Your mind and awareness can only take you so far on the road to self mastery. In a sense, it’s hanging out in the safe surroundings of the actual dojo. At one point you’ll be invited into the arena of emotions, nervous system and embodiment. You’re invited to merge the spiritual and the human.
I can’t stress enough how important it is to recognize your survival response and make nervous system regulation your best friend when you do inner work. Why? When you do deep inner work you’ll visit emotionally stressful moments in your life and move past your usual protective mechanisms of numbing out, distracting, etc, and actually meet with the sense of hurt and unsafety.
We explore the dynamic between a protector part, the little girl and another part that resents the protector part. Tina discovers that they have a lot of similarities with how her mother and father sounded growing up.
Do you remember the conversation I had with sex coach Erika Alsborn in my podcast back in 2022? This past month, I had a conversation with her about all things self mastery, transformation and embodiment on her podcast: Yes Please.
It might seem like an impossible task to start experiencing with a deeper sense of yourself, but it is simply a matter of practice. To experience awareness as awareness itself, you need to start directing your attention there.
Have you noticed that even if it’s become easier for you to drop into your body, feel yourself and navigate from your yes and your no - it gets a lot more challenging with other people around?
Ever felt stuck in HOW to bring healing to your inner child and that something around the wound is resisting change? Like you’re standing with one foot outside of the old belief system but one foot is still stuck in the mud?
Ever felt like you were healing, making shifts, and growing internally, just to see it seemingly collapse when you try to apply it in your relationship?