Do the Sen show us the intersection between our bodies and our spiritual essence?
(what could she possibly mean by that? you ask)
Imagine the sen, which form the foundation of your Thai massage practice, as something utterly different than a road map. Not a system of lines in which bony landmarks and muscle borders chart your course.
Imagine the sen as the binding between our spiritual nature and our physical nature.
Are you following me?
Let me help. Sit for a moment with this image.
Imagine the sen as radiant lines of golden light-thread stitched delicately and intentionally through body and spirit by the hand of the Eternal Mother - Bodhisattva - Light Being (insert your own cosmological creator-type here).
Imagine for a moment our spiritual essence as a golden, gossamer fabric bound to and bound through our bodies with precious, holy thread (and at the moment of death, that thread loosens, slipping away and releasing spirit from body - I am gathering the courage to write about this for you as well).
Imagine these golden light-threads as unique for each of us. Not one of us exactly like another.
And yet, all of us the same.
This is how I experience the sen in my work with clients now. Though I hesitate to call it work anymore. I am doing nothing. I am simply witnessing the union between corporeal and spiritual essence and responding to its tangles and twists. Responding to its suggestions and guidance.
It hasn't always been this way.
There was a time when I felt the sen were rivers of energy. That was a useful and necessary step along my personal path, and I have written about it for you before. Here. Here and Here.
That notion no longer holds.
I have no idea what lies ahead - which is precisely why I continue at this work after 17 years in clinical practice. And, I am keenly interested in you. In your work. In how you grow and evolve.
Reach out. I would love to connect with you.
Experience It for Yourself
Take every impulse you've ever smothered, because you didn't think it fit your training, and open it up to the world."