When you listen to soldiers who came back from war zones in which they experienced the loss of a comrade or of a body part, you often hear the familiar story of emotional trauma & survivors guilt – “Why did he die and not me?”. A deep missing and longing for the mutual trust and friendship that develops among people who share a cause and spend a lot of time together. It’s not gender, ethnic, or socio economically based. It’s being & soul based.
When something we hold as sacred is disrespected, violated or attacked – we experience emotional trauma – a disconnect form being, often accompanied by feelings of deep loss, despair, anxiety & depression, that can be acted out or acted in, ranging between suicide & suicide bombing. You can see it in children who are groomed to become suicide bombers and their parents who groom them. I think of it as the existential human trauma – the trauma of disconnect from being. Some of us express this trauma by an intense need to rescue others & abandon ourselves. Of course, this is unconscious, and it is what underlines co-dependency – a dependency in feeling good that comes from out of ourselves, and not from our being.
The healing of trauma, must restore the sacred. Often, people who have had a traumatic experience only get in touch with what’s sacred to them – in the healing process of the the trauma. The healing approach of The BREAZE offers five steps of taking care of yourself through compassionate breathing, graceful moving, being still & dancing in a sacred manner & in celebration.