When spirit meets the physical, this is when healing takes place. This means that there’s a recognition of what lies beyond what we can see with our own two eyes and that emotions can create the physical. For example, physical symptoms can show up almost immediately after emotional trauma, blatantly showing us that healing the physical involves healing the spirit.
I’ve seen women develop cysts during major turning points in their relationships. I’ve seen cancer show up after losing a loved one. And if anyone’s spent more than an hour with me, they know I experience something similar. I have what’s easiest to say is Tourette’s syndrome that appeared after losing my mother at a young age. And after over a decade of doing ‘the work’, it’s slowly started to lessen more and more. All of these examples are directly related to Chiron, for when we are able to face the trauma that led to these symptoms in the first place, there lies the deepest healing.
Through embracing our deepest wounds, our most profound gifts are revealed. It is from the darkest places in the psyche and in the soul that our greatest light can shine through and reach out to touch the hearts of others. This is why Chiron is named the archetype of the wounded healer: we cannot serve others, or ourselves for that matter, without facing our deepest truth.
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Internal balance is key for external balance health. Some aspects of inner functioning are the parts of ourselves (both positive and seemingly negative) at play. Often those inner characters or archetypes we encompass can be the product of roles we have had to occupy at points in our lives or imposed roles that others have put upon us. If we were always teased in school, we could hold a part that reverts back to the victimized child. If we were told we could do and have whatever we wanted, we could hold a part that is entitled. Parents can nurture different roles or archetypes with us too, such as dutiful child or black sheep or star student. The key to health is acknowledging all these inner parts and introducing them to one another and releasing the unhealthy baggage they try to keep us hold us back with. .
Swipe through the photos for excerpts from Chelsea Wakefield’s “Negotiating the Inner Peace Treaty,” a book that examines how we can balance all aspects of ourselves in order to find peace and serenity for mind, body, and soul.
The short name for this kind of therapy is parts work, and it is one element of the therapy I offer to my clients. If you’re interested in exploring your inner aspects for understanding, release, and healing, reach out to me! 🌟
Working Magic with Secret Woods 🔮Day 4: Gardener
The crocuses are blooming and the Gardener is out running around. Signs of early spring remind me to wake up and make space for new energy to grow. Energy comes in the form of healthy eating and exercise, but it also comes from completing tasks and making time for creativity. This card reminds me to maintain self care to keep my energetic cup full in order to make the most of my time. Especially during these cold and grey winters days.
Thank you @briyr for your recent Tuesday Takeover and all the women that have participated since we started implementing them. I don’t know about you, but I am LOOOVING them. It’s been a wonderful way to help story-tell each of our unique paths and journeys, yet continue to forge community through a sense of belonging. What do you love most about them?
ps. thank you @melanin_mai for the awesome idea! i’m proud that our community is the cultivating this sacred space of growth and positivity on the internet. — thank you for being here. with gratitude xx, @mecohdixon
Day 21 of #thehareinthemoontarotchallenge | Venus conjunct Neptune | In relationships, how am I too idealistic? Where do I need to embrace more idealism?
The Hermit | Knight of Swords
A friend was joking that doing a Tarot challenge online is like going outside in your underwear. Today that applies 😳
Where am I too idealistic in relationships? The Hermit. This is a guy who has totally surrendered to own subjective perspective. 👋🏼 Guilty. Self-imposed iIsolation in relationship can be real for me. My worst pattern: acting like I can solve everything I need to solve from my end and then coming back to my boos all “patched up” and ready to go. This is old hat for me. I can trace it back easy to the pattern of hiding my vulnerability. Reasonable adolescent strategy, but at this point that process only occludes my experience from my people’s line of sight so they can’t fully know me and ultimately, I’m less accountable. It keeps me wrapped in the enigma of my own making 👎🏼
Where do I need to embrace more idealism? Knight of Swords...this guy is a romantic! And a communicator. He externalizes. He’s been a theme for me throughout this Tarot Challenge. Previously I was resonating with his capacity for mind control, but here I’m looking at his wilder side. Relaxing the grip on how I conduct myself with my intimates. Remembering that people need each other and it’s ok to play the chatty romantic. To open your personal process up for your trusted friends to see. Togetherness means that each other’s gorier sides get exposed sometimes too. And TBH, that is where people recognize each other the most. It’s a crucial phase of bonding.
Funny to see this. An ex once told me I project onto people too much. As a 7th House Pisces 🙄 that hit me tenderly and I started obsessively cleaning up how I relate to people. It took me a bit regressively back to the steely-exterior Hermit archetype. •
Growth is truly a bunch of swings of the pendulum. They get gentler, but I’m always reminded that my evolution is a spiral. I find myself where I was once long ago, but in a totally new way. Usually it’s the cards or some whopping omen that wakes me up to it. Then I’m like...duhhh
In our goddess dance this is the archetype of ‘the Goddess Persephone’, the playful little girl, practicing already the Innocence and Fun of the #artofseduction#archetype. Wanna know more about your ‘little Persephone’? Look at Art of Seduction www.kaouthar.com