A good friend of mine dislocated his shoulder at a retreat I attended last week. A dislocated shoulder is very painful and scary; my friend had amazing composure and presence in his discomfort. However you cannot, like in the movies, put it back in yourself, you need help.
I have been trained how to “reduce” (the term for putting it back in the socket) a dislocated shoulder but I have never done it, two very different things. We made a call and got additional professional instruction, which involved my friend laying face down on a massage table, supporting my friend to relax and let go, and then gently pulling down and rotating his arm back into place. It happened easier than we could imagine. It dropped back in almost effortlessly, painlessly, to tears of relief and gratitude.
Inquiry Method is the same. Inquiry Method works because we receive loving, skilled support. It works because we are in connection. It works because we are held. It works because we can deeply relax. It works because we can allow ourselves to return to our natural state. Our being wants to return to wholeness.
We are never broken, but we may have some things dislocated. If you want to reduce your dislocation, get skilled loving support. Put yourself in the position and location where you can resolve your dislocation and allow yourself to receive support. When you resolve your dislocation you will experience tears of relief and joy as you return to your natural state of wholeness.