I've long said that attachment wounds are the invisible earth wounds of our times. Many of us have come to understand that empathy, nurturance, attunement, caring, responsiveness will show us the way into a culture and future of mutuality.
Trump is now ripping away children from their parents—from their felt-sense of security, safety, and trust in the world. Can we imagine what this is doing to the nervous system of the collective earth body? The shock. The terror. Severance from connection to the Mother—connection to the living web of relationships—in turn affecting the capacity for cooperation with and to be there for others.
These actions based on domination/dominator values are perpetuating trauma that is yet further perpetuating the domination/dominator paradigm.
This is beyond sorrowful—beyond the blackest rage possible.
We have known that this U.S. administration will drag us to the very ends of hell.
So we must redraw our capacity to create heavens.
How can we be relationally present to this that is hanging loose, this flapping skinless raggedy wound—this hole in the soul of humanity?
One answer in the face of utter heinousness is to soothe, more than ever before, our nervous system. Become sovereign over it. Our sensitivity becomes our strength, as we learn how to de-alarm ourselves, each other. Take responsibility.
We will not let this terrorize or terrify us. We will defy and rise above, defy and rise above.
Let us ask for help, even as we take other steps.