“Wholeness is the smallest subdivision of life” – James Jealous

The musculoskeletal system of the body (the muscles and bones) is one of the last systems to form in embryonic development.

It’s the system we most identify with on a day-to-day basis.

When we pick up boxes or walk to work we are experiencing our musculoskeletal system. When we look in the mirror what we see under our skin are the outlines of the bones and muscles that make up our physical structure (the musculoskeletal system).

We think of and experience our body in parts and pieces (wiggling of toes as if they were somehow wiggling independent from the rest of the body). And yet we didn’t develop as individual parts that then came together to make up a whole.

We developed as a whole that then formed functional parts, which are still part of a whole.

The medium of our wholeness is fluid — most of our body is made up of water molecules. And you somehow widen your perception and de-densify the muscles and bones in your body to experience instead the fluid in and between these structures?

When you can, this is the physical experience of wholeness.

–Samantha Lotti


Image credit: Rain Dancing by Gary Clason

Author: Samantha Lotti

Samantha Lotti is the founder of Biodynamic Health and creator of Body Compassing. She is a certified and registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST, RCST®), licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and board certified herbalist in Oak Park, Illinois. A personal back injury brought Samantha to biodynamic craniosacral therapy and ignited her interest in a variety of healing modalities.

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