I have checked out the above video as well as read about the book “The Silence of the Heart: Reflections of the Christ Mind – Part II” by Paul Ferrini in amazon.com. I agree that those of us who have undergone childhood trauma and/or abuse not only need to find our own voice and allow the inner wounded one to speak, we also need to find empowerment to reconnect with and honour ourselves. As pointed out in the video, sometimes therapists etc may unknowingly impose their authority and exaggerate the events that have happened and may even project their own unhealed wounds onto the clients, which may perpetuate the brokenness and the chain of abuse continues.
“Take a deep breath and relax. Now take another one. Breathe and return to the heart. Breathe and return to your essential Self.
Unless you return to the heart, you cannot see with compassion. And one who does not see with compassion does not see accurately. All that is perceived is a fabrication, a hyperbole. It simply feeds your boredom or anxiety.
Breathing is the key to living a spiritual life in physical embodiment.
If you want to lead a spiritual life breathe deeply and slowly. … One who breathes is not afraid or overwhelmed by what life presents because he or she has the energy to meet all circumstances.”
(From “The Silence of the Heart: Reflections of the Christ Mind – Part II” by Paul Ferrini)
So while there is a place for counselling and group therapy where fellow sufferers share their experiences and encourage one another and take comfort in knowing they are not alone, perhaps a deeper and more complete healing can only be found/experienced when each of us listens to the silence of our heart and find deep healing from within. As mentioned by one book reviewer, “It is the place where we can embrace our feelings and experiences in the moment without judgment. It is a place of pure, non-judgmental awareness.” Yes after all, we are our own healers or physicians, and our heart knows best exactly how to heal ourselves. Advice and sharing of experiences from others and wisdom from books are always welcome and we can still learn from them (as most of the time they are well meaning, I believe), and ultimately we can follow our intuition and go with what resonates with us.
“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.”
– Caroline Myss
- 1 in 6 males molested as children!!! Wow, taboo Subject for men!!!! (ptsdawayout.com)
- Warrior Heart (peacesparklejoy.wordpress.com)
- Inner Peace
- “A friend who cares” ~ Henri Nouwen (realrest.wordpress.com)
- 7 Ways to Honour Your Grief (ecohappiness.co.uk)
- Teo Bishop: Samhain: May The Silence Open Your Heart (huffingtonpost.com)