An imbalance in our energy system, if left unaddressed, often presents as pain in our body. We can track this imbalance back to the age we were when we had the experience that brought about the imbalance. Inability to completely deal with the experience then causes us to lock the associated imbalance into our energy field/ body to be dealt with later... or not.
The more we lock in and don't go back and heal, the more imbalance, or disease that may be presenting in our physical self.
The body "talks to us" if not through refined sensory communication (which is ideal), then through stronger and stronger mayday signals in the form of pain, inflammation and eventually even chronic disease etc..
The idea of "age recessing" with a client is to track and gain access to the root cause of the energetic imbalance by using time and age as they are the common way we explain the passing of the now, that elusive moment to moment series of experiences that together we call our "life".
I remember the first time I became aware of this tracking system we call time. I believe I was about 7 years old. It was the start of the school term I think. I would have been beginning grade 3. These details are a bit hazy. The moment of understanding though, is very clear. I remember the classroom, I remember where I was sitting, I remember the sunlight from the window looking really bright. It was one of those snapshot moments from your life. At the time you don't realize it's importance, but some part of you, your higher consciousness maybe, records it in full color and slow motion for ease of later reference!
I was being asked to write the date on the top of the page. I think I must have rushed ahead and written 1979. It was 1980. I was asked to change it, and the teacher went on to explained why. The concept of a year! They changed! Who knew! Up until then I was just complying. Copying from rote off the board with no understanding that this date i.e. 30 January 1980 had a meaning and was how we tracked the passing of time!
What a revelation! It was mind boggling to me at the time. A real discovery. We had a code for each day that passed, a filing system that we could always go back to. What a fabulous idea! Very left brain logic.
So, even though this whole time thing is so cool, I never use it in my sessions.
The reason I tend not to use "Age Recessing" is that I am more dominantly right brain, for want of a better description, once I am start working with a client energetically. Non-linear, creative. I work with color, sound vibration, images and most definitely feelings and emotions.
I personally have found that the human body and its energy fields (aura), don't necessarily file things in time order.
Our conscious mind (the part that is easy to access) likes the idea of time filing. I believe that if the problem was sitting here, we would have sorted it already!
The part we want to access in sessions is usually the unconscious or subconscious. Which is the huge part, like the rest of the iceberg that sits under the water. You know it's there but can't see it, it's murky down there! It works more with images, shapes, color, sounds, symbols, feelings. Think of dream work and how you decipher dreams, they are symbolic, they are metaphoric, very personal and able to be interpreted through your own framework of beliefs and values.
The filing method for your body is much more complex than a simple timeline. Almost always in my sessions events are dealt with in order of the emotional charge attached to it. The higher the charge, the higher the priority to heal. In fact, you can gather up that same stored emotion from other events and clear it at the same time, without having to go into left brain too deeply and name each event and attach many "stories" to the blocked energy. As long as you have a story, something for the mental self to align with, and complete willingness of course, you can clear the energy of the major incident, and any other blocked energy filed under that same feeling.
Children are the best at this! Their attachment to the importance of the story and a need for a defined logical processes for healing is much less. Their belief system less rigid. They allow themselves to "Let Go" of whatever is causing them pain. They are willing to be pain free from then on. No buts, no justification, they are masters at forgiveness, both of self and others, you clear the energy, and they simply let go of everything that is holding it in place or could bring it back in. Simple. They allow themselves to Heal.
As adults we often have a very strong attachment to our mental body, and the years we have spent building and believing "our stories". Replaying them in our minds, justifying our role them, laying down stronger feelings of blame or victimhood. It is a little like a web. In the beginning, whatever has created the blockage is potentially just a feeling, stored in our emotional body. Over time, we connect this blocked energy to our mental body and eventually it becomes a blockage in our physical body. It is now connected to us on many levels, tendrils move out from the core, from the actual event and embed themselves into our energy fields on many levels.
Depending on how we communicate with ourselves, whether the stories we tell ourselves are positive or negative can make time our friend or he may be working with our self sabotaging mental patterns against us. This is an interesting question to ask yourself... Is time my friend? Either way, the thing to remember about time is that it passes. Nothing is forever.
We have choice in every moment. Through our choices in the "now" moment we can shape the future and "let go" of our past. This is the aim of mindfulness and meditation. To teach you to stay in the present moment, where all choice is made.
This is also what I aim for in a session.
To acknowledge and let go of the past, pain and any beliefs that are causing imbalances in your energy field and to help you harness the power of now by connecting to the deeper parts of yourself.
And for me, within this framework, time is irrelevant. It doesn't matter how long something has been in place, we can change anything, anytime. We come to things when we are ready, in our own good time and any time is a good time to change for the better!