Rebalancing Netherlands Masterclass - weekend
Essence in Bodywork
Essence is the very fabric of our Soul. When we experience our Essence we have the sense of wholeness. In contrast, the lack of contact with our Essence gives us a sense that we have lost our way home, that we have lost our paradise. We are born full of Essence and free of any conditioning. As time passes and childhood programming settles into our system, we gradually lose the connection to our Essence. We then live in a paradoxical state of existence: we are Essence and yet we do not know it.
Our body is the vehicle through which we can directly come in touch with our Essence and there are fountains of Essence located in different parts of our body. These Essential qualities are our innate resources such as love, compassion, courage, wisdom, joy, presence, innocence and others.
As bodyworkers, when we have the knowledge and experience of Essence, we can recognize when it appears in the therapeutic setting. We touch upon our own Essence and from this place we can mirror it in others so the Essential flow can be restored through our presence and touch, bringing a vital dimension of depth to our work, as we awaken the innate capacity of the person to heal themselves. This is what Essence does.
In this 2-day Masterclass we will come in touch with a quality of Essence that we call the Living Daylight. There are two fundamental attributes of the Living Daylight: these are Basic Trust and the Holding Environment. When this quality is there, we trust that life will sustain us and that we will be held. It provides the sense of safety and the awareness that we don’t have to disconnect from our Being in the face of traumatic events. The Living Daylight is a healing resource for people affected by early trauma and the shock they carry in the body.