Cyndi wilkins in Lifestyle, beBee in English, Healthcare Sole Proprietor • The Healing Element Massage and Bodywork Mar 19, 2017 · 3 min read · 4.1K

Cellular Memory And The Body

Cellular Memory And The Body


Cyndi Wilkins

Muscular Therapist, Writer, Holistic Health and Energy Healing


"Modern science has typically localized consciousness in the brain, but recent studies have shown evidence of consciousness showing up in the heart, the gut, and parts of individual cells."
-Deb Lange


Recently, I have been a participant in many discussions about the energetic processes at work in the development of chronic disease, or dis-ease, in the physical body. The common theme among these energetic currents seem to be deeply rooted in the adverse childhood experiences that go unrecognized for many decades.

Without ever addressing these sometimes very traumatic events, our bodies carry their cellular memory along with us into adulthood, where we are continually faced with the challenges of everyday living. Of course this creates a cohesive dysfunction throughout the entire system...body and mind.

For many of us, these issues are never addressed at all as the rigid pattern of modern conventional science has tended to overlook the complexities of the human emotional system as being part of the underlying cause of disease. But it is so due to the physiological effects of long term psychological stress on the function of the immune system.

I am happy to say that I am beginning to see a slow shift in our cultural beliefs and practices when it comes to dealing with the health of the mind in relation to the obvious effect it has on the health of the physical body.


"If we begin to study the physics of the soul (or the higher mind) and see that the state of our mind is at the epicenter of our health, we begin to live and breathe more intelligently and realize our disease states are our own minds reaching out to us for healing.
-Cyndi Wilkins

In her recent article published on beBee.com, The Gift Of Our Senses, https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-lange/the-gift-of-our-senses author Deb Lange comments:


"Modern science has typically localized consciousness in the brain, but recent studies have shown evidence of consciousness showing up in the heart, the gut, and parts of individual cells."  Further she asks, "Could the plethora of modern-day malaise, anxiety and conflict be a result of disconnection from our body, our senses and our energy?"
-Deb Lange

To this, I would scream a resounding...YES, YES, and absolutely YES!!! But we as a society are very slow on the uptake with this...We seek to solve the dysfunctions of the body by controlling our outward environment on the physiological level when in fact, true healing comes from the level of the soul.

There are times of course, when it is appropriate to seek the advice of a physician when dealing with a physical illness or injury, but why have we not developed an awareness of the soul and how our core beliefs and behaviors affect our overall health...Most of us, (if not all of us) are "soul sick."

The dysfunction of the body is a result of our not having an understanding of how the soul works in getting us to recognize our conditions, let alone the very fact that we even possess a soul in the first place. If we begin to study the physics of the soul (or the higher mind) and see that the state of our mind is at the epicenter of our health, we begin to live and breathe more intelligently and realize our disease states are our own minds reaching out to us for healing.


"Turning off the noise of the world is absolutely the single best health practice for inhabiting our own souls. They want to whisper to us, we just have to figure out how to listen. I had no idea there was so much to defrost in the freezer of my mind."
-Deb Helfrich

In yet another recent conversation with Deb Helfrich, she further validates this position of dysfunction by commenting...

"I refuse to discount my own senses and perceptions. I realize that I need to prioritize peace, quiet, tranquility, and solitude in order to cultivate a deep knowing of my own consciousness. Being open to the wonder and curiosity of what I know and how I know it allows me to feel like an integrated being - mind, body, and spirit all contributing in their own spheres of excellence. Turning off the noise of the world is absolutely the single best health practice for inhabiting our own souls. They want to whisper to us, we just have to figure out how to listen. I had no idea there was so much to defrost in the freezer of my mind."

Thank you Deb Helfrich 🐝 ...That just about nails it;-)


In this short video clip with Deb Lange, I discuss the work I do as a manual therapist and how often unresolved emotions come up during my sessions with clients as I work to release their physical discomfort.

It further validates for me how our bodies are able to retain embedded cellular memories in our physical structure until a time when we are finally able to acknowledge and release them from our physical AND emotional being.



It has been an amazing journey working with Deb Lange as she brings her book "Trust Your Senses: Embodied Wisdom for the Modern Age" to life with her playful interaction with her readers.

She ignites the twelve "sensory insights," connecting us with our natural intuitive energies along the path to "Whole-Bodied Wisdom." I highly recommend her as a gentle guide to understanding our inter-connectedness with all of nature.

