During the empathy telesummit, Dr. Tom Goode mentioned a story about a phenomenal experience he had when he was in his thirties. He had lived with so much pain up to that moment. All his life he had wanted to make a great impact to assist humans. During his experience, he was in the light and was the light. He saw everything—more than could be explained, but he experienced the rest of his life in that instant. Then he came back to the body.
He asked, “What do I make of that?” The answer I got was “breathe.” One word, forty years, and he says he is still finding out. Tom studied other methods of breathing and took training in several of them, including the yogic breathing and rebirthing, and noticed that no one was breathing in the body. People were breathing in their chests and through their noses, but nobody was using the whole breathing mechanism.
If you’re an athlete and you run, your body runs out of oxygen, your mouth automatically opens so you can take more oxygen in. Think about what would happen if we breathe that way but do not exercise or do any physical work? What would happen is all of that excess energy produced through this kind of breathing would go to the cells and clean them out. Powerful, powerful detoxing takes place at the cellular level just through breathing.
If you don’t think it’s an exercise, try it for five minutes and see for yourself. It’s very simple, but it’s not necessarily easy; it takes effort and most people don’t have the muscle tone in the breathing muscles of the body—the diaphragm and ribs. The diaphragm is such a strong muscle; its tone comes back quickly. So we rebuild the system as we rebuild the habit of healthy breathing that we had as children.
Notice a child with their little belly stuck out in front of them, we call them toddlers but actually they are breathing through the belly. Every time we were yelled at, we went “‘ahh” and sucked in our belly. Every time you weren’t allowed sound, you stored the startled response. By the time you reach age 30, you’ve got all this stress stored at the cellular level, and it’ll kill you if you don’t resolve it. If you don’t integrate those energies...when we talk about stuff coming up, it’s stuff that’s yet unresolved. We solved the problem we had initially by holding our breath and not feeling it. Now as adults we have a chance to integrate it, feel it, let it be, get on with it, breathe it in, breathe it up, pass it by. Again, again, and again.
This article is based on a presentation given by Dr. Tom Goode during “Empaths Shifting into 2012: A Telesummit to Help Energy-Sensitive People Understand Their Spiritual Role on Earth.” You may get the full transcription and MP3 audio of Kate’s and Gini Grey’s presentations at http://weare1inspirit.com/spiritual-audios.htm#TomJenna
Dr. Tom Goode is the author of seven books on holistic living. His most recent book is Breathe and Grow Rich—Self Care to Enrich Your Whole Life http://www.fullwavebreathing.com. He has written numerous articles on natural healing and is the producer of “The Cosmic Waltz,” a musical program used with Full Wave Breathing and the Inner Harmony home-study musical program for holistic health, balance, and personal transformation.
PURCHASE paperback book, Whose Stuff Is This? Finding Freedom from the Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You at http://tinyurl.com/EmpathAmazon. The e-book version is now available for Kindle, iPhone, iPad, and other digital reading devices.