This is a wonderful piece about trauma, its discovery, its breathing-space and earthing. It comes right to where I am now.
This weekend I attended an illuminating workshop taught by Sarah Thomas of Clarity Acupuncture. She described, from a Chinese Medical perspective, what happens to our bodies when we experience trauma.
Trauma, she explained, is so overwhelming that we simply cannot experience all of it in the moment. As a result, the un-felt feelings get buried or frozen in the body. How does this happen? Listen to this heartbreaking story:
The pericardium is the guardian of the heart. Its job is to protect the spirit, the center of our ability to communicate and bring our light to the world. The pericardium’s ability to open and close the gates of the heart is what allows us to love a friend deeply, yet take it in stride when she has a bad day and snaps at us. It allows us to feel empathy for another’s tragedy, yet not cry at every…
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