Releasing Cultural Trauma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 11, 2017

Dear Friends,

Who can ever forget the images of the twin towers? They are seared into the collective unconscious of our country and our world. They continue to affect and to define our culture. Even if you weren’t in New York on 9/11 or didn’t know someone personally who died, you were shaken by an event that you will never forget. We all remember where we were and what we felt. Even if you don’t consciously “feel” or “think” you were affected by the dramatic events of the day, your subtle structure remembers the shock of it and the pain of the absolute destruction of a kind of American innocence.

Now, we find ourselves in the thick of a monster hurricane season with water and wind bringing Texas, Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas and the entire Carribean so much damage.  The compassion in our hearts knows no limit or boundaries as we “feel” for our neighbors across the country and “worry” about the destruction from Houston to Sarasota. When I include the 8.2 earthquake off the coast of Mexico a few days ago and the millions (yes millions!) made homeless by flooding in Bangladesh, it is all too surreal. Many of us have been glued to CNN watching in horror.

So, on 9/11 why not let go of the horror, the contraction, and the fear of not only the cultural trauma of 9/11 but also of this unparalleled storm season? Why not commemorate the day by letting go of the shock your physical body and subtle anatomy have been holding for 16 years? Even if you’ve only been holding onto these profound traumatic images and thoughts from when you realized our country had been attacked subconsciously, you still were a witness. As you took it into your personal history, you held distress and upset within yourself.Letting go of trauma does not mean letting go of the memories you may cherish, the people that you love. It means letting go of useless repressed holding. Try Releasing Cultural Trauma and feel the spaciousness return to your sacred anatomy.

Thinking of you,

 

 

 

Releasing Cultural Trauma

To let it go once and for all:

Set up your healing environment: turn off cell phones and find a place in your home where you will not be disturbed. Visualize a big debris box about 30 feet away from you.

1) Visualize the towers and remember what you felt and thought in the moment you first saw them that day-

2) Bring your memory consciously into focus-

3) Feel in your body where the memories are lodged-

4) As you pull your memory up into a clear and present feeling-

5) Experience it and name the emotions contained within it

6) Reach into yourself and with a big breath for each one, pull your related emotions out and into the debris box you built earlier

7) When you are finished, condense the debris box into a small box

8)  Lift it up throw it into the sun.

9) Take a deep breath and fill up all the holes where the emotions were released with Universal Love and Light, the Divine pure soothing energy that heals the Universe

10) Say out loud the following statements:

Breathe

I accept the possibility I have released my part of the cultural trauma of 9/11

Breathe

I accept the possibility I am free of this cultural trauma

Breathe

I accept the possibility I am whole and healthy

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Poetry


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My favorite poet and creative conduit who understands the unseen and unknowable!
This is a little bit what it’s like to try to translate the vibrant miracles I see all around
me every day into the English language.

Desda

Introduction to Poetry

I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
like a color slide

or press an ear against its hive.

I say drop a mouse into a poem
and watch him probe his way out,
or walk inside the poem’s room
and feel the walls for a light switch.

I want them to waterski
across the surface of a poem
waving at the author’s name on the shore.

But all they want to do
is tie the poem to a chair with rope
and torture a confession out of it.

They begin beating it with a hose
to find out what it really means.

—Billy Collins

We The People

We the People are being plunged into a bizarre political passion play. Our health and safety, income and rights are all up for grabs by governmental bodies that care more about their position than the people they represent. When selfish gluttony for power breeds greedy assaults pitting one voting block and their needs and values against another’s needs and values, there is only pain.

Why? Because this means that the equanimity and poise of representation is skewed toward the loudest (and in our case), the wealthiest voices. With the Supreme Court’s decision for Citizen’s United and the unlimited barrage of top .01% money influencing our elections, we have seen the most egregious abuse of election funding in the history of our beloved country.

What’s a sensitive person to do? How can we not just survive but thrive?

Remember who you are. Use your spiritual practice to counter the negative screams and hysteria the media and the tweet storms are fanning- meditate up to another view of what is actually occurring. Stop engaging with other people’s definitions of what is right and good, worthy of public discussion or important, and change the channel. Define for yourself what you believe in. Own this. Ask yourself what your vision for the future is. Work toward that instead of being swept along on the stormy waves of drama and upset that have passed for social discourse in the past year.

