Several years ago I came across or heard a concept I was unfamiliar with: that Native American and Indigenous people believe that in each generation a child is born who is intended to be a 'truth teller'. A child, or children, intended to break the unhealthy family patterns of destruction and dysfunction. A child intended to tell the truth about the secrets that perpetuate a malfunctioning system or family. A child who says: "there is an elephant in the living room, people. We cannot ignore it."
On first hearing and consideration, I thought: yes, I know people who fit that description. However, it is not always an easy task, being a truth-teller. Creating healthy boundaries around behaviors and secrets. Often a family system resents 'this one' who is not willing to just 'go along' with the status quo. It can be a hard path.
And yet, in my work with clients who, I believe, have been chosen for this path, I experience the grit, the determination and the overriding sense of living a bigger life. A sense, a sacred knowing, that whatever happens their work, their sacrifice is for the greater good. For it is true that families who live generation after generation in dysfunction die out after several generations. Unhealthy systems simply do not prosper and grow.
And I would say: even if you do not believe in any of the above, what are you doing to create health in you, in your life? What unhealthy patterns are you willing to admit and change? What secrets, even the ones you keep about yourself, are you willing to give up? How can your truth-telling help you, your family and the bigger global community?
I might be able to help. I have a lot of experience with truth-tellers. 360-432-1236
This...this is what I teach my clients. Group participants. Gentle self-compassion, kindness, tenderness, nurturing. Nourishment for the body and soul. For that 'part' of ourselves that runs off to fight or flight, freeze, numbness. Come learn how to have more joy - while embodied. More freedom - while embodied! More calm. More peace. A sense of 'home'.
Call me if any of this resonates with you. 360-432-1236. Zoe
If you suffer from anxiety and depression, what would it take for you to feel better?
Participants in 4 previous Anxiety Support Groups are reporting that they are:
more aware of their bodies' response to anxiety
confident that they have more tools to use - tools that work
feeling more confident in their understanding of their anxiety and where it might have originated
SUPPORTED and HEARD by the group
happy that they are not ALONE...not the ONLY ONE who experiences anxiety
There is more good feedback. And, if you suffer - and I mean suffer - from anxiety/stress/never can do/be enough, it is time to commit:
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