As we go on, and our frontal lobes develop, we master language and we develop the ego, which mediates our experience with mental constructs and images. We then begin to relate with those, rather than directly with experience. Thought inserts itself into our view and creates perception. It changes our knowing and our being.
As we begin to think, we begin to create reality and an idea of ourselves based on what we see in the mirror of the faces around us.
This is an indelible mark. Some of us saw love and hate. Others saw support, compassion, kindness. We all learned how our significant caretakers thought about the world and about us. Often our needs went unmet and unexpressed. We learned to express distress or to hold that deep within.
Working with the organization of the body, is the most direct pathway into the emotional and mental system of a person. The body reflects the patterns of perception and feeling from the early experiences on through the life span.
When working with the body, the emotional system, and the thought patterns, an experience of joy emerges in the person and this is often described as a "spiritual" experience. Real Joy comes from regaining a contact with the deepest parts of ourselves in acceptance and love. This is our true state-of-being. Once we can completely tolerate that experience, tolerate our joy, without defending and contracting, we are on our way to our true healing and gifts.
Each of us comes with gifts, strengths, and purpose. We have a plan for ourselves that usually does not fit what we were taught to think, to experience, and to be. Through our healing work, we begin to access that deep information and with support find the courage to bring our gifts forth. Each of us is a leader;a destined being. We learn to cooperate with each other and with ourselves based on who we really are, not based on conditioning and shattered mirroring.