by Wendy Strgar March 31, 2010
The most important experiences that I have now are the ones in which I am able to find in dynamic stillness. Practices like meditation that help me discern the quiet inner voice from the monkey brain chatter are helpful. But going inside and looking for the spacious, porous stillness in the center of all my structures is when I find a connection to myself and the universe I inhabit, (like a single cell in a whole body), which has offered access to a living god, or as it is called in the vernacular of bio-dynamic cranial work, the breath of life.
I am convinced that the space where our human biology meets the spiritual plane is where our soul is born and resides. I have always thought about things in this way, but never until recently, had any biological knowledge to research and understand this phenomenon. There is so much energy body work available. I have participated in and studied modalities including Chinese medicine, homeopathic remedies, Feldenkreis training, and polarity work. All of these energetic treatment modalities work through the physical to heal multiple layers of existence simultaneously. Truly everything in life has viscera.
“The Breath of Life abides in stillness and breathes a living fire that fashions creation… Breath is the mother and stillness is the father, and together they create a polar process that organizes the wholeness in life. In this matrix, every subtle change in one part affects and modifies all other parts… the eternal dance, in which chaos dissolves into stillness to express renewed order, is life. The notion that we are separate from any part of the universe is dualistic thinking and it is a fundamental misperception of reality.”
These words open the book Stillness by Charles Ridley. As I read them I feel as if I have found a way home. I am lucky to have met one the senior teachers who trained with him for 15 years right in my own backyard. Even a brief half hour of biodynamic craniosacral treatment leads you deep into your own center and connects you with the healing energy that is our birthright.
He goes on to say, “You are as intimately connected to the vast expanse of Dynamic Stillness as to infinitesimal stillness within each subatomic particle in your cells. The Breath of Life unites all- she contains us and she is in us, like a fish in the ocean- and life with out her is preposterous.”
Here I am on Day 90 of the positivity quest with one of the surest paths to peace and well being that I have ever known. Life is more and more of a blessing.
by Wendy Strgar May 17, 2018
It becomes hard to trust your own thinking when nothing seems to be working. The space between how I thought it would go and how it is going seems to widen in front of my eyes. Maybe most difficult of all is how often the undesirable outcomes around us spill over into our relationships, both at home and at work. An errant comment too easily turns into an argument. I become blind to my impact on people around me, caught up in the unresolved problems surrounding me. During times like these, we often underestimate the power of the choices we make and how it can create a path back towards what’s working or down the slippery slope of self-destruction, which my husband affectionately calls “flirting with the gutter.”
Here is my short list to making it better when it isn’t working at all. Each one helps you do the next one, so start at the beginning and work your way down.
by Wendy Strgar May 03, 2018
by Wendy Strgar April 26, 2018