Being ’embodied’ – Mindfulness can help us to get grounded and come ‘back to our body’.
It’s important to acknowledge the difference between Mindfulness and Meditation. Meditation can be a means to take us ‘out of body’, but Mindfulness can be a very helpful tool in grounding us back into our bodies if we have become accustomed to being disassociated, maybe due to trauma and the pain we associate with being ‘in our body’. Doing a simple Mindfulness Body scan type can be a very helpful grounding tool.
Developing a ‘witnessing awareness’ – Learning to watch our own thoughts and actions in an inquisitive way can be very helpful in learning what we still need to heal, in addition to not getting pulled too far into our emotions so that they overwhelm us. It’s important to get the balance between not watching to the degree that we absolve all responsibility, but that we gain valuable insight into ourselves in a manageable way.
Listening to our intuition, and learning to discern what is coming from our Ego, and what is from our Higher Self can be a result of doing the above; we come to see what thoughts are helpful to us and which are not serving us.