A New Year, and Part 6

Here I am on the first Tuesday in 2017 pledging to you my intention to write every Tuesday this year. So much has happened and the mystery just keeps unfolding!

The 6th installment to the SE Experience posts is summarized here:

  • Being more fully embodied led me to work on my posture (with Egoscue and Rolfing) and has resulted in 9 minute miles on my 3 mile runs, and complete turns while skiing, and less pain virtually everywhere!
  • More and more feeling like I’ve “arrived”. I’m alive, I survived, and life keeps providing opportunities for refinement of clarity of being through new awareness of and shedding the old unneeded patterns and defenses.
  • I can do more than I could before…it’s more like there aren’t enough hours in the day, rather than not enough energy to sustain it.
  • My view of trauma and the routes to healing it keep expanding…beyond body, beyond this lifetime, beyond personal story.
  • Expansions and contractions, up and downs, focus and lack of it, are all ok to come and go as they are.
  • My work and my clients keep benefitting from this ongoing expansion.
  • Gratitude feelings and my capacity for connection seem to keep growing, and are more important than I ever could have realized.
  • I can make decisions and take action to address my needs without permission from others.

There’s something tumultuous going on…can you feel it? There’s a call to action, to change, to shed the old. There’s an electricity in the air. There’s also chaos and confusion. Here are some possible points of entry or support if you feel that call but don’t quite know what to do:

Any book by Barbara Marx Hubbard, including Conscious Evolution.

Right now I’m reading The Adventure of Self Discovery, by Stanislav Grof about new dimensions of consciousness and inner exploration.

I’m also reading about connection and the powerfully transformative effects of compassion, connection and kindness meditations and exercises in Barbara Frederickson’s book Love 2.0You can go to her website here and get started without the book.

I continue also to read Alice Miller’s work to keep myself open to seeing and understanding the pervasive patterns of abuse that we all have been subject to at varying levels and degrees, and then subject others to through subtle and over messages and acts. It’s such a powerful lens for seeing how trauma is culturally condoned, perpetuated and sustained.

And, probably most important, get busy clearing your trauma. If you don’t know where to start, you can contact me for suggestions.

Happy New Year, and see you next week!




About Cynthia M Clingan

Cynthia Clingan is a licensed professional clinical counselor in Columbus, Ohio who offers somatic psychotherapy, spiritual coaching, and meditation and mindfulness instruction.
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