I lit a candle this morning for me, for you and for all of us who are dealing with the impact of trauma. For the numbness that leaves us absent and longing for what we often can’t even name.
Honour her as your deeper self and let her guide you. She loves simplicity and slowness.
As we wake up from the demands of the personal identity a new relationship with the body begins to awaken as well. The body is no longer seen as a means to an end but an innocent and alive mystery with an innate intelligence…..
I wish you a gentle and kind relationship with yourself as you navigate these challenging times.
“Rage and anguish exist underneath the veneer of niceness, no matter how sincerely a person mistakes the facade for her true self.” ~ Gabor Mate
It’s not our natural state to be overbearing and heavy with unprocessed pain. There is a more embodied way of being that begins with truth telling, compassion, listening and a willingness to see.
Resources for Self Regulation by Candace Kirby
When we experience trauma there is a shift that happens in our physiology and our innocent childlike orientation to authenticity becomes an orientation to survival. It’s an innocent attempt on behalf the child to restore a sense of safety and belonging.