Easing vs jumping into

It’s sometimes wise to ease into it. To work on healing through bodywork, love, presence, and more. Perhaps also to work on more peripheral wounds, or work on more core wounds in a gentle way.

And at some point, we realize we need to jump into it. We need to face the stories holding the more painful traumas in place.

What am I most afraid to look at? Which painful stories are the most true for me? What are my earliest and most painful memories? That’s where the juice is. That’s what may hold any number of other wounds in place.

Also, as a facilitator, I am doing my client a disservice if I let her or him keep avoiding the most painful traumas, memories, and patterns. It’s often wise to ease into it, but not for too long. And it’s also wise to not push. (That rarely goes well, also because it would be coming from hangups in myself.) The most helpful may be to show that what seems very scary is not so scary when it’s met with love, respect, and looking to see what’s really there.

What appears to be there, the scary things that initially appears so real, may reveal itself as something quite differently. That’s how we can ease into facing what seems the most scary, dense, and real.



– easing into it
– bodywork, love, presence etc.
– inquiry, see what’s really there
– peripheral identifications vs. core/traumatic ones
– at some point, have to jump into it, inquiry + trauma
– otherwise, will stay peripheral……


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