The Art of Self Renewal: The Fluid System
The central teaching of Continuum is that ALL fluids of the body — whether circulating blood, the tides of cerebrospinal fluid, the pump of the lymph system, the net of membranes or the swirl of viscera and brain — function as fundamentally ONE undulating stream of intelligence.
Although Continuum has many aspects, all based upon fluid movement, our work can be seen as a macrocosm of the essential motif of the cell. The fluid within the cellular matrix changes from gelatinous to watery. It is this exchange that allows the necessary cellular plasticity needed for movement and communication. These cyclical movements produce a coherent network of chemical signals and messages.
Similar to the cell, the human body is designed to reflect the same restructuring and movement. Maintaining changes in our own fluid mobility is essential for the life of the body, its optimal health and self-renewal.
All fluids, whether in the cell, the body or the planet, function as a resonant intelligent whole and can never be separated.
In Continuum, we refer to this entirety as the fluid system and recognize its essential and ancestral role in healing, movement and fundamental wisdom. We invoke the fluid system internally by creating a mix of interpenetrating cues and signals. These signals become wave motions that are carried through the watery substances of the body, softening our defenses and arousing the life force in the matrix of every tissue, bone and cell. By amplifying wave motion through movement, our entire body resonates as a fluid, vital whole.
All of Continuum’s teachings are designed to quicken and enrich the fluid system, invoking its genius to transform structure and foster the art of self-renewal.
“The primary characteristic of any fluid system is its ability to keep transforming itself.”
†- Emilie Conrad