…And what is “energy” anyway?

Last week, I posted a question as to whether Rubenfeld Synergy Method is energy work.  Ultimately, I think it is not, though sometimes what some call “energy” enters into it.  The problem, I posited, is that what energy workers call “energy” is not something that can be proven to exist, or quantified by science.  Therefore,Continue reading “…And what is “energy” anyway?”

Is Rubenfeld Synergy “energy work”?

This work that I do tends to attract the interest of, and yet fall just outside of, two major groups of practices.  One, and the one that I tend to try and cultivate more, is the psychology/therapy side of things.  I think of RSM as a kind of body psychotherapy, in fact, and group itContinue reading “Is Rubenfeld Synergy “energy work”?”

The power of touch

Yesterday, I got to spend three hours seeing back-to-back Rubenfeld Synergy clients at the Weekend of Healing and Insight, a fundraising event for the Theosophical Society of Boston.  I saw six people, for 25 minutes each, with barely a break in-between. This was more awesome than I imagined it would be. Synergy sessions are generallyContinue reading “The power of touch”

[Re-run] The “spirit” part of Rubenfeld Synergy

“Absolutely unmixed attention is prayer.” ~ Simone Weil I picked up this quotation from David Kanigan’s blog, and have been mulling it over ever since. Rubenfeld Synergy Method’s official, trademarked tagline is, “A dynamic system for the integration of body, mind, emotions and spirit.” Our teachers told us, however, that until our particular training, theContinue reading “[Re-run] The “spirit” part of Rubenfeld Synergy”

Principles of RSM #11: The body is the sanctuary of the soul

In case you were wondering, gentle reader: yes, this is the other Rubenfeld Synergy Method principle I find hard to explain to those atheists, physicalists, and scientists in my life.  Heck, I find it a bit hard to explain to myself – certainly harder than number 7, about the energy field.  That one I haveContinue reading “Principles of RSM #11: The body is the sanctuary of the soul”

Principles of RSM #7: The body’s energy field and life force exist and can be sensed.

Of all of the principles of Rubenfeld Synergy, this is the one I have the most trouble explaining. There are few subjects that set some of my friends off more than a discussion of “energy,” as it evokes a wifty, woo-woo concept that has no scientific basis. All of that being said, I have tooContinue reading “Principles of RSM #7: The body’s energy field and life force exist and can be sensed.”

The secret to happiness is right here

The magnificent Mark Morford, fabulous columnist for the SF Gate, offered up this fanstastic article about the power of gratitude, not just for the good things, but for everything. Some highlights: Be cynical if you want. Be jaded and sneery and think the world is a razor blade of anger and pain, just waiting toContinue reading “The secret to happiness is right here”

The “spirit” part of Rubenfeld Synergy

“Absolutely unmixed attention is prayer.” ~ Simone Weil I picked up this quotation from David Kanigan’s blog, and have been mulling it over ever since. Rubenfeld Synergy Method’s official, trademarked tagline is, “A dynamic system for the integration of body, mind, emotions and spirit.” Our teachers told us, however, that until our particular training, theContinue reading “The “spirit” part of Rubenfeld Synergy”

For whatever you’re celebrating, or praying for, this weekend

A dear friend sent these quotations to me the other morning, and they made my day.  Spirituality is a complicated thing, but these words by the great Jewish mystic – who famously said that the opposite of good was not evil, but indifference – bring home to me the essence of being alive. The primaryContinue reading “For whatever you’re celebrating, or praying for, this weekend”