We’ve all experienced the trauma of communication breakdown. Personally, I spent years with the sincere intention to bring love and authenticity to my interactions, only to find my interactions at times going pear shaped and turning into pain experiences. I’m very grateful to all these painful experiences in the learning arena of communication as each one has led me deeper into a passion to understand why we struggle to communicate and what we can do to transform our interactions into mutually expansive and nourishing acts of service to each other. All of us have experienced traumatic interactions and are familiar with what that looks like, but what is at the core of all painful interactions? It is separation consciousness. We are currently so immersed in separation consciousness that it permeates pretty much all our experience. We have enmeshed ourselves in an experience of life that consists of concepts rather than reality. There is a beautiful opportunity available to us now to co-evolve beyond our mind-only approach to our Earth experience. When I say mind-only I am indicating that even our body experiences are largely filtered through our mind lens. Our bodies are innocent and are currently enslaved by the lack-oriented agendas of our mind-self. The nature of the mind is not inherently harmful, its true nature is one of service, but we are currently hijacked by a mind under the thrall of a group hypnosis that is damaging in the extreme. The core narrative of the hypnosis is that we are alone, abandoned, unworthy and vulnerable to enslavement, oppression and attack. This leads us to the pursuit of objects to soothe this core wounding. Objects are any trophy we believe we need to assert our specialness. These trophies serve to create a façade over our core traumas. We either consciously or unconsciously believe we are disempowered and that we need to fight to steal power from the Earth and from each other. The wonderful and life-changing news is that all this is an illusion. It is simply not true. What does it take to see through this illusion? It takes shifting our attention to the Truths that we are innately worthy, that we are all together in this and that our real Power is innate, eternal and incorruptible. We may be currently hypnotised by a sad story of loss and despair, but we can wake up and listen to the true story of Unity and Joy. This waking up doesn’t mean we bypass all our accumulated trauma; it takes loving work to bring Presence to transmute all our stories of pain. This excavation of trauma needs the support of the revelation that we are inherently Loved. When we are each dedicated to healing our pain together, we become available to stop the cycle of attack and defence that takes place between us when we are convinced that we are separate entities in a state of lack engaged in a fight for survival.
To be continued in part 2