FAMILY

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“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.”

-Tom Robbins

FAMILY:
You come into this world a babe.

You crawl on your belly and

take your first steps.

You enter the world totally helpless.

You pee all over yourself

and someone lovingly cleans you up.

With your family you feel your first disappointments

and recover,

still believing in the love you all share.

With your family

you learn that emotions run through you.

You are not your emotions.

You hurt and get hurt

and still keep on loving yourself and your family.

You learn how to be human.

You make mistakes.

You take risks and do things wrong.

You grow from a snotty nose kid,

into a compassionate and sharing human being.

You are home.

You can be yourself.

You lay your heart wide open.

You see with your heart.

You hear with your heart.

You feel with your heart.

Here is where you give and receive love.

Here is where you eat from your table.

You scoop up on your plate what you desire,

and don’t have to eat the whole thing.

Your boundaries expand and contract

and you don’t die from it.

You just stretch and become

the hugeness that you truly are.

Here you dance your truth

and come back again and again.

You have a seat at your table.

You are always invited to be here.

Here you have a seat at your table.

Here you ingest what is served.

Here you serve what you have created.

The table is round.

Here you have a seat at your table.

You are home.

If you pulled family,

you are being asked to

Surround yourself

with familiarity.

Intimately know the trees that shelter you

from wind, rain, sun, sound.

They are your lungs.

Intimately know the earth your home rests upon.

Water it with your sweat and tears.

Soften it with your love and attention.

Feed it by composting your fears.

Learn the native around you: plants, animals.

What is wild around you

that you can preserve?

Let the Dandelions grow!

Nurture the wild.

The wild is a part of you.

The wild is your family.

Birds, bees, squirrels, spiders are not a nuisance.

FAMILY:

Where you freely give and receive love.

HOME:

Your sanctuary to recharge your heart center.

Your neighbors ARE

your guardians.

You keep each other safe.

Being familiar with who and what surrounds you

is your True homeland security.

 

 

Published by

Carola Marashi M.A.

Right now is an exciting time to be alive. We live in a state of paradox. We have the abundance of technology at our fingertips. Despite our ability to connect to the world of people, places and information, depression, PTSD, and addiction plague humanity. As western medicine fails to serve human resilience and wholeness, natural plant medicine demonstrates shocking success in alcoholism, autism, and ‘treatment resistant depression’. Integration is how we find center in the midst of chaos. As adults we know change is our only constant. Integration therapy is the process of honoring our innocence, standing in our integrity, responding over reacting, and knowing our presence is our greatest gift to humanity. We become stronger from conflict when we face our fears, wrestle our monsters, and own our potential. “It’s not what happens to you, it what you do with your life experiences that make you who you are.” Psychedelic medicine is proven to be 80% effective in treating human suffering. It’s possible that distress is the fragmentation of our soul and healing is weaving our wisdom, accepting our humanness and integrating our mind, body, and spark of life. Transpersonal Psychology bridges the gap of science and spirituality; honoring that we are spirits having our human experience. As a Transpersonal Therapist, I help you melt fear and resistance for rapid evolution. As an Ordained Minister, I understand that being human is a spiritual practice. As a published author, I advocate speaking your truth. Despite a chaotic childhood I was blessed to encounter psychedelics in my youth. In the absence of belonging to family, home and consistency, I found an abundance of synchronicity and Spirituality. My knowledge of science with a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition provides structure and a solid foundation. My Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology offers tools of integration to live through PTSD, depression and addictions. I am the author of Sensual Eating and In2it! Trust Your Intuition Deck and Guide, and am the co-founder of Body Choir Community Ecstatic Dance (1994) in Austin, Houston, Sante Fe and Ashland training facilitators around the globe.

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