One of the challenges with healing your body is having patience to feel. Another one is learning acceptance for your own habits and patterns. If your current health issue has been formed by both the stresses and joys of living life, are you willing to meet the teacher?
There are many sayings when facing a health challenge such as you've got to tough it out or keep fighting to get your health back. Choose your words wisely. War strategies don't heal your body. This language implies that your body is the enemy holding your health captive. And to conquer this internal enemy you must destroy an elusive force that is holding you back.
What if this force was here to guide you forward? It's time to make friends with your past, the sacred holder of who you are today.
If how to's worked with healing the body we all would be able to return to health in 5 easy steps or with these quick tips. Do you buy into the promise of doing x, y, or z rather than being present with what is happening now?
Have I told you I don't believe in being fixed? Even though you want what ever is slowing you down to go away, don't you want the ability to feel vitality, peace and calm? Feeling uncomfortable or unsettled is feedback to course correct. The difference between fixing and healing is your willingness to explore your symptom's message.
Peter's story with chronic fatigue illustrates the rewards of seeking deeper emotional and physical healing. He began working with me 15 years ago when he was struggling with the relentless neck and jaw tension that accompanies this diabillating condition.
As his energy reserves grew, CranioSacral continued to support and strengthened him through a depression, digestive issues, injuries, TMJ from dental work and emotional loss. During Peter's most recent session I observed something remarkable: his heart was opening. While I held his head and neck, this dynamic opening continued to rise upward from his chest literally expanding his jaw and neck.
This story confirms that every one of my client's is a teacher. One day your heart will let down it's protective walls and let in the flow. You will expand into the fullness of your life, living with your health.
Here's the truth when healing your body. When your heart expands your body flows and your mind will follow.
Witnessing a client dedicated to healing find their way to open heartedness is sacred. HIs symptoms taught him that anxiety expresses physically as muscle stiffness and dizziness. Will these symptoms completely go away or will they return to help inform and guide his choices?
This new level of healing was rooted in allowing the emotional past to be here. That's worthy of celebration. Peter did not fight against his body or fix a symptom to find the flow. Throughout his journey he found ways to open and accept his body. The flow is always present even in those times you don't know how to find it again.
CranioSacral healing is being present in deep service to your life, all your stresses, all your past and current experiences, and all your emotions, known or unknown.
Being present with your body and valuing your wounding allows this current place in your journey to teach you. Meeting the teacher is your medicine.
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