April has been announced Craniosacral Therapy Awareness month by the Upledger Institute, the leading institution in the field. This has inspired me to share with you why I am such a strong believer in Craniosacral Therapy.
Our modern health care system has seen an increased tendency toward specialization - there are separate doctors for everything. Additionally, the idea of personal responsibility for one's health has been diminished in the mechanistic view of the human in these industrialized times. More or less, when something is wrong, we go to the right 'specialist' so that they 'fix' us. Even in more alternative medicine, and in manual therapy some of that trend persists because people have been culturally trained to perceive their health as something in the hands of others.
But... of course... no one can do for us what we are unwilling to do for ourselves. While medications, surgery, supplements, manual adjustments and treatments, and the like can be a significant help, to address the CORE REASON for dis-ease we must look within. We must carefully, lovingly, and holistically evaluate our lives and see where did we loose some of our spirit. Where did we fall out of synch with our inner wisdom, our essential nature. When such an introspection can be made in an honest and intentional way, the result can be transformational.
Craniosacral therapy is one powerful way to connect with one's inner guidance. In addition to releasing tension and restrictions accumulated by the soma through life's stresses and traumas, this modality helps return a powerful state of self-awareness and self-empowerment. The practitioners that are skilled at dialoguing can also help clients create an intentional connection with their inner wisdom, while performing the manual therapy. This is why Craniosacral therapy is often credited with quite profound healing of a very wide range of health problems - it can help those that are ready and willing to look deeply within and transform their health from the inside out.
This is good news to say the least, and an excellent reason to come in for a session, even if you are not currently afflicted by any symptoms. Staying in tune with your spirit, the voice of your essential nature is probably the best preventive medicine.
Thank you for reading.
In this post I want to share with you a few powerful quotes from Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss, one of my favorite books.
I have selected these few quotes together as they share the common theme of choice as an act of empowerment and healing:
"Choice is the power of creation itself".
"Any choice made out of fear is a violation of the energy of faith".
"It is not what we choose that matters but why we choose it".
In this powerful book Caroline Myss, a medical intuitive, outlines how we create our own realities, including our diseases and problems. Inherent in this view is the understanding that what we create we also have the power to change. By taking responsibility for our actions, our choices, and the reasons we've made these choices, we gain the ability to heal and change our lives for the better. As we do that, we become an inspiration to those around us, and thus are contributing more actively to the creation of a healthy, vibrant, and loving world.
Here is a reflection from my own life, bringing to life this topic.
In October of 2015 my body pushed me to quit the restaurant industry - an occupation I held for many years. It was clearly time for me to move on and invest more energy in my own health and the expansion of my healing bodywork practice. I was scared to leave, however, as it wasn't clear for me yet how I'd pay my bills. Yet it was clear I was being guided to leave. As soon as I made the decision to leave I felt an enormous relief, a return of energy into my body, and a sense of empowerment. The choice to leave a job that was draining me showed the universe that I trust. That I have faith that I will be provided for as long as I am showing up with integrity to all that I do. Almost immediately new and much more life-force affirming sources of income appeared, that were far more aligned with how my gifts should be offered to the world. It was a great lesson in the power of choice, faith, and the letting go of fear.
Every time we make a choice based on faith, we exercise that muscle and it becomes more natural to live that way. And as the universe observes our commitment to making choices based on faith rather than fear, it increasingly supports us with opportunities for creating a life full of harmony, health, love, and service.
Thank you for reading. Until next time.... Inna.