The Body's Wisdom
At birth every cell of your body is alive and vibrates with pure consciousness. As you mature, your experiences leave their subtle imprint in the cellular structure of your body. These body memories play out unconscious stories and self-limiting beliefs that keep you tied to past events, which though long gone, may still affect your life and the choices you make.
Unresolved feelings of rage and anger, shame, guilt or grief, if not given space for expression, manifest as distortions in the body. These show in your posture and alignment, through the way you move, stand, sit and breathe. Over time these energy imbalances and psychological blockages can lead to physical illness, bodily aches, pain or disease, as well as mental and emotional pain and suffering.
Aches and pains, muscular tension, headache, illness, disease, are all ways your body shows that you are out of balance. You may be stooped in shame, bent with burden and responsibility, stiff with tension, stress and anxiety, with a body that has become rigid, hardened and worn and filled with stuck energy from childhood wounding.
As you respond to life through your body you may have tension in your belly when you’re anxious or fearful, or in the face of danger - perceived or real - your muscles may tense and you may be unable to move forward or be effective.
These automatic, neurological body reactions often stem from childhood experiences of stress and trauma that happened at a time when the child didn’t have the language or emotional capacity to articulate their experience or needs. Over time, if unattended to, you may lose your softness, spontaneity and aliveness as pain hardens in your body.
On an emotional level you may feel sad, lonely, depressed, unfulfilled, powerless, stuck, anxious or ineffective; or you may struggle with addictions, be disconnected, angry or rageful. And even if your life appears successful it may come at the cost of being overworked, stressed, overly ambitious or relentlessly driven, leading to disconnection from self, disconnected relationships, unhappiness in your career, and any myriad of ways your past plays out in you. As you submit to a sense of unworthiness, you may give up on life, settle for less, shut down your hopes and dreams, unable to reach your full potential or express your most powerful and creative self.