Even the Earth has faults: Haiti’s powerful reminder
Like the Earth itself, we are all vulnerable to the energy within us
Likewise, we human beings with all our broken dreams and victories, have faults.
As below our feet. . .so it is above.
The year 2010 has begun with Earth releasing energy causing its area known as Haiti to quake and tremor. The energy was released by the rupture of a geological fault without a warning, and definitely without so much as a by-your-leave.
Earth did what she needed to do; she released energy that was pent-up, holding that which could be held no more. Earth must be freer now.
I am reminded of Dr. Peter Levine’s work in resolving and healing the psychological wounds of trauma through the release of energy trapped in our bodies’ tissues.
Energy that was aroused because of a threat or challenge and for whatever reason was never discharged.
That aroused energy remains stuck in the body, manifesting post traumatic symptoms until it is finally released. Shaking and tremors accompany this release.
It is a very physical experience. And the secret to healing trauma in this way lies in listening to the body’s voice.
As Martin Luther King stated, “Riot is the language of the unheard.”
In our pain, we cry for things to be better, not perfect, just better.
Living on Earth, we are humbled by Her faults, and experience just how vulnerable we really are. . .vulnerable to the faults of Nature, the faults of our brothers and sisters, the faults of our systems, and ourselves.
There are many millions that have experienced and are still experiencing fear and helplessness from the numerous threats as a result of the Earth’s faults.
I pray that once the threat has passed, they experience calm down deep within the tissues of their bodies. . .sooner rather than later.