Your Fluid Container: Try this…

EXERCISE: Your Fluid Container

Have you ever thought of yourself as a large container of fluid? Probably not, but bear with me here. Being a large fluid container may at first sound unappealing, but the ease of movement of all that fluid is key to your health and creativity!

Since not every illness or symptom has a clear cut source, next time an ache or pain appears, why not try finding the “stones in your road?” Or, to modify Dr. Upledger’s phrase just a bit, why not seek those stones on your fluid road? Alter the phrase to: “What we do is take away obstacles like removing stones from your sea“—meaning your internal sea, your fluid container, your fluid body. The stones are unseen energy cysts, trapped energy that can, over time, change a fluid flow to turbulent waves or to a stagnant pond. How does that resonate?

Here are some ways to look at these watery metaphors:

Imagine the crashing waves inside you creating disruption of important functions. Did you ever think these might show up as such symptoms as migraines, dizziness, TMJ issues or even the inability to speak your truth?

The stagnant pond might show up as a muddy and sluggish immune system or as intestinal distress. However the distressed fluid system reacts, whatever distress is created inside, the central nervous system has to make sense of it all.

Think about that. What a job!

To start monitoring your Fluid Container, try the following exercise:

Lie down in a comfortable spot and do a short, five-minute version of the Inner Reconnaissance you learned in Chapter One. However, for this exercise your focus is on the felt sense and observation of your fluids.

Become an Inner Observer to the rise and fall of your breath and the gurgles in your stomach, perhaps the tightness of certain areas and the places that seem to need attention. Be curious. Imagine all the places fluid flows inside your body, from your skull down to your toes.
If you start to feel antsy or if an emotion scoots by, even if you easily start to sink deep inside your system, say to yourself as you begin to listen closely to your body, “Hmmm, I wonder what’s there.”

As you internally do your detective work, don’t assume you know how or if the fleeting pain in your left leg relates to the discomfort in your belly. When you find an area where you go blank or feel your breathing change, ask, “Is there a stone in that watery road?”

And once you ask the question, simply let it go. Allow what comes into your awareness without trying to figure out what or why it is.

Most key is to be in curiosity about your internal sea, and if you are, the tide of your health will have no choice but to start to either calm or come to life, whichever is needed.


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