UNDERSTANDING YOUR BODY AS AN EMOTIONAL DIGESTIVE SYSTEM AND THE SYSTEMS OF SELF-HEALING WITHIN
Through journeys in healing the self and working with others seeking similar, I’ve formed a high level understanding about how this all works and I aim to share it across numerous posts and videos.
My primary goal is to de-fluff and mechanize the emotional system as much as possible so anyone and everyone can help themselves in less time than it took me and others who had similar challenges.
These ideas are free of dogma, religion, etc… I boiled them down to what can be and has been anecdotally repeated by me and those I’ve taught. This is necessary when the scientific measuring tools do not yet exist to validate the techniques.
This goal is a long game, and here are a few of my notes and ideas from experiences thus far…
THE PRIMER : OUR BODIES ARE A DIGESTIVE SYSTEM FOR THE EMOTIONS
The first thing I want to delve into, is how our issues are represented in the physical body as tangible sensations (what we call pain or physical discomfort) or medical ailments, mysterious or otherwise.
The learnings I’m sharing to follow were absorbed across working through and with various old-world disciplines, master healers and personal experimentation over the years.
Self-assumed spiritualists / seekers will often refer to these representations as ‘Heavy energies’ or ‘Negative energies’. Sometimes ‘blockages’ (not necessarily the digestive kind), sometimes ‘Low vibrational frequencies’.
Regardless, the objective of the term is to describe an expression of trapped emotional energy that we have not yet learned to see, feel or process.
These energies often emerge in the body when our mind, body and energy connection is re-wired to cope with something that has been judged as a painful, difficult or ‘bad’ experience.
Once the re-wiring is complete, a new mechanism exists which is designed to bypass around experiencing the judged feeling. Meaning when we experience the new pattern of events that triggers that feeling or pattern we judged as ‘bad’, the newly installed circuitry/plumbing creates new mental and emotional paths that avoid feeling the true emotion we originally judged as bad… and we don’t experience it anymore.
Typically, that bypass will create feelings of numbness, emptiness, agitation or disconnection of some sort, in place of the original ‘judged’ emotional experience. This replacement is seen as less [insert negative quality here] than the original emotion. This is a form of coping mechanism.
Sometimes, if the mechanism was a design to give you a feeling of empowerment during what you viewed or felt as abuse, you might code yourself to get very angry quickly, and observers will think you’re quick to anger or bi-polar, or otherwise. Often, this is because anger is viewed as a form of empowering yourself against a threat.
In the event that the emotional process doesn’t get sent down a bypass, you’ll experience the emotion in the intended way, have an experience of understanding, and receive experience in the mind, body and spirit. This is the true digestive product of the body in the experience of emotional processing; EXPERIENCE POINTS! (Kidding. But only slightly…)
Based on these ideas, I conclude that our body can be viewed as a digestive system for the emotions, where the end nourishment is wisdom, awareness and growth. It’s a shame that we’ve not been taught how to navigate or relate to it that way, and society still regards emotional experiences as largely invalid or wasteful (probably as it doesn’t result in making anyone money!).
This body as a digestive system and how I model that out, is a larger topic I’ll address separately another time, but for now, its relevance is central here.
HERE’S THE PROOF
Want to validate this on yourself? Sit somewhere you can focus and recall a point in time where someone upset you. When you remember that time, you will feel a sensation of some kind somewhere in the body. Over time, you’ll see consistent patterns of where these arise and how.
You may experience a subtle tingle, all the way through a tension or tightness. Some warmth, or light numbness, possibly searing heat or what we call ‘pain’. If you sit with pain and observe it, in a way a wine taster might attempt to experience the qualities of a wine, you’ll see that pain is more of an aggregate of intense sensations hitting you at once.
- The Catalyst : I think of someone or some event that brings up anger.
- The Response : The moment I do that, I feel a sensation of heat, with a rapid pulsing of low to high intensity, on the left side of my chest. It’s not a heart attack; it’s what we would describe as ‘searing pain’.
- The Common Reaction : Immediately, I feel like retracting from it, distracting myself elsewhere, or numbing myself from it. ‘Itchy’ or ‘Tickly’ sensations tend to be the most potent at making me want to pull away.
