Two little words that hold the key to the establishment of boundaries and sacred space.
Stating out loud or even to ones self evokes the presence of aliveness and Qi is restored….
Even if laws prohibit sexual harassment, until people who are vulnerable to such things can with conviction state, “No I won’t !”,
“Don’t you touch me”
Loud and clear, like they really mean it….
Not enough is accomplished.
I believe that the importance of appropriate respectful behavior is ultimately up to each and every one of us.
If we have came from a background of disrespect and dysfunction, then we must acknowledge the truth of that situation within ourselves.
“We can’t heal what we don’t feel.” Carl Jung states.
It is only through acknowledging our feelings and experiences that we transform ourselves and move forward.
Now more than ever it is so very clear to me that it is up to all of us to create the life we need, within a True democratic collective, as a Nation and Global Community.
It is so very necessary that we all commit to learn, heal and reintegrate a new understanding of what feels appropriate, healthy, safe and respectful.
In contrast, if indeed we have come from a healthy enough background so that the unforeseen inappropriate demand which can seem to appear out of nowhere is then experienced as a traumatizing shocking experience; a rude awakening that we did not sign on for. Perhaps then it is an opportunity to learn about other aspects of life. The darkness unveiled.
The shadow side being presented for the first time is always a scary outrage.
Anger and rage is the appropriate response to such actions, harassments and exposures.
Powerful alive appropriate feelings that must be channeled in a constructive, life affirming manageable way in order to reinstates the light, energy and being of ones presence.
How to do this since without consent there has been a forced feeding from the tree of knowledge?
A knowledge you didn’t care to necessarily know about.
A coach or guide can help acting as witness, support and validator to dilute the trauma and re-establish sovereignty within.
Laws and legal actions must have their place as a source of protection to uphold our rights and as statements of what we, the collective validate as ethical, fitting and just.
Still and all, nothing works better than the conscious awareness within the present moment which is where we have access to our feelings in that time as it is occurring that allows us to become aware of a sense of knowing which is the voice of our inner guidance that can lead us towards the right appropriate actions that shall reinstate our sovereignty and create the necessary safe space.
The conscious awareness of ourselves and our surroundings along with the wherewithal to take care of ourselves with wisdom, grace and the knowledge that “ I won’t” “No!” is the place of self reclamation and self sovereignty.
I see that as the challenge before us.
It is getting played out by our sisters and mothers coming forth and stating the truth of their past and present experiences.
“And the only Angel who sees us now, watches through each other’s eyes.” sings Rickie Lee Jones
I am a Humanist, and I believe that until we reclaim our humanity by valuing our feelings and experiences much more than our intellect and technologies we will never be secure or liberated.
…..Some thoughts as the Sun and Jupiter journey through Scorpio.