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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



Cyndi wilkins 11/7/2017 · #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 11/7/2017 · #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 11/7/2017 · #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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Deb 🐝 Helfrich 11/7/2017 · #68

What I just had flash up as a relevant comparison is when I first became aware of how to fix my posture. I had a serious issue with shoulder scrunching down toward the keyboard, I'd sort of absentmindedly noticed it for a couple years and it finally caught up with me. In a very well disguised bit of sciatica.

I found the Gokhale Method and started implementing her shoulder rolls - forward, up and back into position. Be mindful of my shoulders became an obsession for awhile. It felt so good to finally have my shoulders back where they belonged. I wondered if I'd ever stop - or if I'd become known as that person with the shoulder tic.

Of course, I never even noticed when muscle memory took over and this new routine became subconsciously executed.

And it will be the same for this navel-gazing.

It is awkward and painful. And I feel like a freak. But soon enough, my subconscious will register that I want to actively chose in the present moment instead of reacting in a certain segments of life.

I'm going to have to write these out. I am fine with my subconscious driving me, for example. I can drive my ass off, literally. A perfectly installed program that is one that I am very grateful to my parents about.

But I can't let anger responses go out into the world until I chose if the situation right now requires anger.

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Deb 🐝 Helfrich 11/7/2017 · #67

#66 Your Dad was a truly successful human being and he taught you everything he knew.

It is a hard trick to learn to catch our behaviors before we act. And this phase of noticing as much as we wonder how we got this way, is the gateway to changing.

The truth is something triggered some sort of fear. I know for a fact you had no intention. Your brain connected being unable to understand this guy - or even something you weren't aware of, like tires screeching or someone shouting at the other end of the gas station - with a need to move on, fast. And subconscious routines just executed, until you were safely in drive and then you realized the unreasonableness of the trigger.

I can't imagine how truly self-composed your father must have been to be a police officer. Think of the heightened potentials to be triggered. Maybe he even had a gas station situation which you heard about and stored as a need to be fully alert. Or maybe gasoline screams poison to your amygdala. Probably none of these, as I am running the movie through my mind.

I am fascinated with the rabbit hole of examining behavior for the lesson it wants to surface. There's gonna be a part two....

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Cyndi wilkins 11/7/2017 · #66

#64 #65 ....Humility and forgiveness are very powerful lessons I am learning from you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich...not easy to forgive those who 'trespass against us'...My father embodied that spirit of humility...that's what made him perfect for the role he played in life as a father and also a police officer..."Steady as she goes," he would say...."Now get on with it."

I wish I was more like him, but I've already been made aware I have a long way to go this morning when I snapped at the poor gas station attendant...Here's a guy just doing his job...but I could not understand him...very thick accent...I just said never mind, and drove away. The awareness of how wrong that was hit me immediately, so I guess that's a good thing...We are all human and make very human mistakes...I have to remember that for the next time I encounter my MIL...maybe I will even unlock the door this time;-)

Thanks for the tips @Lisa Vanderburg...I knew there was a good reason I kept my daughter's Legos!!

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Lisa Vanderburg 11/7/2017 · #65

#62 #63 Have to laugh at how confusing it is to keep up with all the numbers @Cyndi wilkins...my eye-balls are moving WAY to fast for my brain! Then I just discovered that hovering over a number will link to the relevant comment...I think I'll get the Lego out and play on the floor :)

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Deb 🐝 Helfrich 11/7/2017 · #64

#63 I had opened up a draft that I intended to be my last word on this neglect stuff, although I figured it would be awhile in the making, and out it all came.

Because, truly I wanted the option to just get on with it. Having the option yanked away replicated just about everything that went awry long ago. In no uncertain terms both scenarios showed me that asking for help was a sure fire way to be forced to go it alone.

But the only way through my current minefield is to keep practicing my asking - understand that what wasn't given was down to the non-givers, not me, and that the fact that it was made to seem that something was wrong with me due to the simple act of asking, was the non-givers stuff that I can no longer own as something deeply wrong with me.

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