Holding Space [for yourself] #3 // Stillness


When we become still within, we become aware of the movement that is happening even in the most subtle layers of our being.

I believe that we all experience trauma to some degree in our lives. Events and beliefs that become deeply embedded within our nervous system and that influence on a subconscious level our daily thoughts and actions. The more present we become, the more we are able to become aware of these inner motions and are able to bring them into our conscious awareness where they can be seen, embraced and transformed.

These muscles and nerves might be tightened on a very subtle level because they are holding on to trauma and old survival patterns. It is only that when they feel safe enough that these tightened areas in the body start to relax and let go. We can support this natural process of the body by relaxing into our bodies, by becoming present, becoming still within and bear witness to our inner landscape.

The stiller we become, the more deeper and subtle layers start to reveal themselves. Till we become so still that we start to merge with the silent witness within. Where we start to sensitise ourselves to and be moved by the silent touch of life. In which everything simply dissolves by being held in its gentle, loving presence.

The next time you feel your body aroused, thoughts and feelings racing through your body, I invite you to connect with your silent witness within. Like sitting in the eye of a storm. To move deeper within the layers that are presenting themselves and to feel what is setting them in motion underneath.
Because above and below it all there is only love, that whispering invites you to come home to yourself.

This is part of the ‘Holding [space for] yourself’ series, in which I share practices of how to move with compassion and love through moments of transformation and transitioning – to move more in tune with your own nature with the ever changing cycles of Life.

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