In today’s blog, I’ll cover the importance of a whole person, or holistic approach to health and wellness to achieve full health and well-being. You’ll learn about your Body Matrix and how the practice of Consciousness Medicine is designed to address issues across all levels of being: physical, energetic, emotional, ancestral and spiritual. You’ll learn how each of these elements contributes to supporting health, or how imbalances can be corrected and prevented. You can also listen to a guided meditation to clear, heal and integrate all aspects of your body matrix.
Consciousness Medicine is a complementary approach to healing that I developed in direct response to what I experienced in my own healing journey. Which was that until you take a broader view of healing and treating issues, you can never achieve true healing.
When I was 25 I suddenly began to experience crippling back pain that would lay me out for weeks. I have always been a very active person and back then I’ll admit I was burning the candle at so many ends it simply wasn’t sustainable. Looking back I feel extremely grateful my body communicated this message to me at such a young age.
At the time, I had a difficult time believing the doctors who told me I had the back of an 80-year-old with several degenerative (or shrivelled up) discs in my lumbar spine. Their recommendation was to stop playing sports and settle into a more sedentary lifestyle that wouldn’t stress out my back causing episodes of pinched nerves and debilitating muscle spasms. I left the doctor’s office with a recommendation for physical therapy along with prescriptions for painkillers and anti-inflammatories. There was no mention of a follow-up appointment which left me to assume this was all that was available for treatment.
I’m a pretty positive and resilient person so instead of taking this as my only option I took it as a challenge to find a solution to eliminating my back pain and getting back to the active lifestyle that I so enjoyed. I knew there had to be an answer out there, it just needed to be found.
At the time I was working as a research scientist doing cutting-edge genetic research. I had long ago repressed my intuitive and empathic abilities as a child who was told I was too sensitive. I learned to rely almost entirely on my scientific brain of facts, reason and the need for empirical evidence to prove or deny the truth of a hypothesis. Little did I know that this back injury would be the catalyst to re-open my intuition which would change the course of my life forever.
I honestly could only take the medication for a few weeks before the feeling of being spaced out and ungrounded made it impossible to function. So I ditched the meds and started exploring every kind of physical treatment I could find to try to eliminate my back pain. This led me on a path through several physical healing modalities such as chiropractic, rolfing, massage therapy, exercise physiology and pilates. While I got some relief from the pain these did little to eliminate the debilitating episodes of back pain that would happen every few months.
I can’t say I gave up on getting my health back, but I did start to habituate lifestyle changes to try to minimize pain. With my newfound stillness, I began to explore other modalities of healing like chakra balancing and spiritual practices like yoga and meditation. With regular self-guided treatments, I began to notice the back pain episodes began to decrease in frequency and intensity. At the time I can’t say I attributed these energetic and spiritual practices to the reduction of pain in my physical body. I was simply trudging along doing the best I could to keep myself as healthy, balanced and pain-free as possible.
Looking back I can now clearly see that what was helping was to release energetic disturbances in my chakras that, if held in place long enough, will cause physical pain. Turning on all the chakras, which are energy centres in the body, keeps the flow of life force energy moving throughout the body which is essential for full health and well-being. There are several ways to clear and align chakras from sound healing, chanting, meditation, colour therapy and energy healing techniques. The idea is to remove the energy blockage and restore full harmony, flow and power to the chakra systems.
When this happens, they naturally align along the central channel of energy guiding this essential conduit of life force energy back into alignment. The effect of doing this is like releasing a kink in a water hose, which allows for a greater amount of flow. Once the chakras are cleared and the central channel is fully open, the result is that the auric layer which is an energetic bubble that surrounds you creates a natural buffer between you and the world.
When the auric layers become damaged there can be holes, dents, and other disruptions that lead to overwhelm, anxiety, fatigue, stress, sleep problems, and mental and emotional distress. This is because your auric layer is the container that holds your life force energy and general essence of being.
When your auric boundary is disrupted so will your ability to set boundaries with self and others, situations and other energies. This eventually becomes so energetically exhausting it will also exhaust your physical body. When your chakra systems are in full power supporting your auric layers and the auric layer is strong, this leads to more self-empowerment, confidence, clarity, grounded embodiment and alignment with your truth. You’re able to remain calm and focused in all situations, speak from your heart and connect authentically.
Happy enough that the back pain episodes happened only a few times of year I started getting back to my active lifestyle. I still had a fear of overdoing it and kicking off another episode, which limited not only my activity but my overall outlook on life. This led me on the path to exploring my emotions more deeply to release childhood triggers, revise limiting beliefs and release ancestral entanglements to fear experienced by my lineage. Using NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and Family Constellations I was able to release the old emotions stored in the low back and set down the burden of ancestral pain that was literally breaking my back.
That did the trick. My back pain went away and I am still pain-free to this day. This was one of my many personal experiences that shaped the development of the Consciousness Medicine work. And keeps me practising as it is incredibly rewarding to help others get their lives back and go on to manifest the life of their dreams.
In the podcast episode below you can listen to the guided meditation to experience and explore your body matrix while bringing healing to all levels of being: physical, energetic, emotional, ancestral and spiritual.
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