I’m going on holiday. This time tomorrow I hope to be sitting on this beach relaxing (though I suspect I’ll be complaining about the heat). I’m taking my baby laptop with me, but am not sure if I’ll be able to blog, tweet, post in the forum etc. I need a break and just want sun, sand, surf and a drink with an umbrella in it. I figured this looks like a good location for those things.
In other news, many of you will know that Same Sky has been doing some really interesting work with her inner children. In a recent post comment, she said:
“A lot of trauma is held in the body, we have somatic memories and to work with them requires a shift in the way we do therapy. Talking doesn’t stimulate the neural pathways in the right way (it’s important to connect the cognitive, physical and emotional memories together).”
The stars must be aligned somewhere because I had my first session with my new Pilates instructor yesterday, who described herself as a “spiritual healer” (groan). We did some breathing work, and at one point she said (I quote):
“Geez, girl, what trauma have you suffered? Could you bring yourself back to a mild panic please?”
She told me about her own experiences with post traumatic stress. I burst into tears and she declared, “our spiritual guides meant us to meet today.” (Probably true, but my rational side groaned again.)
Between Same Sky’s comments and those of the instructor, I guess it’s time for me to start doing the body work that I need to do to heal. Who knows, may be this will help with the other Body Image issues as well. As I’m going on holiday tomorrow, I plan to use that time to absorb the energy of the sea for what appears to be the next part of my journey.
Take care everyone, I’ll see you soon.