Practice is My Prayer

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I will never take walking one step for granted. I bless my feet and legs for all they give me physically -- the ability to stand and to be mobile, independent and active.

I bless my feet and legs for supporting me right here standing up connected to life.

Each time I stand, I evaluate my footing and my connection. Today I stand tall, balanced,

and connected feeling the fluidity of my core.

My body’s normal has been replaced with what is true in this moment. The newness of each moment informs me as I listen to my body before I act.

A decade ago my healing intention was acting on an impulse to go for a walk — feeling the simple pleasure of being outside. Feeling the breeze on my face by merely walking from here to there is now a memory.

I am humbled by the moment. Noticing my body in this moment informs my choice. When I want to move, my body may feel a range of experiences: stiff, wobbly, cautious and careful or grounded, supple, and connected.

Each moment is new. Each moment is filled with sensations informing me to move or to be still and rest. I am accepting my slow life. I am able to be active through the simple practice of resting allowing me to begin again.

My burning desire is to walk hands free on my own without my walker.

My preparation for this ability is my spiritual journey: bringing my awareness within, mining my limitations for potential energy, and connecting more deeply with my body’s untapped resources.

Being grateful for my body’s limited physical abilities has been a process. Living with an autoimmune condition like MS is an initiation in self acceptance.

Practice is my prayer.

I am feeling my way through each day with the body healing practices I share with you.


When Pain Teaches You How to Heal

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your body is your home

How are you caring for your One precious self? 

Every experience you’ve been through was experienced in your body. Every disappointment, every joy and pain, no matter how small or heartbreaking.

Sometimes the pain is felt, digested and released. Many times when your safety has been threatened these experiences were imprinted within your body as emotional memory -- sculpting your muscles and tension patterns into your unique body.

I used to believe the goal of CranioSacral was to get to the bottom of every story I was carrying in my muscles, bones and cells.  As my own healing progressed I’ve learned that the story is my own interpretation.  It is not the truth of who I am.

Our cultural conditioning is to get rid of pain and symptoms. Each symptom holds an archetype or sacred gift that is here to teach self devotion. By practicing kindness for yourself and your healing you're accepting you as you are -- remembering you are whole.

listening to your body’s truth 

You desire to feel comfortable in your body.  As you become grounded in your unique body experiences including pain and your individual history you are learning self acceptance.

The magic of CranioSacral's conscious touch is being witnessed in silence as a vulnerable worthy divine human. Right here you are coming home….allowing the body’s imprinted stories to be witnessed without judgement. Right here you are seen and heard.


Conscious Touch Heals Your Body

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Consider this an invitation to ponder this question: 

Does conscious touch in bodywork play a role in healing?

conscious touch initiates a healing relationship through being present with your body.

Being in the moment….welcoming what ever sensations are present is an opportunity to feel those feelings and sensations that may not have been safe to feel.

conscious touch and listening unravels cellular stories and emotional memories activated by current events or stress. 

listening to your body’s truth will give you more energy for life. Practice centering with a body scan for accessing the intelligence of your mind, heart and body. 

craniosacral healing gently opens an energetic dialogue with your body through intentional touch and movement.


Can CranioSacral Help You?

Doing more is seductive.

Your mind & body are constantly in a power struggle to do more, be stronger, and train harder rather than being connected with your own rhythm and pace.

Slowing down and listening to your body becomes something to do.

When your body doesn’t feel like yourself —

how do you return to balance?

Listen to the ABM FM Radio Interview - 3 minutes -where I describe my approach and who CranioSacral Therapy can help.  


Let's review several core concepts of CranioSacral Therapy, CST.

How well does your nervous system communicate with your whole body?
Symptoms are the body's way of communicating through sensations. It's helpful to listen to your body's request. Begin with the basics: eating, resting, gentle movements, and good hydration.

CranioSacral Therapy helps reset your nervous system and balance your body. CST is known for gently listening to the body while rebalancing and improving alignment.

Cranio (Head) and Sacral (Tail) are anatomical terms for the mind body connection. CST is deeply relaxing increasing your capacity to heal.

Your core IS the CranioSacral System: the brain & spinal cord. Your core is protective, balancing, and adaptable.

Your nervous system is always seeking balance. When you experience physical ease and emotional flow you are in balance.

A healthy core provides resilience to respond and adapt to stress. Your body's deep intelligence creates protection when faced with overwhelming experiences such as stress, trauma, and injury. CranioSacral Therapy helps release old protective strategies that comprise muscle contractions and painful patterns. Unwinding painful patterns influences your ability to bounce back from stress.

CranioSacral Therapy is more than pain relief.  CranioSacral alignment plays an important role with physical and emotional well-being.


Letting Go In Your Body


Letting go in your body is the moment when you open.

The moment when you honor this truth:

All of your life experiences are stored in your body's muscles, tissues, bones, fluids and nervous system.

Right here the very stress, chaos, and tension that weaves together rigid protective armor can let go.

Letting go is a catalyst for letting love in.

Life in your body is not linear.

You experience life in cycles whether they come with illness, age or environmental stress. 

As layers of tension are released, your capacity for more self kindness expands.

When I am in the midst of a health crisis…

my body asks me to be present with this and only this.

Somehow given the choice to keep spiraling or trust your deepest self knowing... 

Keep going. 

Letting go of knowing what, when or why.

Trust grace.

Until you no longer resist the possibility of more pain, worry, or distress.

Right here you can meet your health.

Unwinding everything your body is carrying is a dance.

Nothing is forced. 

You can unwind the way you currently experience your body.

Right here you can welcome the hidden gift to emerge.