I just started a substack to share Make Your Body the Prayer, the thesis project that I recently finished for my degree in Embodiment Studies. I am also thinking of doing a weekly zoom call aligned with the sharing of each installment for community to be in conversation about what resonates for them and do some somatic and ritual practices together. I’ll be announcing more about that on the substack as well. If you subscribe to the substack, you'll receive weekly installments of my thesis project directly to your email inbox:
Make Your Body the Prayer is a somatic, systemic, and eco-poetic journey tissuing the edge between nervous system and ecosystem. This thesis invites colonially-shaped humans to deepen into a sense of embodied relationality through shifting the epistemology of self to include ecological and ancestral sources of support. Linking nervous system approaches such as interpersonal neurobiology and polyvagal theory with practices around systems intelligence and creative expression, I draw on my direct experiences of relationship with earth, ancestors, and animal body to describe a trans-generational maturational process of remembering. A liminal interweaving of essays, poetry, and the oracular guidance of nature beings, Make Your Body the Prayer is itself an embodiment of the creative attunement through which the “human” bends and shimmers into other shapes of ecological perception, allowing inheritances of ancestral trauma to dissolve into a vital interplay of relational process on behalf of the wider field of life.