|TK’EMLUPS TRAIN II: 7.5″x5.5″ mixed media on watercolour paper|
Somatic Experiencing® training, has provided an opportunity for me to observe my response in relation to threat. My immediate action to the majority of threat energy that comes my way on a daily basis is fight. And often, the fight is about revenge or retaliation. This has been a valuable observation.
I was raised with a mother that was trained, as a missionary and conditioned into paranoia toward things she did not understand. However, as she aged, she became more spiritual and less religious. Suffering has a way of pressing one to observe values and beliefs and to release fear.
Letting go of revenge and retaliation in response to threat takes surrender to the supernatural world where ancestors stand as our witnesses, as our strength and as an inspiration.