What is embodiment? Embodiment is not a noun, but a verb; it is a way of being that is felt and integrated down to the bones – and beyond. In our disembodied modern world we don’t understand the term much less – pardon the pun – embody the way. But we do at Colman Knight. We practice and embody Somatic Finance sourced in Integral Theory and applied to our Integral Wealth methodology. Somatic Finance is a unique experience and methodology employed by our members to serve you.
When we fully embody our natural home – the body – authentic and creative responses easefully flow from our expression in movement, communication, emotion, feelings and sensing. We tap in to the presently moving river of the now. The river may be flowing gently or may be level-5 white-water rapids. Regardless, when embodied, our way of being in the river is the same: fully present. Embodiment enables us to meet current reality without future fears and hopes, or past dreams and frets.
Our body is our ally in telling us the truth, waking us up and magnetizing a brilliant life. Most commonly, we separate from our body when experiences are too difficult to handle in the present. Most of us reach adulthood with many of these unfelt experiences. Some of us are able to tolerate these experiences with bodywork practices or other therapeutic modalities. But the ground and path for all of us is to return to the full embodiment of our human condition, our precious human experience.
When it comes to money, we tend to enter a unique territory of dis-embodiment. Not only is money generally seen as separate from life, it rarely enters our field of awareness for embodiment. This particular intersection of embodiment and personal finance represents largely uncharted territory for most financial professions. At Colman Knight we embrace this way of deeply connecting heart, mind and soul through the study and practice of Somatic Finance™.
Some of the tools we utilize at Colman Knight are MoneyMoves® Cards, MoneyMoves® Quest, and customized processes including deep conversation, interior and exterior financial application, cultivating results and sustaining evolution. At all times you can be confident that Somatic Finance is embedded in our service.
Most basically, Somatic Finance™ means: including the body, as well as the mind, in all matters of finance. Somatic is derived from the Greek word Soma, which denotes relating to the body. Somatic indicates an association to the human body, as distinct from the mind. As an alternative to the predominant mode of operating primarily (if not solely) from the head when dealing with money matters, Somatic Finance™ calls us to open to the wisdom which each of us already carry in our body.
When we are able to open to the wisdom, which is held in the body, and to more of who we really are, we see more. We experience more. We grow more. We make better choices. It is that simple.
Body intelligence ranges from tightly closed to vastly open. Most of us are somewhere in the middle on this continuum. Movement on the continuum in one direction or another (towards opening or closing) depends upon our ability to live curiously, master the art of wonder, and be willing to grow. If you are not practicing curiosity, wonder and growth, most likely you are moving toward a closed state. We do not stay still – we are always, always, always, moving one way or the other. If we are open, we gain access to body wisdom. If we are closed, we are missing a source of priceless intelligence.
Let us emphasize Somatic finance™ does not negate the mind, nor its capacity for intelligence and reason, particularly in the realm of finance. Rather, this approach calls our attention toward the body as a whole, as a source of intelligence, intuition and insight. More specifically, we look to three major areas of the body: the head, the heart and the belly. Each of these areas warrants a full articulation, understanding, and practice; these body centers are the locations of deeper meaning and insight.