Feel free to contact her for more information about classes online at:

http://www.deblangecourses.com/courses/experience


About the Author:

Cyndi is a licensed and Certified Massage and Bodywork Professional, Writer and Energetic Channel in the Greater Boston, Massachusetts Area

Follow her at  https://twitter.com/cyndiwilkins12 and https://www.bebee.com/@cyndi-wilkins



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Cyndi wilkins Jun 14, 2019 · #74

#73 " While I agree that the muscles and indeed the bones can apparently hold memories of certain events, I suspect that these memories are mostly stored in the MIND."

Ah yes @Deas Plant...You have just flipped the lid on 'Pandora's Box.'....I think you will thoroughly enjoy the 'Apollo Paradigm' pieces I have recently posted...I am and glad to see you buzzing with the bees again;-)

https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cyndi-wilkins/the-apollo-paradigm

https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cyndi-wilkins/the-apollo-paradigm-phase-2

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Deas Plant Jun 14, 2019 · #73

Jun 14, 2019 3:07:15 AM

Hi, Folks.
Dunno how I missed this post. Perhaps I oughta spend more time here.

I thank all those who have commented before me for their sharing and baring. Most interesting and informative.

I agree totally with the concept that cellular memory exists, that it is a 'THING' to be considered in all healing, especially healing from trauma. I have personally both seen and facilitated examples of healing from it, mostly using methods from Touch For Health, now mostly called Kinesiology.

That said though, I would like to mention the influence of the mind on the manifesting and storing of cellular memory. While I agree that the muscles and indeed the bones can apparently hold memories of certain events, I suspect that these memories are mostly stored in the MIND - as distinct from the brain - and are 'triggered' by certain stimuli that we see in our daily wanderings, thus causing impulses, largely 'protective' in nature, to be sent to the cells that were affected by the previous trauma to alert them to a possible new threat.

Why do I mention this?

I have had some success over the years with using what are commonly called 're-framing exercises' to help people reduce or, in some cases, completely release emotional pain.

Funny thing happened on the way to the reduction or release of the emotional pain - the cellular memory seemed to either disappear completely or be greatly reduced.

Could there just possibly, maybe, perhaps, might be a message of some sort in there?

Just my 0.02.

You all have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.

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Cyndi wilkins Jul 11, 2017 · #71

#70 Absofreakinlutely! (I love that word ever since I heard it on Sex In The City;-) To be continued....I have a client coming in, but I'm looking forward to our 'chat' with the lovely @🐝 Fatima G. Williams!

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Deb Helfrich Jul 11, 2017 · #70

#69 How to be a well-oiled human, not employing anger to cover fear, yet free to express it when a healthy boundary is crossed - whew - this capacity has gone missing in recent years.

We are all so overwhelmed, forcing ourselves to keep up with an ever increasing pace, in an ever more complex society, tipped ever more steeply toward only a few haves.

It's a powder keg and we are all flares.

I think it is world changing to model what truly open dialogue looks and feels like. It takes finding those companions who want to be rid of the hidden aspects of the past, in order to move forward, stop the reacting that isn't who we fundamentally are, and be able to live joyously in the right now.

It's all about the triggers and the ways our nervous system hijacks our best laid plans. Face that head on. Commit to the process of understanding without any further shame. Be able to be heard. Rinse and Repeat.

We do a great deal of our learning by observing and modeling, so this buddy concept of getting to take turns brings in the possibility of entraining to what someone else does, how they react or don't, and how they think differently about similar aspects of the human condition.

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Cyndi wilkins Jul 11, 2017 · #69

#67 #68 Yeah...my dad was the most even tempered man I've ever met...besides my grandfather (his dad) that is...definitely in the genetics...mine have just been dormant...so I'm working hard at 'shakin' the tree'....hoping some of it's fruit rolls my way;-)

However, I do think it is very important to express anger, appropriately that is, especially with an 'in the moment' encounter...Otherwise, it will just sit there and fester until given the next opportunity for expression...That is why it is so difficult to go digging for those old bones and bring them to the surface for air...They've been buried alive for a long time and are not very happy to see us when we unearth them...It's like a severely infected wound...it's gonna take some time to heal.

I'm glad we are continuing to plug along at this...Still a lot of sludge at the bottom of this well...It's nice to find people you can heal with, rather than feeling like you're the one doing all the talking while someone else just assumes the 'listening' role...I think the buddy system works wonders under the appropriate circumstances...even with the more traumatic issues so long as you have complete trust...without it, we flounder...

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