Physical tensions

Deep in the heart of our body runs our Life force.

It is where our essence resides.

It is where Joy, Love, Creativity, Healing and Light live.

 

In the heart of our body lie our spiral cord, our intrinsic muscles and our nervous system.

 

I practiced holistic bodywork intensely for more than 2 years.

http://marieliselabonte.com/methodes/mlc-methode-de-liberation-des-cuirasses/

 

I will always practice it as there is no end in freeing myself of the burden of my personality to get in touch with the lightness of my being.

 

It made me realize I had been living in the prison of my tensed muscles.

 

My body had been like a cylinder made of concrete!

No life could come in me. No life could come out of me.

MS invited me to free myself!

 

There are 8 types of tensions according to Marie Lise Labonté.

 

A tension gets created in our body when our reptilian brain perceives a threat or danger and sends a signal to our muscles to contract.

It is an unconscious process.

It protects us.

Until it imprisons us and eventually can cause discomfort or disease.

The goal of this approach is to soften our tensions.

It is not to get rid of them!

 

#1 The fundamental tension in the ocular region: the eyes and the skull: the forehead, the nose, the cheeks and the ears.

It begins in our mother’s womb to 2 years old.

 

#2 The tension of helplessness in the oral and neck regions: the chin, the throat, the occiput, the lips, the jaws, the tongue and the muscles in the deep region of neck.

It gets installed from 2 to 7 years old.

 

#3 The tension of the poorly loved in the thoracic region: the intercostal muscles, the pectoralis, the deltoids and the arms muscles.

It gets created from 4 to 10 years old.

 

#4 The tension of protection in the diaphragmatic region: the diaphragm.

It gets installed from 5 to 21 years old.

 

These four first tensions seal our inner world.

They make us lose contact with our inner world, our identity.

We start to identify with the outer world.

 

#5-#6 The parental tension and the tension of belonging in the abdominal region: the abdominal, the lateral and back muscles.

This parental tension gets installed from 5 to 18 years old.

This tension of belonging gets installed from 13 to 21 years old.

 

#7-#8 The narcissistic and social tensions in the pelvic area: most muscles of the pelvis, the hips and the legs.

The narcissistic tension is created from 13 years old.

The social tension comes last from 30 years old.

 

All this information is based on the work of Marie Lise Labonté.

She was influenced by the vision of Dr Wilhelm Reich, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst and Ida Rolf who created Rolfing.

 

Can you see how the body is perfect at protecting what is most precious at the heart of your body? 💜

 

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#MoreThan

A @PatientsLikeMe is #MoreThan!

 

I am more than multiple sclerosis (MS).

 

We are always more than our situation, condition and circumstance!

What is inside us is far more powerful than any situation, condition and circumstance!

 

We are infinite spiritual beings having a finite human experience.

 

Difficulties in life can only show up when, and only when, we have everything we need to meet them, says scientist Gregg Braden.

 

There is a spiritual solution to every problem, Dr Wayne Dyer wrote.

 

In 2007 I was becoming an actuary.

I was not happy.

I was a very rigid left brain.

I did not know I had an inner life!

One day, in a few hours, the whole left side of my body paralyzed.

I did not accept this brick on me and my life.

 

Three years passed before the whole wall came tumbling down to destroy me and my life.

I surrendered!

I decided to listen to the message life was trying to give me.

Over many years I did the work to change from the inside out.

Today I know MS is a gift because it is healing. MS healed me!

 

MS helped me wake up to the fact that the Power inside me is always #MoreThan any condition, situation and circumstance.

 

I found that healing requires three steps:

#1 Accept

Everything is happening FOR you.

#2 Change

When you change your energy, you change your life. Become someone else.

#3 Forgive

Let go. Move on.

 

Me, Mounina, as a spiritual being living a finite human experience:

I am a woman;

I am a daughter;

I am a sister;

I am a friend;

I am a blogger;

I am a speaker;

I am an author;

I am a Life Mastery Consultant.

 

I am a student of life!

I am infinitely curious!

I love yoga!

I love my cat!

I am in love with life!

I am so grateful for everything!

 

The coaching programs I offer can help you unveil the Power that resides within you to bring your dreams into your reality! It would be my honour and privilege to serve you!

 

My dream is that everyone who receives the diagnosis of MS also receives the gift very well hidden in it! Together lets #endMS! 💜

The art of allowing!

Allowing is such a beautiful and powerful skill!

It is an attitude we cultivate on the inside.

