Our bodies are channels and conduits for spirit.. One of the sad things in our patriarchal education is that the body was demonized or seen as something less than spirit, or as a source of sinful desires. True, in time we shed the body but as long as we are living it becomes a channel for life energies, not only those with in but also of every living thing around us. We are all connected deeply but often our mind denies this, due to limiting conditioning.
We start from cells of mother and father and these cells carry the ancestral imprints of their mothers and fathers and theirs and theirs ad infinitum. We also learn to relate to our inner selves and emotions by the way they are held and contained and mirrored or witnessed or not as babies. That said we have a soul or higher self that can witness us and we often have protectors we can draw on as young ones or as we grow.
This quote from the man who developed the art of body centered focusing Eugene Gendlin speaks of how in tuning inwardly and connecting, rather than suppressing, we can sense and feel and release energy and also allow out bodies to become conduits for more positive experiences emotions and energies..
Getting the body moving most especially helps for those of us with Complex PTSD and powerful freezing or fawning defences. If parents restricted our movement or expression or we saw that happen, over time that has very toxic consequences for our health across many levels. When we judge a feeling as ‘negative’ and try to squash it in ourselves or others this is not helping us at all to move into a more joyful embodiment of life in which we develop the tolerance and capacity to bear with and release all emotional states.
What is split off, not felt, remains the same. When it is felt, it changes. Most people don’t know this. They think that by not permitting the feeling of their negative ways they make themselves good. On the contrary, that keeps these negatives static, the same from year to year. A few moments of feeling it in your body allows it to change. If there is in you something bad or sick or unsound, let in inwardly be, and breath. That’s the only way it can evolve and change into the form it needs.