The Body Unconscious
Susan Dallmann R.N. C.Ht. RMT
It’s a well-known fact
that when we don’t use it, we loose it. This is a fairly
adequate description of our knowledge of our own anatomy, once we’ve
left the hallowed halls of the high school anatomy class, to say
nothing of physiology. Fizzy what? You know, what the body part is
good for. Sound familiar?
It should be no surprise then that we have even less of an
understanding about that part of us that is relegated to the
shadowy world of energy, ethers, vibration & such. After all,
we can’t perceive it with our senses, at least not most of us,
and it never begs for attention until something goes wrong. Makes
you wonder just why it’s so important, I’ll bet.
The fact is, so the ancients tell us, the energy body is the one
from which the physical body is formed… a blue print, so to
speak; a template, parts of which follow our progression through
our various incarnations. . The science of physics teaches us
that nothing can be created nor destroyed; it just changes form.
If this is acceptable as truth, then we can easily see how the
spirit (animating force), leaving the body at physical death, is
not destroyed. In most cases, it will realize it’s immediate
destiny and return to the light from whence it came. In other
words, the spirit returns home.
That’s nice, you may query, but what happens next? The ancients
have schooled us for centuries that the job of soul (animating
force) is spiritual growth, which it does through various
experiences chosen for learning, and the balance of Karma. Please
note here that this is not a system of reward and punishment, as
some would believe, It is rather, a mechanism of balance, but more
about that at another time. Back to what happens next: the soul
then reviews what it has learned, what it could use more practice
on, and what new information or experiences upon which it needs to
embark. . After a period of cleansing, rejuvenation, and continued
learning, it will begin to consider it’ s next incarnatory
experience, and at the appropriate time, will meet with guides,
teachers and other souls to establish relationships to attain its
own goals, balance Karma, and help others attain their objectives
as well. Doesn’t sound like they’re into a lot of R & R,
does it? It doesn’t really matter since there is no linear time
in that dimension.
Once all of the planning has been made and agreed upon, the soul
brings all of it, including the unresolved issues, as the
energetic template for the new body. Some say that the body is
already developing, and the soul is able to select one that most
meets the needs. The jury is “out” on this one, but it is
generally agreed that that pesky unfinished business is often
stored in the physical body for its eventual resolve. Certainly,
there are issues that are healed in other areas as well, but this
article doesn’t go there, as they say. The really
interesting thing, is that all of this information, previously in
the hands of only a few esoterically inclined, is now being
re-discovered by Past Life Regressionists, Researchers, and
confirmed by their clients throughout the world.
Now we have a lovely new
vehicle for this incarnating soul. Who can resist the sweet
vulnerability of a newborn? So angelic; so pure. Innocence
Life progresses as planned
with all of its paradoxical happenings, every event occurring at
the exactly right moment, some incomprehensible in their meaning
or timing; many a sign of our destiny and affirmation of our
We continue to grow and
develop, fall off our bikes, play and fight, get our bodies hurt,
get our feelings hurt, and sometimes, even get our spirits
We selected our
parents and elders (while in spirit) and as a result, assimilate
their belief system, which admonishes us to internalize our pain
both physical and emotional. Don’t cry!!!This is not a
condemnation of our ancestors as they did the best they could with
the resources they had at the time and, after all, we did select
them; so they must have some redeeming features, or at least a
purpose to our existence.
So here we are with
internalized pain, both physical and emotional, which is stored
where? Why, in the body unconscious of course! Unconscious? Well,
How many of us really
understand the connection between those stuffed feelings and
asthma, bronchitis, recurrent sore throat, aching in our chest?
What about tight neck and shoulder muscles as we assume the
posture of a turtle, retreating into a shell of self-protection?
What about the child raised in an environment of yelling and
screaming. Is the little one trying, on a non-conscious level, to
block out that which they’d rather not hear by frequent
earaches? It there a connection between that burning pain in then
stomach to an inability to stomach a certain situation, even years
after the fact? Why should our very own heart, the seat of our
unconditional love, attack us? Did we ever receive a message that
we were undeserving of love unless our behavior met someone else’s
criteria? What about being labeled as pretentious as we basked in
the glory of our selves, recognizing our own accomplishments? Is
it more honorable to utter some drivel in the name humility, later
suffering perhaps chronic indigestion as our depleted self-esteem
literally eats at us?No doubt, if we search deeply enough, each of
us will be able to dredge up some profoundly buried emotional
pain, resulting in a physical manifestation for lack of
It seems like the point has
Now, what to do about it…
The first step to the resolution of anything is identification of
the problem, or at least, realizing that there is a problem, even
if we don’t know what it is. The vague sensation of uneasiness,
a physical condition for which there is no apparent cause, a
feeling of being out of sync; these are only a few of the ways
that our body-mind-spirit attempts to communicate a sense of dis-ease.
Some of us even need severe pain as the proverbial “wake-up”
call. Once we have honored and connected with our inner wisdom, we
obviously need to get some relief, and generally begin to look for
help on then physical level, which is absolutely appropriate.
After all, who can meditate when their head is about to explode
with a migraine?
extremely important to note that medical attention should be
sought when one has a problem. Consider that each healing modality
has its place, none superceding the other; rather, each meeting
different needs. In other words, if you think you’re having a
heart attack, please bookmark this article for future reference
and go to the nearest emergency room! J We try any number of
healing modalities, all of which are helpful to varying degrees;
some even completely resolve the issue. But for those of us who
run the gamut, we eventually find that the road leads us right
back home to our own inner healer.
Now, the body has become
conscious; it is our vehicle to the real self, that part of us
that yearns to return to perfection. And IT WILL, which is the
beauty of our journey. We can’t do it wrong, but we can do it
easier. Finding the appropriate modality to access the inner
wisdom, provides us with the key, opening the portals of release
both in the physical and emotional realms, some of which may even
happen below then levels of conscious awareness.
Of course, this is beginning
to sound like a commercial for Craniosacral
Therapy, or Reiki,
both having the potential to reach the deeper levels. Honestly, it
is, because the results have been proven to me both as a
practitioner and as a client over the years.
I wish you blessings in your
healing journey, and should you feel guided to explore these
modalities, please click on their respective links.
Questions will be warmly
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