It can sound very passive. On the contrary, it is a very active way of interacting with all of life, both our inner life as well as the outer life.

 

Allowing may sound simple, but it is not easy.

Allowing leads to listening. https://mouninabounaaly.com/listen/

 

Before this diagnosis of MS, I did not know anything about allowing!

I was all about resistance! I am learning to allow!

 

Allowing is saying yes to life.

Allowing is accepting what is.

Allowing is loving what is.

Allowing is receiving what is.

Allowing is opening to what is.

Allowing is welcoming what is happening.

Allowing is being non judgmental towards what is and realizing it is not good, it is not bad: it simply is.

 

In a deeper sense, allowing is raising our consciousness.

 

Allowing gives us our power back!

It invites us to realize we are at the center of our own experience.

We are not victim of it nor guilty of it.

We are 100% responsible for it.

 

In no way does it mean we want it to be that way forever, or that it should.

It simply means it is that way right now.

 

We don’t have to like it. It is just easier if we do.

 

“Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.” says Byron Katie, author of Loving What Is.

Allowing is the opposite of resisting.

“What you resist, persists” said Carl Jung.

Nature knows no resistance.

 

Allowing is the opposite of fighting against what is.

Allowing is what requires the least effort!! 💗

 

I have infinite gratitude for Marie Lise Labonté who introduced me to this powerful way of being!!

 

Allowing is the opposite of arguing with reality.

No amount of arguing with what is will change what is.

What is simply is.

 

Our conditioning (our family, our culture, our society) can keep us from allowing, accepting and loving what is.

Our conditioning is the unconscious part of us.

 

Today I know that allowing is the magic key that opens the whole magic of this universe!

 

Only when I allowed my whole world to fall apart did everything start to change.

 

Allowing opens the doors to healing.

Allowing opens the door to transformation.

 

First we allow, we accept.

 

Then we realize this is here to teach us something.

This is here to show us something we where unconscious of up until now.

 

As scary as this might sound, we trust that if it is happening, we have everything in us to deal with it. Only by accepting what is happening can we move forward and grow with what is happened. The only way out is through.

 

From the simple act of allowing miracles follow!

 

Do you know you have the power to create what can seem like a miracle? 💜

Perception

Reality just is.

Everything is neutral.

We assign meaning to events, situations, conditions and circumstances.

 

At first, when I was diagnosed with MS, I thought that was the worst thing that could ever happen to me. In fact, the worst thing that ever happened to me was not listening to my body, not listening to myself, not listening to life.

 

The worst thing that ever happened to me was clearly not listening to my intuition!!

Listen to your intuition!

 

Years later, I learned a lot.

I did a lot of work on myself to transform and change myself: to heal myself.

Then I thought this diagnosis was the best thing that happened to me because it healed me!

 

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change,” Dr Wayne Dyer teaches us.

 

Now I think MS is just something that happened.

Not the worst, not the best: just a thing part of my life journey.

 

Everything is neutral until we assign it meaning.

 

Perception is a mental and spiritual faculty we all possess.

It is our point of view.

 

We have the ability to give meaning to any situation.

We have the ability to choose our reaction to whatever comes our way.

 

Truth be told, our reaction to an event, situation, condition or circumstance is not even our own, even though we think it is.

It is based on our conditioning: our family, our culture, our society.

It is based on the way we learned to view life. It is based on our subconscious programming.

It is not really our point of view. It is the point of view shaped by the world around us.

 

From my experience, I have to admit now that in reality I do not know if something is good or bad from my limited human perspective. I am learning that it is so much more empowering to withhold judgment.

 

Not judging allows us to remain open so the good in any situation can reveal itself to us. Nothing is only good or only bad. We live in a world of duality. Everything comes with its opposite.

 

It is human to quickly judge.

It helps to move through a situation if we pause our internal judgment and get curious.

 

From the point of view of our soul, everything is neutral.

From spirit point of view, nothing is good or bad.

 

“Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all. When there’s a big disappointment, we don’t know if that’s the end of the story. It may just be the beginning of a great adventure. Life is like that. We don’t know anything. We call something bad; we call it good. But really we just don’t know”, Pema Chödrön teaches us.

Do you know you get to choose your perception? Do you know you have the power to perform miracles through the choice of your perception? 💜

Change is life

Life is change. Change is life.

In fact, change is our nature.

 

We can look at nature for a model.

Nature changes every moment.

We and nature are the same.

 

Not only is change possible, change is inevitable.

Change is constant.

 

Change has been my greatest interest for as long as I can remember!

I have always been so curious about our potential for transformation!

