What is the Upward Spiral?

This will be an ever evolving page as I work towards defining all that the term Upward Spiral evokes for me.


In short, it is how I am conceptionalizing my inner journey.

As it turns out, Upward Spiral is also the name of my business. When I was deciding on a name for my business Upward Spiral had what I was looking for. It has a feeling of positivity, growth, and unfolding. It also is a great description of what happens in Structural Energetic Therapy, the therapeutic bodywork system I practice as the main source of my income.

I also loved how the acronym for Upward Spiral is US so I can joke that I work "for us," because I feel like I do.  The services I offer help other people in ways that help make them a better person, which makes the world around them better.  Maybe that's the upward spiral...

After I began my business, a friend of mine was reading Siddhartha and came across this quote:

“We have learned so much, Siddhartha.  There still remains much to learn.  We are not going in circles, we are going upwards.  The path is a spiral; we have already climbed many steps.”

So I guess I'm not the only one who's sees the journey this way.