by Sebastian Deans FwSS
What comes to Mind when I say the word ‘Heart’? ... Heart …
Do you see the organ in our chest with its constant beat that changes appropriately to our conditions and feelings? Or perhaps the Blood that is ceaselessly circulating around the body, filling all our veins and arteries, filling every part of us?
Maybe there is more of the metaphorical Heart? The centre of our feelings, where we can know the joys of simply being alive, “lifting the spirits”, or the suffering of knowing too much sensitivity to life’s harsher sides, “utter heartache”. Maybe the centre of our lives in general, who we are; from our everyday personality to the basis of consciousness itself and the heights of Spiritual interconnection with all that is.
By Cliff Andrews FwSS, Edited by Dinah John FwSS
The Shiatsu Centre Norwich has been a dedicated Shiatsu clinic since 1983, now located right in the historic ‘Lanes’ at the heart of this Cathedral city in the east of England. Its small office and 2 treatment rooms support 5 practitioners and provide the working base for New Energy Work - an international online training project for Shiatsu - and for the Shiatsu College Norwich - our regional school branch of the Shiatsu College UK.
It was one day before the first national lockdown in March 2020. I looked at the dry, chapped skin of my hands as I washed them, yet again, between clients - following government advice. Blood actually started to leak from the lesions - just the tiniest glimpse of the pain and suffering we would witness in the coming months. What we could never have dreamed of though, was how much kindness, support, dedication, love and gratitude we would experience alongside that pain!