I have suffered from digestive and other issues related to the abdomen and all of its mysteries since I was a child. I found my way to the beautiful techniques I share in my private practice, group sessions- and embody in my daily life as nothing in the Western medical model was even scratching the surface of what was buried underneath. Even with the diverse approaches within the natural medicine communities, the diets, herbal remedies and pills were helpful- but never completely- and only for awhile. What was I missing?….
As I sit here and write this today I have uncovered another layer of wisdom that is profound in managing, and at times, eradicating my symptoms of belly and body upset. A practice based in many wisdoms woven together that I can call upon to stop the spiral into the darkness (which it is when we don’t feel well- almost everyday). The first key, or step, to this protocol is being able to clear so much internal clutter that you can actually sense the spiral and where in the body it originates- often many places.
“In order to change you need to open yourself to your inner experience. The first step is to allow your mind to focus on your sensations and notice how, in contrast to the timeless, ever- present experience of trauma, physical sensations are transient and respond to slight shifts in body position, changes in breathing, and shifts in thinking. ” – Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD ‘The body keeps the score’
How do we do this?
We access our inner wisdom through unwinding the body. For me- this has been a combination of breath, meditation practices and certain exercises that have removed so much contraction in my belly and body that I am “going” twice a day (which is amazing). I learned the relationships that trigger one another within and befriended them by opening up their pathways for expression and healing. It was then- from this place that I learned the “protocol “that would help heal the even deeper layers so that the triggers no longer needed emergency response. The layers that would repair the trust of the body, that would nourish me back to a place of energy- sharpness in mind and youthfulness in my flesh and bone.
These layers addressed:
- Bacterial colonization of the colon
- SIBO symptoms and all the other mystery belly stuff they diagnose you with.
- Autoimmune triggers within the digestive system
- Eating behaviors
- Fatigue and confusion
The process of this protocol is derived from the metaphysical workings of “us” yet land in a very solid foundation for your healing. This is a system like none other you have used if you are still feeling stuck in your body. This path and process can be one of ease- or challenge- depending on your level of self love and commitment. (triggered? curious?- I was) This path and process is a lifetime tool that will never fail you and is full of flexibility. What am I really talking about? …Is it a “diet”? A cleanse? A plant spirit? A radical life change? An exercise routine? A new form of meditation? Yes- No and Maybe.
I am sure you have been on programs before. Step by step- and expensive- programs that have let you down making you feel like you have let yourself down. I know you have a cupboard where supplements go to “die”- why didn’t they work?- or did they? This knowledge within that has led me to a place where I can now share about and relate to these experiences is humbling. I am forever grateful that the mysteries of how my/our organism is designed- is clearly no mystery when we breathe and blow away the clouds and get a new perspective- or is it THE perspective as the Sky is always blue? hmmmm
I am a bit cautious in sharing this process not to spoon feed you promises that “I have a thing you don’t and need- so you must follow”. I simply know what I am here in this body- with this beautiful spirit and soul to bring forth in this lifetime. Even as I say that I feel my humanness- that place where my desires and dreams meet my body and its limitations- AND I have learned how to pull myself up by my heartstrings and share with YOU because that is what I am here to do.
I will be sharing this process I speak of AND MANY OTHERS at a gathering of like minded hearts (or is it like hearted minds?)- seeking balance- like YOU. Anyone who joins the SILENCE MEET SOMA retreat this Fall will receive 4- 30 min phone calls to help integrate your process and protocol into you life. JOIN US!… BLESSINGS.