Body, Mind, Flower Connection
The little sashays of life and sensual learning are most interesting. A bit of background: just 30 minutes ago I answered an ongoing brainstorm about sexy flowers with the superb Scottish photographer of erotic (and just pretty, too) flowers Kate Scott, with my Sensually Yours reverie: I Love Samantha but Barbarella in the Excessive Machine Is More My Style.
Simply stated, Kate Scott and I could be dangerous together; no doubt about it.
My Healer Ellen Gayda
Last Friday, I went to see my Philadelphia bodyhealer and massage therapist Ellen Gayda, who has been treating me for a seriously disabling gym injury that went improperly diagnosed for months -- until Ellen laid her hands on my body.
A dislocated pubic bone isn't high on the list of typical gym injuries but one more likely in pregnant or post-delivery women. For month I've been working on the symptoms but not problem, until Ellen's fingers made a thorough examination of my pelvic region, said 'this won't hurt a bit', snapping me back into shape with a crackle and pop.
For the last month, Ellen and my chiropractor have been whipping me back into shape with huge success. I am correct in saying my chiro is amazed at the progress, but Ellen says I have a very responsive body -- whatever that means -- making her pleased but also expecting good results.
Ellen is trained in Taoist massage and grounded in concepts of 'Chi' or life force energy. 'Ching' is our sexual energy, our creative energy, our generative energy. It is also been called 'principal energy' because it is essential for carrying out the functions of the body. The Ching energy converts into life-force energy for the organs, which is called 'Chi'.
I can't remember the precise question that triggered an avalanche of emotion with Ellen last Friday, nor would I share it with the general public, at least not in this column. For the record, we never go to the massage table.
Ellen's newsletter was focused last Friday on the concept of body armor, which is somewhat different that your typical Freudian analysis about repression but also strongly related. It's easy to think of children growing older, becoming teens then young adults.