A HEALING SPACE
I recently came across this really beautiful post which received a wonderful response from the women’s private facebook groups I belong to concerned with embracing one sacred inner healing journey to enjoy a deeper more authentic connection with Spirit and exploring artistic practice as part of a jounrey towards coming home to and discovering a more expansive centred creative empowered version of self .
I did a little research about the author Matt Licata a quite well known pschotherapist from Boulder Colorado more information about him below
The next time you notice you’ve turned against yourself, tangled in a looping storyline about how you’ve failed, how you’re not enough, how there is something wrong with you…
Slow way down.
Allow your centre of gravity to drop, directing your energy and awareness toward the ground.
Feel your feet on the earth.
Before you abandon yourself and your embodied vulnerability – parachuting into the unstable waters of rumination, shame, and blame – sense the roots extending out of the bottom of your feet and into the mud and the womb and the holding field underneath you.
In just this one micro moment, you are being asked to care for yourself in a new way, to see behind the veil, to cleanse your perception, and with compassion, to encode a new pathway.
To provide a home, a sanctuary for the emotional and somatic world to unfold and be held.
With the ally of the breath, shift your precious life energy out of the overwhelming narrative, for it is no longer safe there.
It is neither nuanced, nor subtle, not majestic enough to honor what you are and the intelligence of the ally and Friend as it courses through you.
Open into your belly, your heart, your throat, and the holiness of your nervous system.
Place your hand onto the rippling life and listen.
Taking a few deep breaths, ask: what is wanting to be met now? To be known?
To be birthed and touched in this moment?
What is the wisdom of the soul, in its creative unfolding, longing for me to feel and metabolize?
In what way am I being asked to care for the vulnerable, the tender, and the shaky within me?
With curiosity, patience, and mercy, see the ways you leave the embodied world of pure feeling, bailing on your vulnerability as you escape back into the conditioned, old, unsafe narrative of complaint, resentment, shame, blame, and self-attack.
While it may seem you are longing for something outside you, in these moments you are only longing for your own presence. For safety where it was unsafe.
Companionship where you were lonely. Reassurance where you were afraid.
For you need yourself now more than ever. This world needs you now more than ever.~
art: Autumn Skye Morrison
A HEALING SPACE THE BOOK
Matt Licata’s book….. The Healing Path befriending ourselves in difficult times Has received rave reviews He comes across to me as a healer’s healer and I am very happy to promote s his book here
“Matt Licata’s book is a true companion for the journey of being here in earth school. It’s as if he takes you by the hand and heart and gentles the way into the descent of the shadow and the ascent into the light and wholeness of true healing. He has a beautiful, firm, loving grasp of the subtleties and difficulties, the joys, and the ultimate wonders of being human.”
Geneen Roth, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Women Food and God and This Messy Magnificent Life
“Tender, profound, and deeply useful, this book is gem. Remarkably, Matt Licata weaves together self-compassion, depth psychology, and radical acceptance into a beautiful, passionate, soaring exploration of all that it means to be human.”
Rick Hanson, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of Neurodharma