The Breath of Life

William Garner Sutherland, the grandfather of cranial therapies, stressed that the human system is ordered by a mysterious Presence that he called the Breath of Life.

In the last ten years of his clinical practice he became especially attuned to its presence and action within the human system. This coincided with a shift in his use of language from a predominantly biomechanical orientation to a more fully biodynamic one.

He wrote of the Breath of Life and its unerring potency and shifted from analysis and mechanical technique to an orientation to the inherent forces that facilitate healing. He realized that it is the Breath of Life and the intelligent forces it generates that make the healing decisions and carry those decisions out.

My first clinical experience of the Breath of Life took me totally by surpriseā€¦

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