Touch takes me into myself

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I love my clients. They are so courageous in opening themselves to their healing; to their awakening. It takes courage to walk a ‘yet to be known’ path. Although motivated by a desire for peace of mind, an urge for inner stillness, the unknown can be a little scary to say the least. But intrinsically we know that our true state of being is peace, contentment, compassion and love; that’s why we go in search of them. Our pain draws us to it…or our numbness.

With his permission I’d like to share an epiphany a male client had this week. A remembering of true self.

In one of our weekly healing sessions I was ‘in deep’ with eyes closed. I could feel the energy beginning to move under my hands as they lay gently on his chest. To get my attention he softly touched my back waist, as that is where his hand could naturally reach, before he spoke. My attention immediately shifted to myself because of my own sensitivity to touch and my deep listening of my body. I carefully removed his hand and said, “That took me into myself. ” After asking me to repeat what I had said to deepen his understanding, and I repeating, ” That took me into myself”, he expressed his epiphany. “I always understood touch was for sensation only. You mean it can take us into ourselves?”  And with that cellular remembering he dropped deeper into stillness like never before in our sessions over the 3 months he’s been coming. This opened up a whole new world for him. And so the journey continues…

Wow! I was reminded of the deepening power of experience. It’s one thing to learn from the spoken word and another whole realm to experience it within our body/mind; to remember at a cellular level. Just like the difference between being told what salt tastes like and actually tasting it is poles apart. Or learning that focusing on your breathing will teach you mindfulness  being very different to actually focusing on your breathing regularly and noticing your thoughts – mindfulness then stillness. Body/mind knowing cannot be forgotten. Sacred touch can awaken what is eternally known. Stillness, contentment, purpose and Love.

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One thought on “Touch takes me into myself

    Tahnee Woolf said:
    January 26, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Beautiful, Gab! So amazing how such simple things can be such a powerful portal for people. xx

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