Barbara Coon CranioSacral Healing Seattle

Begin Again

When things don't go as planned it's time to begin again. Being kind to yourself takes practice in those moments when a new health routine is interrupted. It's so easy to go back to a habitual way of being. When you are instantly thrown off course the mind's immediate response is to analyze and blame. Stop all of the shoulds.  

Forgive yourself and begin again.

Stop the temptation to follow the drama.

The reason's can be multifold: life intervened. Something moves in and you made a choice to follow. With your health you can either resist where you are or let yourself be right here.  Frustrated.  Weary.  Off course.

When your greatest resource is tapped out, the greatest gift you can give yourself is to quiet down your life. Lower your demands on your energy. give yourself a time out.

Your health is not an endless resource--it needs to be respected, nourished, and replenished.

Being human means learning through repetition. When we feel good we have energy to do more, right? Sensing the need to course correct usually happens after we over give, take on too much, or put your own needs last.

Why is it so hard to sense that territory right before the tipping point? You're human. You're mind reinforces doing more rather than putting yourself first. In these moments it's time to ask yourself:

What's the most supportive thing I can do for myself?

Try connecting with yourself with this practice and let me know how it helped below.

Your Soul Wants You to Heal

Healing is not necessarily about curing. As your inner light grows - anything is possible. ~Alberto Villoldo  

There is a healing force communicating more powerfully than you can imagine. Your soul calls healing to you.

Becoming quiet daily is required to heal.

Standing right here on the threshold of becoming whole--something I've desired is coming into form.

I've wanted to share my process with the world and yet all I can say is this: the moment I became aware that I was living between two worlds the choice was made for me.

Choosing love over fear has been a process of diving into the unknown to engage with my fear. Transformation was the result of this ardent pursuit.

Now that I am standing firmly in one world I can feel love reverberating in every one of my cells that I am whole.

As I continue to transform from the inside out, I know now that my autoimmune condition was the vehicle to teach me to heal.

My body is changing in demonstrative ways. So many feelings are woven into this place of gratitude and celebration.

I believe we are all motivated to feel good in our bodies especially when we don't.

Healing is being present to receive.

Entering into healing expands our capacity to be whole, to be light, to thrive.

One of my fundamental practices is to communicate with my guidance during or after a healing session.

On the way to my own healing session my heart contracted tightening up everything.

My mind didn't know "why" yet my body felt relieved to be in good hands as I found my way back to an open heart.

When I checked in with my body with a Body S.C.A.N by directing my heart's awareness to my body, I immediately received an answer: "your body is influx as your energy field is being rebuilt."

Rest is required to rebuild the home of your sacred body.

Choose carefully.

Being quiet daily is attending to your soul.

Nothing is wrong.

Pay attention to the grace bestowed upon you.

Drink in abundance, joy and peace.

Embody this precious gift. Thrive.

You must be still to hear the call.

The divine shadow is coming undone...unraveling fear housed in your pain body.

Becoming quiet daily is required to hear the call of your soul.

Hear the call.

Love comes in - in between the spaces.

Are you creating space to let love in?

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Your Body Will Let Go

Your body will let go. Letting go in the body happens in body time. Remember body time is seven times slower than the mind's version of now. Letting go doesn't make sense to the mind. Letting go doesn't happen in the body through willing it into being or expecting it to happen within a certain amount of time.  

Letting go will happen within wide open space. Give yourself time to be present with what comes up after body work. Schedule in white space the same day. Receiving bodywork is an investment in your health that extends beyond the immediate experience of peace. Being quiet to absorb the comfort and safety of healing offers these benefits: relaxation, lowering stress, emotional connection, and feeling your body as s/he is.

The greatest gift of healing is to awaken your teacher within.

A doorway opened after my own most recent session. 18 years after my near death experience I was present to witness my felt experience of trauma healing through a great unwinding 8 hours after bodywork. Did it wake me up at night, yes. Was it uncomfortable, yes, at times. Was I scared, no because bodywork had prepared me for this moment.

