Tension to the People!

By Laura Turner

 –Student of Shaolin Kung Fu Grandmaster Kam Yuen, DC

Tension has been given a very bad name. It gets classified by most healthcare professionals as something to be avoided straight across the board. It hangs out on the most-wanted list as a detriment to the safety of our society.

We avidly seek our massages, our body-work, our Rolfings, our needlings, our poppings and crackings with the idea of removing tension.  We even invite others to inflict much pain on us in our search of the ultimate tension-free body. 

Let’s face it, people, how many times have you seen a bumper sticker that says “Tense”?  Not once, I dare say. That’s because tension has been wrongly identified as a major culprit to be eradicated from every facet of the human mind body spirit. 

Most of us live the latter part of our lives in constant search of relaxation, going out of our way to avoid tension at all costs. And ironically the cost is great.  

It is almost impossible to pinpoint all the pain and difficulty that is being generated by this basic human error in thinking. 

Generally speaking, it is our mind that seizes on someone’s erroneous idea and goes wild with it. Those ‘RELAX “commands we keep giving ourselves are very damaging on all levels of existence. Could it be that we are once again allowing our minds to sabotage us beyond our worst imaginings? The world is flat! Floaters are Witches! You must suffer to go to heaven! (I rest/tense my point.)

Before I get carried away, however, there is a tension that needs correcting because it is totally useless—unless you like blocking the free flow of your own energy, or unless you’re fond of endless struggles.

The problem is, we have misidentified the source and cause of this useless and undesirable tension. The one that begs for eradication is the tension we constantly have to demand from our bodies in order to keep them upright.  Without this tension, we would be in a state of constant collapse.  We would live our lives on ‘fainting couches’, never able to rise to any occasion.

This tension that we constantly have to dredge up in our body to keep it upright is the true culprit, and it has spawned much mental and emotional struggle—in other words, more tension. Put simply, we are struggling to keep our bodies standing and we are tense about it. We needn’t be though. We need only reprogram our thinking about tension and relaxation.

Tension is as necessary to life as relaxation. We all know how structural tension is so paramount in the building of all our man-made contraptions. Things break without it.   Why do we diss it so in our own bodies? 

Again, it is because we are mistaken about which tension is bothering us. The physical tension everyone thinks of and feels as negative is really all our physical reactions and physical efforts needed to combat the insufficient tension that we have programmed in. 

To compensate for insufficient tension, we have to exert much added effort to maintain structural tension in our bodies. We have programmed our bodies and minds to believe that all tension need be avoided, and the body is struggling mightily to comply with these mental commands we keep giving ourselves. To intensify and complicate the matter, we are tense about this added effort needed to keep our bodies from collapsing on all levels.  On some level we know we have been misinformed and this bothers us.  On some level we’re no dummy!

Fortunately, this tension, as well as the tension it spawns, is correctable, energetically reversible. By removing the mental sabotage and misinformation that we have been fed about the workings of our own bio-computers (along with its cumulative effects) we end the reign of useless tension.  We make ourselves strong to the collective misinformation that holds our infinite potential hostage.

We can then energetically strengthen our body cavities, our veins, arteries, our teeth, colons, our spinal cords, etc., by putting tension there mentally.  We can  also go to our midlines (that imaginary dividing line down the front of the body) and place an energetic thought correction there for any weaknesses that have resulted from the efforts to relax every single part of our bodies and minds.   

We have not only relaxed ourselves into a state of structural relaxation, the very smallest elements of our physical make-up are struggling to produce the kinetic energy needed to maintain the natural flow up all the body channels throughout our whole body.  In many cases, our Lymph Systems are not able to remove the waste from due to excessive relaxation. Even our excretory systems are loose and flaccid.

Excessive relaxation puts pressure on our body cavities, our colon, our veins and arteries, all the way from our organs down to the quantum particles that make up these organs. Plus, this pressure results in unidentifiable pains which produce more pains, until we are a veritable pain machine—and all on account of too much relaxation.   

The heart, for example, tenses and relaxes non-stop, and rightly so.  It is by far the strongest muscle in the body.  What would happen if all the relax directives we constantly tell ourselves overrode the programming that tenses our heart?  Stop it from tensing and end your life.  Tension is that necessary for survival and it is necessary on all levels.

Relaxation will naturally follow as a matter of course when we learn to balance  hyper-relaxation with sufficient tension. The human ability to relax has always been and will always be there.  If we stop exerting so much effort to relax and actually tense moreoften, we will relax. We need to recognize the necessity of tension and just do it.

After tension, relaxation will emerge on its own,naturally,without any undue effortsto seek it. We don’t have to do anything to achieve a relaxed state of mind body or spirit. These constant and ongoing efforts to relax have made us tense in a bad way.  

Remember, the good Tension produces kinetic energy and structural integrity. It keeps all body systems functioning at a pain-free optimum.  This tension should be present and accounted for in your quantum particles, your atoms and your molecules, your cells, tissues, organs and all body systems.

Tension produces the momentum needed to move the energy up and around all the channels of your body—throughout your entire body and throughout your entire life. 

Tension to the People!

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