- A New Reaction to Try : However, I choose to observe the sensations as if sampling a wine, chocolate or otherwise — meaning I experience the intensity and qualities as they are, without resistance being allowing to label the sensations as ‘bad’ or ‘problematic’, ‘evil’, ‘painful’ or “‘I am experiencing this because of some inferior belief I have about myself”. Eventually, when I relax into it, it starts to change.
- Releases : Eventually, I may experience a range of manifestations of an energy release, such as; burping, farting, coughing, yawning, half-yawning, phlegming, vomiting or that strange defensive laugh that happens in awkward situations. This is my body’s form of releasing that energy materially and a manifestation of the emotional digestive system working for you. You may experience similar.
Shamanic, Ayurvedic, Buddhist and otherwise ‘invisible world’ pre-science systems all over the world know these ideas well.
Every one of these faiths I’ve encountered has a common thread that personal healing is the center-point of a human’s personal and environmental evolution, and central to your evolution in mastering those systems.
HOW DO WE INITIATE SELF HEALING?
A lot of belief systems — I mean general ‘life’ ones — seem to drive the idea that when you’ve found an underlaying issue, or thing controlling your behavior under the hood, that the most effective and efficient approach is to laser focus into it, and zap it out, rip it out from the roots, commit it to fiery death and so on…
When I first started, this approach made the most sense. It was helping to embody the value of courage, which is often aligned with aggression in movies, driving forward toward a goal by attacking it head on. Focused, deliberate, aggressive and powerful.
Thing is, stored energies in the body are more complicated than a cause and effect problem like, a stain on a tile floor, or ripping out weeds with your hands. On the surface, they might behave like a static toxin or metaphorical plumbing blockage of gunk.
When approached directly, the energies laying behind and behaving as a root to the sensations, can behave as if a living intelligent being — adaptive, multi-layered, dynamic and complex. Try to get aggressive with particular sensations and watch them become harder to stay connected with and clear.
For useful tools, there are many effective ones including types of meditation, shamanic journeying, constellation group-work, massages, sound healing, reiki, color-based energy healing… All of these work at different times at varying levels of depth, but between them all exist effective key factors — in my experience — that are urgent to embrace:
- Loving intention is the key — Loving focus, compassion to the self and patient understanding is central to open the door of possibility for the most effective transformation of an emotional problem.
Violent, driven, aggressive attention has never succeeded in completely healing an issue, far as I know from my own experiences; as a facilitator and as a patient. I’m open to being wrong about this. So far, this idea stands consistently true in my explorations.
- Feeling the hidden emotion — Feeling the emotion hiding under the physical sensation is when the healing truly begins on the physical level. Intellectualization through therapy helped me understand my difficulties a little and be able to share those understandings with others, but rarely did it ever complete a healing work.
‘Knowing’ is not enough. If it was, we could read books all day and never have to face anything on an emotional level. Healing requires feeling.
- Revisitation / “Damnit, I thought I dealt with this!” — As you get further in self-healing and wisdom, your perspective on your own existence and life will change and evolve. It’s a natural occurrence that is unavoidable, and why the path of self-discovery is paralyzing for many. Change often starts as an intimidating, scary thing, as it means losing the secure illusion of permanent imagined ‘safety’.
Eventually, you’ll find an exhilarating comfort in the acceptance and anticipation of consistent change, as if in a continual video-game challenge where even that which you frame as negative is seen as an opportunity to grow, evolve and release the baggage, getting you closer to that consistent and awesome feeling of inner peace.
One manifestation of this process is when older, potent triggers will return. This happens often when tirelessly working on yourself. This time, the problem arises, but you have the benefit of new awarenesses and therefore a different perspective on your old problem. Your upgraded wisdom has given you a gift, and another layer can be healed.
At first occurrence of a revisitation, it may appear like you’ve gone down the wrong path. “Why is this coming back? I was done with it? Am I wasting my time? Am I a failure? …”, but it’s important work and necessary to move forward and evolve, because that additional perspective will clear more of that deep energy from the body and psyche.
