“For somehow or somewhere, more or less deeply in my soul, there will emerge the necessity for me to find inner initiative in life – the initiative of the soul which will enable me to undertake something or to make some judgement or decision out of my own inmost being…
Observe that in your life joy and sorrow, all happiness and pain will depend on the finding or not finding of your own individual initiative. ”
Rudolph Steiner – Karmic Relationships
Initiative: The ability to assess and initiate things independently. The power of opportunity to act or take charge before others do.
Earthly matter is spun in the pattern of light rays, and when you come across a chrysalis you are really seeing pure sunlight, spun around this earthly matter in the pattern of the sunbeam.
We have now reached the point where spun light surrounds the chrysalis, and naturally, something different occurs from what does in the case of the insect which burns by plunging into the flame and so can accomplish nothing further.
In the short time, the insect takes to hurl itself into the flame, could it but spin such a cacoon modeled on light, a new animal would arise from the fire.
There is no phrase more frequently mentioned than ‘inherited tendency.’ No man is considered an educated man today who does not mention it at least two or three times a week! An educated man must at least make himself acquainted with what the learned, medical profession has ascertained as to ‘inherited tendencies.’ When a person does not know what to make of himself, most people say at once: ‘he is suffering from an inherited tendency.’ Anyone not saying that is regarded as badly educated, perhaps among other things an Anthroposophist!
Here Science begins not only to go astray in theory but also to be injurious to life. This is the boundary where theory encroaches on morality — where it is immoral to hold a wrong theory. Here, life’s strength and security really depend on correct knowledge. What will a man be able to do who, through the right spiritual conception in his soul, strengthens, fortifies himself by taking in the elixir of life? No matter what he may have inherited, these inheritances are only in the physical body or at most in the etheric body. Through his right conception of the world he will be able to make his own vital center stronger and stronger, and will be able to conquer his inherited tendencies; for the spiritual, if present in the right way, is able to equalize the body.
If, however, a man does not strengthen the spiritual core of his being, merely asserting that the spiritual is the fruit of the physical, he will have a weak inner nature, he will be the victim of his inherited tendencies; they will work harmfully in him. No wonder then, that so-called inherited tendencies have such dreadful results; for people are first of all talked into a belief of the powers of such tendencies and are deprived of what counteracts them. The belief in inherited tendencies is cultivated, and the spiritual conception of the world — the best weapon with which to fight them, — is taken away. First, the power of the inherited tendencies is discovered, and by this means they become active. Not only is this a wrong insight, which arouses a life-destroying activity and takes the weapons of defense out of the hands of the sufferer, but it is the beginning of a theory-based absolutely on a materialistic conception. Here a materialistic conception of the world begins to play a part which is in effect not only theoretically incorrect but immoral.
This cannot be got over, simply by saying that those who assert such things are mistaken. We need not be too severe in judging those who put forth these theories. We are not attacking individual scientists here; it is quite comprehensible that they are involved in a line of thought which must lead to such errors — we must admit this in all fairness. The one, perhaps, may not be able to free himself from scientific tradition; another perhaps considers it excusable, for, having a wife and children he would be in an awkward position if he were to break away from the ruling opinions.
But the whole thing must be considered as a phenomenon of the times, for Science is beginning not only to spread abroad false theories but to take away the life-promoting remedies, the spiritual conception of life, which is able to fortify and which is alone able to stand up against the physical, — the power which must otherwise overwhelm man. The physical can only possess overwhelming power as long as a man does not build up strength in his spiritual nature. If he does this, a warrior will grow up within him, a warrior who will defend him against the physical.
Prana is the life force-the stuff of those zillion stars circling and exploding. Human beings receive it directly into the body through the air. We take it in in other ways as well, through live foods, freshwater, through living, breathing trees, and vegetation. Yogis discovered the beneath the physical structures of the body and interpenetrating and underlying subtle sphere of reality, which they called the energy body or the pranamayakosha (sheath of vital airs). The very nature of this subtle structure is movement, flow, change.
Yogis found that pranamayakosha to be replete with thousands of invisible channels, or nadis, through which prana flows, energized and sustaining all parts of the physical and energy structure. Nadi system looks much like our circulatory system, or nervous system, but much more dense. The prana body contains seventy-two thousand, detailed descriptions of the nadis was apparently mapped out in deep states of meditation in some ancient text that nadis reach over 300 thousand.
