Acknowledging Our Human Tendencies

July 15, 2018
When it comes to reducing pressure on our nervous systems/vessels, WE are most instrumental.

Each individual has a basic reaction to ALL the things being taken in by our senses, whether biologically/socially programmed, or chosen.

The basic reaction is colored by the filters through which we perceive the data that our nervous systems are interpreting. 

Frustration is a human emotion that many of us (if not all of us -Allovus-) can admit to experiencing...sometimes daily...multiple times a day. 

That "frustration" translates to an elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and increased muscle tension--preparing the body for battle or flight. 

Consciously working at reducing our frustration is key to reducing unnecessary pressure on our nervous systems. 

I say unnecessary, because often enough, it is our human tendencies that cause the frustration; and then, with a nervous system elevated to "caution" mode, may potentially perceive attack from/lash out at any surrounding vessel--and most likely that which it is emotionally closest to (perhaps because of comfort).

It can be so easy to attack the ones we love--we are comfortable enough to express our bile; perhaps because we assume that we will be forgiven, because there is love binding the two vessels. We attack the members of our fleet second...

We attack ourselves, first. 

That is the essence of "frustration"-- it is one's attack against one's own vessel...self-punishment for what are mostly human tendencies: thoughtless actions/reactions/responses that express the bio/socio program, that render frustration. 

Whether it's with our own human behaviors, or those of others--the "frustration with others for X behavior" is a human tendency, that we get frustrated with ourselves for expressing about others--it's uncomfortable. It doesn't feel good.

The "Navigator consciousness" is irritated with the "unconscious vessel", for expressing human tendencies...and stimulates it's own "caution/danger/crisis" mode, thus making it more susceptible to perceived attack/need to defend/lash out. 

Frustration with self is a human tendency.

Ok. 

We acknowledge that we have human tendencies that frustrate us. So, let's work with that.

Frustration is a red flag that is bringing our attention to something that we want to change, WITHIN OURSELVES.

What goes on outside of our personal spheres cannot be changed as easily as we can change ourselves, IF we CHOOSE to change.

Once the choice to change is made, we recognize and acknowledge Frustration as our friend; it is a tool that brings our awareness to that which we need to shift or release.

Certain perceptions/how we interpret the data taken in by our nervous systems DO NOT serve the vessel--by setting off a false alarm, that makes us more susceptible to reacting from Protective mode (and unintentionally hurting surrounding vessels).

Recognizing the perceptions that needs to shift, because they cause discomfort within the vessel, helps us decide what needs to change within ourselves; and how we need to change.  

Choose an action plan. 

"Instead of X, I'm going to CHOOSE to do Z."

Maybe come up with a few different options of what to do/how to respond when "X" pops up...noted by Frustration.

Acknowledge that we might stumble a few times, back into the same behavioral pattern--recognize that's a part of the process of learning anything new.

Breathe. 

And keep on recognizing that which needs to shift, within ourselves, when it comes up.

We may notice less and less frustration with each passing day of conscious practice.

How much did the world within your sphere of contact/affect shift?

How much did the world outside it?

Keep consciously breathing...it may be a challenge when the view is so breathtaking!


 

The Importance of "Choice"

June 16, 2018
Our experiences on this planet are very much affected by whether or not we feel we have a choice.

There are humans who think this experience has no reason; there are some who think this planet is a form of purgatory, or a prison planet; some people think it's a testing ground of our virtue, that determines where we go in the after-life....there are likely as many iterations of "why" as there are individuals, even when the perspectives are shared.

I spent more than a few years wondering why I wa...
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Clients & MT's: Seek Compatibility

March 16, 2018
Throughout the last 15 years that I have provided massage therapy, my working style has evolved. I would be a very bored therapist if I hadn't...I likely wouldn't be in this line of work anymore!

In the earlier years, I tried my best to provide each client with the session that they expressed wanting--which early on, was intensely deep tissue, primarily on the back, because that's where they felt discomfort, and that's what they wanted.
  
After a couple years of that, I recognized that my clien...
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Holding Space: Pressure Rainbow Style

March 11, 2018
Since recognizing the Pressure Rainbow as a valuable tool for better understanding one's self and nervous system, I have been practicing "holding space" in the Blue, Blue-Green, and Green zones.

"Holding space" basically refers to being present, usually with/for other people. 

After acknowledging the Pressure Rainbow, I started recognizing when I was in a certain color zone, as well as when other people were, as well.

Over a lifetime, I've recognized that, thanks to (unconscious) social mirrorin...
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Fascial Recoil

February 10, 2018

When I was a teenager, I felt like an old woman. 

I couldn't understand why my body ached; why I had strange pains that came and went...or came and lasted for weeks, limiting my mobility, and went...I thought maybe every body hurt, and that those people were coping better than I was...

My attitude was curmudgeonly, too; which makes sense...being in pain for no apparent reason is irritating, on many levels.

Had I actually DONE something to hurt myself--well, that was logical. Pain for no apparent...
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Silence is Golden

February 10, 2018

It's something that, honestly, took me a few years to learn.

As a massage therapist, I acknowledge that the time on the table is the client's time; and not mine. 

As a human being... 

I tend to be fairly open already, even more so when vulnerable. It was easier to express thoughts/feelings to individuals who weren't as close to me as my primary nurturers, especially when the vulnerability was in regard to a primary nurturer. I avoided conflict with my primary nurturers; which filled me with much...
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The Fascial Communications Network

February 10, 2018
These vessels that we inhabit, our bodies, are walking pressure gauges; sensitive barometers tuned into our environments....receiving information gleaned by our nerves, and communicated to our nervous systems...which help direct our responses and choices...

Did you know that fascia, the connective tissue that may be considered the "packing material" of the body, is highly innervated? 

It's so much more than packing material. It's the substance that binds each muscle fiber into it's form, and co...
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Addressing the Neurological Component

February 3, 2018

Let's perceive the nervous system as the central communications system of our vessels. 

Our nervous systems interpret data that get picked up by our nerves through various senses, many of them pressure related. 

Our bodies/vessels may be perceived as pressure gauges that help us to navigate through space. What we interpret as emotions, are part of our navigational systems. 

As our excitement increases, so do our heart & breath rates. The excitement could be due to either "positive" or "negative"...
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Mini Hoops: Training Wheels for Ergonomic Movement

January 25, 2018
"The Hoopment" was born before it had a name...I was giving away mini-hoops for months before deciding that I needed to name the action of engaging with the hoops, to distinguish it from "hooping."

When we're 'hooping' our main objective is to keep the hoop moving around our bodies.  With 'Hoopment' our objective is to move our bodies around the hoops, by letting ourselves be guided by the hoops.

I injured my shoulder around the end of May in 2016, and it progressively worsened over the weeks. ...
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Perceiving Our Bodies as Spaceships

January 22, 2018
I self-published Your Body is a Spaceship, in 2014, which applies the Pressure Rainbow to emotional states, in addition to being a way of communicating physically perceived pressure. 

The analogy puts the conscious mind as the "navigator" and our bodies, being the vessels we inhabit, our "spaceships."

There is a finite amount of energy available to each vessel.

When a vessel is navigating through "safe" space, it's protective systems are not engaged--thus more resources are available to the immu...
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Margarita Navarrete-Hutchinson Sharing tools that assist us as we figure out the "humanning" help us on the journey of life, together. If my insights may be of service to others, I am grateful for the opportunity to share. May they serve you well.
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