Many of us are in search of our true nature and our power. In our Breath Circle, to find that power we tone… or we scream. There is often a primal scream longing to be expressed. And when we do, don’t we unleash a power long forgotten, a power buried in the depth of our soma and psyche.
Sometimes it sounds like a loud wail expressing tremendous terror and pain, the brave expression of a power repressed a long time ago when we learned to shut ourselves up when the better choice was to endure rather than fight and defend our rights.
The wail is the sound of the soul longing to be heard again. Thus, expressed, the soul returns to the body and becomes the leading agency of our existence.
It is the mind that must say yes to the primal scream, the ego that must surrender to the soul in search of becoming.
The ego was created upon the abnegation of the soul when the child learned how to survive in front of adversity. Facing a threat, s/he froze and played dead like the impala chased by the cheetah in the wild. The assaulter was manipulative and stronger; the child had no other resort than to acquiesce and comply and there is the foundation of childhood trauma.
Emotional trauma is part of our human condition. Each one of us, to various degrees, has learned at some point that living in our true power is inappropriate, improper, risky, or dangerous. Trauma is of many arrays, varying on the large scale of abuse – any violation of our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual integrity and dignity.
Emotional trauma is the wounding embedded in the core of our humanness; its healing is the substratum of our becoming. We must descend in the depth of our soma and psyche, tap into the latency of our emotions and allow their locked power to be unleashed for awakening to happen.
Shamanic breathwork is an amazing modality that enables us to access rapidly the patterns of contraction at the foundation of our power sacrifice. Those patterns appear as pain and tension locked in the body and in the heart. Attuning to the impulse sealed in the tension allows the energy to unleash for the return of flow, fertility of the creative force.
Tension is the badge of energetic blockage. It is like a ball of energy vortexing onto itself instead of running with the flow. Flow is the river of life force that grants us ecstasy and bliss, the vehicles of self-realization and enlightenment. To return to the ocean, the river must flow – freely.
Thus, for the traumatized, healing comes first, it can not be by-passed. You will not truly awaken unless you heal the issues that are in your tissues; unless you open the valves of the energetic body and burn away the frozen parts of yourself that keep you running at the low frequency of fear.
Dare to be, dare to express yourself in the safe field created in our Breath Circle. Allow the primal scream to rise from your depth, awakening the codes of your soul, for they will then tone with the angels!