Beyond the Veil of Stillness
by Giorgia Milne
The ground substance of our connective tissues is the matrix within which life originates. It is composed of a liquid substrate that bathes, and is within all cells, and provides the means for global, body-wide, communication. It behaves as a liquid crystal that communicates all quantum vibratory information throughout the whole body simultaneously at various speeds – light, sound, pressure, tension, wave, temperature, and so on.
After fertilization embryological forces inside the embryo’s protoplasmic ground substance ignite intentional whirls and eddies from which WE develop. Fourteen days after conception, a core of stillness emerges as the central organizing principle that will become known as “midline”. Bodily, this becomes the germ layers of ectoderm, endoderm, and mesoderm – leading to the formation of the heart, central nervous system, and the rest of the body’s organs and structures. However, midline actually defies description, because it is nonlinear and multidimensional.
“After embryogenesis is complete, the midline’s resonant signals convey the coherent instructions for the maintenance, defense, healing, immunity, and perceptual development of the bodymind”.
Charles Ridley, author of STILLNESS – Biodynamic Cranial Practice and the Evolution of Consciousness.
Embryological forces continue to guide our growth, development, and overall health maintenance throughout our lives. These subtle emotive forces behind the motions of life are indeed perceptible, and this is what we are connecting with in Biodynamic Cranial Touch. By resting in stillness at the center of your being, you become resonant with the organizing principles of creation, and the source of our health and sense of wholeness.
In BCT Stillness Touch we learn to rest in the stillness of midline, and the seat of our peaceful heart – the home of unconditional loving kindness and compassion. Resonant stillness is our “offering” through the presence of touch. The simple act of doing something that seems like nothing becomes a profound gateway for healing on any level.
“Non-action sometimes is very powerful. Sometimes we underestimate someone sitting very calm, very solid and not reacting… that they can touch a place of peace, a place of love, a place of nondiscrimination. That is not inaction”.
Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist Monk and Peace Activist.
Touching from this open still presence allows, through coherence, the client’s own organizing principle to come forward, gently guiding the “treatment” from the inherent intelligence within.