The trinity, is a metaphysical concept. It's the Father, Son, Holy Ghost as the Christians describe it. It's Shiva, Brahma, Vishnu if you're Hindu; (also Shakti, Laksmi, Kali). Now, in addition, most people recognize the trinity of body, mind, spirit.
As someone interested, well more than interested, passionate, about health and healing, Ive come to see, to understand, that our health and well being is complex. Western medicine really fails, I believe, because it refuses to recognize that we are more than our physical bodies.
In my experience, and observation, all wounding, and healing, is multi faceted. We are not just physically injured, we are also mentally traumatized, and that also affects our spirit. We can be hurt on any of these three levels, and it will inevitably affect the others.
Our spirit, in my understanding, is our connection with a larger sense of life, an infinite reservoir of well being, that we draw from. When we are disconnected from our spirit, we feel depressed, hopeless, oppressed, ashamed, unworthy. Spiritual wounding is the deepest, and most difficult to heal from.
Our physical body is the most easily wounded, but it also is the easiest to heal. However, it relies on the underlying fields of mind, and spirit, for its rejuvenation. We all know that exercise is good for our bodies, but if we're depressed, we cant even get off the couch.
Our mind can be injured and we're not even consciously aware of it. We can have erroneous beliefs that poison us, that undermine our well being. We live in a very superficial society, and mental health is generally misunderstood. We still tend to treat people with mental illness as somehow deserving of their state. I believe its because the mind is still so mysterious to us, that we do not treat it as equally tangible as the body. For example in Canada, basic medical care is free, and yet counseling and psychotherapy is not.
Then we have spirit, which we are more confused about than ever. A few generations ago, the majority of the western world went to church regularly. Having faith in a higher power was not considered unscientific; it was a cultural norm. Now, there are many people who really feel like they don't know what to believe in. I cant help but wonder if we've replaced God with capitalism. Capitalism or rather the faith in money, is the definition of hellish disembodiment.
Im not a fan of dogma, or churches at all. I think the organized religions have been a playground for evil behavior. However I do believe that people need something to believe in, something mostly intangible. There is absolutely something tangible about spirit, but its sort of the tip of the iceberg, the tangible part. Spirituality and faith take practice before the rewards, the nourishment, are made tangible.Faith is what leads us from darkness to light.
Spirituality is a faculty I believe, just like seeing and hearing. Perhaps it can be described by feeling; I think most could relate to that. When we are feeling really incredible, standing on a mountain top looking at a sunrise, many people might describe that euphoria as a spiritual feeling; a boundless joy, a joy so big it seems excessive almost. Births, and deaths and true love, we describe in spiritual terms. Also, when we are at the depths of despair and we've lost our faith in the future, in well being returning, we might describe it as hell; a place without solace.
The feeling of spirit isn't primarily physical; its from the core of our being, a soul ache or ecstasy. I don't see a difference between soul, or spirit. I think they describe the same thing, that inner sense of rightness and wrongness. That inner voice of guidance, or lack of, inner light and darkness, downfall and uplift; spirit ebbing and flowing.
I believe that any healing modality should recognize these three, interconnected, aspects, of every, human, being. Sex, Spirit, Psyche
In Heavenly Embodiment, we have a physically focused modality, Sexalogical Bodywork, which is really massage, and somatic coaching, that includes the whole body, so genitals are not excluded. Our fear, and disconnect to, and of, our genitals, and sexuality, is a real problem area in our world. I could write a whole essay on that alone, but let me summarize by saying WE MUST heal our disconnection, our trauma, and our shame, with our root and sexual centers, with these fundamental parts of ourselves. Ignoring them, and disassociating from them, causes disease and dysfunction in every aspect of our lives. The overindulgence, violence, and addictive behaviors, I believe, are very much related to our wounded nether regions. Having a whole body massage can be wonderfully affirming, and healing, and begin an unlocking of an ancient, wisdom.
There is also a modality for addressing the mind, that is, hypnosis. Hypnosis is not as mysterious as it seems. A hypnosis session can look like a regular talk therapy session, but with the emphasis on accessing a deeper, expanded state of consciousness, where the client uses their own intuition to find alignment within themselves, to create a congruent framework, or world view, that supports their well being. Just like a computer, our mind is programmed, and re programmable. Beliefs are just thoughts we keep thinking. With hypnosis, we can reprogram the mind in a natural way, informed by the clients own inner wisdom.
We also have Qi Gong, which is a physical, and mental practice; but primarily it is a spiritual practice, in my opinion. It is a beautiful way of feeling into an expanded state of being. Qi Gong aligns us with our own nature, and the larger natural world that we are part of. It aligns our body, mind and spirit. Qi Gong is incredibly nourishing of our spirit. I believe that Qi Gong is a very relevant practice for this modern age, an age where we are losing our access to nature, and wild spaces, an age where the environmental stressors are mounting. Qi Gong can provide us with a powerful self regulating practice; and the primary way it does that is by nourishing our spirit.
So this is the Heavenly Embodiment trinity. These three modalities working together to support and heal participants in a synergistic way; nurturing body, mind and spirit.
I will readily admit, that this project, this business, is far from perfected, polished or seamless. At this point, it is me, and I am none of those things. Heavenly Embodiment is certainly a work in progress, and a new one at that. It has been born out of my own suffering and pain, and also persistence, and joy, despite a myriad of setbacks, and seeming failures. I use these tools myself. I have not mastered them yet, but I do believe that I have enough understanding, and skill, to provide to those who are open, and willing enough, a point of light in the darkness, a kindling of hope, a way of turning their body, mind and spirit towards their own personal feeling of heaven.
May all of your facets shine.