[ Day 6 - Emotional Anatomy ] The recognition of body, mind and soul (bodymind) as one connected unit, manifesting as one simultaneous event, is at the core of understanding oneself at the level of purpose. And is vital in the pursuit to uproot the causes of dysfunction, illness and disease. • The discovery of one’s emotional anatomy is exciting, awe-inspiring, revealing, confronting and empowering. It is the process of connecting what has been separated in our collective psyche under the misguided belief that the body, mind and soul exist as separate entities. The recognition of our emotional anatomy aligns with the wisdom of the famous quote, ‘Know thyself, and to thine self be true’. Applying its principles in our everyday lives evokes self-knowledge, authenticity and self-responsibility, and unveils the co-creative reality in which we exist. For this reason, those who seek the knowledge of emotion anatomy will likely undergo a shift in consciousness in order to integrate and utilise its wisdom. • Through emotional anatomy we learn to move past comparison and judgement, and break down the barriers and masks that inhibit the power of vulnerability and connection. The correct application and delivery of emotional anatomy cuts straight to the core of our being. Seeing through the lens of emotional anatomy illuminates the perfection of every ‘bodies’ evolving process. The body reflects the universal learnings, challenges and triumphs as we grow and evolve with the universe’s impulse. The story and flavour of this journey is written and etched into our anatomy. Studying the anatomy from this point of view inspires compassion and awakens the wisdom of our hearts, which is at the core of emotional anatomy process. • Curious about Emotional Anatomy? Find out more here: http://soulspacebrisbane.com.au/emotional-anatomy-training/ • Author: Chris Knight Image: Jodie de Rome
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[ SOUL ANATOMY ] Emotion vs Feeling. The word feeling points to two different states. One is an intuitive sensing and knowing state and the other is the experience of a physical sensations. In this text the word feeling will point to the state of intuitive knowing without the reliance of relative logic and reasoning. The word emotion will be used to describe a physical, sensory experience created by perceptions and beliefs and also autonomic biological processes. Feeling is internally derived (heart chakra consciousness) and emotion is externally derived (sacral chakra consciousness). Feeling is based on the evolutionary impulse of growth and expansion and moves us toward an increased sense of potential. Emotions shape and colour our experiences. They ensure we are having a physical experience as they are the bridge between the mind and body. Emotions are based on past experiences and are automatic and reactive. Their purpose is to protect us from harm and to form strong memories of how to react in various situations. • Emotion is an external event experienced as a sensation in the physical body. Feeling is sensed as an internal knowing or intuition which is prior to a physical sensation or cognitive process. Therefore, for those operating from an externalized mode of consciousness (base and sacral chakra) it is almost impossible to differentiate between feelings and emotions. Emotions can easily override feelings when ones consciousness is externalized. When our consciousness is identified with external events, such as physical sensations, we perceive the event as being real. When we perceive life principally from an externalized consciousness we mistake emotional reactions as being real, not realising they are derived from beliefs and perceptions that may not be relevant to the actual situation. This relationship to emotions creates internal conflict with feelings. • Author: Chris Knight Image Jodie de Rome http://soulspacebrisbane.com.au/emotional-anatomy-training/
Today is Day 2 of our current 8 day Emotional Anatomy Training and this morning we were welcomed with magpie dreaming as this little fella walked straight in to see what was happening (not a usual occurrence). When investigating further we discovered the synchronicity of his appearance at our front door was directly in alignment with the current journey our 14 students have just embarked upon 😉 • In becoming a whole person we embark on an expedition to reclaim inner balance and authority and, in doing so, find ourselves stepping out of our comfort zone into the unknown. If you are drawn to investigate Magpie Dreaming, you are being primed for a deepening of purpose and a broadening of perception. Magpie heralds an obligatory confrontation of fears, the reshuffling of thoughts, review of values and a loosening up of everything that has offered sustenance and strength up until now. It means being ready to walk a path of the heart to find a place of inner freedom: a quest for a better understanding of the poise that resides within you and everything of nature. • Excerpt from Scott Alexander Kings' book, Animal Dreaming.
