In a world driven by the mantra of letting go, I have begun wondering…how much have we let go of already?
How much have we lost on our way of surviving trauma? How much have we sent away so we could fit into this contemporary culture and fast-developing society?
And what do we need to invite back…to claim as ours once again?
The connection of body and mind is the first on my list.
I love homeopathy for this, it initiates an energetic change that empowers people to re-discover this connection within. This connection of mind and body which we all need to reclaim, so we can find our flow, our very own equilibrium that runs insides us. There is no clear prescription, it doesn’t always make sense and the signs can not be explained from a big book.
No doctor, no therapist, no healer, no shaman knows your body better than YOU yourself. And patients, people, wonder healers, fellow sufferers, they all learn that, soon as they re-experience this unique flow between mind and body.
By connection, I don’t mean the straightforward interpretation of ‘your liver tells of your anger’, ‘your heart of your anxiety’, ‘your cystitis is about keeping boundaries and personal space’. These maps are beautiful and at times very useful, but they are guidelines. They touch on feelings, yet whilst following these maps we run the danger of staying in the realm of the feelings they offer and never diving deeper into ourselves, beyond our feelings.
The connection between mind and body is a crooked path. A path that we have been set to follow from birth. Not always pretty either…it is ours. When we experience in depth the sensations in our body, we go beyond the conversation and we touch on unique truths. We allow for a dance to reveal itself to us, not necessarily with words or narratives but by following its process. This inner knowing reveals stored messages, held up images, forgotten dreams, suppressed feelings, courageous movements, and space, space for our creative expression.
Mind and body do not sit like a therapist and patient across from each other on two comfortable chairs to share and discuss. Mind and body dance with each other, they move, hide, play, and chase. While moving, a playfulness emerges. And we release our body from the seriousness and overanalysing of the mind, we allow for that very old connection, hidden beyond all the daily chatter, to emerge and lead us into the core of our being.
What we discover there is unique for each one of us. Sometimes it gets messy before it gets better. It is not a structure bound connection and therefore it does not conform to the structure model. It is a space of liminality, the process of connecting. A space for dance between our body and our mind, for creativity, freedom and flow, a space for us.