we allow ourselves to experience life without dependency on the approval of our environment.
Growth and change happen as connection to the five core capacities of connection occur;
attunement, trust, autonomy, love, and sexuality.
Identity distortions dissolve and self regulation is re-established. In a healing cycle, connection to our body, to our emotions, and life force allows for greater connection with others, and in turn, connection with others supports greater connection to ourselves.
The connection that has always been our deepest desire is now no longer our greatest fear.
Nelson Mandela addressed the fear of living life to its full potential when he quoted
Marianne Williamson in his 19994 inaugural speech:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us."
Healing Developmental Trauma - LaPierre/Heller