Updated: Dec 21, 2020
Sunday Group Reflections, November 15, 2020
This week's treatment was quiet. No vivid visuals. No noticeable vibrations. But, as I went from crown to root, each part of my body pulled me into an absolute knowing.
I cannot put into words the things I learned, or rather, remembered, because that is what it felt like, remembering. It was like each part of my body had a story to tell. Each piece of my body held within it an essential part of my history, together, forming a map of who I am and how I got to be this way.
I didn't need words, and I didn't need to do anything. The feeling I had was that of allowing. These stories have always been there, but today I felt how I have trained my body not to see them. I felt how defended my body can be. Today, something simply allowed these stories to be. Without the baggage of "What does this mean?" or the anxiety associated with "now what do I do?". It was enough to allow and to know.
John Pierrakos, the founder of The Institute of Core Energetics, said, "A defended person has no room for love or compassion - he is too busy defending himself."
I believe that our body holds within it wisdom and truths that we all spend too much time scouring our mind to find. Spending time tuning in and listening to our body is critical to understanding where we hold on to the defences developed in the past. Where in our body are we blocked, scared, grieving, or angry? When we can feel our defences, we begin to heal them; the simple act of consciousness has a funny way of doing a lot of work for us.
I encourage you all to spend time tuning in to your bodies. Sit still, breathe, and with intention, feel your body. Breathe into each part of you and listen to what it has to say.
Perhaps you can focus on one part of your body each day. If you feel an ache in your hip, for instance, sit still, breathe into it and feel what it has to say. Or incorporate full-body scans into your day, spending time breathing as you tune in to each part of your body, beginning with your crown and flowing through to your root.