It sounds far-fetched for some people to believe that individually each of us can help to create change and peace in the world. Can you recall the song lyrics to Let There Be Peace on Earth?
"Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me;
Let there be peace on earth,
The peace that was meant to be."
This song was written about joy, peace, and unconditional love. If each of us could find peace within, we could help create peace around us in the world.
The Loss of "I Am"
In a society of labels and diagnoses, we lose the sense of who we truly are within. We become our disease. We lose our identity. We lose strength. We lose hope. We lose joy. We lose peace. We are no longer Lisa, Jonathan, and Barbara. We are Cancer, Back Pain, and Multiple Sclerosis. We segregate parts within us that anger or sadden us because of a diagnosis, injury, or illness. We dissociate with that part of us or dissociate from our bodies all together so as to not live in discomfort or to allow us to be better able to cope with life.
We often become self-hypnotized and put faith in the belief system that the answers to our health are from external sources. We are trained to not look within ourselves for answers. As a result, we become disempowered and disengaged in our wellness.
In the belief system followed by Upledger trained CranioSacral Therapists, the ideas of recovering an individual's identity and empowering the body to heal are of utmost importance. Each of us are more than our illness, our disease, or our disability. Inside every one of us there is an Inner Physician. The Inner Physician is the part of us that is already whole, healed, and perfect. Although we may have created clouds or encountered obstructions in our paths, the Inner Physician wants us to wake up to who we truly are and find peace and balance in our bodies. We are not a diagnosis and, to find peace, we must free ourselves from that belief system to allow for healing.
Using a light touch hands-on method of treatment, CranioSacral Therapy works on the body, mind, and spirit and can help individuals find their Inner Physicians. Through this manual therapy technique, our innate ability to heal is empowered. CranioSacral Therapy works on the Central Nervous System and can assist in creating balance within all of our body's systems. Our nervous systems are often running on overdrive and adrenaline, depleting our immune system, creating imbalances in hormonal excretion, in the endocrine system, in our digestion, in our ability to sleep, and impacts our overall health and well-being.
By balancing ourselves within, we create calm and peace. We radiate energy at a higher level and we are then able to create more impactful relationships and give to those around us. When we are depleted, we cannot give without creating further depletion. When we are full, we can give while remaining full and grounded.
CranioSacral Therapy is a method of healing that balances the body, mind, and spirit and can assist us in removing obstacles in our way to achieving inner peace and wellness. We need to trust our bodies to heal, we need to look inside for answers, and we need to become un-hypnotized by a world of disease that seeks to disempower each individual.
Through CranioSacral Therapy, you can learn to incorporate all the areas of your body, experience decreased pain, decreased symptoms, and can experience improved health, wellness, and inner peace. When functioning in a balanced, peaceful state, we are able to better manage stressors and experience joy. This holiday season, let's find our peace and happiness and spread our calm and loving energy to those around us to truly create Peace on Earth!
(Featured in Natural Awakenings, December 2016)