The Freedom of Awareness
When one of you says, “I want to tell you something that happened…” my ears perk up as I anticipate what you’re going to share. Novel experiences are the foundation of Network care and are just as exciting to me as they are to you!
Just this week a practice member laid down for her visit and said, “You’re going to love this – I ran the other day.” A runner at her very core, she had stopped when she had an acute experience of neck pain about 5 months ago. The pain of not doing what she loved and relied on for her connection was as excruciating as the physical pain she experienced. She had been feeling good for months now, but the association of “if I run, I will hurt again” prevailed.
I celebrated her good news –Yay!! She stopped me and said “But wait, this is what you’re going to love.” She went on to tell me that she started running, then felt tension build in that same area in her neck. She stopped and walked. She checked in with her body by using the basic connecting tools of Somato Respiratory Integration (SRI). She asked herself “Is it really pain or fear?” She decided it was fear when she had the clarity of information from her body. She began to run again. A bit later, the tension emerged again. She stopped, walked, and checked in again with her body – still just the fear. Kept running.
The beauty of it in her words was “I really could tell the difference between the fear of what might happen and what was really happening because with the awareness I have now, I have the power to choose… AND I have never just stopped in my life to check in with how my body and me are really doing. I’ve always just pushed. What a difference.” With choice there is a freedom.
An objective of Network Care (SRI and Entrainments) is to build and embody awareness to allow for a new freedom. Putting the awareness to use is up to you. I hope you’ll test your body out, check in, and be amazed at what you find.