Instead of sitting in front of the TV cable news, turn on to the inner energetically alive and vibrant channel of your spirit. Build you own powerful transmitter by waking up to your Sacred Anatomy and the innate ability we all have to influence the world around us. We are already connected to each other; we are one organism that senses this connection. You who are sensitive know what I’m talking about and if you don’t, just imagine for one second that the agitation and stress you are feeling might be because the entire nation – even the entire world is feeling it too.

Stop being part of the problem and start being part of the solution: the conscious solution that knows right from wrong and that is kind to the disabled, poor or fearful – that extends a hand and heart to those in need. Dedicate yourself to participation in “the process” by not giving the bad behavior of our elected officials, trendsetters and continuous talking heads the kind of attention they crave. But most importantly do not give away your vital life force ENERGY by getting angry at the manipulations because my friends, that’s participating in the insanity.

The secret we forget is that they are nothing without us. Withdraw your energy away from the whole swirling chaotic mess. Stay informed by reading quality journalism and watching the TV comedians. But pull your own energy back from the cable news drama and send your attention to where your heart is calling you.

Send your support to the freedom loving folks engaged in fighting for the rights and services everyone needs. Funnel your attention to Earth sustaining organizations – give them your time and treasure. Fuel the fire of healthy self-awareness by consciously engaging your energy in a positive way. Tear no one down. Instead, build up the strength of people who speak with integrity and good common sense.

Register to vote if you aren’t already. Become active in the campaigns of positive, forward thinking people and give your money to organizations that are making a difference with or without the support of our government. Use your intention and conscious thought to make things happen in our world.

The fracturing of the old things that don’t work any more will come. It is happening now, we all can feel it. Work toward that which you want to see for our collective health, well being and future happiness. Stop complaining and act by shifting your attention on to the solution and off of the latest horror and looming scandal. This is how we built America. Let’s take our consciousness back from the people who don’t believe in We the People, and stand strong for who we really are.

Blessings,
Desda

Christmas Magic is Alive and Well!

When CI Practitioner Regina Schulman’s 7 year old grandson came up to Massachusetts from down south to visit for Christmas he was worried Santa and his reindeer would not know how to find him. Seriously concerned the jolly old elf would not know where to leave his Christmas presents in the morning, Grandma Regina came to the rescue. Together they decided some special reindeer food would be required to attract them and that if that happened surely Santa’s sleigh would follow and he’d  be able to make his delivery.

They set to making the special concoction which was made up mostly of crumbled cookies and Christmas Magic. Being a good Level IV Practitioner what did Regina do in this very delicate situation? She brought in the energy: Christmas Magic direct from the Source and filled the bag to the brim.

It’s very important to note that her grandson also brought in his 7 year old version of this beautiful and magical energy. It was so cute to see them out there carefully laying a trail toward the house that Grandpa John didn’t even notice much about the bag when he snapped the digital photo of them on Christmas Eve. It wasn’t until later they realized just how much magic they had put into it!  Just take a look at the bag!!!!

Reindeer food

Fall 2014 Practitioner I Graduation

On December 8, 2014 at Open Sky Retreat Space our Sacred Anatomy Community welcomed another six CoreIndividuation Level I Practitioners. That makes fifteen new Level I Practitioners this year! They are: Matt Yerge, a body worker originally from Buffalo, NY now residing in Oakland, California; Nancy Randall, a yoga instructor who specialized in teaching the elderly from San Francisco. Samantha Russell, a local Marin Reiki Master and teacher just finishing her psychotherapeutic internship; Raje Heyer, a cranial sacral therapist and lymphatic drainage expert from Austin, Texas; Brian Duby, a Network Chiropractor from Portland, Oregon and Karen Anne Louise owner of Cleansing Ministries and an expert at hydrotherapeutic cleansing from Sonoma County. All wonderful healers who have fallen in love with CI, we are lucky to have them and we warmly welcome this wonderful group into our community!

Left to right: Matt Yerge, Samantha Russell, Nancy Randall, Karen Anne Louise, Raje Heyer,  Brian Duby.

Left to right: Matt Yerge, Samantha Russell, Nancy Randall, Karen Anne Louise, Raje Heyer, Brian Duby.