Elevation is defined as the action or fact of elevating or being elevated; height above a given level. On the flip side, some opposite words for elevation are reduction, unimportance, lowering, diminishing, downgrading, humiliation. Clearly, elevating is more attractive and productive, so it is the focus of this week’s intention.
Last week we talked about alignment. If something or someone is out of alignment, it’s pretty challenging to elevate to new heights. Alignment creates the opportunity for flow without disruption; it is when there is a kink in the flow that there is a likelihood of falling, or failure. This can be seen in every part of life.
In the body, there are energy centers called chakras. These are wheels that distribute the life force to all cells so we can thrive. Most models describing the chakras refer to the eight wheels, starting at the base of the core and moving through the body to the top of the head. The goal is to have all eight chakras aligned in order to connect to our higher source and bring enlightenment into the individual, so as to connect to the deeper gifts and creations we were put here to share.
One of the challenges to this order is gravity, as it is a constant force tugging on the density in the body. Density results from scar tissue, from injury and surgery, as well as compression in the fascia from incorrect posture and unconscious breathing over time. This tissue which essentially is lacking space, creates the grips for gravity to take hold and pull down. To add, we don’t collapse in a linear fashion as we are dominant on one side causing a left/right imbalance, resulting in the body winding down toward the earth in a spiral pattern.
In order to be able to align all chakras, those dense grips that pull us away from balance need to release and the body needs to re-align. It’s impossible to start at the top and work our way down, as the foundation is just that -- it’s the base. Without a solid base, everything up the chain is off and will be manipulated by the forces of nature.
To truly grasp the importance of elevation and how it impacts our perception of life, the opposites give the best picture; humiliation, unimportance, diminishing . . . none of these evoke joy or give you that warm and fuzzy feeling. Quite the opposite. From a cell’s perspective, if it is being squished and ignored from a lack of awareness, we have essentially dismissed it from our consciousness and no longer pay any attention to it -- until it starts to scream with pain. Then we often put ice on it or use medication which only serves to numb the area and move it further away from our awareness; or compensate, which does the same thing -- it takes us away from the uncomfortable sensation.
To truly elevate requires us to move into the discomfort so we can get past it, as opposed to ignoring it which will only allow it to get bigger and continue to pull us down. Where there is compression, there are shadows and darkness; where there is space, light can shine, and flow is optimal. In the initial stages of putting space back into the body, the flow will serve to clean out the areas previously compressed that have weighed us down. This can result in a healing crisis as the body pushes out the toxins and debris from past insults, to clear the way for new communications and insights. If understood, it is simply the process required, if not, the initial added discomfort can seem scary and stop you from moving forward.
We all have darkness, shadows, insults and debris that have become trapped inside. It takes courage to face it, and determination to continue: for those who do, elevation is the result and the gifts of insight and creation become the focus. Having those who have gone through this and benefited is the beauty of the Block Therapy Community. This is a group filled with incredible souls who are here to guide and support you through the obstacles that present in your fascia, as well as your life.
If you would like to join and be part of the healing and conversations, we would love to see you there. We all deserve to experience the best life has to offer, but our cells need us to give them what they need to thrive on our behalf. Like everything in life, you get back what you give. Give yourself and your cells the love and respect they deserve, and they in turn will support you to be the best version of you!
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Thank you so much for this sharing of insight and wisdom. Beautifully stated and evokes the deeper meaning to all this work. So grateful for this practice and group.