What is Embodiment # 86: Birth Trauma

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Embodiment is not being born again. It’s the completion of the unfinished business of birth.

Embodiment is another word for individuation: to become a fully autonomous psyche.

To be born is to be torn from a “disembodied” state, floating in the womb, an extension of the mother’s body.

The painful trauma of splitting off from the mother’s body is only fully over—healed—when it is relived via the painful trauma of splitting off from the social organism of the group.

Autonomy is only possible with autos—self. And self, like life, only comes about through a bloody painful process.

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