Deep spirituality is not an out-of-body experience. Physical form is the way we experience spiritual reality on earth. Come into animal presence. When we awaken somatic perception, we take the ownership of healing away from an ‘expert’ & give it back to our own body. Healing begins when we release & rediscover these instincts. When we follow the body’s lead, we enter ‘dream-time,’ through sleep, slowing down, rest, & communing with nature. A good way to ‘come into animal presence’ is to create for yourself time-outs or mini-rituals. Anything that reminds you in a visceral way that you are a walking miracle can become your own body ritual….Elizabeth Lesser
love these body rituals….walking meditation, textured sweaters & great boots over roots….stretching like a cat (yoga)….sunlight on my face….ocean water…..fresh lemons…how do you reconnect body to mind?
There is a deeply rooted desire or need to transcend who we naturally are. Some higher power finds us unacceptable as we are. We’ve spent several thousand years learning the arts of self-transcendence. But life is a matter of incarnation. The soul is an entity that lives within our human body. Over-spiritualization is a real danger. If you want to heal, you have to surrender; you have to give up control; you have to stop trying to be perfect, because eventually you have to face the fact that you cannot completely control your life….Marion Woodman