letting go

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.


Your pain is a gateway back to health

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It's human to be fixated on what you’ve lost. 

Pain can keep you down or be the fuel to wake you up.

Healing is the willingness to observe yourself right here in the present

without an agenda to change anything.

Disarm the one within that believes she knows what's next.

Right here in your body, your whole self is met as you are.

Your health never leaves. It’s always alive in your body.

Are you willing to use your pain as a gateway back to health?

CranioSacral communicates with your original health present in your cerebral spinal fluids.

Your body's fluids are self organizing and self healing.

By shifting your focus onto your health, your own fluids can flow uninterrupted to nourish your nervous system.

In the midst of a great pain, I found my way back to health

by placing my hands on my soft warm body

listening to my breath.

Some teachers will tell you this heals trauma. This is true.

When you are willing to hold yourself as you are your health comes to meet you.

It’s your animal nature to lie close to another -- to hear your breath, feel your warmth,

to connect with love.

Begin with yourself. Feel your warmth. 

Hold your own heart, the great balancer and connector with your fluidity.

Give yourself time, as long as you need.

Give up all ideas on how to surrender.

What's next may not be visible until you exhaust all choices.

Wait. You will let go.

Here you will receive your own gifts.

Protect this liminal space where new growth is waiting to be born.

I held myself...

I waited....

The teacher came.

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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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