Rebirthing is a specific breathwork method, invented and developed by Leonard Orr. The breathwork process releases the emotional, negative charge out of cellular memory. The process causes integration of unresolved emotional, physical, mental and spiritual energies. The primary result is an experience of clarity at the very core level. The process empowers a person into choice and out of victimhood.
Its founder, Leonard Orr, in 1970, while taking a long, warm bath, started having flashbacks from the time he was an embryo. The imperative need to immediately get out of the water, along with a suffocating sensation, was the signal for further experimentations, which started in warm water and resembled the natal state. This is the reason why Leonard Orr named this technique Rebirthing. Later, the term Breathwork was added, as in essence it is a technique based on breath.
Rebirthing starts with lying down, relaxing and breathing. Long and careful attention to the relaxed breath will reveal a many layered pattern of inhibitions and exposes our unconscious patterns of defense against pleasure and aliveness. When these are noticed (no longer unconscious) we can neutralize and integrate these patterns of past-time tension by breathing through them with present awareness of safety. It offers a gentle effective way to reveal the latent pristine state of body and consciousness which we all experienced in the pre-natal time and which was pushed back by the shocks of birth and early relationship. Our relationships can be clear and complete only when we dissolve our resistance to having that ideal condition. Unconscious birth memories bar the way as a closed portal on the path back to bliss. Breathwork will help you find the key to unlock that door.
Specific Breathing Technique:
- Conscious connected circular, rhythmic energy breathing.
- No pauses or gaps between the breaths.
- The inhale is active, the exhale is passive.
- Consciously pull the breath in, and deliberately let the breath out.
- Breathe in and out through the same channel (that is in and out the nose or in and out the mouth.)
- The lesson is to breathe Energy, not just air.
The technique, supported by breath, connects us to the main strength inside us, which is life. All the records that need to be processed, surface and what follows is an immediate realization of the issues that take us backwards instead of forward. All these issues are released through breathing. The pattern of breathing is the natural breath (something we tend to forget in the hustle and bustle of everyday life) and which manifests more clearly at night, when we are fast asleep.
Rebirthing is the process of realizing our True Self and a tool to release our true nature, clearing every illusion and false image we have unconsciously created about our self and which prevents us from enjoying a full, happy and loving life.
The breath acts as a bridge between the conscious and unconscious, between the mind and the body. You can control your breathing consciously by, for example, pranayama breathing exercises, but if you don’t think about your breathing for a whole day, you still are breathing. Rebirthing works on the principle that there is a direct connection between mental and physical well being and the openness of the breathing. Relaxing and releasing the breath dissolves tension in both the body and the mind.
Through breathing continuously without break, your body takes in more oxygen than usual, which changes the CO2 level in your brain. You enter a self-induced trance state (a non-ordinary state of consciousness) where memories, pictures, emotions or body sensations can surface to be reviewed, released and integrated. The power of rebirthing is that in this state you are the experiencer as well as the observer of past incidents that may emerge, enabling you to release and re-interpret what happened in the past from a newly conscious and fresh perspective. Through conscious connected breathing you accumulate life force (prana, chi, ki) which starts to move freely through you body (experienced as tingling, energy rushes or waves). This loosens up stored blockages held in your four-body energy system (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual), thus working on all four levels at the same time. Experiences may vary every time. The spectrum of experiences range from physical sensations of pain or pleasure, release of body blockages through heat or energy movement to release of emotions (sadness, anger, etc.) There may be realizations of dysfunctional thought patterns or new thought connections and insights, and deeply spiritual or energetic experiences.
The 8 biggies of human trauma:
Leonard Orr, in 1967, became internationally famous in psychological circles for presenting the Personal Law concept, which controls a man’s life more than any other belief, in an 8 point package for people to think about because a little understanding of each one accelerates emotional healing, self-knowledge, and spiritual growth beyond measurement.
The 8 points of Human Trauma are:
- The birth trauma – including prenatal and infancy trauma
- The parental disapproval syndrome
- The misuse of the power of the mind – the specifics negatives
- The unconscious death urge
- Karma from past lives
- School trauma
- Religion trauma
The 8 biggies of human trauma and learning the basic practice of affirmations with the emotional response technique have become popular as the basic psychology of Rebirthing Breathwork.
The 8 Biggies of Spiritual Purification:
These are perhaps the cure for the 8 biggies of human trauma. The Practices, when done daily, have a tendency to clear the mind and body of “stuff” as fast as it surfaces and keep us in the joy of life and productivity.
The 8 points of Spiritual Purification are:
- Mind: changing negative thoughts into positive thoughts as they flow through our consciousness, reading scriptures, and doing Mantra Yoga.
- Earth: Good vegetarian diet, exercise, career of loving service, etc.
- Air: Conscious Energy Breathing
- Water: Bathing twice per day and drinking pure water.
- Fire: Discovering and using the healing power of fire
- Love: Spiritual community and political responsibility
- Rest: Doing nothing but feeling God or creative thinking.
Grace: trusting Life- feeling God’s love and healing energy