Once upon a time, in the far distant lands of US Soap Operas was a series called “Dallas”. I know that most of you have heard of it, but do you remember, tucked away beneath the Stetsons and shoulder pads the diminutive character of Cliff Barnes? He represented the unfortunate, luckless, seemingly oppressed kind of human being who keeps on trying to move his life forwards against the odds. However, fate and his own inability to reflect on his past mistakes kept him in a place of relative immobility.
He also had a wonderful phrase which perfectly sums up Stagnation, and his own inability to progress his life forwards happily.
“Have you ever had a day when you can’t hit the ground with your hat!”
I feel like that at the moment. So many things to do, so many constraints, especially the bad weather today! Frustrated, irritable, tired, awareness of low back discomfort, impotent to move; in short STAGNATED!! Even gravity seems to be saying :- Go on, have another go with your hat, but you won’t win!!!
How often do you listen to clients stories ,feel their bodies and KNOW that, although they are generally fit and well,what they are presenting is stuckness and stagnation.
How do we deal with this situation as body workers?…
Movement has to be induced, but at which level? Mental, emotional, physical and in their morale.
Look at their presenting symptoms to discover the organ personality which is manifesting at the physical level.
Remember,the lower burner is the source of ALL creativity and movement, so how do the presented symptoms relate to it’s functioning.
Is it HOT from control,inability to release,irritation,lack of nourishment on all energetic levels?
Painful from the Pain in the Butt which may be the “parasite” of work/family /friends/worry etc.etc.? Are they unable to Move from conditioning , i.e.Obligation, finance, children. FEAR…
Is it COLD from lack of energy?
Too many sandwiches stooped over a computer?
A cold relationship?
Too much giving,and not much receiving?
What is missing in their lives?
I usually find a definite lack of JOY and pleasure to be the cause. Unfortunately most forms of pleasure come with a price tag, and they have to accept that price, on some level or other, before they will be able to really move.
The other side of Cliff Barnes was that despite all his setbacks ,and enforced stagnations, he NEVER stayed stuck for too long (a good lower burner here I suspect).
What part of the Liver function of SMOOTH FLOW is missing in the life of your client? Are they avoiding their anger?
“Anger can be a great creative force…”
AHA!! The rain has stopped,the sun is peeping through. I’m feeling better already !