Adventures In Energy
Body Sounding Method
Body Sounding is an approach to healing that centers on the dictum "Know Thyself.” The discord that causes ill-health is identified through patterns of muscle tension, alterations in energy flow and function, emotional content, vitality levels, and other indicators. After identifying restrictive patterns, The Body Sounding Method guides you in exploring the emotional content and function of the imbalance, as well as the potential spiritual opportunity. Through a deepening of connection with your inner self, the pattern is invited to shift. As energy flow returns, an optimal environment is created for the healing your bodymind is designed to perform.
Typical methods of energy healing address discord in meridians, chakras and the aura independent of each other. The energy systems are treated individually, each dealing with a particular vibration of energy in one system separate from that belonging to another. While the systems do have individual function and frequency of energy, the Body Sounding Method focuses on how the systems interact.
Science today recognizes that physical matter is organized through fields of energy. William Saxton Burr, a Yale scientist investigating embryo development, demonstrated in the 1950s the importance of what he named a life-field in coordinating the differentiation of a budding fetus. The life-field that guides your embryonic growth remains with you at birth and throughout your life, coordinating the functions of your bodymind. The flow from your life-field through the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual parts of yourself creates wellbeing. The better aligned you are with your life-field, the fewer obstructions between the various parts, the more subtle energy flows through your system.
Healing is a return to unimpeded flow between your life-field template and your physical being. As discussed in previous articles, this often requires clearing old trauma. I have found that Upledger’s energy cyst (See What is Energy Healing?) is often the center of a more intricate arrangement; a complex of emotions bound with energy and entangled in the energy systems. I call this an emotional-energetic complex. The complex forms over time, when the unresolved emotions and energy trauma of an energy cyst become entangled within the body’s energy systems. The chakras that govern the specific emotions involved in the incident become congested. The meridians that transmit the emotional information become blocked. The layers of the aura that vibrate with the created limitation make a portal to similar limitation in the outer world. All the systems, bound together with the energy cyst at the center, become an emotional-energetic complex.
Complexes are dimensional structures with geometric patterns that anchor in multiple sites in each of the systems. They penetrate the body, making connections from front to back, side to side, and off the body as well as inside. Energy is constrained within the geometrical construct, causing energetic isolation in the same way muscle tension creates physical isolation.
Although the emotional-energetic complex is highly functional when it is first created, protecting you from overwhelm or worse, when the emotions are not processed and energy released, overtime, the complex begins to work against you. It causes pain, diminishes vitality, hampers the coordination of your physiological systems, draws limiting experiences toward you, and interferes with your alignment to spirit. Ultimately, the content of the construct isn’t processed because you don’t believe you are capable of handling the pain. Healing must focus on connecting with the depth of your inner resource and spiritual support.
The Body Sounding Method uses multiple modalities to shift the frequency of an emotional-energetic complex. During a session, the practitioner may use touch, sound, crystals, sacred geometry, essential oils, and specific frequency tools. Once a complex is identified, touch and breath bring the awareness of the recipient to the pattern. The emotion is allowed to surface for processing with therapist present to assist, if necessary. If the emotion doesn’t surface, it might not need to; it may be enough for the body to become aware the pattern and release the bound energy.
When memories do surface during a session, rather than being relived, they are witnessed from a different perspective. The mental lock is released and the frozen emotion thaws. The information the recipient needs to grow and reclaim their power is integrated. The experience for the recipient is one of safety and support. Sometimes it is an inner journey with no words or exchange with the practitioner. Other times, the practitioner gently facilitates inner exploration. In both situations, the result is the return of creative, empowered choice and the progression of healing.
Ultimately, the recipient is in charge of the process. The practitioner reflects the pattern; the recipient directs the process. The practitioner holds a healing space; the recipient does the healing. Here are some of the guiding principles of The Body Sounding Method:
All healing is self-healing. The Body Sounding practitioner facilitates energy flow; healing is an interaction between the recipient and spirit.
In Body Sounding, the practitioner does not channel energy through their body to the receiver. The receiver has their own access to the source of healing energy. The practitioner holds space for the receiver to realize and establish their own flow and, if appropriate, may guide the receiver to this end.
Since the Body Sounding practitioner is not directly involved in an exchange of energy with the recipient, both are protected from taking on unhealthy energy patterns from the other.
The practitioner interacts with the recipient’s energy and draws the recipient’s awareness to limiting patterns. It is assumed that every block is in place for a reason. The goal is not to remove a block, but to understand its function and eliminate the need for it.
Practitioners support the recipient’s connection to spirit, inviting higher frequency energy with more enlightened information into the recipient’s energy flow.
Each person is seen as a highly functioning whole. The practitioner joins the recipient on a sacred inner journey of healing.
The job of the practitioner is to reflect the recipient’s passage. It is not their job to change, judge, analyze, or direct the process.
Body Sounding is based on the tenets of love, respect, and connection.
The ultimate goal is “Know Thyself.” Rather than having a fixed objective, the process is an ongoing return to self.
Training to be a practitioner in the Body Sounding Method is a journey into self. Before the learning of techniques and use of tools, the relationship with one’s own energy system and healing process is explored. If you are interested in more information about training in The Body Sounding Method, send me an email for an application ito upcoming training. In the meantime, look at our on line courses for professionals.