Symposium 2010: One World, One Work. The International Conference of the International Association of Structural Integrators took place in Denver, Colorado May 7-9. Bob Schrei and Ray McCall gave a presentation on SourcePoint Therapy as one of the breakout sessions on Saturday morning. (Ray and Bob co-teach the SourcePoint workshops given through the Rolf Institute). It was a great weekend. Here’s a little clip of the presentation and an interview with Bob, Ray and Donna. Thanks to Michael Kastris, one of the organizers of the conference, for the video.
Archive for May, 2010
After writing about hope last week, synchronicity led me to the related theme of possibility in this talk by Dr. Amit Goswami, Professor of Physics at the University of Oregon’s Institute of Theoretical Science for over 30 years (now retired) and currently Senior Scholar in Residence, Institute of Noetic Sciences. Dr. Goswami is exploring what he calls Quantum Activism, the applicaton of principles of quantum theory to life in our world of appearances. He defines “objects,” that is, everything we encounter and experience as external to ourselves, as waves of possibility in the quantum sea. He is exploring the view that consciousness is the ground of everything. This isn’t a new idea by any means. What’s fascinating is that he is doing this from the perspective of contemporary physics. And he is specifically interested in how an understanding of quantum theories can be related to health and healing.
He also has something to say about the blueprint:
“Health, as I will show, is when not only the physical organs function properly, but also when all our other ‘subtle bodies’ function properly. Physical health is defined not only by the proper functioning of the physical organs, but also by the proper functioning of their correlated morphogenetic fields”¦The role of consciousness in biological programming can now be elucidated. Indeed, the organs are physical representations of the morphogenetic fields that consciousness uses as blueprints of biological functions to represent the latter in the physical.”
For those of you as fascinated by the quantum world as I am, here’s another good article, a review of the new bookDecoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information, by Vlatko Vedral, a physicist who is working with the theory that “information is at the root of everything.” (Thanks to Frank Lopez in San Francisco for this reference).
A universe of energy/information/consciousness: more and more scientists are acknowledging the possibility of this reality. I guess I could say… Welcome. We’ve been waiting for you.
© 2010 Donna Thomson and Bob Schrei
Recently three different healthcare practitioners who have integrated SourcePoint Therapy into their work have told us the same story: after receiving work, clients have said virtually the same thing: “I feel hope for the first time in years.”
Hope: how important this is for recovering health. People with chronic pain or illness often lose hope, leading to a downward cycle of increasing depression and fatigue. Everyone has advice for you, everyone knows someone who tried something and it worked for them, so maybe it will work for you. After a while, instead of inspiring hope, these suggestions just make you feel worse, because nothing does work, or it works for a little while and then the old symptoms, or new ones, appear.
What is it about the SourcePoint practices that would bring that feeling of hope? I don’t know for sure, and certainly we can’t predict this will always happen but perhaps it’s simply the reconnection, to Source, to the information of health, to one’s essential self. If indeed we are connecting to this blueprint of health, the information of balance, order, harmony and flow that gives rise to life and sustains it, then the feeling of hope would be that information beginning to communicate with the individual body-mind, beginning to wake up memory, to whisper: remember, it’s true, you can be well. In your essential nature, you are well.
It made me think that in fact hope is the very essence of SourcePoint, if we define hope as openness to possibility. Hope is the openness that allows us to explore uncharted territory. Hope is the willingness to risk. Hope is the affirmation that things do not have to continue to be as they have been in the past. Hope allows us to move beyond our conditioning. To embark on the path of energy work, as giver or receiver, requires all of the above.
Hope is a powerful, supportive energy. And I realize, although I never thought about it this way before, that the blueprint carries that essential message: there is hope. The fundamental order, balance, harmony and flow of our essential nature and the universal energy reminds us, not only personally but globally: there is hope.
© 2010 Donna Thomson and Bob Schrei