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What if part of being born from and into trauma is the opportunity to leap from one track, one life, to another? One of our choosing?
I’ve been trying to get my heart to open. It’s like trying to get a walnut out of a shell that is slammed shut.
When I was 51 and emerging from a fog so violent and intense it felt like I was being pushed through a force that was trying to reshape or kill me, I knew I needed something, but I had no idea what.
Our bodyminds want to keep us safe. Our bodyminds also want us to relax. Deepak Chopra makes zillions of dollars off this paradox. We are babies in a world that tells us we are about to die, and in reaction we keep scratching our own itches with lit matches.
When an animal has a wound, it goes off by itself so it can feel safe. The dictionary definition of licking your wounds reads “If you say that someone is licking their wounds, you mean that they are recovering after being defeated or made to feel ashamed or unhappy.”
Can you imagine you are a fish who has lived in a tank with water that is three degrees either too hot or too cold for your system and then, one day, you travel to another tank where the water exactly matches your core temperature?
What if it is your duty to leap into what scares you most—that thing deep inside that you believe is your soul’s calling?
Dear Universe, there are so many people in the world who would like to feel better heard, better loved. There are so many people who carry a story like a jagged rock inside their guts or heart, a weight they feel unable to push into the light. Children who lost their mothers or families often have even more jagged stories inside of them, and these stories hum or talk or shout inside the body and cause all sorts of mayhem. How can you focus on 2+2=4 when you have an untold story in your heart?
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