I took this piece of information to my meditation. I began to be silent, waiting for the feeling behind the sensation. I tried to stay out of naming it , at least at the beginning. I decided to feel it, really feel it –the physical, the mental, the emotional, the spiritual. As I sat with this neck of mine, I was flooded with the impact this congestion was showing me. First came tastes in my mouth- metal, salty, old. Then came the words- “holding things up’ “holding it together” “ holding on tight so I don’t fall down” “exhaustion”. I took each phrase as a mantra and noticed the impact these words had on my being. “Holding things up” seemed to be begging for support from my feet and a feeling of resentment swam over me which led to anger, slit eyes, rage in my fingertips. ”Holding it together” brought tears, lots of tears and a huge pain between my shoulder blades, in the back of my heart. “ Holding on tight so I don’t fall down” caused my neck to stiffen like a metal rod, then the taste of metal in my mouth and tremendous fear , a feeling a separation between my body and my head. Finally “ exhaustion” brought numbness, as if I couldn’t allow myself to feel that feeling because somewhere in my psyche, my family patterns, somewhere in this energy body of mine, exhaustion meant giving up, failure, so the easiest solution ( my old contract) seemed to be to go full circle , back to “holding myself up”. What a cycle!, all within a few minutes of scanning the congestion in my sinuses and the back of my neck. This is the deeper work of the truth of our body story, laid out in front of me if I was willing to see it. The sense of honesty in the experience helped me breathe more deeply , to sigh into the caverns that have wanted to be heard for a very long time.
It seems so simple- scan the body for stuckness, tightness, limited movement, fatigue. We all want to relieve stress, don’t we? But what if we went deeper, beyond the body scan into a life scan? How do I hold myself up in the world? Why do I feel so tired? What is the message of the tears coming from the back of my shoulders? There, there is where the real truth comes out, the place of feeling, the place of LIFE.
Understanding the Luminous Body is a tool, not only to reduce stress in our lives but also to become more of who we are, to let go of the hidden parts of our selves that lodge in our energy bodies and keep us from being fully alive. Our energy bodies hold every truth we have or will ever experience-the contracts we made on unconscious levels that get carried out in our lives, the traumatic events that caused our bodies to respond in certain ways, even a word or a phrase said innocently enough that changed the course of our lives. All of this is in our energy body.
The energy body has many layers. We move in and out of these layers all the time.
The role of an energy healer is to help the client access all these energy body layers( the luminous body) so they can feel whole and full of life.
Try this activity. Sit comfortably. Take a few deep breaths. Experience you as an emotional body, living. How do you feel? What information are you receiving? Trust it all.
Thank your body for always telling you the truth. Sit in silence for a few moments.
If you would like to learn more about your luminous body, join me on Friday, April 11 at 7pm.
I’d love to help you access your luminous body and heal any places that feel out of flow.