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.

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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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Perfection!

We live in a perfect universe.

We live in a conscious universe guided and orchestrated by an infinite loving intelligence.

 

“The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it” says Hermann Hesse.

 

Allowing life to happen led me to begin to realize that life is perfect.

Knowing now that life is perfect helps me to allow it to unfold even more.

 

Before I was diagnosed with MS, I had no idea I was sick!

MS came to heal me! It came to make me aware of what I was oblivious to.

MS was the perfect vehicle for my evolution.

Life is only reflecting what we cannot see because it is unconscious thus impossible for us to see.

 

It is very helpful to know that life unfolds with divine perfection.

There are no random events, no coincidences, no mistakes.

Life unfold with mathematical precision.

All is in divine grace.

 

It is also very helpful to know that life happens for us.

Life does not happen to us.

We are not powerless victims of life. We are 100% responsible for our experience.

We are powerful co-creators with life.

 

Since the day we were born, we are co-creators.

Whether we know it or not. Whether we want to or not.

That’s just the way this vibrational universe works.

 

We create with our thoughts, feelings and actions. But most of our thoughts are unconscious.

We need to make the unconscious conscious.

Day by day, in every way, we can become more and more conscious.

 

We don’t have to go looking for what is unconscious in us. It is perfectly reflected in our body and in our reality. We can work at creating something else if what we created is not to our liking.

 

Obviously we begin as unconscious co-creators.

We can learn to become conscious of our creative nature.

 

Every moment there is always more right than wrong in us!

Every moment is sacred.

Every moment is perfect.

Every moment there is only infinite intelligence happening.

 

That is not always easy to accept! But I believe it makes it easier if we know life happens for our highest good and for the highest good of all.

It is also very empowering to know we have a saying in the creation of our life!

 

Everything that happens is exactly what is supposed to happen.

It is exactly what we need for the evolution of our consciousness.

 

“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment,” writes Eckhart Tolle in his beautiful life changing book A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.

“I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us – everything that exists – proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision,” said Thomas A. Edison.

 

Did you ever consider the fact that life is perfect in all its perceived imperfection? 💜

 

I sure did not before this diagnosis of MS!

Now I am waking up to this fact!

Surrender 💜

There is an Infinite Loving Intelligence in charge of this Universe.

Every moment there is only Infinite Intelligence happening.

This life is perfect in all its perceived imperfection.

 

In 2010 I had my second relapse of MS.

I lost all sense of coordination and equilibrium.

I was alone in Dominican Republic for a course on the silence within.

The relapse was so severe that I felt I had no choice other than to SURRENDER TO LIFE!

This is the best thing that ever happened to me!!

This has been my greatest lesson!

I am not in charge of life. LIFE IS IN CHARGE!!

I began my journey of learning to SURRENDER more and more every day to LIFE.

I began discovering that there is an Infinite Loving Intelligence guiding and orchestrating this whole Universe!

 

I had studied surrender as part of the yogic philosophy.

I had learned surrender intellectually.

That time in Dominican Republic I experienced it first hand!

 

There was nothing I could do.

I had to accept life in all its drama.

That was the most humbling experience!

 

We are not in charge of the universe. We don’t make life happen. Life happens.

There is no arguing with life. She is always right!

 

I never wanted to surrender my ego like that.

I thought: I will make it happen! I thought: I will be in charge!

What an illusion! A very limiting one!

 

I had to let go of my will to make things any different than they already were.

I was invited to surrender.

 

I accepted to let go of control and let life take over.

 

I began the lifelong journey of learning to surrender to life.

I began learning that being a partner with life is much more powerful than my own limited will.

 

First we set an intention for what we want.

Then we work as best we can with the expectation of attaining our intention.

Finally we surrender the result. It will happen: probably not on our terms, but on life’s terms.

 

Surrendering is opening to the unknown.

Surrendering is letting go of ourselves and the way we think life should be.

Surrendering is very scary to the ego or the personality!

Surrendering is opening to the mystery of life.

Surrendering is relaxing in the moment and being open.

Surrendering in not resisting nor ignoring life: it is allowing it.

 

Are you aware there is an Infinite Loving Intelligence guiding and orchestrating this whole universe? Can you relax and trust in it? 💜