Body Clearing – A Healing Technique

August 22, 2008 at 2:41 am 6 comments

I recently read a blog by a witty and charming online goddess friend of mine, where she had an absolutely delightful conversation with her LBP, or Lower Belly Pooch.  Over the course of this conversation, she not only comes to terms with this portion of her anatomy, but discovers that it wasn’t truly LBP who was at fault, but rather an error in her thinking.  You can read this wonderful post here. 

I was reminded of a similar technique I learned about some time ago, for the eliminating of negative energy, emotion, illness, pain, or addiction from the body, sometimes call “Body Clearing,” or “Talking into the Body.”  If you study any of the successful practitioners of the laws of the universe, you will find them all in agreement that one of the most necessary (and often challenging) steps to achieving the life of your dreams is to “get clear.”  Get clear about what?  About any limiting beliefs you may have, about past experiences that might be holding you back, about what it is that you truly desire for yourself.  There are many, many methods for doing this, and each person needs to find what works for them – often a combination of approaches. 

Body clearing is something I first encountered in Boy Doyle’s Wealth Beyond Reason program, where he walks you through a conversation with your ego, in an effort to quiet it, and get it to stop resisting the marvelous changes you are attempting to manifest in your life.  While the process need not be any more complicated than that, Joe Vitale’s book, The Key: The Missing Secret for Attracting Anything You Want, offers an in-depth version from healer Jennifer McLean, which is able to target much more intense issues, such as recurring illness, physical pain, or even injury, all of which can be manifestations of negative energy being held in the body. This energy will need to be released before real healing and forward progress can be obtained. 

The essential process for this technique is as follows:  Start by finding a comfortable position, where your body is well supported.  Take about a minute’s worth of very deep breaths that originate from your lower belly, with the intent and visualization of oxygenating your entire body.  When you have achieved a state of relaxation, you need to go within yourself, and “find your center.”  This can feel a little different for everyone – sometimes in your stomach, heart, throat, lower back, abdomen, or groin.  You will know it by a sense of stillness.  Now travel through your body to the point of the physical pain or tension, and observe it – decide what it looks like.  McLean suggests that some people will see a physical object, others a color, other something tactile (like soft, hard, or gooey), and others will see it as an emotion.  Let your body know that you are here, that you are listening, and that it has your full attention – that you want to help.  It will be happy to see you, and eager to start a dialogue.  Address the point of tension, and allow it to answer you in whatever way makes the most sense.  You body will provide you with symbols you will understand.   

This is the dialog process as McLean describes it:

–Why are you (the thing you are observing) here?  —What is this about?  —Do you have something in particular you want to show me?  —How has [having you here served me]?  —Where do you come from (an event, an uncomfortable conversation, a physical injury, some abusive incident, etc)?  —Am I willing to release this?  [How can I do so?]  (You are not looking for an “exercise more” or a “lose weight” kind of answer here.  The answer is in the moment with the object you are observing.  —What does releasing this thing look like [here in your mind]?  —Is there something here that can help me to release you?  [The body will give you whatever tools or guidance you need to do so.] 

 

The shift, or release, often comes with some physical manifestation, like a sigh, tears, laughter, pulsing, or heat.  When this happens, take the moment to return to your center and again observe your body.  Has anything changed?  Is there now tension in another part of your body?  McLean suggests the process is similar to peeling an onion, where different layers are revealed.  Finish by quietly thanking your body for all of the wonderful things it does for you, apologizing for any unintentional mistreatment, and forgiving yourself for whatever led to the issue which is now resolved.

If this technique doesn’t work for you, or you’re not comfortable with it, just remember that there are tons of others (many of which I’m sure we’ll be discussing in future articles).  It’s not about HOW you get clear, as long as you DO IT.  Your mind and body are not two separate entities, but one amazing connected system… make sure you’re taking good care of both!

All my love, Kristy

P.S. The technique I’m describing here (as well as any other I might EVER discuss) is not meant to be a substitute for medical attention.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. body pain  |  August 22, 2008 at 7:33 am

    Its very good to see a blog on healing technique,its very useful to the people who are suffering from back pains.

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  • 2. averagegoddess  |  August 23, 2008 at 1:37 am

    It’s my pleasure. I believe that people deserve to know that pain can sometimes be a symptom of something other than physical injury, and that there are lots of other ways to deal with it than by leaping to medication. I hope this may be useful to some, and I plan to discuss other options in the future!

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  • 3. Cali  |  August 25, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    I love this =) My one and only friend who also has a holistic leaning (she doesn’t quite lean as far as I do,… but she still understands me more than anyone else) just moved away and I’ve been so sad about it. She’s the only other person I have been able to talk to about my holistic thoughts and discuss things with,… so I was starting to feel all alone again. My other friends think I’m a little crazy (and maybe I am … *shrug* – aren’t we all in our own way =), but I think they judge with a closed mind rather than one open to other possibilities besides drugs and m.d.’s (or as my dad likes to say – major drug dealers… although that would be m.d.d. instead of m.d. and I always point that out to him and he always laughs and tells me that they dropped the extra “d” so they wouldn’t be so obvious in their drug peddling – lol). So it’s nice to find like-minded people. And I don’t mean others with closed minds, but those who are open to the infinite possibilities that our bodies hold for us. Those who are unencumbered by this desire to conform. I love discovering new things, finding new ways of healing and health. Bravo!!

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  • 4. averagegoddess  |  August 25, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Thank you so much for your input Cali! You know what’s interesting, is that I’m actually coming to believe that most people WOULD be open to these ideas, if they were presented in the right way. I, too, used to be closed minded about them until I learned more about how the energy in the body interacts with the energy in the mind and in the world, from a scientific standpoint. I’m certain that many just blow it off as some “hippie feel-good nonsense,” much like I did. I hope that over time, I can find the right way to express these concepts, that I might be able to open that door to even more people. If you have any thoughts or insights on how to go about that, or topics you’d like to see, please let me know!

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  • 5. PaintandSoul  |  August 26, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    There is actually a lot of research that backs this up. There is an entire area of research focused on biofeedback as well. While practitioners of each side might not agree that they are sides of the same coin, I do. I have for a long time as well, however, there are times when medication is the necessary (or surgery, whatever, such as in the case of malignant tumors and schizophrenia). Blah blah, I’m always here to spout the exceptions to the rule! Even in those cases I do feel it’s important to acknowledge the issue – to talk to it per se – it’s a form of self-therapy and a very good method of learning to monitor your own issue or illness. If you read any of the emerging research in positive psychology, or even a lot of the past research, you can see that it PAYS to be positive, to do these kind of mental clean ups, etc. Even when medication and surgery are the answer, this awareness can minimize the negative effects of both, make you aware of when you actually need the evil MD(D) as your friend called them rather than when you’re searching for the quick fix, etc. Bring on the feel-goods.

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  • 6. averagegoddess  |  August 28, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Excellent point Paint, and one I probably should have footnoted at the end of the article. The technique I’m describing here (as well as any other I might EVER discuss) is not meant to be a substitute for medical attention. I am FAR from one to eschew technology or the advance of science – I just wish that they weren’t always the first choice for most people!

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