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A B M P m e m b e r s e a r n F R E E C E a t w w w. a b m p . c o m / c e b y r e a d i n g M a s s a g e & B o d y w o r k m a g a z i n e 101 ENERGY WORK SIDES OF THE BODY Left Side of the Body. Relates to feminine concerns, such as receptivity, intuition, creativity, and emotions. Right Side of the Body. Consider masculine issues, such as activity, drive, achievements, and thoughts. Front Side of the Body. Refers to the conscious and everyday issues facing a client. Back Side of the Body. Relates to unconscious and spiritual ideas and experiences of the soul. In general, you'll first help the client select the most challenged body part and then look up the related issue on the list at left. Also consider the right/left/front/ back location. For instance, if a client is experiencing right hip pain, you'll surmise that they're examining how to achieve worldly power. With that in mind, the client will take the second step, which involves figuring out how to embrace or better express the spiritual quality related to the body part. In this case, the attribute involves respecting themselves. What if you don't believe your client will want to take these steps? Maybe it's not appropriate to discuss these issues aloud with them. You can rely on the power of intention. Conduct the steps yourself and ask that the client's higher self enable a clearing of the bodily issue and an introduction of the needed spiritual quality. On the subtle level, anything is possible. BODY SYSTEMS Circulatory. Flow of love and cycles of life. Digestive. Ideas, ideals, and ability to choose between what is and isn't suitable. Excretory. Release, waste management, and ability to let go. Nervous. Communication, flow of vital energy, and movement of light and sound. Muscular. Willpower for setting and achieving goals. Soft tissues are related to connectivity to others, the self, and the world. Reproductive. Feminine power, fertility, and creativity. Respiratory. Expression of personal spirit and one's relationship with Spirit. Skeletal. Foundation, the framework of self in the world. The more often you perceive the body as metaphor, the closer you'll get to an understanding of the true spiritual nature of reality. As shared by Ludwig Wittgenstein, "The human body is the best picture of the human soul." You could say the body is a gateway of heaven on earth. Notes 1. Internet Sacred Text Archive, "The Human Body in Symbolism," accessed January 2018, 2. Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation, "Five Major Organs," accessed January 2018, tcm/the-five-major-organ-systems. 3. The Mystica, "Paracelsus," accessed January 2018, html;, "Paracelsus: Swiss Alchemist and Medical Iconoclast," accessed January 2018, 4. Bible Study Tools, William A. Simmons, "Body," accessed January 2018, www. 5. Silvia Schroer and Thomas Staubli, Body Symbolism in the Bible (Collegeville, MN: The Order of St. Benedict, Inc., 2001): Frontispiece art. Cyndi Dale is an internationally renowned author, speaker, and intuitive consultant. Her popular books include The Subtle Body Coloring Book: Learn Energetic Anatomy (Sounds True, 2017), Subtle Energy Techniques (Llewellyn Publications, 2017), Llewellyn's Complete Book of Chakras (Llewellyn Publications, 2016), The Intuition Guidebook: How To Safely and Wisely Use Your Sixth Sense (Deeper Well Publishing, 2011), Energetic Boundaries: How to Stay Protected and Connected in Work, Love, and Life (Sounds True, 2011), The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy (Sounds True, 2009), and The Complete Book of Chakra Healing (Llewellyn Publications, 2009), as well as nearly 20 additional books. To learn more about Dale and her products, services, and classes, please visit The more often you perceive the body as metaphor, the closer you'll get to an understanding of the true spiritual nature of reality.

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