Embodiment is Decolonizing Work by Kate Horsman

Updated: Apr 11, 2020

"What I have learned and known from myself, and my clients, is that we can deny ourselves the feelings, the discomfort all we want,…until this strategy refuses to work anymore. We become weak, sick, and diseased within our bodies, minds and our communities when we avoid and live in the truth of disconnection. Just take a look around us.

Embodiment is the realization for true freedom, that which only comes from the acceptance of a deep listening and allowing of what is real and what is true. The pleasant and the uncomfortable; the emotions, sensations and even the stories that lay within those beliefs. The detangling. I have said this before and I will say it again, you cannot hate your body into loving it. That hate is not going to bring about your reconciliation, but acknowledging it as being there is the first step towards moving through healing that connection. Giving yourself permission to be with the scary, the uncomfortable and uneasy feelings of it all, the anger, hate, frustration allows you to not only show up for yourself as you deserve, believe me you will not stay there forever, but transmuting that pain. Then in essence, for others, others who need us to be embodied and in our truth as I am starting to understanding more and more." -written by Kate Horsman