The Season of Awaken

Now is a fantastic time for Awaken energy! The season of awaken is about simply being- it is beyond the minds comprehension. It is the experience of love and gratitude and the connectedness between us all.

In the season of awaken, everything is already perfect and we are able to find the gifts in every situation. We are able to connect with ourselves, others (community) and the greater free energy around us. In awaken, we are overflowing with available energy and can freely share with the world around us.

On the table, you will mostly be face up with your hands on the table or on your thighs. This helps drive the energy/ wave through your heart. We might also pick one of your legs up in the air while you are face down to access this season.

Awaken is a wonderful place to visit, but not a very productive place to live from all the time. You would likely never get anything done as everything is already perfect. Next time we will discuss integrate or mixing of the seasons.

The Season of Discover into The Season of Transform

A common misconception is that we graduate from discover care. This is not the case , especially in todays world.

Americans are under an enormous amount of stress each and every day. From finances, traffic, sitting too much, emails, texts, relationships, toxins in our food water and air, and the list goes on and on. The human body was never designed to experience so much on such an ongoing basis.

Discover care helps us process our daily stress. When that happens that energy can go into Transform or Awaken instead of weighing us down/keeping our system in fight or flight. For these reasons, we will usually make at least a few discover contacts during each entrainment. These contacts help to liberate bound energy to be used for transform and awaken care. 

Transform starts with frustration that the problem/issue keeps coming back. It is at this point that we decide that we are done with a particular pattern. We say enough of this or feel like we need to take our power back. At this point we are moving away from an old pattern or way of being.

This leads us to middle to late transform where we feel ready to take on what’s next, even if we do not necessarily know what next is. This is a crucial point as we start to move towards something new rather than away from something old. This allows for a greater bandwidth of energy aka more transformation to happen. We build more and more momentum until we reach a breakthrough.

The season of transform is all about having both your conscious and your subconscious mind working on solutions/ optimization. This is in contrast to discover where it is all about finding the problem or what is not working.

On the table, you might notice us holding contacts longer and/or deeper. We might ask you to lift or stretch a particular part of your body, and you also might feel like spontaneously lifting/ stretching/moving parts of your body. Your muscles will start to engage in a wave like motion allowing for further reorganaztion. 

Discover what to expect when you start Network care.

From any single entrainment, your body will process past (distant and recent) stress/ trauma. Your body will adjust itself as it releases built up tension. Some muscles will relax while others might fire more as your body realigns itself both globally and segmentally. You might feel a sense of calm or relaxation as your system moves more towards a parasympathetic state.

This effect magnifies over time as you receive more entrainments.

Over the course of time, the reorganizational effect of Network comes more into play, and so do the seasons of wellbeing. (The seasons of wellbeing are Discover, Transform, Awaken, and Integrate) The reorganizational effect describes the “leveling up” of the Nervous System (aka The Human Operating System) using stored stress as the fuel.

People new in Network care typically experience the season of Discover first. In Discover, you begin to notice the respiratory wave (large breath during entrainments) and unwinding of connective tissue via large muscle movements.

You also begin to notice recurring patterns in your life that are not working anymore. You find areas of your body and life that are not working or have problems. Towards the end of the season of discover, you start to recognize your role in the reoccurrence of the pattern, and you take personal responsibility for the way things are. You often feel stuck/frustrated which helps build the fuel needed for the breakthrough into Transform.

Link to Donny Epistein video on Relationships

For those that missed it or wanted to watch again, here is a link to Donny’s interactive about relationships.

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How Network Spinal helps you grow. The catalyst effect

