think… do you have any preferences? Brain: Well the foot seemed to keep your attention, since you are always on the move. Me: That is very true! Brain: How about if we use the right foot instead then? Me: I hate to ask, but could you take away the pain in Neck and Shoulder Blade at the same time, and have the foot be my only reminder instead? Brain: I’m not sure you’ll get the point, which is the emotional pain is from people and situations that are a “pain in your neck”, and “a burden to carry”. Thinking about Face, that message was about people and situations that you “didn’t want to face”. Me: Ah! I see that you were speaking in the only language you had available to talk to me with! Brain: And the foot was “not knowing what my next step should be”. Me: I definitely figured that one out on my own. Brain: Do you see what I mean about the body part being key to the message? Me: Yes. Very clearly! Face, does that make sense to you, too? Face: Yes. Very interesting! Me: Yeah… how about if I do some work around all that over the next week and we see what happens? Face: Sounds good to me. Brain: Sounds fair. Me: Thank you both! I love you! Face and Brain: We love you, too!