This lesson began a week of focus on our bodies.
A complicated subject for many. . .
But we are working on embodying the power that we are discovering.
We were read a beautiful piece of the preface
from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass.
“This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body… .”
The Body Knows
We recieved a nice introduction to muscle-testing and applied kinesiology.
As floofy as it sounds at first,
I have had such powerful experiences with it
that I cannot help but be amazed by the power of it as a tool
for tapping into the unconscious,
though the skeptic in me totally recognizes it as pseudoscience.
But I believe all things have their place!
It helped discover and treat a chronic illness for me.
And introduced me to a pre-birth experience.
Both of these things were confirmed and dealt with medically,
but discovered through this technique, my body and its intuition.