Strange signs arose in my mind: my ability to discuss ordinary daily events became difficult. Subtle clues became more apparent in my body. My right brain experience was magnified. I stayed open to this emerging experience rather than distracting myself or pushing it away.

I turned down the volume and turned off all electronics. Once I entered a quiet zone, I really listened to my experience. Entering my personal ocean of sensation was a relief. I began to experience my head injury from the perspective of my arms. I never knew what happened to my arms when a car ran into my legs catapulting my body in the air. My arms were waking up becoming softer from the inside out. I welcomed  this comfort.

During the night in one long continuous dream I felt light headed and queasy. Once I felt what was coming up in physical sensation my body let go. My dream supported releasing what no longer needed protection. I woke many times in gratitude to mark my journey through body time. Coming back to my body is a peak experience, one of self love.

Time in healing is not based in the material world. It's all about alignment within yourself. 

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Healing is Your Nature

As I observed this rose open.....  

Delicate coral petals of delight were embraced by ombré shades of beauty.

Look closely to learn that healing is your nature.

Look closely to observe each bud holding tight before opening to express fullness.

When I my body is tightening up  I do not receive the support, energy and health that is here.

I've learned that tightness continues to cycle until the part of me that needs protection feels safe.

This experience that I know so well has it's season, it's owing timing.

In the body a season encourages me to consider this familiar experience as one that will cycle through.

Although body time is on it's own time.

Remember, it's the rose's nature to open from bud to blossom.

It's your body's nature to repeat the cycle of emerging and retreating until you are ready to accept the lesson.

Remember, nature's abundance IS ease.

Ask yourself are you living for growth?

Allow the nature of your body and your health to take it's course.

Spend time in nature this weekend.

Reflect on all the support that is here for your growth.

Ask how can you support yourself...

and expand into new levels of health?

Breathe in the ease that is here.

Holding you powerful in your nature to grow and heal.

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Fireworks, Screams and Ears

Sometimes it takes a series of events for clarity to appear. Recently 3 events took place over 3 days to help me understand the relationship between plugged ears, loud noises and screaming babies. 1. One mom's bout with catching her child's daycare cold developed into 6 months of coping with the "insanity" of plugged ears. Her massage therapist suggested that if CranioSacral could help kids avoid ear tubes maybe CS could help open her ears.

2. Neighborhood fireworks exploded in rapid fire for the longest holiday of my life.

3. Parents of an 18 month old  little boy sought CranioSacral because of his distressing screams that were taking a toll on the entire families nervous systems.

Ears communicate emotions by opening or closing like a telescope. These highly sensitive organs are hardwired into the brain to interpret messages of safety, love and fear. What we hear can communicate life or death in a nano second.

In my neighborhood this year NOT hearing the onslaught of fireworks would have been a blessing. These nonstop explosions sounded like they were in the next room.

Within seconds babies started crying and our cat flattened herself and scurried across the floor and disappeared.  I was enraged with the invasion of our home and wildlife sanctuary. There was nothing celebratory about the next half hour. I began thinking about the range of emotions holidays bring up: excitement, fear, anger, and denial.

Opening plugged ears is one of my specialties. What I didn't realize until after the holiday weekend was that this little boy's ears could be closed down from the cranial dynamics of teething. He was doing his best to communicate his first life experience of teething pain.

Here's my 3 part solution:

1. CranioSacral works wonders with clogged or plugged ears by manually unwinding the eustachian tubes. Hearing through plugged ears can be alarming and worrisome. CranioSacral addresses the emotional component by resetting the lizard brain at the base of the head. The lizard brain can be retrained through calming the nervous system to let go of the past memories of fear, distress or pain.

2. Facebook provided a forum to protest how meaningless fireworks are in private neighborhoods where the needs of children, pets and wildlife are ignored for violence in the name of entertainment.

3.  CranioSacral rebalances the great forces involved with teething. Teething issues can be expressed in a variety of ways by children screaming, scratching their face or crying all night long. Teething tightens the jaw, neck and head in some children and can close down the eustachian tubes. This would explain why children communicate by screaming.

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photo by Lois Yuran Gore