Sharing the Peace Power Path process with kids/teens is amazing. They release so quickly, and respond so completely. It is a joy. Today I did the Peace Power Path with both my kids. It was a profound, beautiful experience, and I learned something new to share: The body doesn't lie.
The Peace Power Path is an energetic self-healing tool that combines self-reflection with energy release. Watching, feeling, the energetic movements within the body is a key tool to knowing when we are ready to release (specifically feeling the barrier over the heart). But watching/feeling energy movements in the body can be tricky for some people, or at least some of the time.
But, as Dr. Candace Pert says, "Your Body is Your Subconscious Mind." (The title is brilliant, although I confess I haven't read the book.) It's completely true, and tracking bodily movements is a valuable tool in this process.
As we sat on the couch talking through the first step, which is listening for core statements and watching energetic movements, I began to notice something else: their bodies were moving. Resisting. As we talked, they covered their mouths with objects (pillow, tshirt, blanket) shifted position, tensed legs, physically retreated, and turned their heads away.
Together, we started talking about the movements: Look at what's happening - your body is resisting this. Isn't that fascinating? Look at that, you just turned away from me completely! Watch me while I show you what you just did.
Modeling for them elicited a laugh of recognition, and the process shifted to being more lighthearted.
And also, "This is amazing! Your body is resisting this so much, that's so awesome - that means we're really on to something. Now, let's return to a relaxed, open position and watch some more."
This became [them], "But it doesn't hurt that much." "Yes, but your body is resisting! Your brain and your body are not in harmony - can you see that?"
Talking about how their bodies were moving while talking about and testing core, pain statements provided another clue for following the statements even deeper. It was a tangible step in an otherwise (somewhat) intangible process.
So...try it, and let me know how it goes for you!
Norma Van Horn