Namaste Sangha! I’ve just come off 5 days of intensive training in Internal Family Systems Level 3, offered by the IFS Institute. It was a huge privilege and honour to be taught by the Legendary Richard Schwartz, the founder of the model, pioneer and global visionary.
I got to hear about his vision to change psychiatry and help establishments, governments and institutions transform the way they see the world – through the way they see themselves as individuals. MindBlowing. One of the many things that Dick shared that really got me thinking and feeling is that…
“We talk about how our parts affect the body – but the way you treat your body has a huge impact on your parts. Taking the holistic view, also do the work with your parts – and it’s important to eat well and everything else. It goes both ways basically. But the wellness industry has focussed too much on that type of self-care and not enough on parts. Focussing on the body too much can take over and that allows us to further stay away from our exiles (the traumatised parts of us – one one’s holding burdens, pain, suffering).”
So, this is very clear – I don’t need to dissect it too much – you get the point! I loved him pulling this out, because we really do not talk about this enough. The reason I am sharing this, is not to judge anyone for this – but to recognise why we might be bypassing our exiled parts and where that could be coming from… When we are burdened with trauma, ancestral wounds, past life trauma and old stagnant energy, it can feel scary to go there, into our exiles, and do that healing. The other parts in our system protect us from going into the pain, or burden by distracting us, suppressing it or other methods that take us away.
For those of us holding space for others, in various forms such as being a therapist, mother, father, doctor, teacher, healing facilitator, earthkeeper, or whatever… It’s important to understand that these burdens, and the protectors, holding us away from them, can create blockages or barriers to the other dimensions of help and support there is within our own system, for example, from our guides, and ancestors. In order for them to come through and share their wisdom, it helps to be clearer and that brings in more Self energy which also connects us more deeply to our guides and ancestors.
In this video, I talk about this a little, using the subject of working with guides as a way to explain why working on our own parts, protectors and exiles is important, especially if you are a space-holder.
And for those of you that want to journey deeper into yourself, to learn to navigate your healing journey at a deeper level, that will give you the wisdom and experience to help others navigate their own journeys please take a look at my new training course that starts this March. I am so so excited to share it with the world! Here’s to the coming generation of epic, trauma-informed, super stable space-holders!
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