Being Met

“from the moment of conception….

As ‘somatic sensory beings’ we are touched and impacted by our immediate surroundings both in the emotional and physical realms.

We retain our openness if our system’s needs are met – becoming stable and open, being able to flow easily between expansion and contraction.

If however, there is a conscious or unconscious rejection on the parent’s (caregiver’s part) at any juncture from the beginning of form, the system may need to shut down or withdraw in a ‘healthy’ survival response protecting its ‘self’ through contraction or flattening against the outside.

This becomes our life’s work to find our way back to receiving and embracing our life force and all the innate qualities of our essence.”
Ruth Roberts

photo © Ruth Roberts

Tranquility in Oneness

“Difficulty arises when one tries to overlay the inner states with patterning; not inquiring into the disassociated parts to retrieve their linkages.

A person may create an overlay that supports another belief system for a while, but the avoidance will be a felt as a quiet to loud discomfort which can leave a person feeling as though they aren’t ‘measuring up’ or not doing it ‘right enough.’

Moving through life with unconscious memories, our outer world will reflect these patterns until one retrieves, knows, understands, resolves and embraces the unfolding layers of the soma’s and psyche’s holding patterns.

This challenge requires an unwinding and rewiring of our inner circuitry, clearing the way to remember the tranquility of Oneness.”
– Ruth Roberts

photo © Ruth Roberts

An Invitation to Be

2018 Somatic Summit
Theme: Connecting to Animals
http://www.somaticsummit.com

My Topic: An Invitation to Be

While online the recording sound of this one video kept breaking and the music is so beautiful (to me) that I am offering it separately for your viewing/listening pleasure

Breath Meeting Itself


Photo Courtesy of Berenika Bratny

 

Intertwined

mesmerizing
chills in truth expressed

layers revealing
wisdom of light in shadow
divine understanding

connected within
by essence and form
to both
land and ancestry

the known and
unknown
intertwined

unwinding
unfolding

finding strength
to know
life’s centre

guided
through and by
the mystery of life

we meet
our selves
and each other”

Ruth Roberts

inspired by the movie Legends of Cambria
https://legendofcambria.cambriausa.com/the-film/

We Rise

In starting from somewhere

be it
weighted failure
breaking until we collapse
seemingly unbearable defeat

we surrender to rest

breathing in to let go
giving space for a moment’s reprieve

and then we rise

lifting our eyes
we reach
turning
extending

our kinaesthetic sensing
met by
meeting 
ground

knowing life
as it shapes and
moulds us

our hope
sculpted from the inside

like a marble’s artist
with intuitive wisdom
exposing its innate shape

being made ready
for the next passage

encountering 
what feels to be
an unending valley

maybe a mountain
to unimaginable to climb


yet in reaching its peak
a multifold glory
a basking in the warmth
of all that is

before 
being thrust back
into chaos’ storm

challenged yet again
to shake off that binds us
unravelling our mind’s restrictions

in the mystery of this unwinding
we discover a pristine lake
in the middle
of everywhere and nowhere

diving in
our body and soul
tingles with aliveness

a moment of being
a sacred cleansing

We Rise

Ruth Roberts

We Are All With You

know that you carry the wounds
of our ancestors within

speaking for those who have left us
their voices beaten down
discredited and destroyed
by this world

have gratitude and
be empowered young women

now you
have a voice being heard

feel the strength of
acknowledgement and community

reverberate in everyone’s right
to be seen and believed

we are all with you

Ruth Roberts

Charlotte and her Gypsy Friend

Ruth Roberts