[ EMOTIONAL ANATOMY ] [UPPER SHOULDERS] What are your shoulders saying about YOU? [ RETRACTED ] Retracted shoulders represent a pulling back or holding back of heartfelt feelings. This defensive position signals to the outside world that there is a readiness to attack, with little regard for feelings and emotional sensitivities. The retracted shoulders are charged with energy, ready to lash out explosively. • Energy is being pulled back like cocking a gun that is ready to fire. The movement of the shoulders and scapular in the posterior direction creates a pressurised charge of energy in a forward direction through the chest and sternum. The squeeze of the scapular bones provides a greater sense of ‘back up’ or ‘backbone’ in preparedness to fight and ‘square off’ against external attack. When both shoulders are pulled back, heartfelt emotions are frozen in a straightjacket. • [ Right Side ] A pulled-back shoulder on the right side indicates this one may tend towards fight mode. They back themselves either physically or mentally. The masculine side is drawing back into a fight stance, ready to lash out. This one can present as cold, unemotional and mentally sharp or abrupt. They often protect their sensitive emotions with a powerful defensive intellect (Pitta, Rigid Archetype). • [ Left Side ] A pulled-back left shoulder indicates this one has a tendency to hold back their emotions. They can be emotionally defensive and withdrawn. Heartfelt emotions are expressed with those they know well, sometimes to excess. They find it difficult to warm to strangers and ‘pull back’ to disappear (Vata, Dense Archetype). • For more information about all things Emotional Anatomy and our November training, visit: http://soulspacebrisbane.com.au/emotional-anatomy-training/ ••
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[ THROAT CHAKRA ] When the seed of consciousness meets the throat chakra we arrive at our pure creative power. This power is guided by consciousness itself, not by the will of our ego. The journey into the throat chakra is to learn to surrender to the flow of life. The throat chakra holds the paradox of choice. It is here we learn to listen and attune ourselves to the unfolding and evolving nature of consciousness, and to make choices that resonate in alignment with its path. • Rights: The right to speak Primary Impulse: Communication • Emotional Anatomy: Neck: Sensitivity Cervical Spine: Choice Upper Shoulders: Expression Throat: Communication Vocal cords: Resonance • Issues: communication, self-expression, truth, choice, creativity, sensitivity, intuition, symbolic sight, resonance, surrender, etheric body, the voice, listening, will. • COMMUNICATION IS KEY: Want to become a confident communicator? Emotional Anatomy provides you with the skills and personal transformation to be able to instantly connect with any person at a deep and meaningful level. • This training drastically develops your communication capacity as the process requires the highest level of embodied, authentic, heart centered communication. Find out more here: http://soulspacebrisbane.com.au/emotional-anatomy-training/ >>•Link in Bio •
[ SOUL ANATOMY ] [ ADDICTION ] Where is your power? The definition of an addiction is something you can’t stop. It is that simple. Therefore virtually anything can be an addiction. Although this is true only a handful of addictive behaviors are collectively agreed upon as addictions. Substances such as sugar, cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, etc are widely accepted as addictive mechanisms. These substances are seen to act on the biochemistry of a person, thus over hiding their ability to make choices. For example, many people believe that heroin is such a powerful addictive substance that one experience can transform a person into a heroin addict. This notion implies that a person can be a victim of an addictive substance because it has the ‘power’ to take away a person’s ability to make a choice. Cigarettes are said to be even more addictive than heroin. These beliefs serve as perfect ammo for advertisers. • The essence of a victim is to be abused by a greater power, in this case, the addictive substance. Therefore the addict, who is a victim, is powerless to stop taking the substance. Society wages wars on addictive harmful mechanisms such as drugs. But this notion implies there is a powerful enemy to fight, which provides even more psychological and therefore physiological power to the mechanism of addiction. Realising an addiction has no real power is a crucial step in resolving it. • Author: Chris Knight Image: Jodie de Rome http://soulspacebrisbane.com.au
[Jodie de Rome] My passion to co-create, facilitate and share Emotional Anatomy Training with the world comes from my own personal experience of transforming a chronic skin condition called eczema. Ever since I can remember, I was told by doctors and skin experts that this condition would never go away. After many years of childhood eczema, I was clear in my teens, until it re-appeared viciously in my early 20’s. To add insult to injury I damaged the skin on my face with a prescribed corticosteroid cream. When I asked the GP if I had permanently damaged my skin. She replied, “Yes, you have.” • In all my desperation, I made a choice deep within me that said, “you will have clear skin”. As I listened more closely to this voice it became louder. As I became more prepared to look at myself, a big chunk of the answer was revealed. My skin condition was triggered by an underlying social anxiety in response to some major life changes at the time. Personally, this was a ground-breaking self-discovery because during my whole life I had never had anyone tell me emotional states or attitudes influenced my skin. • I watched clearly how my mind would influence my body. I found a place within myself where I started to observe my emotions in situations where I would feel my skin start to burn and flare up. As I observed more and more, my reaction became less and less. In short, becoming the observer of my body-mind experience, over time, led to my complete recovery. • For me, true healing occurred because I faced myself, acknowledged what I had been fearing, and in that acknowledgment felt a gradual let go. I had created a re-connection with my own body, mind and soul. • If I had never asked myself for deeper answers, I would never have tapped into more of my potential. I would have settled on the ideas of others, been stuck in my conditioned patterns or thought all I could do was ‘manage’ my diagnosis ‘forever’. The power of responsibility (ability-to-respond) to oneself is paramount and drives all aspects of the life I have created for myself. It is the core of what we teach others.
[ EMOTIONAL ANATOMY ] SUPERFICIAL ABDOMINAL FAT (subcutaneous) Observation: Superficial abdominal fat is observed and palpated as a jelly-like tissue. It is easy to grab and separate from the abdominal wall. When pinched it becomes dimply, particularly in women. Superficial abdominal fat creates deep horizontal lines, indentations and dimples along the sagittal plane. When excessive can create horizontal rolls across the abdomen, commonly known as the spare tyres. There can be double or triple fat rolls across the abdominal region. • Energy dynamic: Superficial abdominal fat signifies an internalization of the solar plexus impulses and a need for protection. The superficial layer sits anterior to the abdominal wall creating a desensitization protective layer that can block and fragment the internal and external relationship of the solar plexus consciousness. If visceral fat (see Deep Abdominal Fat) is balanced, the internal reality remains sensitive and responsive. However due to the presence of superficial fat, there is a diminished quality of expression outwardly. The severity of this energetic dysfunction depends on the degree of fatty tissue covering. • Psycho-emotional Interpretation: ·Suppresses gut instincts · Challenged taking risks · Succumbs to instant gratification · Fears confrontation · This one fears their power • This one tends to second guess and suppress their ‘gut instincts’ and intuitive feelings. They are waiting until it is safe to come out of the closet. They often feel inferior to others. They are connected with their internal feelings but can be ashamed of their true desires. The fatty outer layer protects them from being seen for who they truly are. They avoid having to assert themselves and take action on their true feelings. They fear confrontation and the consequence of expressing their internal reality outwardly. They turn to comfort eating to resolve anxiety and stress. • Author: Chris Knight Image: Jodie de Rome • Curious about your Emotional Anatomy? INFO NIGHT dates for October to be revealed soon: >>•Link In Bio•