How do you clear it if you can’t feel it? How do you feel it if you don’t know how to have compassion for it? Consider people who experience the trauma of having a parent beat them as a kid. They only understand a binary version of that experience — “This is bad. This person is wrong and bad. I am angry with this person for being so weak….” This is likely how it is until their perspective shifts and they experience their own feelings of temptation toward violence as a way to solve a problem.
Once they sit in their own difficult feelings under this, they slowly become aware that although child abuse is not ok in any angle, that they can understand / empathize the motivations and ideas that drove the parent to do it. This is a struggle for many, as empathizing with it can be mistaken for, “if I empathize with it, it means I’m ok with it which means I’ll let it happen to me again.” Of course, that’s not true, but the fear will trick you into thinking that it is.
Eventually, the person healing this trauma will probably learn that the parent was a slave to their own suffering and had not faced their own pain — even though child abuse is not ok in any scenario. The person gains more wisdom around the human condition from the perspective that the perpetrator is also suffering and has yet been unable to compassionately and non-judgmentally sit in their own pain and understand / heal it.
- You’re Ready, or You’re Not — Choosing to be ready, isn’t always enough. Sometimes we want to be ready to face something, and on some level we are.
Whenever I, or a client wanted to be rid of an issue, and a session would be initiated, there would be a progression of understanding and healing facilitated, but not the result I hoped for.
This is also known as the illusion of wanting to heal, truthfully masquerading as wanting to hide from pain that hasn’t been faced. It’s just smarter than your typical issue, as it’s hiding in an honorable intention.
The hint to you, that it’s out of alignment, is when you have that intense hope and aggression as the driving force toward healing it. “I must get rid of this! I hate it!” You’ll notice that this is a symptom of ‘2. Feeling the hidden emotion’ not being served. It’s important to highlight as it’s part of the intelligent trickery we perform on ourselves.
5. Our Coping Mechanisms Are Protecting Us, But… — All our protective reactions and behaviors — whether perceived as helpful or destructive — are coping mechanisms.
These mechanisms are often birthed from the soil of a belief system; again, beliefs or belief systems that may be seen as helpful or destructive. We designed and engineered our brains and body to execute these pieces of ‘code’ to protect us… probably when we were kids. If that part isn’t clear, I’ll explain…
When we go through an experience as children, we make a judgement on whether we like it or not. If we don’t like it, but it keeps happening, eventually we try to bypass feeling the resulting emotion of that experience. In this example, let’s say the kid was physically struck by an adult. The kid decides “I hate how this feels. Can I not feel the pain anymore?” With the emotion of aversion driving that request, the brain responds by re-coding the thought pathways and that kid feels less or no physical pain — it behaves as an emotional security system. And it will evolve with time if they keep using it. Eventually, the system kicks in (again, a successfully designed coping mechanism), and they’ve bypassed the full experience of that pain to ‘cope’ with the reality that they expect to continue dealing with this kind of experience and want it to be more comfortable.
Other coping mechanisms can start as simple coded over-reactions, feelings and / or thought patterns, or aggregates of all these, that create a whole protection network of coping mechanisms in ourselves. Essentially a powerful alarm system with it’s own enclosed system of logic and security forces. This is often with the goal of getting you to crave something, or getting you to avoid something from multiple angles. It’s thorough, it’s effective, but it becomes stale and redundant in adulthood.
Underneath all of that, is a desire to change a physical and emotional sensation to avoid it in some way. So acting as another symptom of ‘2. Feeling the hidden emotion’ not being served, this is being called out as it’s a large enough symptom to call out.
MORE DEPTH IN APPROACHING THE HEAVY ENERGIES DIRECTLY
If the person carrying the heavy energy decides to observe it — meaning just to experience and log the physical sensations, such as pulsing, throbbing, heat, mild heat, cooling, numbness, switching temperature, pulsating, pinching, stabbing, prickling, etc… It will transform with continual observation and eventually either dissipate, move elsewhere in the body or lead them to a deeper connective feeling or idea. It can take a few cycles of observation before a change occurs.
If the observer gets hungry / aggressive with it and wants to drill down into it, they effectively put their mind into hunter mode and try to chase the bugger down with that strange self-improvement version of a bloodlust…
…and get nowhere.
