The Tide is one way of sensing the healing energy of the inherent healing process.
When the healing energy ascends and descends in the central energy channel, that’s the Tide.
When I work with clients, I need to be still in both mind and body, with attention to sensations in my hands lightly touching their feet or cranium, to sense the Tide.
The Tide is such a deep internal phenomenon, the motion affects every cell in the body, even moving the bones. Ever so slightly!
When the Tide ascends to the cranium, the cranial bones widen and the feet rotate externally. Ever so slightly!
When the Tide descends, the cranial bones narrow and the feet rotate internally, ever so slightly.
It is a subtle motion found by sensing slight changes in pressure in your hands. Then staying with it, noticing it moves rhythmically.
In Biodynamic Meditation, I’m inviting you to notice sensations in your central energy channel.
You may feel motion ascending and descending anywhere in the channel.
You may also tune into your cranium to sense it widening and narrowing.
When I sense this, it’s on the sides of my head, right above my ears.
I’ve taken a lot of craniosacral therapy classes and can attest that by noon on the first day, every student can sense another’s Tide with their hands. Even if they wonder if they’re imagining it! That means they’re getting close!
If you are wanting to sense your Tide and haven’t sensed its rhythm moving in your central energy channel yet, you might try tuning in deeply to sensations of your cranium widening and narrowing. Stay with it, either way.
My Biodynamic Meditation today had moments of deeper stillness. I sensed the healing energy settling in my ethmoid bone, a small cranial bone with dural membrane attached.
It’s yet another observation of my cranium being subtly reshaped by the inherent healing process, most likely from the challenges of my birth.