A Short Reflection on Trust

I've learned over a lifetime of experience with people who either steered me away from, or closer to, the intelligence and wisdom my body held, that the teachers I trusted most were those that taught me to trust myself.

There is a profound relationship between trust, bodily intelligence, and building authentic connection.

From the vast complexity of bodily intelligence to the oft neglected guidance through dreams and connections with elemental kin, there is so much we might un/learn and re/inhabit.

Breaking cycles of trauma through trust and what it takes to develop your compass for nurturing relationship is deeply vital work.

Our paths are all filled with alchemy, wounds, and boundless capacity for love — hopefully this short reflection offers you something to aid the journey.

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About the author(s):

Karine Bell

Karine Bell makes her home with her two kids, her partner and a dog.

She’s a somatics teacher and abolitionist, dedicated to embodied trauma

alchemy. A bi-cultural black woman, she’s also a culturally reflexive anthropologist exploring the intersection of where our bodies/psyches/experiences meet our collective histories.

She believes in the healing made possible at the personal and collective level by the work we do through transforming experience in our bodies today. She combines continued study in somatics with studies in depth psychology with a focus on community, liberation, indigenous and eco-psychologies at Pacifica.