ABOUT EMBODY TRUTH
There were many key events and mile stones which led to the formation of Embody Truth in 2012. One of these key events was my awakening experience in 1991 and the profound journey which followed that.
Foundational to all the work within Embody Truth, is the practice of Sovereignty Sovereignty is both a ‘state’ and a process. Sovereignty is a self referral process which establishes a safe container. From safety it serves by upgrading and integrating your whole body/mind system from the inside out. Sovereignty enables healing at the causal level, it’s about integration and unification.. a return to wholeness. Sovereignty enables a natural and alchemical transmutation of unconscious material back to original Self. Self in this context is an ongoing dynamic engagement through the present moment with the whole field (Oneness) and the elements which arise within it. One of those elements, often hidden, is the Perceiver. The basic practice and skill of surrender, through opening and allowing supports the unconscious material to reveal itself. There is a natural alchemical force which unifies us back to wholeness. The felt sense exploration of experience, perception (sense of self) with contrast to Stillness supports that alchemy. I refer to these three aspects, as a triangulation, and I call it the Trinity.
The doorway of self referral is through the felt sense in the present moment. This felt sense experience was well described by Eugene Gendlin.
A paradigm shift
My personal journey challenged most of the methods of trauma healing and spirituality which I explored. I found generally, that most dualistic options are hampered by an endeavour to fit into an outdated and old paradigm model. A complete shift in paradigm is necessary for the possibility of full healing and the eternal becoming of true self. Complete healing, is an embodied unique essence (a singularity) anchored within its centre and thus expressing in and from a unified embodied wholeness. This is the Spiritual quest within the unanswerable question ‘who am I?’. What becomes available is an engaged and creative aliveness infused with a sense of well-being, along with a natural ability to express uniquely as a gift into the world.
The synergy between trauma and spirituality
Trauma healing is the work of integrating timelines, or memories into the eternal and ever present now. This recalibrate the nervous system closer to the centre, and original Self. It’s an ongoing process of peeling back the layers of false selves to reveal the jewel. Combined with the exploration of stillness, it serves to reunite heal more rapidly and reunite us with our source. This rewires our neurology and changes our behaviours, putting us back in touch with our power, and providing more possibilities and choices. This ongoing upgrade unfolds us toward wholeness.
Healing our trauma can be like learning and unlearning lessons which support us to uncover the false selves created from dissociation to the true self. The world reflects back to us these lessons directly through our own lives. Until we fully inhabit the centre, we are creating a dualistic reflection… and calling that life.
Spirituality is an alive, engaged quest to know the truth, a dance with the mystery. The process usually starts with searching and continues armed with the enquiry ‘who am I?’, and perhaps ‘why am I here?’. Often this includes noticing who, or what I am not in order to reveal what remains in its absence. There are many traps to fall into along the way and a navigational map, and adept support can enable a more easeful and rapid journey.
Embody Truth opens a door to a synergistic relationship between Healing trauma and Spirituality. It provides a top down, and bottom up approach which enables integration, through differentiating, which supports an alchemical unification toward a unique expression (you) of the One fundamental reality (the absolute).
Our task is not to seek for love, but to seek all the barriers we have built against love… Rumi
The single cause of trauma
The Adverse Childhood Experience study (ACE), has linked trauma to disease creation; something I intuitively knew. I discovered, over many years of exploration one single cause to all trauma; core abandonment, or leaving of the Self. This dissociation is tantamount to a lack of information within the system, causing entropy and ultimately disease. This dissociative split happens to all of us, when a threat, or perceived threat disables the process of metabolising events/experiences. From experiences of overwhelm the (ANS) autonomic nervous system, may go into shock along with dissociation. The digestive and metabolic process stops, and the body freezes to stay safe, the energies of fight or flight are locked into that freeze, making it challenging later to release the freeze, due to likely continued overwhelm. This split includes the creation of a false self who is resistant to the experience. That is the birth of separation, and part of the process required is to unify back into The Absolute these separation identities. Clearing identities is a more advanced practice and enables rapid healing.
The subtle positions or orientations from trauma, shape how we perceive the world, and our position within it. Healing at this level is within the investigation ‘who am I?’ what I refer to as identity work… and the resultant ego death, death of a mental construct, being the alchemical result.
The deepest origin to all trauma, and all division, I found to be the absolute. Healing trauma completely, therefore, and the resultant recalibration toward coherence is purely a return to a singularity of an undivided Self. True self is a unique and personal expression of essence that is embedded, embodied and emergent from that One Self, from which all life is birthed, and to which all dies.
The recent work of Stephen Porgess Polyvagal theory has invited us into a new understanding in regard trauma, and in particular of immobility (freeze). Adding to this complexity is preconscious trauma (prior to age 2) and including birth, womb, and conception, as well as ancestral, societal, cultural and collective proclivities.
The hidden gift in Trauma and the false self created from it.
What makes this journey so worthwhile, is that as we heal we move toward our full potential. Healing refers to any phenomena; mental, emotional, physical (illness), etc., actually anything we feel divided from. After all, the work is based on unification, nothing is excluded… its unconditional love. As we become more aligned with our true self, the false self more easily drops away. Similarly as we heal the traumatic material which distorts our expression, we continue to reveal the jewel that is already there. We come to live in a place of freedom and ongoing creative potential.
Life as healing
The wounded self is overly engaged with a search, and a persistent desire for an endpoint. The fundamental unchanging reality is eternal, and we can discover that greater Self through this work. We move from agenda, and time oriented life, into a more engaged, intimate, simplicity creatively engaged with each moment.
The practice of Sovereignty within life is the vehicle supporting us to take responsibility and own our experience, the consequence of our choices, and thus enabling a willingness to become completely new. This includes the stability to incorporate radical life changes moving us into a deeper alignment with true self, and an expression of living life on purpose.