As stated previously, when I tried that, I was able to get some intellectual food from that approach, but overall, I was never successful clearing something deep, with the aggressive hunter’s mindset.
To help raise your awareness, ask yourself these questions:
- How many of you have had a scared creature, pet or human go to hide under something as a result of your presence?
- How many of you have tried to coax them out with gifts / bribes / treats?
- How many of you have given up on that trick and then gone for the “shove a stick in there, and behind them so they’re forced out”?
- How many of you have tried being patient, figuring out what they want, giving them safety, and earning their trust?
It bears repetition — In my experience, treating trapped energy like a scared kid, or small animal who’s unsafe, hiding, needing safety and established trust is the only way that consistently succeeds at completing a healing. Hunting it will make it hide further. Yes I know it sounds weird. Try it and you’ll see.
SHAMANS FIGURED THIS OUT
In the Shaman traditions, a person’s coping mechanics are often embodied as, seen and defined as ‘Protector Spirits’. One popular coping mechanism I’ve seen, is one designed to protect someone from suspected bully energies. It doesn’t have a particular name, but I have seen it arise in those often labeled as ‘hot tempered’.
It works like this:
When the suspicion of bullying or domineering control of any kind is on, the person receives a filtered signal. The signal comes in as “You are in danger of being controlled or coerced into a thing you don’t want to do.”
The coping mechanism starts a train of thought, which rolls into a pattern of behavior and physical feelings, designed to trigger the ‘protective’ mind.
You’ll see harsh examples of this in people diagnosed with what we know as ‘Bipolar disorder’.
The design of this Protector Code or Spirit was likely formulated at the awareness level of a child — assuming the trauma that inspired this creation happened in childhood — so as its full character unravels, it can appear very childish to a viewer. Like sloppy software code and similar.
This pattern of belief into thought into action… gains momentum and force, and gives the defender full authority within, to completely flip, bend reality, makes up stories, and so on. Sometimes, this mindset will create events to happen so their story toward you is more dramatic, and The Protector Spirit will its hardest to make the suspected bully look like a movie villain, and protect the hidden belief / emotion that is not desired to be felt.
This particular mechanism is designed to avoid pain, but designed during a time when the pain was VERY HIGH. The abuser was likely violent, controlling and scary to this person, which also inspired feelings of complete powerlessness. Their mental dialogue to themselves is a state of complete fear and lack of ability to empower themselves, inspiring them to gain that power back through escalating fear and desperate thought patterns and behaviors toward a perpetrator.
This is to serve the goal of either backing them into a moral corner — because this kind of perpetrator likely wouldn’t admit wrongdoing — or getting some kind of egoic or practical victory to give the illusion of either strength, empowerment, righteousness or safety, whether abstract or not. The inner dialogue might look like this:
“Oh no. It’s happening again. I can’t let them do this anymore! I won’t allow it! I’ll show them! Look! There’s their hypocrisy! There’s their lies! They’re weak and I see it! I’ll show them! I’ll show everyone! They won’t hurt me again!!!”
So with this in mind, consider that the heavy energy ‘trapped’ in the body, matches the energy of the personality that created it.
This is the most important takeaway of this explanation:
“The heavy energy ‘trapped’ in the body, matches the energy of the personality that created it.”
To release this energy, you need to connect with that energy as if a personality, and give it what it needed back then — which is comfortably close to what you need in the present. Convenient!
If it felt disempowered and abused, give it love, gentle trust and freedom. If it felt ignored and unloved, give it acceptance and ears to vent.
It is. Much tougher to do on yourself, as you have to be able to see it and know it first, and be comfortable talking to yourself as if you contain multiple minds in the same body, but there it is.
Once you’re able to see your issues in this way, it becomes much easier to work with them to transform the energy and heal it within you.
EXERCISES YOU CAN DO ON YOURSELF?
There are a wealth of techniques out there to clear these energies, varying in efficacy relative to the heaviness currently ready to release. Going with your gut feeling toward a technique you’ve never tried, and going with what you personally resonate with, even if it makes little sense, has yielded the best results for me and others I’ve chatted with about this.
Some examples validated by personal experience and shared anecdotes:
- Exercising above the heart rate — Exercise that pushes the body for at least 40 minutes, above the active heart rate for your age range.