Last week we discussed the 2 modes/ orientations our autonomic nervous system has and how Network Spinal helps you return to the non- stress mode. We talked about how this non stress mode allows for growth and evolution to happen in your Nervous System and life.
This week we will discuss how some of this growth happens. Network Spinal is a catalyst for growth/healing. Sometimes this shows up in seemingly unrelated areas of life. As your Nervous System operates more and more in the growth or non-stress mode, your autopilot interrupts the same life situations differently. Where your auto pilot saw things as threats, you might now see opportunity. This would let you have different emotions and thoughts. This means that you may be open to new things or view points. You might have additional perspectives or options pop into your thoughts.
Some things we heard this week at Next Level related to this topic:My posture looks better because I have not been eating out as much.
This person had a significant change on their 1st posture re exam to where their belly was not sticking out anymore. They attributed this change to them not eating out as much since they started care. This was a great chance to explain the catalyst effect. In stress mode, our Brains have more activity in the old animal part, or the limbic system. This part is pain/pleasure driven and operates in the now. There is no logical forward thinking. In growth or non-stress mode, there is more activity and blood flow to the pre frontal cortex. This is our higher thinking logical brain that helps us makes good long term choices. I was also able to show this person how the curves of their spine were changing to give the postural changes seen on top of weight loss.
We also had someone tell us that they had been craving and eating lots of broccoli after their first entrainment. This craving lasted for about a week. This is another example of change in behavior linked to someone’s nervous system switching modes. In growth mode, we are more connected. This means we are able to pick up on the subtle messages our bodies are sending us. It is harder to pick up on the subtle cues when our bodies are locked in stress mode as our senses our first searching for any threats. Intuitively, this person was deficient in something found in Broccoli, and the craving was their bodies message to correct this.
We had someone say they have a general sense of wellbeing since starting care. Again, this correlates with a nervous system operating in growth or non stress. This will lead to different behaviors if it has not already.
People change diets, workout routines, view points and much more when their orientation switches to growth/healing. Healing and growth are multi factorial. This is the great power of Network- The Catalyst Effect.

When do you notice the inital shift to ease?

Last week we introduced the concept of being aware of when your body/ nervous system starts shifting to ease or out of fight or flight mode.
Now we will talk about both why this is so important, and later we will talk why your awareness of this process is vital.
Our Human Operating Systems are about 90-95% automatic, and they have 2 modes or orientations.
These are sympathetic and parasympathetic. Put simply, we have a state/mode where our autopilot is constantly looking for threats and preparing to fight or run for our lives, and we have a state/mode where your body’s autopilot knows it is safe and is able to focus on repair and growth. Survival and safety are the first two human needs and need to be fulfilled before other needs can be focused on.
In a fight or flight state, our bodies are literally geared to fight or run away. This means we are constantly pulling resources from other systems(immune, digestive, endocrine/hormone ect) in order to maintain this high alert state. These systems are vitally important for long term health but not so important for fighting or running for your life.
The initial shift to ease we discussed last week is your operating system beginning the process of returning to the repair and growth mode mentioned above.
When this happens, your body begins to focus on repairs, maintenance and growth. You might even feel a sense of safety as your fight or flight system turns off.

Starting Network Spinal care: The Field

When people start care, we often hear things like I don’t understand how I feel better, they didn’t even do any work me. Or I feel better but I’m not sure it was this (the entrainments)- because people have a hard time wrapping their minds around the fact that such light force contacts can do so much.
In fact, we do minimal work to correct your body. Instead we help YOUR BODY do the work required. We also help provide/ liberate the energy required for this work.
The first step in almost every entrainment is to bring your Nervous System, remember we also call this the Human Operating System, to a state of ease or a parasympathetic state. Your level of awareness of both yourself and the subtle energy around you as well as your current state, dictates when you start to feel this effect.
Sometimes people simply feel relaxed after their entrainment and have no awareness of when the shift to ease happens. Other times you may feel waves of change as a large breaths move through your body or your muscles drop temsion during an entrainment. A bit more awareness would allow you to feel this shortly after you lay on the table right before we begin to “work” on you. If you are really aware of the subtle energy around you, you might begin to feel this shift as soon as you walk in the door.
Part of the reason you might feel a response before we begin physically working and the reason we are able to use such light contacts, is the we leverage the free energy of The Field.
More about this over the coming weeks as we kick off a new year of educational newsletters. We invite you to pay attention during your next entrainment to see when you first notice the waves of change as your HOS shifts from stress to ease.

Network entrainments and emotions.

Have you ever wondered why we hold some contacts for longer than others?
When we hold a contact and have you lift or stretch an area of your neck or sacrum/pelvis we are most likely working with your emotional intelligence.
Muscle tension is often related to stored emotional stress. So in an oversimplified version, we are helping your nervous system process stored emotional stress. This allows the energy that was tied up in muscle tension/ stored emotional stress to be re directed in a more beneficial manner.
The emotional intelligence is pre-rational or before the mind. Emotions are meant to be felt and processed within a few moments. When we use our minds to think our emotions instead of actually feeling them, we end up with concepts of emotions instead of actual emotions. These concepts tend to stick around a lot longer than actual emotions, and this is one way emotional energy gets stored in our bodies/ muscles.
If you have emotions come up after an entrainment or in life in general, we invite you to feel them and not think about them. A formula taught by Donny Epistein that can help with this is AAA. First you need to be aware of the emotion. Then you need to acknowledge the emotion. Finally, you need to accept the emotion. This will allow the energy to move instead of getting stuck/ stored. (this formula works for lots of things).

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