Thursday, February 28, 2008

Want to Surrender?

Relating with your body starts with questions like, "What is that?" and "Where does that come from?" Like any relationship, we begin with discovery and getting to know parts of us that are unfamiliar or have been forgotten along the way. Getting acquainted with your body and how it handles stress and what it does with tension is like laying the foundation for healing, especially healing in a culture that promotes instant relief and undervalues depth of connection. The process is always a series of conscious choices to feel what's there, to face yourself, and to ask "What's really going on here?"

Yet as we tune into our bodies and uncover more of how they defend and protect us, these questions invariably shift from discovering truths to determining causation.
We want to know the why of the thing. Instead of allowing authentic emotions to fuel the changes that life demands, we want to freeze the moment and analyze it. We think that if we can understand the cause, we can take control of our lives and know what to do.

Then there are those of us who become attached to the discovery part, who get stuck in an endless cataloging of hard places. I know for me, I often don't feel like I'm doing anything unless I can feel the effort I'm making, feel the resistance of whatever I'm pushing against or striving toward. How else do I know whether I'm having an effect, right? It takes friction for that spinning tire to propel us down the road. It takes gravity to give us any sense of up or down.

But what does it feel like to have an internal reference point, not gravity, not the culture around you, not even the rational conclusions your mind creates in response to past experience?
What is the actual experience of effortlessness in your life? What happens when things don't happen because you insisted, but because you surrendered? Healing with NSA (Network Spinal Analysis) and SRI (Somato Respiratory Integration) is designed to easefully and profoundly lay the groundwork for that internal connection with what you really want and what you really know. True knowing comes from wisdom, and wisdom only comes with surrender.

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