So it turn out Rolfing is pretty much all about being covert in giving tissue what it wants but doesn’t know and sometimes what feels like opposite of what would help and then achieving exactly what you hoped for. Covert opposites. It doesn’t make any sense at all and all you can do is follow the recipe.
I’ll tell you what, it’s challenging to wear new trousers at the ballroom and dance. I know the moves but it’s all new music.
Covert change is introducing new ideas into a body that break the existing living pattern of trauma, injury, or use without challenging it beyond acceptance. I know from first hand experience that I was seeking change but cleverly hiding it. We throw this idea around of evoking change and maybe you’ve even heard me talk about it. Create the conditions for change to happen and it will happen on its own. Covert opposites goes one step further, and asks us to participate in change because it’s where we are headed anyway, and then the body does exactly the opposite but thats what you wanted.
I’m still working out the kinks on these ideas so don’t hold me to anything. I just know that sometimes you need to give a little to get something back. I know that creating space creates a place to go. I know that truth is easy to accept when its felt. I’m learning about covert opposites and I know that after 17 years I’ve got a lot to learn.
I’ll make it clear here and now, I want to be good at this. I’d like to work for 40 years and be awesome at this like my teacher is. I know that this journey is good for me, and like any adventure it’s not always easy.