Honoring Your Perfect Body
Many of the energy healing sessions found in The Lounge are body-based. As I created them, I began to question if my work was promoting ableism and an ideal of health that isn't universal - especially since I use phrases like "stepping forward" when referring to the feet and legs. I have begun to address this language and use the words moving forward, but since some of these recordings are older, they may have able-ist language. For that, I apologize.
This is always an interesting practice - to switch from the energetics and bring the implications of energy medicine into a more social context. I'll admit that I'm more comfortable talking about the energetics. We all have an energy body, so that gives us this feeling of unity. Of accessibility. Of universality. But we often dismiss that these energy bodies are having a human experience in a very physical body. Bodies which are different colors, who have different ancestral lineages, who have various physical capabilities, illnesses, and states of ease or dis-ease. Who are at different points in the journey of aging, or identify as neuro-divergent.
I have worked with everyone from pre-teens to grandparents, men and womxn, womxn who have uteruses and those who don't, who have birthed babies, who have suffered pregnancy loss, who have been working through infertility. People who have had surgery, organs removed, and battled cancer. People who are neuro-divergent and those who are neuro-typical.
I want to reaffirm to you: the energy in your bones and organs will reflect physical states, but it does not change your ability to work with it.
There is peer-reviewed evidence in scientific journals that matches my experience in the energy body. Even when an organ has been removed or an amputation has been performed to a limb of our physical body, the energy body still exists. I still see the organ and bone as if it was physically there. And science backs this up. In the case of amputation and phantom limb pain, working with an energy medicine practitioner can assist in reducing the affect and severity of the pain associated with the missing limb! When you are working with the energy in your feet and ankles, or your legs, knees, and hips, or arms and hands - you are - even if that part is not physically there or is not considered typical by the medical profession.
Restoring the energetic balance and flow in these areas, does not mean that you will restore physical form or an idealized version of health. You are working with the energy. My own personal experience as an able-bodied woman is that yes, the energy flow in my bones has had a significant impact on the way that my physical body moves and feels. This may or may not be your reality. This may or may not be your story around health. But I do know that working with the energy here will restore the energetic function that this part of the body governs.
Just know, no matter what your body looks like physically, the energy of that part is still accessible to you, and it is perfect.