Update on trailer, brainwave optimization, TRE and shaking medicine

My Spartan Carousel trailer is still not here. Southeastern Washington state, usually somewhat desert-y, has had unusual flooding on the Columbia and Yakima Rivers. Although my trailer has been on high ground, the road to it has been underwater. However, it’s finally drying up, and a truck may be able to get in there and start its journey here any day now!

I’ve been having dreams about it for a couple of weeks now. Have talked to a handyman with RV experience about helping me get it operational.

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It’s been almost a week since I did brainwave optimization at Neuro Beginnings. What I notice is that my thoughts and emotions seem clearer and I feel more together, sparkly, and capable than before.

Meditation and doing something physically active in nature, like walking or swimming or kayaking, each day seem to be really helping.

I am more aware of my mind than ever, and notice how untamed it often is, and yet it functions pretty well! I work on actively calming it (moving from beta to alpha) several times a day. When I meditate, I surrender from alpha into theta.

I’ve borrowed the book Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain,by David Eagleman, which “navigates the depths of the unconscious brain,” according to the book jacket. I am very much looking forward to reading it after I finish my current book.

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I have experienced some spontaneous shaking, i.e., trembling without doing the trauma releasing exercises. A couple of times, I’ve noticed tension in my body and just laid down and shook for 5 minutes. Nice!

If I haven’t had any spontaneous shaking, I do the exercises about once a week. More of my body is involved. If you remember, at first it was just my legs, then my left arm and shoulder, and it has continued to spread.

I notice that I do less of the fine quivering or trembling, although I still experience that in my legs. I do more shaking, rocking, rolling, flapping, circling, twirling — repetitive movements of all kinds.

My body seems to like to do quite a variety of these, not staying in any one pattern for more than 15-20 seconds.

Then I lie still for a while, not knowing if I’m “done” shaking. I discovered that if I straighten my legs, sometimes they still need to shake. So my feet move back in forth, in unison and in opposition, and sometimes my heels bounce!

I’m also noticing that after I’ve laid on the floor and shaken, sometimes when I stand, my body still wants to make rhythmic movements for a while. These seem more dance-like, but it’s more like I am being moved than deliberately moving.

More and more I notice the feeling state I’m in after I tremble or shake. It’s like the channels are cleared out. I feel lighter, more open, more centered. My vibrations feel stronger and higher. I feel very balanced between mind and heart.

It is definitely a good feeling to have, a very pleasant state to be in, a kind of quiet, subtle ecstasy.

I wonder if I’m moving from the trauma releasing exercises into shaking medicine. Will keep you posted on that!

3 thoughts on “Update on trailer, brainwave optimization, TRE and shaking medicine

  1. You have fascinating descriptions of shaking and trembling. As a belly dancer since 1977 I am familiar with those movements. What you describe seems to be a form of neuro release, maybe even Kundalini release of energy. It makes me think that perhaps the roots of belly dance are in these ecstatic states you talk about. Sometimes when I am shimmying, vibrating and shaking, I am in another zone–especially with live drumming and dance improvisation, not so much with choreography.

    • Thanks for posting! The shaking is definitely a release of blocked or stuck energy. I’ve seen it called “neurogenic tremors”. Seems related to kundalini, and Keeney writes about that in his book, Shaking Medicine. How awesome to connect this with the roots of belly dance! I’m starting to wonder if the roots of all dance — not as performance but as connection with the life force — are in this divine shaking. Watch this video on Bushman shaking and tell me what you think. http://www.shakingmedicine.com/bushmen/video.php

  2. I loved the shaking medicine video, and explored Bradford Keeney’s site. He is fascinating and so is shaking medicine! Did you hear the music he composed? Wow! He is an elevated soul. I wanna go shake. How do I learn to let go?

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