Lila is a rescue. She's had a past. She's pregnant and almost due.
Empathically connecting with this mother
to be and the past that resides in her tissues, I sense through her my own yearnings to feel safe and to
connect. Trauma frozen in time, thaws with gentleness.
A tender touch that begins at a distance. The ebb and flow of connect and disconnect, sensing and drawing
in, the bundling of nerves. Will I be accepted?
You can see it from her eyes if what I give is what she's wanting to receive. A softening of wrinkles, a heaviness of head. Connection is a formation of trust. Respecting a no. Leaning into a yes.
Non-attachment to when a
touch is received. Gratitude held in the hearts of our beings. Time and commitment build trust.
Feeding and nurturing the bond. What is right for both is good for both.
I enjoy learning this dance.
written by and re-post permission @joyful_sovereignty