What is Cranio-Sacral anyway? Most people know it feels good and it works wonders, but what is it really?
Here’s my one liner: It is a healing modality that uses the rhythm of your cerebral spinal fluid to realign your skeletal system so that your entire nervous system can reset.
My patients rise from the table and feel like they’re floating away. Many report having visual experiences, deep releases of physical pain, and sometimes tears of joy or tears of pain will flow forth in a movement toward complete healing.
Recently I had the honor of fulfilling a lifelong dream of traveling down to the Bahamas to do cranio-sacral work with very sick patients in the water surrounded by healing dolphins. It was a profound and powerful journey to say the least.
Here is the message that both the patients and myself heard from the dolphins:
We are a web of healing, of pain, of light and of dark. We feel one another without even knowing the other’s story. We integrate whether we want to or not and whether we’d like to admit it or not this makes us stronger.
The power we possess when we unite as one is limitless and can heal the entire planet. How we touch each other’s lives and how we blend into each other’s energy is profound and can carry us to the moon and back if we let it.
The feelings of doubt, inadequacy and unworthiness peak when we disconnect from this web.
When we try to separate ourselves and become independent from one another, this mistake can lead you astray for a lifetime - if you let it. But if you stop to listen, to tune in, you will hear the universe speaking to you saying lean in!
Lean in to the support, the messages, the hearts, the vibrations, and the sounds that are carrying you on this journey!
The reality is that you are not separate from the person next to you. Nor are you separate from the bird, the ant, or the dolphin next to you. Inside the unity of this world you have EVERYTHING you need to succeed! In love, in relationship, in pleasure in light, in acknowledgements and in riches; you have the choice to tune into this ever-present web of life, and use it to your advantage.
No matter who you are, you are here; therefore you are gifted, blessed and alive!
No matter what your traumas are or your pain or the injustices you have suffered, your root is your essence and your essence is a ray of light. So shine your light, shine it as bright as you can and don't shrink in the light of another, don't shy away from the magic you possess.
There will be times of turbulence, there will be times of stillness, and there will be moments in between in which you can just glide through life. Do your best to appreciate them all!
They are all part of the web, they need each other to continue to thrive. The ever-present expansions and contractions that life brings are crucial to the ongoing vitality that comes through you.
Even in death there is a final expansion followed by a final contraction and as you ride that last wave (in this life) you have the opportunity to leave a legacy behind!
What legacy do you want to leave behind? How do you want to be felt by others? Tune into that and start embodying that feeling now!
The only thing that ever gets in your way is you! So step aside my friend and let the energy of life take over!
I will never forget this powerful experience I had with these healing dolphins, nor will I forget the amazing results each patient got from being in the water and get worked on by multiple therapists, including dolphins!
It was delightfully joyful, deeply spiritual, and sensuous through and through!
Sending you Dolphin Kisses!
Willow Brown L.Ac.