Each depends on how deep you wish to go in your own healing process.
You may just want to be rubbed without any thought to your emotional emotional life and how that may be affecting your muscles.
You may wish to combine a physical massage with an emotional inner dialogue to get to a deeper level of healing in yourself.
Or you may wish to dive deeper into your soul to come up with why you aren’t healing…this level of healing is taking you to the deepest level inside of yourself…to heal soul wounds…wounds that occurred from deep trauma..in this life and/or past lives.
There is no separation between mind and body. The mind is running through or occurring through the whole body..the body itself and the mind.. are one. Science now is starting to catch onto this way of thinking.
There are different reasons why we are tight in the body.
The most obvious are the physical reasons….I gardened today and my back muscles are tight..or I sit at a computer all day…and my neck and upper shoulders are tight. These are mechanical reasons we are tight.
There are also emotional reasons. Anger that has not been expressed can lead to tight muscles. Holding sorrow and sadness in the body can also lead to tight muscles.
In both of these notice the cyclical effect. Tight muscles=pain, frustration, even anger.
And vice versa…notice how your chest/upper back feel the next time you are sad. Or how your shoulders feel when you are angry or someone is yelling at you.
The spiritual level of healing…is the deepest level and it is more subtle…it encompasses mind/body and the spiritual energy we exist as. We are vibrations of energy. This level of existence is possible to experience within yourself. And there can be damage or trauma to this energy body.
When you heal on this level you are taking yourself to the deepest chasms of your soul to learn to allow the life force energy within you to flow freely. Here is the eternal fountain of love. When you allow yourself to access this love within yourself. Pain-physical, emotional, and spiritual just seem dissipate.
Each level of this healing process can take on different levels of discomfort.
This is because to experience this level in yourself you have to be willing to first experience and let go of all the pain you have held in you body for so long.
Read on to discover how your level of awareness can impact the ability of the mind/body ability to heal itself.
Just like there being different levels of healing…there are also different levels of existence or awareness.
There is the physical awareness of life. I am here in my body…typing on the computer..my fingers are pressing the keys. Or I am bending over my flowers and touching them with my hands.
The is also the emotional awareness of life. I am feeling content right. I feel love. Or I am frustrated.
Then there is the spiritual existence/awareness of this life. And it only takes opening the mind slightly..to begin to see that there is more to our existence than meets the eye.
There is an energy that runs through the entire universe. That energy is conscious..meaning awake and aware of itself. When you look at a flower or sunset. You may get a different feeling. You may be able to experience this subtle opening..as just a knowing inside of something deeper. Or an inner experience that you are bigger or more expansive than you can imagine. Sometimes it helps to look into outer space and imagine yourself expanding into it.
Some people exist their whole lives dominated by one level.
The mostly physical people who don’t have a balance in their emotional…the balance of checking in with how your emotions are today. A dog dying for instance to a person in a more physical realm would look more like simple heaviness in the shoulders. There wouldn’t be a deeper honoring of emotions. I am devastated that my dog died.
The mostly emotional person..would not have balance with their body. They would be so lost in the sadness or the anger that the dog died that they would forget to take time to nourish their body with good food, exercise. Sleep. Love.
The spiritual people are the ones who sometimes seems a bit otherworldly. Maybe sometimes the ‘crazy’ people get lumped here too. Yet the spiritual person understand the connection to something bigger than themselves in the universe. Albeit, God, Allah, Spirit, Jehovah. Etc….
These people can sometime lose touch with the physical and emotional realm of life..ignoring the fact that not all people are balanced in the spiritual side of life.
Massage and bodywork can help to balance all three of these areas within oneself. It just depends on where one is ready to go in their healing experience.