Stability

“A being requires a certain amount of stability
before they can safely venture
into the ‘unknown”
Ruth Roberts
 
photo © Ruth Roberts

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

Liberation

how we think

the beliefs we create
from our experiences

become a complex overlay

of our consciously
and unconsciously
held trauma

unwinding the patterns
both somatically and emotionally

integrating our gained wisdom
aligned with our spiritual nature

is our liberation

Ruth Roberts

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

Death and Rebirth

Simple

it happens every time
I change

subtle
transition
from who I was

an awakening

a quiet pause

in this moment

a breath
resting
into

the stability of essence

Ruth Roberts

I am Not

I am Not

all that I can be

and yet I am
complete

choosing to
engage
explore
gather
evolve

wholeness
beckoning

a persistent
gentle tug

leading me to
fall back
remember
holding its fullness
attuning through essence

settling

I begin anew

Ruth Roberts

I Am

my heart’s desire

embodied
silence

chaos
knowing
emotion

remembering
instinct
in being

student
teacher
spirit

a work in progress

Ruth Roberts