What colors your world? What I am about to say might seem like common sense to some, but it struck me as a profound thought as I really absorbed it. The "ah-hah" moment came yesterday as I found myself captivated by a gorgeous sunset overlooking the Pacific ocean. I was drawn to the brilliance of the colors, like a moth around a flame, and was invigorated. I had just finished doing a Bioenergetics exercise which clearly had left me feeling open and alive, having released limiting stuck energies. My thoughts then wandered to those individuals who aren't feeling particularly open and alive, so overtaken by their own depression or anxiety that they can't see the colors as brightly. (Like the antidepressant commercials). I wondered how it gets to that point, being that we are all born pure joy. I then had the realization that individuals who have suffered through abuse or recurrent trauma had to "numb" themselves, and decrease the vividness of their experience to survive the torture. What was surely a highly effective coping skill at the time is now robbing them of precious beautiful moments of their everyday life, because it has now become the body's natural instinct. The interesting part is that they don't know what they are missing until they are swept away by a brilliant moment such as the one I had. Helping others see the vividity in life again is one of the things I love about my work.
Oasis of Awareness
Turn the Mirage into an Oasis