There are fourteen major nadis and just three with which we need to be concerned. All three major nadis originate at the base of the spine and move upward through the body. Two of them, the ida and the pingala, crisscross back and forth as they ascend along the areas of the spinal column find their endpoints in the left nostril (ida) and the right nostril (pingala). The third, the shushumna nadi moves up the spine and splits off into the larynx and the cavity of brahman or the ventricle cavity in the physical body.
Yogis beleieve that this energy body is deeply intelligent, possessing what Chogyan Trungpa Rinpoche called “basic intelligence”.
The major receptor sites for prana in human beings are in the nostrils. More than anything else it is breathing that builds and regulates the flow of prana. The breath has an immediate impact on the flow of prana through the Nadis. The rate, depth, balance, and regularity of the breath directly determine the quality of energy flow into the prana body, which directly shapes the pattern of energy flow that underlies and sustains the physical body.
If we disassociate, become ridged and the breath becomes slow and weak we may start to have panic attacks which are an alarm system that tells us there is a lack of vital energy entering our energy bodies/fields and nothing to run the energy framework of the physical body. We may believe that we die from the disease which is the illusion it is the energy body that becomes deflated and energetically suffocates us in the end.
Those aspects of our physical, visceral lives will relegate to the dark basement of our consciousness will inexorably un-determine the conscious and well-intended projects on the surface of our lives. When Freud said, Anatomy is Destiny” he was, of course, referring to gender. But we now understand that anatomy is destiny in many more ways than that. Paraphrasing Freud, we might rightfully say, too, that “Posture is Destiny”.
There is often a split between thinking and feeling, which shows up as chronic tension in the neck and at the base of the skull. The eyes will be disconnected and unresponsive, as attempts not to see. Joints are frozen, and there is often a deep twisting away from the visceral experience of life.
Try as we might to “transcend” the voice of the body through intellect, sheer will power, spirituality, the subterranean power of our unconscious postures will always hold sway. The deep patterning of the body will undermine our most elaborate rationalizations, ideas, hopes, and fantasies. The entire superstructure of our adult lives is underlain by the primal language of our postures. The primary genius of yoga lies precisely in its recognition of the critical role of the body in the development and transformation of character. Most spiritual paths begin with what yogis call “mental bodies”, thoughts and feelings moving us directly to meditation, contemplation, scriptural study, or prayer. Yogis took a radical step in moving the entry point of spiritual practice right to the body. the yogic traditions, therefore, bring our attention directly to the annamayakosha (the physical body) understanding it to be the doorway to the more subtle interior worlds.
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Neuro EMB Release: in-person session using the early fetal development structures to release pain, injury, memory out the physical body, releases emotional & mental trauma, and releases in the spirit/energetic systems.
* NLP: Neuro Linguist Programming & many of the Light Therapies used to release trauma, only work in the emotional & mental layers, leaving the memory (active past trauma) in the body and tissues still active as well as in the energy fields. Neuro EMB releases all the layers and levels of trauma whether it is: emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, or energetic.
Bridgette Lyn Dolgoff is a Traditional Osteopath with almost 30 years of experience and continued education. She specializes in Structural & Energy Medicine, Nutrition, and Herbalism. Bridgette is also an international registered Medical Intuitive. She attended Rudolph Steiner College to learn Biodynamics, Spiritual Sciences, Anthroposophic Medicine, and apprentice on farms, as well as permaculture, stays. Bridgette works with and on humans, animals, and the environment/s in person and online. In the past Bridgette spent summers in different locations across the USA doing soil restoration, land regeneration and small to large farm build educating as she works with the landowners. She is also a lifetime practitioner of Shamanism and comes from bloodlines of a shaman, medicine people, herbalists, healers, clairvoyants, prophets, and exorcists. Bridgette understands that real medicine and nutrition start with recovering and restoring the soil, these processes will also heal the land, the air, the water, the people, and all beings living on Earth. The second half of her life is spent healing the earth and educating those who are interested. Bridgette teaches classes in person and online in shamanism, seeds, beings, forces, soil, animal health, people health, animal health, environmental health, nutrition, pain management, and more.
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