- Exercising for muscular expansion — Exercise that pushes you outside your physical comfort zone of any kind (as long as it doesn’t become deliberate self abuse).
- Energy Work — A focused energy work or ritual from another to clear something specifically targeted.
- Yoga — The variety known as ‘Asana’ Yoga. This form specifically targets parts of the body believed to store specific kinds of emotional energy. You don’t need to know that information at first. If you simply know where the sensation appears in the body, you can use the Asana corresponding to it. Here’s a decent list of exercises and associated benefit claims — I haven’t tried these to medicate the issues they solve, so cannot verify personally. I’m sharing here for your own self-exploration: https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/hatha-yoga-asanas-and-their-benefits/
- Acupuncture — Be picky with a practitioner. Definitely go on reputation from people who think and experience things like you, if you can. Different people will resonate with different practitioners, hence the optimization recommendations.
- Sound Healing — It works. When it’s the real stuff. Daniel Coates, is one of the most effective sound healers I’ve worked with. If a man (or woman) can make a sound and it makes blockages in your body feel like they are physically dissolving, they are the real deal.
- Breathwork — It’s trippy in that we do it all the time, yet when given focus and intent, it’s an incredibly powerful tool. So much so, Wim Hof proved by using Breathwork, you can re-wire your system to adapt to freezing temperatures and walk up a snow-covered mountain in your underpants without getting hypothermia. Turns out it’s great for clearing heavy energies too.
- Shamanic Journeying— This is a broad tool, but if you apply it to working on your multiple minds / selves, it’s probably the most powerfully effective tool I’ve worked with, from a facilitator, toward a client and toward myself... though it can be a challenge to do it toward the self.
- Sweat Lodge — Heat coupled with ceremony and a space filled with people intending to release heavy energies has consistently served successfully for me as a participant. I highly recommend it. Be picky that the facilitator has the kind of vibe you feel comfortable and safe in. I experienced one facilitator who was snippy, abusive and edgy to the group, but the lodge was still effective.
- Constellation Healing — A ceremonial practice where a person is placed at the center of a space, and multiple people surround them and their ‘field’. Their field can be loosely defined as a ‘ radiance’ mixing their current underlying emotional problem, and the belief system underneath. Yes, I know that sounds strange. Attend one and you’ll see it work and be just as shocked as I was.
The people on the outer circle intentionally connect with the central person’s ‘field’, and without prior knowledge, this group of strangers play out the key trauma playing out in the forefront to this person’s psyche. Cue crying, hugging, releasing, wisdom… the whole pizza. It’s amazing and requires bravery as you might end up sobbing heavily in front of complete strangers.
- Automatic Writing — Typically I’ll turn off my phone, light a candle and tell everyone to leave me alone for a bit. Then I write while visualizing the energy from wherever I feel heaviness in the body, come up the arm and out my pen. And I write from the perspective of “I’m feeling this”, and all I’m doing is declaring “I’m feeling…[x]” until a story unravels. If your brain gets involved, it’s off technique. If it’s purely feeling based, you’re working in the right flow.
If these don’t grab you, here’s a few techniques from my personal pool:
TECHNIQUE ONE : BREATHE AND VISUALIZE
This one’s level of accessibility is down to how much personal noise tries to interfere with your brain. As long as you can be patient with yourself, and understand that the mental distraction is an element of protection / coping mechanisms trying to ‘protect you’, you’ll be ok. The key is to stay patient, and allow frustration to be acknowledged but not stay, if it does arise. If it’s too overwhelming, use Tech Two (scroll down) to lift you out of the noise, then come back to this.
This uses deep breathing, visualization, and physical body sensitivity.
Preparation : Create a place of comfort that is completely safe from intrusion. For the heaviest stuff to arise, you need to feel safe completely. If you’re uncertain what that feels like, quick fire a question to yourself “do I feel safe?” and if you get “no”, ask “why?” and the first thing your brain gives you is more likely than not, the truth.
This technique of self-dialogue is another way to get past the thoughts that are hiding things from you in aim of your designed self-protection — not the ideas that ‘really’ protect you, but the ideas you thought protected you when you coded these patterns years and years ago.
