What we sequester tends to fester.
Our bodies exhibit a shape that explains to a trained eye how we navigate space, as well as how our minds map space around us. Our form and the movement capacities of it determines our behavior, our functioning. Remember, function follows form. Our behavior could be deduced to the manner in which we explore space and time. Among all the notions and movements that make up our aggregate behavior, we also have places in our system that don't go anywhere. These layers of cells and clusters of neurons associated do not mingle with the movement in the rest of our body. They fixate relationally in space, going along for the ride as we walk and move around, and these places never actually experience flow of movement through them.
Some parts become fixed in reaction to a monumental moment that captured the innate ability to move. This could include emotional trauma, injuries, illness, and absorption of material that the immune system deems toxic. If that make-up of cells stays in the past moment long enough, while simultaneously we are here and now; rot, infection, toxins, and parasites arrive to sequester the lack of movement from the rest of us that has maintained motility. The body as a whole functions as a membrane that absorbs some material and filters other material out. In this sense, the process of illness can be viewed as a protective mechanism. Our bodies have a symbiotic relationship with the outside material that causes us harm on a purely physical plane.
Health challenges can be seen as alarm bells for something that began long ago in that first cell that stopped moving- in pathogens that find their way into our body, toxins we eat and breathe in, and in our inexperiencable experiences, or the trauma that we have survived. Perhaps the ailment started before us within our mother, perhaps with our grandmother, or maybe it's something ancient that lurks in our cells and now has the bandwidth to rear its ugly head. The person living out the ailment knows the most about their own predicament. The answer to an outsider doesn't matter all that much. Interdigitation with the whole in present time is of the utmost importance because it brings a solution into fruition. Presence and kind awareness restores the movement that stopped. Presence in this light is vast enough to gently carry the issue to the help it seeks.
Our cells forge the tissue layers that weave our experiences into the tapestry of our anatomy. We have all the right "stuff," perfectly orchestrated, already self-actualized. Injuries and illness establish their own agenda in our system and incrementally integrate within our natural alignment. Sometimes, we also collect moments like shame, misery, and fear in our dream catching physiology. They swirl around inside of us, mixing into our other ingredients. Just like the rest of us exploring space and time, these desperate particles have every right to form up, to behave in their own expression, too. Allowing the body to find its natural alignment examines the terrain, and it is often a comprehensive process of reeducation.