Andrew Hanibelsz: The first paragraph of Eve Ensler’s ‘In the body of the world’ describes what it’s like to be the daughter of a Spider Mother.
D: Brutal reading… but I don’t get the spider connection.
Andrew Hanibelsz A mother that is scared of her own body cannot ‘hold’ her child, but spins a web that entraps instead. Her grown-up offspring remain in a constant state of fear because they never had a ‘base’ from which to ‘begin Being’. Everything is an assault. Their only inheritance in the material world is paralysis. Seems unfair, doesn’t it?
Nothing is that simple.
In the spiritual realm, these children are Wounded Healers with extraordinary potential – similar to those deaf & blind masseurs that develop a near ‘supernatural’ tactile acuity in the absence of the predominant stimuli we are accustomed to; sight and sound.
Our treatment space is a de facto Mother. A safe and secure holding space where the terror of existence can be safely experienced.
Once a person has experienced the lifetime of terror that has paralyzed their Being, it’s possible to make changes.
I needed to be held in the safety of another person for over a year before I felt safe enough to admit I was terrified of my own existence.
Andrew Hanibelsz How can you know you are in your mother’s web BEFORE having the experience? In other words, how can you know that you may need help if, by definition, you are paralyzed and numb?
“If you are divided from your body you are also divided from the body of the world, which then appears to be other than you or separate from you, rather than the LIVING CONTINUUM to which you belong.
Philip Shepherd, New Self, New World.
Ideas without feeling = Mind without body.
My neighbours, The Orbweavers, have a splendid song from the daughters point of view called ‘Double Thread’.