The Living Narrative is growing fast and Zephyr has joined us in the expansion. He'll be offering support with movement, breath, kundalini and vocal coaching to release blockages in the body to clear your mind and open your heart so that you can have inner peace, confidence, joy and express yourself freely. You can catch us live on Instagram and Facebook sharing wisdom about the body and useful tools to reprogram your mind.
I’ll let Zephyr tell you his story, but I will tell you this: As most humans do, we have both experienced the struggle of overcoming anxiety, depression, loss, and lack mentality, among other life challenges. It’s painful. It sucks. A lot. So much so that it's all too common to suppress our negative emotions until they manifest into dis-ease, emotional weight or illness. In my recent experience, suppressed anger was holding me back from expressing myself honestly and I was playing small to not make others feel uncomfortable.
Zephyr took me through an emotional release practice that I had no idea I needed until he suggested it. Let me tell you what happened…
First of all, I rarely expressed anger for most of my life despite growing up in challenging and adverse conditions. I guess I figured it wasn’t something that I needed to experience. I battled depression in my teen years but whenever I had bouts of recovery I felt optimism quite rapidly, skipping over anger altogether.
I grew up with a very emotional single mother who worked hard and yet many months she still struggled to pay the bills. My father who was never around was an addict, and quite fucked up mentally from barely surviving an abusive childhood himself.
As a child I was overwhelmed by the intense emotions my mother expressed which caused me to shut down. It didn’t feel safe when she was upset, in fact, it felt uncontrollable and terrifying, so before I was even a few years old I had already decided subconsciously that it wasn’t safe for me to express my emotions either.
Top it off with the fact that our society has collective beliefs that ‘women are too emotional’ and ‘men need to be strong’ and it was decided: I would not show my feelings so that I wouldn’t be like ‘most women', and I would be strong because that’s what my mom needed and never had. The result: I never expressed anger because I didn’t think it was safe.
Zephyr helped me discover that all those times that I felt hurt, abandoned, betrayed and shamed, I actually had so much rage bu