Melting Point / Sulamispiste

Photo Credit: Maria Hakasalo


A judging mind
who crush and shrink, burden and destroy
You come out from the nooks of my mind
seizing me with full of shame
Could I shake you off so that no one notices
how dark and ugly you are?

Welcome, judging mind
Welcome home
Welcome to my arms, welcome to be seen
Welcome to the warmth of my embrace
to the shine of the sun

there you soften
forget your job
begin to melt and love

One of the most touching things for me in Wholebody Focusing is the welcoming attitude. Nothing in me needs to be pushed away or hide even though there are moments when I first feel that I would like to do so. I can just be with whatever is there, say that I am there for it ready to listen. Sometimes it doesn’t want to say anything. Even that is totally okay. I can just be with whatever there is. How many of us would like to feel that kind of unconditional love in our life? To be accepted as we are. It is the place where even the hardest or coldest place in us can soften and melt.

Maria Hakasalo


Arvosteleva mieli
lyttäät kutistat painat tuhoat
Nouset mieleni sopukoista
Valtaat minut täynnä häpeää
Saisinpa karistettua sinut pois ettei kukaan näe
miten synkkä ja ruma olet

Tervetuloa arvosteleva mieli
Tervetuloa kotiin
Tervetuloa syliini tervetuloa esiin
Tervetuloa sylini lämpöön ja auringon valoon

siinä sinä pehmenet
unohdat tehtäväsi
alat sulaa ja rakastaa

Yksi minua eniten koskettaneista asioista kokokehon fokusoinnissa on se, kuinka kaikki, mitä minussa on, toivotetaan tervetulleeksi. Mitään minussa ei tarvitse työntää pois tai piilottaa, vaikka jokin minussa haluaisikin välillä tehdä niin. Saan vain olla sen kanssa, mitä siellä on, kertoa, että olen valmis kuuntelemaan. Joskus se ei halua sanoa mitään. Sekin on täysin ok. Voin vain olla sen kanssa, mitä siellä on. Kuinka moni meistä haluaisi tuntea tällaista pyyteetöntä rakkautta elämässään? Että on hyväksytty sellaisena kuin on. Sellaisessa jopa kovapintaisinkin tai kylminkin paikka meissä voi pehmentyä ja sulaa.

Maria Hakasalo


Brave enough? / Uskallanko?

Photo credit: Maria Hakasalo


My hands
Stretched out far away from my body
sad and lonely
Asking, do I suffice, am I good enough

My feet
Every step hearing a drum cadence repeating
Lazybones Lazybones Lazybones

I will show you I am not a lazybones! I’ll do and do and do!!!
Even though I am too tired of doing anything

Something in me
Gently raises a question
Are you Brave
Are you Brave enough to think
I will lead you where you need to be?

Am I?

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What does my body need now?

IMG_0194Wholebody Focusing Haiku # 21
When upset, I ask
What does my body need now?
Then I notice me.

Frequently writing Haiku about my WBF discoveries not only helps me document what is emerging but also helps me to sustain the new healing.

As I was preparing for bed a few weeks ago, I noticed that I felt defeated. There were so many challenges that made me anxious and fearful that I wondered if it were useless to try to sleep. My husband and I have been experiencing serious health problems for the last year and a half and it feels exhausting to be in this place.

The words “what does my body need now?” came to me. I thought I would give it a try. As a got into bed, I felt into my body as I asked this question. My hands moved. They landed crossed, on my upper chest with my hands near my shoulders. It felt so comfortable and comforting. The next thing I remembered is that I woke up at 6:00 AM. I had slept through the night and my hands were still in this position. It was as if I had given myself a seven hour Reiki treatment.

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Haiku, Reiki and WBF

The bricks of these buildings are made from the clay residue left by the glacier that became the Hudson River. Photo Credit: Michael Lux


Diana Scalera

I love the format of Haiku and have always used it to describe my urban experiences even though it is traditionally known as a form of poetry honoring nature. Since I love urban life so much, I include the urban built environment as part of “nature.” It is a product of humanity, therefore, for me, a part of nature. Almost everything we touch in cities is part of nature in some way. My very large apartment complex, for example, is constructed from bricks made from the clay residue of the glacier that became the Hudson River. I take great comfort in this as someone might living in a log cabin.

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