Our Inner Ocean – A World of Healing Modalities
Good health is something we all aspire to, but it’s so much more than just being free of disease. A perfectly functioning body, tranquil mind, and vibrant spirit working together harmoniously create the joy and happiness that put the “good” in good health and the “worth” into a life worth living. Described in this book are ancient and new holistic modalities of practitioner-applied bodywork and revitalizing self-care practices that illuminate our human potential and awaken our ability to attain and maintain perfect health and well-being. These modalities act as a springboard from which to dive into our inner ocean, the realm of wisdom within that is entered by making the body, breath, and energy our allies. This mystical space of awareness, intuition, peace, and love can become the resting place of the spirit, subtly working its magic on ourselves and others.
Bodywork has long been recognized as a way to help people feel better physically, but the magic of touch can also help us tap in to the wisdom of the body, discover the power of the energy that permeates it, and evoke its innate healing ability. Self-care practices such as yoga, qi gong, breathwork, and meditation help us become our own healers. When we pass through these portals into the inner ocean, we can reduce stress and pain, release blockages, prevent and resolve dysfunctions, and ignite our spiritual nature. And in doing so, we make the world a better place.
Author LeCain W. Smith has spent many years sailing the world’s waters, and his inner ocean shares the voice of the sea and its stories with this book and its readers. As a retired sea captain, the author portrays “our inner ocean” as a place within all of us that is worth exploring. This is considered a place where we can release blockages, resolve obstructing issues, discover our true nature, and awaken the innate ability to actualize our fullest potential as humans.
Three Excerpts from book:
“Even though life will continue to throw situations at us that may cause suffering, any imbalance or dysfunction can be dealt with as they occur, making the journey through life more comfortable and enjoyable. Symptoms of ill health signal you to wake up and become more attentive to the needs of the body. They alert you by directing your attention to the problems that need to be solved. Rather than seeing ill health as an obstacle to be controlled or eliminated, it is better to be grateful for this warning sign from the body’s wisdom and to heed its request for change.”
“The body could be said to have a mind of its own, full of wisdom. It is not a frozen anatomical structure but a river of energy, with messages from each system flowing out to all the others all the time without our conscious direction. Knowledge and memory, both physical and emotional, reside in the body itself, often deep within the layers of each of our organs, right down to the cellular level. Our cells are constantly being spoken to by this flow of energetic intelligence, and in response, they offer their own wisdom. If we allow it, even every cell can become a little powerhouse of healing.”
“All our parts are influenced by each other, and only when all aspects of our being are integrated and working harmoniously together at their fullest potential can we attain optimal health and well-being. By treating, preventing, or releasing any dysfunction, bringing something fresh and worthwhile into the body, and allowing the emergence of previously hidden healing capacities to fill the heart, reclaim the body, pacify the mind, and uplift the spirit, we can use this body-mind connection to our greatest advantage. And by tapping in to, cultivating, and revitalizing the vital energy and the wisdom held in the body, we can become more present, integrated, self-aware, and open to a dynamic reality free from the chains that bind us to unhappiness and ill health. Diving deep into our inner ocean can bring us to a more embodied state in which we have a conscious connection with the self as a unified whole.
Small print disclaimer - The author of this book does not dispense medical advice or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for physical, emotional, or medical problems without the advice of a physician, either directly or indirectly. The intent of the author is only to offer information of a general nature to help you in your quest for emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. In the event you use any of the information in this book for yourself, which is your constitutional right, the author and publisher assume no responsibility for your actions.
Published 2014, 510 pages
Price $33.99 plus shipping and handling
A compendium of complementary holistic healing modalities of practitioner-applied bodywork and rejuvenating self-care practices that ignite our innate capacity for healing and optimal well-being.