Spirituality is many things, perhaps one of the most important for me is about being open to possibility. Having an openness that the world may not be as it appears and that there is a much bigger picture than I, in my human form, am aware of. This allows me to let go at a much deeper level and meet things within myself that may never have surfaced otherwise. For me spirituality is an understanding that I perhaps don’t have much control over life or what happens in it or even who I meet however, I do have control over my reactions to these things and I find that comforting. Life for me is about learning and experience. We learn through both positive and negative events and emotions. Ultimately these events or emotions are neither positive nor negative; they are purely an experience.
It would be great to be able to say that we are blank slates when we are born, and in some ways we are, but unfortunately, we carry with us the pain and trauma of our parents and previous generations where this trauma has been unable to resolve. We also bear the imprint of unhealed experiences from past lives and also that of the culture that we are born into. Being open to a multitude of possibilities allows us to heal these wounds through many different platforms. Such as family constellation therapy and regressions, both current and past life. Whether we actually believe in these things becomes irrelevant if we are open to their possibility to help, support, and allow for positive change within us and our lives.
The idea that we may live more than one human experience opens up for conversations about death. What happens after we pass on, where do we go and what happens next? A good introduction for me was to read about near death experiences and about the final days before someone passes on. Death is something nearly all of us fear and is rarely talked about in our western culture. Having a belief system that explains much of this can both be supportive but also lets us live much fuller lives.
As a Craniosacral therapist, I sometimes meet parts of people that don’t seem to relate to the life that they are currently living, whether that is in the form of feelings, emotions, or images. Quite often by releasing these things issues and tensions release, even though neither I nor the client can name them.