“The body remembers, the bones remember, the joints remember. Memory is lodged in pictures and feelings in the cells themselves. Like a sponge filled with water, anywhere the flesh is pressed, wrung, even touched lightly, a memory may flow out in a stream.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Water quenches our thirst. Water refreshes us. Drops of water in a cave can create a beautiful subterranean world. Water flows, finds itself a way and rivers can carve out great canyons. Yet when water ceases to flow, it becomes stagnant and starts to smell. And sooner or later, undesirable organisms will start to grow.
Something similar happens with our emotions. Joy, love and satisfaction: we welcome these positive feelings and let them flow freely. They energise us. However, emotions like sadness, fear or anger we reject. We prefer to push them away and the body absorbs the painful feelings and stores them. The gentle rhythmic movement of pulsing is an invitation to feel what is – the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’, to truly feel and embrace all emotions and, if ready, to let them go and let life flow freely again.