I work with a lot of people who share with me that they feel like they could cry forever if they let themselves. There is a fear that if they open the floodgates, they will keep flowing endlessly, to the point of making it difficult to function.
In my many years of experience, the tears always find a place to pause; and if that takes 2 weeks, 2 hours, or two months, then that is what your body & soul truly needs. I emphasize needs, because your body knows what it needs whether your thoughts agree or not. Especially when we are talking about a mind / body relationship that isn’t fully integrated and healthy.
And here is a crucial bit of priceless information about what tears are made of:
Protiens (Including Stress Hormones like cortisol!)
The tears you cry, when you feel deep emotion have a high concentration of stress hormones in them -that the body needs to get rid of.
Knowing this, doesn’t it make you want to cry as much as your beautiful eyes want? I makes me want to. We have enough things going on in our daily lives that the more stress we can release the better! ❤️
I have personally witnessed hundreds of people going through the healing process, through my 15+ years of helping others with the use of craniosacral, myofascial release, energetic balancing, somatic coaching, and sound healing.
In this witnessing, I have observed enough people to have an accumulative knowing of what the general flow looks like.
Things get stirred up and some symptoms can get worse, during and/or following the first 3 to 9 sessions on average (depending on the individual’s disposition in life).
During this same introductory period of things getting stirred up and some symptoms worsening, there is almost always a simultaneous deep calm that comes over the soul. This soul-calming comes at just the right time. It helps prepare and let who we are beyond our bodies know that we must be strong now. We must be strong in order to let go of control and allow our bodies to go through what an outside perspective could perceive as unnecessary suffering. As an insider though, my perspective allows me to see what the body and soul partnership go through is simply “what is needed” to truly heal, beyond symptoms and through cause.
After the first few sessions of increased activity and what feels like the murky sediment of a pond being stirred up, things begin to lighten up and slowly get better. Keep in mind that the older our bodies are in human years, the more separate traumas we (We = The combination of our body & spirit) have experienced, and each trauma often tends to need it’s own process. It is best not to expect an easy hop-skip-and-a-jump into feeling awesome right away. We must be willing and fully committed to going through it all.
Autoimmune Flare-Ups are a warning sign. They are meant to tell us our body is entering into a toxic state and that we need to shift the way we create, feel, hold, and ignore stress. I have treated many people who were diagnosed with autoimmune disorders and those who came out from underneath the drowning feeling of disempowering symptoms all had one thing in common, they were incredibly stressed out before the autoimmunity issues began, and the stress was what they dealt with.
The list below is oversimplified. Please ask me for any clarification. It is also in note form and is not complete. It is a starting place for a conversation.
Stress (emotional, physical, spiritual)
Nervous System Regulates Stress
Allergies & Autoimmune Crisis
Lymphatic System flushes histamines, oxalates, toxins, etc…
Swimming or Health Bounce on the Trampoline
Balance your opposite disposition (ie: if you are feminine, more masculine activities, and vice versa)
Breathwork (Morning: Priming / Evening: Calming) + Mindfulness meditation