I want you to really think about that.
Humans think that the mark of intelligent life is speech.
What if it wasn’t? What if there was a greater and more natural way to communicate? A deeper, more profound truth in the unspoken space between spoken words?
What if we were evolving into a greater telepathic intelligence – an intelligence where it was no longer possible to hide behind words and the ego’s story about yourself as a separate being? What if it was time to see our sublime truth, the truth that we are all connected on this floating rock we all live on.
I am a translator of the unspoken.
This is why I enjoy working with beings that do not yet speak and helping those who love them understand where they are coming from.
Craniosacral therapy is profound deep listening without interference. When you listen to another human in this way they will show you who they really are. When I bring a question that asks how they are doing, how their health and wellbeing is really going for them, the body explains where the blocks are, why optimum health and happiness is not present and what is stopping them rising into their fullest and most joyful gift of life.
It is a great joy to see someone enter Angels Rest riddled with anxiety, confusion, doubt and disease and leave empowered – sure, knowing, quietly more aware of their offering to this planet we all share.
Recently, my work has called in more young mothers and babies, along with the stressed businessmen and women, quirky kids and chronically ill I usually see. Working with babies is wonderful as they are so fresh to this planet. Babies haven’t yet gathered a whole wardrobe of emotional overcoats over their being to protect themselves from other humans. They do not give off a wall of profound distrust as many adults and children do – hurt by the simple small cruelties many lives are filled with.
It’s astounding how one statement, two or three sarcastic words can wound a soul for decades. My work is to help people release and drop these words and moments of pain from cell-deep – gently, quietly, with an “Ahh” of release.
With a new baby – the first thing I do is assure them that I can see and hear them. This is usually met with great smiles, arm waving and gurgles of joy. It is immensity frustrating for babies to know they are a powerful being who is not recognized as an equal human just because they are small and non verbal.
In about 90% of the babies I see there is birth or vaccination trauma to unwind. The child can feel Mum’s fear and pain and the over controlling management of the team around them at birth. It can feel assaulting and confusing to arrive into great bright lights and plastic covered hands after the gentle swooshing and low lighting of the spa pool they have been meditating in for nine months.
Voices are often too loud for babies and hands are rough. People do not treat new babies with the respect they treat bigger humans. If more people explained to a baby what they were about to do with them there would be a lot less crying and upset children.
That vitamin K injection and being jabbed in the heels is not enjoyable for a fresh human to experience and can do something to many babies around trust. How this presents in babies I see is that they become easily upset and jumpy. They try to make themselves as small as possible, tuck knees into their chest and retract into a ball to limit any further aggression. They feed in grumpy bursts and are unable to easily burp or release food from their bodies.They are simply just wondering what is coming next!
This stress response wreaks havoc on the digestive system and if Mum is stressed, stress hormones in breast milk add to the mix and activate the child further.
So much healing and transformation can happen with the lightest of touch and a warm sense of humor. In my work I watch as even the grumpiest baby smiles, releases and lengths spine, arms and legs and just lets go of the need to protect themselves from potential aggression.
I worked with a five-month old baby recently and she told me of the way music was felt through her body and how this is was something she wanted to offer the planet. She told me that Vivaldi held a special place in her heart and to share that with her mother. When I told her mother that her child wanted to hear Vivaldi, I had to say the name of the composer several times as Mum had never heard of him or listened to classical music herself. I turned on the “Four seasons” in the clinic and her mother sat round-mouthed, amazed by the coos, laughter and in-tune humming that came out of her tiny child in time with the music.
I teach these small humans how to release stress and connect to breath and their powerful natural ability to orient to calm and their natural blueprint for wellbeing. The other day I was working with an intuitive baby who first presented with a great deal of anxiety. He told me how worried he was about his Dad’s heart. How he could feel his father’s pain struggling with the weight of providing for the family, how that was hurting him.
These feelings in men are often unspoken and can show as anger, depression, self-medication through alcohol, iPhone addiction or general malaise and unhappiness. For a young mother who has a small person permanently attached to her and hardly time for a shower, she can feel a deep sense of frustration at not being able to connect with her partner or understand why he is so unhappy when she is the one who has lost her identity. The baby feels it all.
This little guy was worried that the world he had landed into would require the same expectations and unhappiness of him as a male child. He was not latching on or sleeping well. He was wondering why he was even here. As we worked together and I communicated his concerns to his mother he visibly relaxed. I taught him how to calm and lengthen his body and to connect with his powerful ability to be a positive interrupt in the room. His mother could feel the amazing wave of calm coming from her powerful tiny son as he released anxiety and claimed his sense of strength back.
It is my dearest wish that humans begin to respect the non verbal world and see each other at a deeper level than the obvious use of spoken language. There is so much communication exchange in warm eye contact and gentle respectful touch. People are sometimes amazed at what I can hear in the silence around a person, but I see nothing special in being able to hear the unspoken. It is a gift we can all connect to if we simply allow ourselves the quiet to hear and an open mind. Knowing that we have this natural ability would make our understanding of not just babies but the animal kingdom so much richer too.
It is a privilege to have these incredible non-verbal conversations. I love what I do and am always amazed at the incredible beauty and deep gift of human beings beneath the obvious spoken world.
Veronica Farmer MA(Hons) BCST is a professional craniosacral therapist and intuitive healer with over a decade of experience working with world class athletes, professionals, Mums and Dads and quirky kids. She has three children of her own ranging in age from 11 - 21. Veronica's skyclinic Angels Rest is found in Southport on the Gold Coast although she works with people all over the world by phone or online. Call 0477 772344 for your appointment.