Between climate weirding, and the desperation of humanity and the planet. Why should we go get a massage when we could be out doing something? For me, the planetary change starts from within. When we learn to heal ourselves, we can extend our own reflection into the world around us. We build concrete walls and rip open the earth, constantly in search of that one more thing we think we need. We consume, more and more to satisfy a never ending sense of scarcity. In all this we destroy a living planet by our petrol use, plastic, ressource scavenging for material for the latest technology. If we can go down to the source, within our bodies and truly feel. Allowing ourselves to be touched, to feel what is alive in the hurts and pains that linger in our muscles unconsciously. Can we come to terms with our own sense of lack, can we find a moment of silence and peace to come back to a whole place, void of lack, filled with plenitude?
When you have an hour, I highly recommend this interview with Dr. Zach Bush. Understand how to hydrate for anti aging, the memory stored in the water of our fascia, energetic transfer and restructuring of our water… it’s fascinating and makes you understand why massage and movement is fundamental!
We have forgotten we
The soul of the world is in pain it is crying it is wailing
It is unheard it is ignored
It is alive and breathing and forgotten
Where did I forget that I am you and I am the microbial life as I am a whale and I am water
Where did I forget that the material that makes me is in all life?
Where did I forget that I am a minuscule part broken off of a larger source?
I am not separate, every particle within my body is a microscopic part of a larger source
This larger source is broken off into billions and billions of particles dispersed in the world
As a mother always is connected to her child through a physical connection as her blood and DNA is in her child’s blood and DNA so they are forever interconnected
As our bodies are interconnected with every material on this planet
We cannot cut off our interconnection we can only cut off ourselves in our minds from the whole
We have delved into the realms of our minds and identified with its awesome potential to become the identity that we created, in our own head
We have used our brains to create the image of who we are, as the artist mistakes himself for his painting but forgets that the painting is an extension of himself and not himself
So, we have forgotten that our life is delicately intertwined with all life
We have become so self-absorbed in a false myth of success and domination that we have separated from ourselves and thus from all things
Why does the dying of whales, seas, forests, indigenous tribes, nations, animals, plants and life not affect us more deeply?
Why do we see that as a problem to be solved in the future after our immediate race for financial security?
Who’s lie did we buy and think it was our own truth?
What can be done with this deep sense of hopelessness as the images of the world’s collapse are imminent?
This sensation of estrangement from the seeming destiny of the planet…
Better to close the blinds and the windows and watch from a safe distance behind a virtual screen as the news bits can be scrolled through as we prefer to “like” a cat video than a nation starving.
Better to numb ourselves than feel the pain of disconnection from life.
Better to numb ourselves than allow the connection and writhe in pain from the suffering of the entire planet
How to maintain hope?
How to believe?
How to start somewhere when it all seems as futile as an ant in front of a giant.
Can we remember that we are part of life?
Can we remember the life that is affected with our every move?
Can we remember that my action is intertwined with the entire world?
How can I feel?
How can I feel?
How can I feel?
Can I dare to feel?
Can I spend my time not numbing but investigating?
Researching how my life’s actions are intertwined with all things?
How can I make one more sustainable action to promote life rather than destroy it?
Can I for once think in WE and not just in I?
Can I remember that if I think in WE, I’m supporting my I?
The body is a whole system.
Physical, psychological, emotional, energetic. When we work on the physical we affect the whole.
Bringing awareness of energetic blockages and seeing images related allows energy to circulate allowing a new story to be written.
What can we do with this relaxation, this surrender, this letting go ?
How can that allow us to let go of the identity and story that we hold on to in our bodies that affects our current relationship to life as we live it ?
Can the energetic flow that is allowed to circulate in a massage become a source for doing good in the world ?
Bringing awareness to our hurts, wounds and blockages allows energy to flow in those spaces.
What good could we do with the new energy that flows, how can we contribute to the better wellness of a whole planet ?
Better to feel numb and complacent than to feel a passion you can’t do anything about.
The world around is dying but as long as I have my inexpensive chairs made in China made from the carbon imprint of airplanes, boats, cars , chemicals, non bio-degradable plastic and polluted rivers. It cost 5 times less than the chair from the local store, that by the way, is now out of business. But if I bought that non existant local chair for 5 times more, I have to work that much more at a job I hate to support the planet.
Which is worse ?
It feels like we are a serpent biting its own tail, a machine that once started can never be stopped. To dismount the entire system would call for a dire disaster. Or a drastic wake up call. And thus perhaps the wake up call is allowing the planet to begin to die, where food becomes scarce, poor quality, and expensive, where people work costantly to pay for bad food and small houses, where drinking water costs a small fortune, where we become bigger slaves than we already are.
When the whole world goes on strike against eachother, because in reality we can only blame ourseselves for thinking about just looking out for ourselves for so long. We can curse the precursors, the selfish in the beginning who made us all become selfish for fear of lack.
But in the end we can only curse ourselves.
So what to do ?
Go plant seaweed because the reefs are dying.
Save the oceans now as the temperature still goes up unless they stop tilling.
They’ll stop tilling when we start demanding quality food.
We will start demanding quality food when we begin to see our wallet suffer from hospital bills.
We will begin to see more money when we stop giving it to people who use it to supply products that hurt the planet.
We will begin to see more money when we begin to repair our sensation of inner lack that must be filled by objects.
We will stop feeling the sensation of inner lack when we stop looking at all we don’t have and begin appreciating what we do have.
We will begin appreciating what we do have when we begin to have real relationships, real exchanges, real quality time spent in nature, planting, building, growing, in family, in community, in prayer, in worship, in gratitude, in respect and in working together.
Reviving the spirit of gift, of roles, of a biodiverse community of people, animals and nature living together.
When we aren’t dependent on money for food and shelter. We won’t have to chase after someone else to produce our food, to make our furniture, sell us our phones, offer us jobs in the city, where we fill our houses and minds with distractions to numb the part that has died.
Perhaps we must get to the point of massive urgency to drop all our norms, what we have been accustomed to, to truly understand the value of food, water, sun, rain, shelter, people, animals, trees, bugs, etc…
When the privileged get things taken away one by one only then do we recognise the hole that is left when it is no longer there, and when we get the point of feeling the pain of a howling hole, we will act… but hopefully we can awaken to the urgency before the reconstruction is too massive to take on…