I have gotten very excited about embryology and am the child in awe of the process of life! At conception, we each already have a midline – that grows into the central nervous system – that the body organises itself around. Everything happens in relation to the midline – this our tree of life, how awesome is that? This is the first gift we are gifted by Life, and one that can help us throughout the whole of our existence.
And then there is an indentation that happens along the midline – which grows into the heart and the diaghram. So this hierarchy of development can teach us what is also important to pay attention to in life - just sitting in silence and paying attention to one’s breath settles the whole person into themselves, how easy is that?
And in the silence of that breath, the connection to one’s heart enables the answer to key questions– who are you? what is your dream? With that silence of breath is the space for the answer.
During my training as a craniosacral therapist, we were also taught about resourcing – how as a therapist (and as a life skill) one needs to be able to pull on one’s resources to not shut down when a challenging situation happens. We were tasked with listing the top ten things that made us feel good – be it your favourite slippers, sitting by a roaring fire, eating a good curry – and were taught to be able to pull that sensation into our body when we felt ourselves shutting down.
Its a good practice to try – what butters your bread for you? How does your body feel when you bring it in? Can you maintain that when the shit hits the fan? Life is very much about embodiment and foundations – sparked by the awesomeness of the creation of life.
Craniosacral sessions are available with Ri in Bristol, Cirencester and Cherington.