It’s not really that I’m giving up thinking. Y’all know I am a thinky sort of lady. It’s harder to describe. When I’m working, doing massage or yoga, the non-verbal parts of my brain take control of the situation. I can do very technical work on the client, but my processing of the data I’m taking in from their body is all wordless and silent. There will be short bursts of verbal thoughts, like, “let’s look at the hip flexors since there’s not much in the QL,” or whatever, but it’s sort of quiet and far away. I receive these telegrams from the verbal place and I sink back down into the non-verbal. I put my hands onto their body, into their energy field, and if I just hold there for a few moments, I can almost feel it click over to this method of processing.
But I’m noticing that lately, I’m staying in this massage-mind longer, and that it’s sometimes happening on days when I didn’t work - it’s happening independent of client interaction. A fascinating sensation, and it’s a good one too. It’s relaxing and soothing. I hope this trend continues.