Shiatsu and the Law of Attraction

 “”Law of Attraction says, “That which is like unto itself is drawn.”  Vibrations are always matched. So, as you experience the contrast which inspires the new desire, this new desire, whether it is a strong one or a soft one, is summoning unto itself proportionately. And as it summons, it is always answered. It is the basis of our Universe: When it is asked, it is always given. Humans think they are asking with their words, or even with their action, and sometimes you are, but the Universe is not responding to your words or your action. The Universe is responding to your vibrational calling.” — Abraham


There is a lot of discussion these days about The Law of Attraction.


For me, It started with the movie “What the bleep do we know?” This movie explores the metaphysics of our attitudes and conscious reality. In it, we  follow the story of the  main character, who- after a divorce and a stale job coupled with low self esteem walks around in a negative slumber, completely unaware that she is contributing to the “shitty” things that are happening to her. We watch her transformation, along with metaphysical and spiritual experts explaining to us how we can use quantum physics, essentially; the idea that we ARE the universe- to change and construct our realities. AKA VIBRATION.


Then for me was the work of LOUISE HAY. I’ve been a fan and student of Louise hay for 15 years. I got her book, “You can heal your life” in 1998 and never looked back. In the book, Louise goes through a list of diseases (Dis-Ease) that we may experience and gives a possible mental attitude cause and an affirmation to help heal the original imbalance causing the disease. THAT’s RIGHT, Louise actually goes so far as to say that not only do we unconsciously cause dis-ease in our bodies but that (GASP!) we can heal it. Don’t you just love her already? I know I do. She also goes further in her movie “You can Heal Your life,” which tells her story of how she healed herself and began her work and how she continues to help others do the same.


Next, and perhaps more common is the movie, “The Secret,” which if you haven’t seen then you have perhaps heard about. It was all the rage back in 2006 and brought to us again the idea of metaphysics and the potential of creating the life we want. This one was tied more into the Law of Attraction, and told us that we ATTRACTED That which we desire – and that by focusing on the feeling of having and experiencing what we desire, then we both consciously and unconsciously draw it to us. Sound nice? I think it is too.

For me lately, I’ve been studying the work of ABRAHAM- as channeled by Esther Hicks. They have a popular book called “ASk and it is given,” as well as others and youtube videos (YAY!) that describe the concept of the Law of Attraction. What I like about the Abraham-Hicks model is the focus on tuning your own vibration to match up with the vibration of that which you desire. I am working on moving into a vibrational escrow that matches the feelings and experiences of the life I want to live. I am learning to notice and bless ( and relax into) the experiences of life where I feel good, and to NOTICE the experiences of life where I feel bad and instead of reacting to them, Re-CREATING a new experience of feeling good. It’s kind of fun. and Addicting.


So what does this have to do with shiatsu you ask?


Well, it just so happens that the reason I call my work Ensoflow Shiatsu, is because of these same principles. The word Enso is actually derived from a Japanese symbol that describes a moment when activity is still and oneness has taken over. In my work, I attempt to help your body find that place where this oneness exists because that is the place of true healing. I am tuning into your vibration- even though it may be layered with stress, and work, and pain, and dis-ease, and dysfunction- that place that is truly YOU is that place that I am trying to find, by listening both to WHO YOU REALLY ARE and by what your symptoms are trying to say.

From an Eastern bodywork perspective, I am finding the areas of deficient and excess QI (energy) and bringing them into balance. From an Eastern energetic perspective, I am helping your body to come into a balance of energy flow so that your own true vibration [which is also the vibration of the universe- moving uniquely through you (YaY)!] can move throughout your whole body and essentially heal itself. And be open to RECEIVING healing from the EARTH and UNIVERSE around you.

It is my belief that your body has the ability to heal. It is also my belief that the Universe is GOOD and that the Earth is HEALING and that our bodies are not out to get us, as sometimes we mistakenly believe, rather they are COMMUNICATING with us all the time and sometimes PAIN and DISEASE is but a symptom of “WE HAVEN’T BEEN LISTENING” for too long.

Having said that, we are ALWAYS in a place to RAISE or TUNE our vibrations to that of peace and healing and oneness and letting go just by asking for it. The mere act of  considering these energies calls them into our vibration. And once they are there, if we let go into them, FEEL them, and breathe them into our cells, they BECOME us. The Vibration becomes our vibration.

AS your shiatsu therapist, I am both honored and fascinated by your body’s potential. AS I listen to your words and your body’s cues, I use Shiatsu and the Law of Attraction with your body. I am listening for the direction that your body wants to go to feel better and heal, and also listening for the resistance when your body does not want to move or let go in a certain way. When this happens, I tend to sit with you and your body, either actually or energetically asking WHY? Sometimes we get the answer and your body lets go (yay!) and movement and healing occur, and sometimes we just leave your body with the question. Because maybe your body actually needs more time with that question before it can let go of the thing cause the dis-ease and move into the vibration of healing. Again, however, leaving your body with the question has already brought the vibration of the answer, i.e. healing vibration into your field. The key will be whether you allow it. And stay with it. and Trust it.

Healing IS a process. Often, we need to teeter back and forth with the vibration of the dis-ease as well as negative thinking pattern and the new healing vibration as well as positive thoughts for a while. I don’t know why exactly. My guess is that something that has become physical (energy flows -> from spirit -> to mind -> to emotions -> to physical) has to work its way out through the other levels before it can fully leave. Maybe it leaves but it is attracted back because their are other levels still in the body. In time, and with FOCUS on the new vibration, it will leave.

My favorite thing about this work is to listen to what you are asking for from a session, what your body is communicating with it’s symptoms, and the direction that your body wants to go once we start working. There is undoubtedly a transformation of energy  that happens from the moment you walk into the studio, during the session once tension starts to let go, until that last moment when we have moved enough “stuff” so that I can sit with my hands on your  head while you sit in calm meditation – feeling centered and calm in your body, safe in the universe, and nourished by the earth. This is the VIBRATION that I strive to find and share with you in Ensoflow Shiatsu.

In health,