Are you patient, steady and consistent? Do you find change difficult? Do you have a strong, inquiring mind, open to new ideas, but cautious about getting into new situations? Do you have an intense sense of responsibility? Do you find yourself remaining loyal indefinitely to a worthwhile cause? If this describes you, you could be a Medulla body type
What the Medulla body type loves more than anything else is to be appreciated. Naturally patient, caring and committed, they will “go the extra mile” and methodically stay with a person until the student fully understands the subject, making them excellent teachers and worthy of being appreciated. With their strong sense of responsibility and altruistic nature, Medulla are committed to establishing structures that are good for the whole and can be passed on to future generations, which motivates many to become involved in politics.
It is the fear of Failure that motivates the Medulla to change. Change triggers old fears and feelings of inadequacy, so there is a tendency to avoid it at all costs. It is the fear of change that leads to restriction – which is ultimately self-imposed. This restriction leads to rigidity, which can eventually manifest physically. The other side of failure is not success, but Unfoldment, meaning “what did I learn from this experience?” The affirmation which connects you with the lesson is, “I accept growth.”
The life lesson of Medulla body types is to lighten life. This means, “don’t take things so seriously.” Allow for more movement and fluidity. The tendency is to become stiff and rigid, both physically and mentally. Mentally by being skeptical and pessimistic about everything new.
Core Emotional Issues
The core emotional issue for the Medulla body type is Restriction. The other side is mobility which necessitates change. The fear of failure causes a fear of change giving rise to skepticism about anything new. This leads to rigidity. The other side is amusement. The way to shift from rigidity to amusement is to approach situations with, “It’s a cosmic game.” So you don’t want to take life so seriously.
Dominant senses for the Medulla are physical and mental. Physically strong, Medullas build muscle mass very easily with regular exercise like weight lifting and stair stepping. So much so, that if you have excess weight in the thighs, for example, you will want to lose the weight first before building muscle mass or you will build muscle around the fat and lock it in. Losing weight from exercise requires a sustained exercise for at least 3 hours like dancing, walking, hiking, backpacking, or cross-country skiing 1 to 2 times per week. Sustained exercise causes weight loss by pulling glucose out of the muscles. There is a strong desire for mental exactness, wanting to know everything about an area before going into it. This creates the illusion of being able to control one’s environment to ensure one’s safety.
Celebrites with Medulla body type include Jane Seymour, Madonna, Ronald Reagan, and George Clooney.
To learn more about the Medulla body type, see the September 2014 Newsletter