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Why Might You Feel Disconnected From Your Deeper Core Vibrant Self Even After Years of Personal & Spiritual Work?
“The spontaneous movement in all of us is toward connection, health, and aliveness. No matter how withdrawn and isolated we have become ... on the deepest level, just as a plant spontaneously moves toward sunlight is in each of us an impulse moving toward connection and healing.”
Laurence Heller, PhD & Aline Lapierre, PsyD
Perhaps it's about feeling safe in body, heart and mind...
Hello and welcome to my site! My name is Brianna.
I support people to increase their capacity for living and feeling at home within themselves. Being able to be with all experiences in thoughts/feelings/body is a gateway to feeling whole. Together we explore and digest such issues as self-rejection and difficult relational dynamics that may hamper one’s authenticity, aliveness and spiritual embodiment.
Early attachment, developmental and/or shock trauma can cause us to feel unsafe and insecure within ourselves, our world and even with god/Source. Such disturbances can lead to adaptive survival strategies which limit our creative resourceful self and contribute to difficulties throughout life.
Accumulated stress, especially from preverbal life plus any shock traumas such as car accidents, falls, medical surgery and physical abuse can lead to symptoms such as despair, anxiety or pain. Supporting regulation and coherence in the nervous system is vital to allow disempowering internal states and behaviors to shift.
If you've been on a spiritual path for a long time, you might still find it challenging to surrender into Beingness/Oneness. Often the survival part, “I’m the doer, it’s all up to me,” has a hard time trusting to let go, the trust that comes from a good enough early holding environment. Psycho-spiritual teacher Miranda Macpherson teaches that the relationship to the divine is often related to the attachment relationship to our caregivers. Julie Brown Yau, PhD, an expert in spirituality & trauma, says that dissolving into vastness can trigger terror of early trauma when it may have felt like annihilation/ not-existing.
Big spiritual energies can feel so liberating but can bring early traumas to the surface with emotional instability following the highs. Rather than feeling stuck, dissociating and spiritually bypassing, we can process and integrate early distresses such as mis-attunement, neglect, and abuse, that allow you to embody your essence with more ease.
"The transforming power of Grace wants to harness the energy within your most pernicious knot of suffering as a launching pad to the infinite. Your part in this transformation is to drop in through the very thing you have spent a lifetime trying to avoid."