Sunshine, rainbows and dog sh!t

John Wood, Founder of Rageheart

by John Wood

Getting into your body (via the techniques and tools inside Rageheart) isn’t all sunshine and rainbows.

Now that I’m more connected to my body – connected to sensation – it’s harder to ignore its messages.

For example, it’s harder to eat foods that aren’t good for me.

I feel like a pile of dog sh!t afterwards and my mind turns into a 24/7 news station – broadcasting fear, negativity and doubt through my system.

It’s also harder to do things that I don’t want to do.

That means… work that doesn’t fulfil me, people that bring me down and places that drain me.

The more you do this nervous system work (which is really the work of getting INTO your body after a lifetime of being in your head), the harder it is to ignore its messages (and it’s TRUTH).

No wonder most people are so stuck in their heads πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ


It’s also an incredible beautiful thing because your body has a lot of wisdom to share… if only you will listen.

So.. if I haven’t scared you off from it, let me give you a technique from Rageheart that’ll take you straight INTO your body:

Right now, see if you can feel the ground (or chair) beneath you.

Now take a moment and look around the environment that you’re in.

And finally, notice your breath.

Next, see if you can weave those 3 things together – feeling the ground, seeing what’s around you and noticing your breath – all at the same time.

In the nervous system world, they call this “multi-tasking awareness”.

To me, it simply feels like I’m no longer in my head.

Sometimes, I’ll even notice that I was tensing up in my head.. and when I multi-task my awareness like this, the tensing releases and I literally feel myself land throughout my entire body.

Thoughts and stories… they’re nowhere to be found.

I’m simply here.

What if you can’t feel anything at all?

For example, maybe you can’t feel your feet or the ground at all?

That just means there’s a little more of a disconnect.. and the muscle (of paying attention to your body) needs to be rebuilt.

This is what we do every. damn. day. at Rageheart.

Get out of our heads and into our bodies.

Out of thinking and into FEELING.

It’s not always easy.

Nor is it for the faint of heart.

But fuck me is it worthwhile.

I couldn’t think of what photo to use for this blog post… so here’s a photo of some Alpacas from Peru instead.

If you’re already a member and feeling the impulse (Rage 9), hit the sign in link and do another rage:


If not, well… keep tuning into the ground and what’s around you in the meantime.

It’s the foundation of everything we do inside Rageheart and the more you practice THAT, the more ready you’ll be when it opens again.


John Wood

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