The art of generating space

A short piece written by Aviva Ciplinski, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist:

If you have been in session with me, I have likely asked you my favourite question: What resources you? What do you enjoy doing? What makes you feel a sense of spaciousness in your mind/body/spirit? 

The art of generating space is on the path to feeling whole, healing deep and crafting a sense of wellness. 

We feel it on the table and we can also create these healing sensations between sessions by taking the time to do the things you love. Doing what we love supports out systems to express our inherent health by deepening into the healing stillness within. 

Try it, do something you love and feel into your body while you do it. What does it feel like? What are some words or shapes or colours you could use to describe those feelings?  Where do you feel it? How do those feelings resource you? 

I took some time to read through the answers to my question from a number of clients over the years and compiled a list to share. While reading through this list, notice which acts of resourcing resonate with you, how does it make you feel to simply envision it.

Try making your own list. It’s worth it to really sit with the question of what truly supports you to feel resourced. Close your eyes, and randomly point to something on your list. Choose that one thing to do today to generate space in your system and spend some time getting to know that vital feeling it stirs up inside of you. 

Walking with a podcast 
Singing
Listening to music in the bathtub
Doing yoga
Being in ritual
Prayerful time
Being in nature 
Walking
Playing video games
Playing soccer
Playing
Basketball 
Doodling
Breathing deeply 
Engaging in community work
Being at the ocean 
Swimming in the ocean
Pulling invasive species 
Reading tarot cards
Being with my cat
Trying new food 
Wrestling with my siblings 
Bike riding with no destination 
Smelling flowers
Being with plants 
Listening to the water move over rocks 
Being with my love
Acu-naps
Jumping in lakes and rivers and oceans 
Taking baths 
Laughing 
Fantasizing 
Cooking
Baking 
Reading
Journaling 
Sewing
Being with my grandchildren 
Collecting rocks and shells at the beach 
Meditating
Being outside
Going for a hike
Looking through cook books 
Playing sports
Being with animals
Going camping 
Biking
Crafting 
Tai Qi and/or Qi gong 
Moving my body 
Masturbating
Feeling present 
Talking to a friend
Having a relationship with the land 
Being with my partner
Snuggling
Sitting with my back against a tree 
Writing
Making art
Hot tubbin’
Getting a massage 
Knitting
Coming to Heart & Hands 
Playing
Tennis
Kayaking 
Loving myself
Change making 
Making herbal medicine 
Smelling essential oils 
Drawing
Cannabis
Sitting with plants 
Astrology 
Having no plans! 
Having a routine
Being alone 
Drinking wine
Dog walks 
Gardening 
Watching bees buzz
Having sex 
Growing food
Going to the gym
Playing music 
Drinking cold beer
Looking at the mountains 
Talking with my counsellor
Swimming
Napping
Gentleness 
Being in the woods
Being quiet 
Making pottery 
Photography 
Learning 
My mom’s hugs
Aunties
Cupcakes
Stuffies
Pizza
Ice cream 
Surfing
Watching movies 
Making films 
Music
Board games 
Sleeping
Hot showers
Pilates 
Being around children 
Dancing
Being helpful 
Warm breeze on my face 
Feeling connected to my body 
Regular acupuncture 
Exercise
Being under the moon light 
Running
Journaling 
Tidying up my space 
Sitting around a fire 
A candle burning at the dinner table 

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