 

Why? Obviously because I wanted to change so bad!

 

In my early teen years, I suffered from an obsessive compulsive behaviour with a fancy name: Trichotillomania. Simply put I had the compulsion of pulling my eyelashes and eyebrows! It made me feel so miserable!

I began very young to wonder about change!

 

I also started smoking tobacco and marijuana passionately in my teen years.

Some years later I wanted to quit.

I found that change was so difficult that it seemed impossible!

 

Years later, after a diagnosis of MS, I kept pursuing my passion: yoga!

I found out that if you can breathe, you can practice yoga!

So happily I did both: breathe consciously and practice yoga 😊

 

Vigorous yang yoga was impossible physically for me at that time.

Yang is about becoming.

 

I was fortunate to discover the gentle practice of yin yoga.

Yin is about being.

 

There are 3 steps to practice yin yoga:

#1 Find your comfortable edge in the posture. This appropriate edge changes all the time! It is always new!

#2 Stay still and surrender.

#3 Stay there for a while: three to five minutes. This is the time to get to know your mind, to develop your focus, to awaken the observer in you!

 

I learned yin yoga during a week-long workshop with Sarah Powers http://sarahpowers.com/

 

I also did another yoga teacher training course: Mind and meditation, level 2 Kundalini yoga https://www.3ho.org/

 

All this training gave me evidence that I can in fact change!

All this training pointed me to the fact that change belongs to the realm of the mind!

If you can change your mind, you can change your life!

 

I used to think meditation was impossible for me.

Now I found that sitting still for short periods of time, watching my mind, was actually possible!

 

What a revelation to discover I could actually change!!

What a relief to discover that I am not fixed a certain way!!

I quit smoking and I stopped that compulsion!!

 

But we have free will. We can resist change.

By thinking the same thoughts over and over again we are sure not to change.

 

First we become aware of the stories we tell ourselves over and over again by awakening the observer in us.

Then we can start changing our self talk by choosing to tell ourselves what we do want.

 

When we choose our conscious thoughts, our subconscious mind will start believing what we tell it.

Our subconscious mind has no sense of humor: it must accept anything we tell it.

 

Do you believe you can change? 💜

About 💜

This blog is about healing multiple sclerosis (MS).

This blog is to help endMS on our planet by sharing my own healing story.

I found there are three essential steps in healing:

#1 We need to accept the present reality, which in this case could come as violently as a diagnosis of MS and/or the physical manifestation of a disease like MS.

Allowing life is crucial if we want to move forward.

We learn that LIFE LOVES US, as Louise Hay says, and that LIFE HAPPENS FOR US, not to us.

#2 We need to change. We literally have to become someone else, as Dr Joe Dispenza says.

We need to change as a whole: body, emotions and mind; thus changing our energy.

We need to connect with our soul through our intuition.

We need the willingness to shift our perception of ourselves from victim to powerful co-creator.

#3 We need to forgive and release.

We need to let go of judgment and criticism.

I will focus my posts on either one of these three steps.

Healing invites us to fall in LOVE WITH OURSELVES!

Healing invites us to fall in LOVE WITH LIFE!

I will also write about CONSCIOUSNESS.

My Biography

Before I received this diagnosis of MS, I was halfway through the exam process to become an actuary.

I was trapped in the prison of my rational mind and I did not know it.

As I just became a Kundalini yoga teacher, I suddenly received this diagnosis.

Actually I did not receive the diagnosis. I denied it as best as I could.

Then I took another yoga teaching course.

Just as I became a Kripalu yoga teacher, I got even sicker.

This is when I decided to accept this brick wall that had fallen on me and my life.

I SURRENDERED TO LIFE!

I began studying myself more closely, studying life, studying healing.

I became a holistic bodywork practitioner certified by Marie Lise Labonté.

It is a practice to liberate the body, the emotions and the mind.

All this lead me to my own healing.

In fact we don’t heal from MS, it is MS that heals us.

You won’t heal from your disease; It is your disease that will heal you, said Carl G Jung.

I want to share with you what I learned.

I want to inspire you to take the road less traveled!

Those three steps that I learned and that sum up healing in a nutshell, they are actually a way of being, a way of living.

They are not something we do once and then move on!

They are something we do again and again and again.

They are who we are.

#1 We allow life now and forever after.

#2 We flow with life because life is change.

#3 We forgive. We don’t judge. We let go.

Do you think you can open yourself to allowing? to change? to forgiveness?

Listen to your answers from within.

Share them with me in the comments below. 💜