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.
Have you ever had an experience where you are stretching your body (like in yoga), or you are having a chiropractic adjustment and you suddenly feel as if an emotional dam has burst and it all pours out of you at once?
Often times just past the pain threshold or a bodily position that has felt like a wall you never push past, lies an invaluable opportunity. The chance to release stored emotion and energy that you have likely been holding on to for a long time. This type of holding on of the non-physical is the most common condition that manifests physical conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, frozen shoulder etc…
As counter intuitive as it may feel at the time of suffering, the most direct route to being free of the physical symptoms you are experiencing is to go into that pain and have an internal conversation with it. To develop a new, different way of relating to it. As opposed to regarding it as unwanted, not welcome, and inconvenient; greet it internally as a welcomed guest that you actually hold compassion for. While being welcoming and compassionate to the pain barrier you have finally physically pushed into, declare to the universe and yourself that you surrender, let go of controlling that part of your body.
When you truly surrender and let go of control in the area of your body where you are experiencing physical pain, and when you welcome it lovingly, that is when the dam will break and all the emotional poison you are holding on to that is causing the condition will pour out. Yes, this might be intense, you may cry, shake, feel fear and/anxious; that’s OK. Feel it all, acknowledge it all as it moves through you and let it go simultaneously, -don’t hold on to it any longer.
Life is not just happiness and roses. When you can embrace both sides of life your body will respond accordingly. ❤
One of the most common things that I work on with my clients is recognizing and disempowering their past way of being.
There is who you are right now. There is who you have been. And there is who you want to be.
Who you want to be does not often fit with your past way of being. When threatened, your past way of being can employ: -Disruptive panic -An eruption of unstoppable emotion or derailing action
For many people, their past way of being has had ultimate power over them for most of their life. They made a decision at a young age usually to move through life with a certain operating system. Ultimately as people mature, they innately want to grow out of this old and stagnant way of being. You want to feel in control of who you are, as you in the present moment, not your past way of being dictating a stale and unhealthy sense of self.
When experiences present themselves to you as opportunities to change and operate differently from your past way of being, it can feel threatened and often employ whatever it can to distract you, to take you off course and ultimately prevent you from taking your power back; in a way that would inevitably affect it’s ability to influence and keep you from transforming.
Your past way of being is not the voice of God and it is not the source of universal life force energy speaking directly to you. It is your voice of doubt, protection, fight or flight, and self preservation that IS there for a reason, but when left to its own devices WILL run rampant and act as if it IS God. If it can, it will make you believe that too.
Recognizing when you are free versus when you are limited by your past mode of operating is the beginning of stepping into your own power to change.
It is your choice to remain under the your past way of being’s influence, or to embark on the journey up the endless steps of limitless self empowerment.
What does it mean to take baby steps, without expectation, just pure dedication?
“You don’t have to have a dream. Americans on talent shows always talk about their dreams. Fine if you have something you’ve always wanted to do, dreamed of, like in your heart, go for it. After all it’s something to do with your time, chasing a dream. And if it’s a big enough one it’ll take you most of your life to achieve so by the time you get to it and are staring into the abyss of the meaningless of your achievement you’ll be almost dead so it won’t matter.
I never really had one of these dreams and so I advocate passionate, dedication to the pursuit of short-term goals. Be micro-ambitious. Put your head down and work with pride on whatever is in front of you. You never know where you might end up. Just be aware the next worthy pursuit will probably appear in your periphery, which is why you should be careful of long-term dreams. If you focus too far in front of you you won’t see the shiny thing out the corner of your eye.”
Tim Minchin, 2013
Tim Minchin’s 2013 Address to The University of Western Australia: