The Power of Craniosacral Work during Liminal Times
"Worms will not eat living wood where the vital sap is flowing;
rust will not hinder the opening of a gate when the hinges are used each day.
Movement gives health and life. Stagnation brings disease and death." - proverb in traditional Chinese Medicine
Every October I begin to feel more alive. As the leaves turn, as the sun wanes, I feel a sense of growing communion with that which is unseen. I feel the penetrating truth that lies just beyond our day-to-day sight, and it feels like home.
In our culture, we have exquisite doubt about the things which cannot be measured scientifically, the things that are mysterious and magical, the things that don't necessarily make sense in our minds, but are felt with significant emotional and spiritual capacity. It is in this realm of the "unseen" that I thrive.
I have always felt deeply, more than most people I know. This is both a gift and a burden. It is a gift because I have access to a greater array of information. Yet it is a burden because it is exhausting at times to feel so much, and this type of feeling and sensing isn't recognized or honored by mainstream America. It can feel lonely at times, feeling what others deny. Yet I wouldn't give it up for the world.
Part of the reason I love this time of year (end of October/beginning of November) so much is that the unseen realms feel a little closer. People who aren't typically used to it, experience glimpses into a wider reality. And it is because of this that I especially love doing bodywork at this time. In particular, Craniosacral Therapy (CST) sessions seem to have another layer of "profound." The watery realm of the craniosacral system can be communicated with and accessed with particular ease. After all,