"May I write words more naked than flesh, stronger than bone, more resilient than sinew, sensitive than nerve." _ Sappho

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Mankind Project- South Africa

I am still very wary of this project, having met two men in the past two years who are involved in it yet, who are perhaps early in their own life-healing walk. Then watching only a filmed glimpse into this work in another corner of the world, I am impressed to recognize what the experience must be like for the women sitting in (witness in)this group...
I know that I am not perfect in doing the parallel forms of deep healing work I've needed, to gain ground on the sanity and well-being my whole life has required of me since early childhood, when I began making plans to escape the (still) dreadfully dysfunctional, family-of-origin history.
Twenty years later, I am able to skillfully name the impact that a parent with mental illness can have on a family. Particularly when this truth remains in denial in the parent, and all other family members willing to remain in support of "the story," staying the way it always has been.
To this day, even as I have raised a beautiful child solo, and seen them launched quite well into the world, my own capacity to allow close relationships into my life, not only with other 'healthy' adults, but also in relationships of valuing myself in the world, where earning my own living is concerned_ is still developing, even as I too am a gifted visual artist & intuitive body intelligence healer.

Therefore, I offer the resource of the Mankind Project here on my own blog about healing through body intelligence_ as it may serve healthy (emphasis) healing tools in those lives who are ready to benefit most constructively from it.


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