Once you have your safe zone for doing this, begin…
Breathing: In nose and Out is mouth. Mouth is left open about an inch throughout. Eyes are ideally closed. Visualizations are timed with breathing.
- Starting Breaths — First, breathe in and visualize the breath as white light in liquid gas form. As the white light comes in, visualize and feel it fill your body from bottom to top, like you’re a bottle. About 3 to 7 breaths should shift you considerably to start. Or you can do this until your body feels like a filled vessel.
- Observe The Discomforts — Now that you’re likely feeling a little buzzy, scan your body for the most potent arising physical sensation.
- Pick One And Spend A Moment With It — Now you’ve chosen a sensation, observe it’s qualities and sit with it, exploring the sensations briefly, like you’re appreciating qualities of a wine, pizza or fancy chocolate.
At this stage, it may change as you observe and give you a release (coughing, sneezing, watery mouth, phlegm, burp, crying, etc…). If you do, perform this process until it stops transforming.
- Send The Discomfort White Light — When the energy somewhat sticks around, visualize white light with the breath in, to fill the area of discomfort of that energy. Visualize the white light traveling to that area, in time with a SLOW breath in (breathe slower and deeper if you feel there’s a blockage that’s stubborn, as deeper slower breaths help deepen the connection).
When you breathe out, visualize the discomfort traveling up the breath from the place where it rests in the body. It may color itself a certain way in your minds eye, meaning you might have the in breath or out breath visualization naturally change color.
Trust it if it feels like your intuition guiding you (I’ll cover the mechanics of that in another post, but in short, you have your own internal software and language forming your intuition and the more you play with it, the more it develops).
- Focus, Relax and Remain Detached To An Outcome Of ‘Fixing’ — Be aware of urgency or aggressive impulses to change it and observe them without reaction and let them pass.
- Result — You will either progress and receive images tied to the memories or feelings that energy represents. Or releases through the mouth / nose / etc… Or lightening of the sensation with nothing else.
It varies pending your body and spirit’s state of readiness and safety to release the energy. Trust what you get and if you get the big release, great. If you get the light release, also great. It’s progress. Keep going or continue the effort another day.
- Additional note : ‘Havening’ during a heavy release — If you have a heavy release, sometimes we’re afraid to let it flow as part of us is afraid of re-traumatizing ourselves. If you feel a heavy wave coming, try ‘Havening’. This is a technique taught to me by Hazel Williams Carter. Simply do this — when a heavy energy arises, take your finger tips and gently pass them over your forehead slowly, from the center, outward to the sides. Then top to bottom over the cheeks. Then over the inner and outer forearms. It should feel very gentle, motherly and nurturing. You’ll notice that the heavy release energy shifts and flows, but with less violence. You will not subvert the energy release, rather you give it safety to transfer into its truest state and the energy to flow freely.
- Drink 2x the amount of water you normally would after this kind of work. From experience, emotional energy and emotional energy releases tend to accelerate dehydration the body. I do not have science to back this, just the continual observation of myself and others of this being a constant— my guess is that bioelectrical activity is increased and has a dehydrating effect on the body.
- If you had a heavy release, take the day slower than usual and give yourself half the tasks you would typically take on.
- Lastly, reduce exposure to anything intensely difficult emotionally, meaning hardcore horror movies, crime drama, or, you know… people who are challenging or triggering for you (parents and so on). Only for a few days. When you have a heavy release, your sensitivity escalates and it can sometimes make you feel like you’re going mad.
TECHNIQUE TWO : THE TONAL MEDITATION
Sound as a healing technique is recorded as having been popular in the early civilizations and is making a comeback. ‘Sound Bath meditation’ is a thing that tangibly changes your state. This technique allows you to give yourself a Sound Healing Meditation.
This technique was taught to me in two different forms. One was from Shaman Durek and the other from Daniel Coates. Both versions are solid. I tweaked mine based on the 7 Greek vowels, which work well for me. The tweaks on audio are down to what sound and variant of it connects you to feelings in the associated part of the body.
The tones seem to require the attention of the focused mind to direct where the area vibrates, as well as awareness of how the tone and breath feel in the body.
