Releasing Trauma on June 16th

Have you noticed how much trauma there is in the news? There are volcanoes erupting, wars, struggles against oppression, demonstrations, immigrants risking their lives to flee dangers at home, children separated from their parents, kidnapped, people assaulted, raped… Each one of those things (and many more besides!) causes trauma and, if we put them all together, we can safely conclude, I think, that there are a huge number of people living with trauma today.

I read somewhere once that the effects of war linger in a population for three generations after its end. And I find myself wondering, could that explain the current situation in Palestine? The genocide against the Jews in Europe left deep scars and trauma. The victims have now become the perpetrators. It is a common pattern. People like R. Kelly, who were sexually abused as children, sexually abuse others as adults.

Yet equally common is the pattern of remaining a victim, at least in certain situations. Victims of abuse, rape, muggings often experience these things repeatedly. People like Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby don’t abuse every woman they meet. Both a victim and a perpetrator are needed for abuse to happen, for the pattern to be repeated over and over again, for it to continue through to the next generation. How else does one explain the continued sexism, racism, and homophobia we see today?

Movements such as #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, #MuteRKelly are about breaking this pattern. They are about bringing to our conscious awareness that these patterns exist and something must be done about it. Perpetrators must be stopped, victims must be supported and allowed to heal, and that it is everyone’s responsibility to make sure that happens.

Bringing thoughts, behaviours, patterns and feelings to our awareness is the first step, but in order to see real change, it is imperative that we shift our resonance, both individually and collectively, to a new, higher frequency. We need to let go of the outdated beliefs and patterns holding us trapped in this cycle and begin resonating with new beliefs that empower us to create a new reality for ourselves and others.

Resonance Repatterning (RR) is a tool that allows us to do this almost painlessly. My colleague, Tabitha, and I have decided to team up and facilitate this for everyone. Simply give us permission to proxy you into this group RR session below, fill out the rest of the information (all submissions are anonymous) and rest assured that your energy will be included in this session, whether you find this post (and recording) today, or five years from now. By including yourself, you will not only be shifting your own patterns and beliefs, but those of the whole of humanity. Try it out! What have you got to lose?

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Perspectives on Resonating with Respect and Value for Women [Article]

The recording of Donald Trump’s demeaning comments about women and open bragging of sexual assault has outraged many, not only because such a man is running for president, but also because so many people continue to support him in spite of his conduct. But beyond the actions of one man, the bigger issue that has been highlighted so effectively is the pervasive lack of respect and valuing of women in our society, which is so widespread, in fact, that many people don’t recognise it for what it is.

Perceptions have been shifting for years now, moving away from the strict gender roles men and women have been expected to adhere to in the past, but this has come about as a result of a long struggle by many women, who have worked hard and tirelessly to get the rights we have today. In the USA, for example, women couldn’t serve on a jury until 1973, they couldn’t get credit cards in their name until 1974, couldn’t sue for sexual harassment until 1977, and couldn’t keep their job if they were pregnant until 1987. They couldn’t refuse to have sex with their husband until 1993, and they couldn’t get a man’s rate for health insurance until 2010! The wage gap is still a big issue today, where women are payed 80 cents to the dollar earned by men, a statistic that is even worse for women of colour, not to mention the glass ceiling that is keeping women from rising to the upper rugs of the corporate ladder and power.

Yet it does not have to be this way. In fact, studies show that we all benefit from a more just and inclusive society. Companies with at least one woman on the board of directors, for example, do better than companies without. In a study of major political conflicts from 1900 to 2006, it was found that non-violent conflicts are almost 100% more likely to succeed, and that the greatest predictor of a movement’s decision to adopt non-violence as its Modus Operandi is its ideological beliefs regarding the role of women in public life. These are just a couple of examples out of many that show us what is possible when we all come together as equals, with respect and understanding for all.

Women make up half the population on our planet and have been devalued for centuries in the majority of cultures the world over. Resonance Repatterning teaches us that the entrainment that happens after birth and which is essential for the infant’s survival causes each one of us to resonate with cultural and generational beliefs that can be detrimental to our wellbeing and can hold us back from achieving our potential, both personally and as people who help shape the society we live in. Through Resonance Repatterning we have a unique opportunity to shift our resonance away from these beliefs and negative energies into a positive, all-inclusive reality of equality, respect and justice for all.

I am ready to resonate with this new reality. Are you?  Let’s repattern for this! Join us October 29th  when Carolyn Winter and I will include your issues and intentions in a group session on this topic.

Sophia A.