Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is one of many modalities which recognizes that the seeds to healing are found in the roots of the challenge or pain. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is not a tool with which to gain some ideal of perfection; it is a paradigm within which it is understood that life is endlessly unfolding within us from the moment of conception to the moment of death. This unfoldment is accessible to us and capable of responding in new ways in any given moment. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy recognizes that all life is Intelligent, and that Intelligence permeates the substance of both our form and the field within which we live and move and unfold our lives. The cells in your body right now are formed by and contain the generative forces that created you. Before you had a brain or a heart, in the earliest days and weeks of your life, Intelligent forces organized your cells into you. This Intelligence was in your mother’s womb, regardless of your relationship with her, and it was in her mother’s womb. It is in each one of you. Right now. The generative forces that created you are still creating you anew. Right now. And right now.

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In the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner training offered by the School of Inner Health, students learn to recognize the wisdom in each other. They practice listening to and recognizing the Intelligence in each other’s bodies and begin to interact with each other in ways that recognize this knowing.

The meeting of two people is the meeting of two expressions of equal Intelligence. Both people are being breathed in each moment by a larger aliveness – called the Breath of Life in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy — which breathes through all living and inanimate beings. When we make contact with Intelligence in a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy context, we make contact with the reality that life is Intelligent. Through Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy we can realize Intelligent aliveness is everywhere, endlessly unfolding and breathing through our bodies, through every living body, human and non-human, now and always.  

One way to grow a culture that respects life and supports life continuing beyond us, is to treat each other with respect, cognizant of the Intelligence we all carry. In these polarized times, cultivating relationships that blossom in a field of mutual knowing is as possible as ever. When those we are with respect and amplify our inherent knowing, we respond to our lives and world differently.

We must challenge ourselves to re-member and live from our knowing. We must build a loom from which to weave the pieces of our experiences both good and bad, into a magnificent tapestry that expresses our inherent Wholeness. We can bring ourselves back into alignment with our true nature, which is to be connected to each other and the living world.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is one tool with which we can deepen our awareness and embodiment so that we can experience and cultivate our own knowing. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is about being present with what’s there, within yourself and another and then deepening to the place where the Intelligence is visible and tangible to both. Biodynamic Craniosacral therapists are skilled perceivers, able to sense with all their senses what is happening in a person’s body within fluid, tissue, bone and nerve. One of the things I love most about Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is its capacity for transformation through presence. When what is happening is emotionally or physically painful, it can be met with presence and recognition. When the unpleasant, the unimaginable, the irreconcilable can be accepted, supported and witnessed, our relationship to it begins to change.  The slightest shift can open the door to new perspectives and possibilities. Here strength can arise from weakness, grief or rage can become a catalyst, capacity can crawl out from under the rubble of failures.

The relationship to life that Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy cultivates supports us to change our relationship with ourselves and the world around us. Students can become capable of recognizing life communicating with itself and contributing to the sharing of knowledge and wisdom. Every person, every living being is Intelligent in a way that is bigger than our minds can comprehend and which our bodies deeply recognize. When we experience this, we become part of the living world.

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