Things are both amazing and a mess.
It seems like that’s a state that is both personal and large scale, at the moment.
I had my Intermediate 2 training module for Somatic Experiencing® a week and a half ago, and I’ve been struck by the things that have stuck with me.Several techniques, of course!But the group decided to change the topic for the last day from Breathing Trauma to Natural Disaster Trauma, in light of the flooding in our area in the last month. (Me and mine are fine, thanks for that gasp! But so many aren’t)
I had two personal insights (aha moments, if you will) directly from that day’s topic:
We are fractals.
So when I say that both personally and at a greater scale, things are amazing and a mess, I feel that viscerally. Personally, for instance, I’ve had 2 massive things crash down on me, both came out of the blue, related to things I’d *just* resolved. But I’m also feeling more well-regulated and resourced than ever before. So while these things have me bent double just to walk- I am walking and can go for stretches of time knowing that I’m actually doing just fine. And this country, things are both falling apart, and people are coming together. What I see is bigotry writ large, and huge populations of amazing folx supporting and raising up those hurt the most.
The second insight has to do with my future work. And it can be joined to the first, as of the last few days.
Anyone notice the news about the AMOC (Atlantic meridional overturning circulation)? Talk about another fractal.
Globally, there are plenty of people, corporations, and nations taking the IPCC’s reports about climate change seriously, and are really making a difference within their scope. And, not only do we know that there are a disappointingly huge portion of those with the power to do something, who aren’t; but we now know that we’re approaching one of the tipping points that rising global temperatures won’t come back from any time soon. The repercussions of AMOC collapsing will have an impact that no one will be able to ignore (I’ll put a link, I don’t have the oomph or space to write about it here.)Which leads me to my future.
I’ve been reading about and paying attention to climate change news for 20 years. And after this summer, where I’m watching the very infrastructure around me crumble because it wasn’t designed for the type of rain we’ve been getting, and the news about what may very well happen sometime far too soon to the entire northern hemisphere, I’m seeing a need.
I call myself a Freedom Guide, and my work Renaturing, and I appear to be bringing little bits (or a whole lot) of freedom to most who enter my orbit. Bringing out my people’s nature, often by resolving the traumas and stresses they have been living with for too long, and as a result, that feeling of freedom seems to come up on its own. This is, of course, the only way personal freedom can happen!
None of that will change.
I am still in SE™ training, and combining that with my current skills and deeper knowledge, as well as a lifelong passion for nature, the earth, and the human-caused changes it’s undergoing, a direction is taking shape.
My goal is to also become a resource for those who find themselves dealing with the very real immediate and existential trauma that is resulting from climate change.
That’s a heck of an a-ha if I do say so myself. This part of me, a mostly hidden, unused- but tangential- part, gets to see the light of day. And become integrated into the whole of who I am right now.
So keep listening, if you’re so inclined. I think I’ll ramp up my communications, and split (or integrate) them with the overall work I’ve been doing and learning. I’ve mostly been writing for you monthly. I’d *like* to see that double. In light of how I started this (that I’ve had a couple of huge things fall down on top of me,) we’ll just see how that goes. Stay tuned!
I AM accepting clients right now. If you like what you’ve heard from me or if you are drawn to the feeling I bring up in you, let’s schedule something.
Paper about the AMOC collapse
And a Guardian article