Most body contractions are associated with certain imaginations, certain stories. The two go together.
They are held in place by certain stories, and they also make these stories seem real and charged.
There are three main ways of finding stories connected to a body contraction.
One is to rest with the sensations. Notice and allow them as they are. Feel the physical sensations. Take time. And notice what images and words surface, and then look at these.
Another is to ask mining questions. What does it mean? What is my earliest memory of feeling this?
A third is to explore it through bodywork. Massage the contraction. Tap on it. Use vibration. See if any images or words come up, and then write them down to look at them later, or explore them here and now.
When these stories surface, we can look at them and explore them through inquiry questions. And these may bring us back to sensations again – whether it’s the same contraction or something else, which in turn may bring up more images and words. It’s helpful to keep going until no more images or words surface, until the images and words have little or no charge to them, and the body contraction doesn’t seem to mean anything anymore. This
It’s helpful to keep going until no more images or words surface, until the images and words have little or no charge to them, and the body contraction doesn’t seem to mean anything anymore. This may not happen within one session, but it will happen if we keep exploring it.
I should also mention that I find Vortex Healing very helpful in exploring body contractions. It can help soften and dissolve the contraction. It can help heal the underlying issues. And it can help bring images and words to the surface so we are aware of them and – if we wish – so we can explore them in inquiry.
- mine body contractions
- rest with sensations, notice images/words coming up, look at them
- rest with sensations, massage the body contraction, notice images/words coming up
- (a) rest, notice, (b) ask mining questions, (c) use bodywork/massage the contraction, vibration etc.