Most of my deep meditations still happen while lying down. This remains necessary because the somatic experience remains far too intense to otherwise tolerate sitting.
In order to profoundly allow and experience the healing process (by relaxing deeply into it) the body must be horizontal and completely and progressively more relaxed. This allows the nervous system to continue healing from the severe psych drug injuries, while the psyche too seems to more easily integrate splits and sub-personalities etc.
Among other things this process seems to also be a deeply rejuvenative cellular healing process. These such meditations come upon me and I must submit to them. I call this necessary response the “somatic imperative.”
The “somatic imperative” expresses itself in my life in many different ways as well, not just during meditation. The body knows and the somatic imperative is a sort of GPS guidance system in general.
One might consider the imperative to lie down for such a meditation process to be a symptom of illness. I find that to be a gross misunderstanding of what is really, instead, a requirement for HEALING.
I meditate 24/7 in some regard and, thus, I do what my body/mind needs right NOW. Often these days I am called to deep cellular regeneration while lying down. Meditation can certainly happen and ultimately will happen in any and all positions.
My body is a barometer for total integrity, I am literally sickened if I go off even a wee bit…sometimes it’s a major pain in the ass (no doubt). More and more often, however I come to deeply appreciate what is truly a gift that allows for complete healing and thus a coming into alignment with life-force.
It was the complete denial of the body and hence the toxic poisoning it was subjected to via psychiatry that led to this…the only way to heal was to completely surrender to finding the body once again…I’m here…and this is it.
- Somatic mysticism: reframing “hypersensitivity”
- More on somatic experience
- What does it mean to heal
- We have internal guidance. Learn to listen.
- The body knows
- Life as a meditation: my contemplative adventure
- Transformative healing: more working with parts — the god/higher-self/life-force part
- Animals hunker down when they’re healing…they do not fight the process. Let us be like the animals.
*it is potentially dangerous to come off medications without careful planning. Please be sure to be well educated before undertaking any sort of discontinuation of medications. If your MD agrees to help you do so, do not assume they know how to do it well even if they claim to have experience. They are generally not trained in discontinuation and may not know how to recognize withdrawal issues. A lot of withdrawal issues are misdiagnosed to be psychiatric problems. This is why it’s good to educate oneself and find a doctor who is willing to learn with you as your partner in care. Really all doctors should always be willing to do this as we are all individuals and need to be treated as such. See: Psychiatric drug withdrawal and protracted withdrawal syndrome round-up
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