Essentially what we are doing is reorganizing your physical and emotional structure from the ground up. This will have a profound effect on your life and lead to beautiful healing and opening.
That being said, it can also be challenging to integrate sometimes (depending on what we worked on and where you are in your journey).
During integration periods, some notice:
- Aches and pains
- Tiredness and the urge to sleep
- Mood swings / Emotions 'trickling' out
- The desire for comfort or comfort food
- Food sensitivity (generally to foods that aren't ideal anyway)
- Bowel movement shifts
- Drainage from sinus or lungs
- Any number of other shifts.
This is normal as things come back into balance and alignment. Please realize that the discomfort is not necessarily NEW pain. Sometimes a new level of awareness brings your attention to parts of yourself that were numb or “disconnected” before.
Does that make sense?
It can last for anywhere from a few hours to a few days. Many new awarenesses are permanent. Sometimes it so happens that you were able to endure a painful pattern, and as you come back into your body, it becomes more difficult to endure.
Nothing has changed really, except that you've now given yourself permission to feel.
What are you noticing?
That's what matters.
We are piecing together patterns, and coming into alignment in more ways than one. Once we experience one of our patterns or blockages, (EXPERIENCE in our body), it becomes difficult or impossible to unconsciously move around in that pattern anymore.
The key during times of integration is to spend more time BEING and less time DOING. Let the epiphanies sink in. You can also journal or draw as new awarenesses arise.
Another thing that helps is to get out in nature, even a park, and gently move through the world. And maybe get your hands on a grounding animal; a dog, cat, or horse for instance.
As we continue to make these connections, life becomes clearer. We know what we can know about life (mind). The rest we surrender to (heart).
Also, as the body grows accustomed to this 'rewiring' process, it gets better at integrating, and the time required to integrate generally gets shorter with each session.
I offer these solutions in the hopes that they support. Please use them in ways that are beneficial to you. If anything else is arising, or if you have other questions about integrating or about the process, please contact me.