Your body remembers every trauma that ever happened to it. Or at least it is this way according to what many common body and psychological therapies will tell you. However, what if this wasn’t necessarily so? What if your body actually has just a short-term memory? Would it be easier to release trauma that occurs to it with a lightness and ease that you may not previously have considered possible?
Douglas and Heer have devoted much time and energy to exploring the greatness of embodiment for themselves and with their clients, individually and in groups around the world. They started out with a question. “If embodiment (not only being in a body but embodying this whole reality) were not a greatness, then why would we as infinite beings choose it again and again?” they wondered.
They define embodiment not just as being in our physical bodies, but as being totally immersed in every aspect of the physical reality around us, and experiencing all of it as a greatness. Exploring this greatness in embodiment has led them to develop many energetic means of healing the body.
They don’t actually consider it healing—they consider it bringing consciousness to you and then as a result, the body changes. In Douglas’s view, nothing can create a problem for you, including your body, unless you have some unconsciousness in the area. Douglas used to believe that providing healing for people would inspire them to choose consciousness, but he found this was not true. In one three-hour session, he worked on a man hospitalized for Guillian Barre, an extremely disabling muscle wasting disease for which medicine’s cures are iffy at best. When Douglas entered the man’s hotel room, he was being fed by a nurse because his muscles were so wasted he could not pick up a fork. The only medical treatment for his condition, which would work within 24 hours if it was going to work, had already been administered with no noticeable effect, more than 36 hours previously. Douglas used the Access Consciousness™ energetic body processes on the man for three hours. The man returned to a normal appearance, and was lifting up the phone by his hospital bed as Douglas was leaving. He was out of the hospital and follow-up physical therapy in record time.
Despite this miraculous result, the man never asked Douglas a question about what he was doing or how he did it, nor did he ever show any interest in the consciousness that Douglas facilitates around the world. In contrast, people who attend Douglas and Heer’s seminars and become more conscious usually have an improvement in everything in their body, whether it’s a specific condition or pain or just a sense of increased ease and joy in their bodies. Not only do they enjoy being in their bodies more, but their bodies express this joy by becoming more fluid in movement and looking younger as well. From this, Douglas and Heer have learned that consciousness creates healing, not the other way around.
But what about that long held trauma that we can’t seem to get rid of? Who among us over the age of 15 is not walking around with some pain that’s the vestige of some past trauma we haven’t been able to recover from? What creates this suffering in the body, however long it’s been going on, is the fixed points of view we have attached to either the cause of the pain or the pain itself.
One demonstration of the debilitating effects of fixed points of view is to take a stroll in a retirement home, or anywhere old people hang out. It’s quite easy to see the effect of these fixed long-held points of view on the energy, fluidity, and joy (or lack thereof) in their bodies. What if you’re not old yet? How does this apply to you? What do these fixed points of view look like? These fixed points of view can take many forms. If at the time an accident happened, for example, you made some decision or conclusion about what was happening or what it meant to your body, that very decision or conclusion is a fixed point of view that can keep you from healing and pain locked into your body. These decisions or points of view about trauma occurring to you keeps the trauma stuck in the body indefinitely. Any reaction at all locks trauma into your body. Douglas tells a story of forgetting about some chicken left in the oven. Focusing on salvaging the chicken, he reached into the oven and pulled it out with his bare hands. Only later did he reflect that perhaps he could have used some oven mitts for this activity. Because he had no reaction to either the heat or the inevitability of being burned, he suffered no burns, no blisters, and no other damage to his hands that had pulled the hot pan from the 350 degree oven. Or, as he would put it, he considered the assumption that “heat burns you” not to be a given immutable truth, but to be, like every other thought and opinion he has, only “an interesting point of view.”
If we were to apply this same philosophy to every injury, would these injuries occur far less often, be far less traumatizing, and perhaps only be only a blip in our experience instead of a disabling event? What would this look like? “If we were being stabbed and instead of screaming, ‘Oh my God, I’ve been stabbed,’ we said to ourselves, ‘Wow, this is interesting,’ there would be no pain and no injury,” he claims. “Oh my God! Is not an interesting point of view.” Lest you think Douglas is some kind of magician or mutant with magical powers, consider that clients of his have reproduced this same experience. One recounts touching an iron set on ultra hot linen setting with the flat of her hand. She felt the heat, remembered Douglas’s story about the chicken in his oven, and simply realized she didn’t have to do the whole blisters-burn-pain route. Later that day there was no difference between the hand that touched the iron and the one that didn’t. She couldn’t even remember which hand she had used to touch the iron! Several years later, this same woman knocked an iron off an ironing board. The hot iron not only her hard in the stomach as it fell, but it burned her as well. She said, Oh, s***, that hurt!” before remembering to go to interesting point of view. That injury burned, blistered, and oozed for days.
Assuming all of this is new information to you, is there anything you can do about the trauma you have accumulated? Absolutely! That’s where the amazing energetic body processes Douglas and Heer have been developing come in. There are 44 of them in the current Access Consciousness Body Class manual, each of which is a distinct energy that creates healing in the body. This healing is in effect undoing the fixed points of view that you had at the time the body was injured. When enough of those fixed points of view have been undone with this gentle touch, the body no longer has to hold onto that trauma. When you’ve undone enough of these points of view that have been locked into the body, it can go back to functioning with the infinite capacity for healing that it was actually designed to have, before we messed it up with our fixed points of view.
One of the body processes included in the second Access Consciousness class, Foundation, is a tool called “cellular memory.” It’s based on the observation that when cells are injured, they get stuck in the polarity they were in at the time of injury. Scar tissue can form that does not have the function that the original healthy tissue had. Anyone can learn to do cellular memory, including you. All you have to do is put your hand on the injured area, say “cellular memory, point of creation, turn.” You will likely feel a heat or a tingling or buzzing in your hand. Hold your hand lightly over the injured area until that sensation lessens or turns cold, which is the body’s way of letting you know it’s received enough of the healing energy for now. Anyone can learn to do this, and it’s impossible to hurt anyone doing it.
One woman who learned this technique in Access Consciousness classes used it on herself when she stepped into a hole in the ground and heard a sound, which she knew meant she’d broken her ankle. She used the energy on herself regularly. Blood pooled in her ankle, demonstrating to her that she’d really injured herself, but by using cellular memory on a daily basis for three weeks, she felt no pain. What if you don’t think you could possibly have experienced enough trauma in this lifetime to have all the pain you’ve been suffering from? You could easily be correct. When we the beings come into our bodies, we bring with them all those fixed points of view about injuries in past lives as well. Yes, that can make a heavy load—but at least now, thanks to the body processes of Access Consciousness, there is a way to undo it all.
Access Consciousness core classes start out with a one-day class that teaches a phenomenally healing method of touch called Access Bars™. This hands on process opens the doors to our ability to receive, which affects all aspects of our life. It’s just one example of how caring touch can change not only our bodies but our whole being and lives. Foundation and Level 1, the second and third of the Access “core” classes, include several other dynamic body processes. All 44 of them are presented in three day Access Consciousness Body Classes offered by four facilitators world-wide. Information about these classes can be found at www.body.accessconciousness.com.