It’s entirely possible that the effects will be different across a those who are a natural tenor, baritone, falsetto or otherwise. I’ve shared the various versions for that reason. The underlying message, is “try these out and use what works for you”, or “vary the sounds to find your range.”
Daniel Coates also demonstrates his take on the technique in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpfiVsCVsWU
One final note: If during the sound tonings you struggle with a particular area, that area likely contains a blockage. You can continue to work on that area with the tone and you will eventually feel lighter. If you’ve worked this technique correctly, you will feel like a buzzing tuning fork.
Sound healing on yourself tends to uplift rather than give you the deep energy clearing experience of Tech One, but for uplifting the self from a murky place, this is a great tool.
Here’s the version I use…
Setup : Get comfortable in a position you can stay relaxed in for around 20 minutes max. The key is to be able to stay in that relaxed position and hold a vocal tone. Put phone on do not disturb (the moon icon in iPhone) and on silent. Tell everyone to leave you alone. Or do this in the car during your commute; although this is suboptimal, it still works.
Repeat each tone 3 times. When you’ve practiced this to where you feel confident with it, you can increase the numbers that you tone.
- Focus — On the center of the scalp (Crown).
Tone — Aaaah — Like the “A” at the end of HA! But hold the tension of the throat at the back and you should feel the tingle on the top of your head.
- Focus — On the center of the forehead (Third Eye).
Tone — Eh — Like the bridge between the E and G in Egg. Ehhhhhhh. Hold the tone while focusing on the front center of your forehead. Tone should feel like it’s vibrating around the circumference of the throat, as it enters the mouth.
- Focus — The center of the throat (Throat Center)
Tone — Ayyyy — Like when Fonz would say “Ayyyyyyy”. Or how we articulate the letter “A” (if you never saw the ancient show Happy Days). Hold the tone at the front of your throat.
- Focus — The center of the chest (Heart Center)
Tone — Eeee — Like the end of “Bee”. Eeeeee. Should feel a vibration at the front of the central chest. Between the pectorals or breasts.
- Focus — The center of the solar plexus (Solar Center)
Tone — Orrrr — Like the bridging “Oh” sound between the R and T in ROT. Sort of like a sound we hear monks make. It’ll likely have bass and feel like the back of your lungs are vibrating too, possibly feeling like a gourd living in your body. Chances are you’ll naturally make a circular shape with your mouth and your solar plexus should vibrate in the center.
- Focus — Sacrum, aka the area under the navel by two inches and inward (The Sacral)
Tone — Youuuuuu — Like the “U” in “Ulysees” or Unicycle”. Youuuuuuu. Focus low down, below the navel.
- Focus — The tailbone (The Root)
Tone — Ouwww — Like the O in “O.M.G”. Or like you are articulating the letter “O” by how it is named.
- Focus — The entire spine (Spine)
Tone — The classic OHM. Sounds like “HOME” but said slowly and deeply. Feel the O, the bridge sound and the M all slowly roll together and hold the “Ummmm” at the end.
SO I TRIED THESE AND CLEARED SOME ENERGIES BUT NOW I’VE HIT A PLATEAU
This is common. Cycling new energy and techniques is a thing I’ve had to do to continue having shifts and evolving, as the energies — as per the model of intelligence driving them — adapt to survive and hide if they’re still seen or thought of as negative things.
The ultimate learning I’ve encountered on this journey — Your healing journey is your’s alone. No two are the same. Different tech will work well with you but not with another person. And to list every effective modality in one piece is way out of the scope I planned for this post (and it’s already hefty). That said, I will post more over time.
Key things to know : Your mind will have a different association energetically with certain colors. Your internal software will work differently to someone else’s. Part of your journey will be learning your own internal codes.
Trust your guidance toward what works for you. Learn how to distinguish gut feeling from fear reflex (some struggle with that at the start, as I did) and if it’s fear, make sure to check yourself so you can lovingly heal and transform that fear into wisdom for that precious exp.
Any questions or requests, feel free to ask.
Massive thanks go to Eric Oesterling, Michael Wilson, Sofia Samrad, Jasmin Schweizer, Cory Lewis and Mark Smith for their feedback and extra eyeballs upon this formerly abundant typo obstacle course.