What is your Somatic Identity?Mar 28, 2022
What does it feel like to be you, in your body, in this moment?
When describing who we are we automatically start talking about our roles and 'what we do'
Yes, this is one level of identity however it's not truly where we live is it?
We live in our body, not in the psychological concepts & ideas of our function in society.
We live in the direct experience of what it means to be 'us'
Most people are very cut off from their Somatic Identity and for very good reason.
Coming down into the body is uncomfortable, there is emotional disturbance & agitation there.
Most were never taught how to be with uncomfortable sensation and so, from a young age, we disconnect. Disembodiment ensues.
The process of embodiment isn't an easy one as we have to meet these disturbances that we initially escaped from, this is why having an experienced guide is so helpful early on.
The journey is worth it however, as when we can spend more time in our body, feeling safe, we can actually experience life to its fullest.
No more interpreting every single moment, just direct experience of what's happening Now.
Ryan Hassan (Co-Founder at The Centre for Healing)