OUR BODIES AS RECORD KEEPERS of ANCESTRAL STORIES- AND HOW TO REMEMBER, WITH RUBY GIBSON ThD
Host Stefana Serafina speaks to Ruby Gibson, ThD, about our bodies as record keepers and storytellers. According to Dr. Ruby's research and the Somatic Archaeology© technique she developed, our bodies are much like archeological sites that hold the artifacts of our personal and multigenerational past, and through that, the capacity to "remember" the stories of our lineage and forgotten past and bring them to resolution and reconciliation.
Dr. Ruby Gibson is an international educator, researcher, and author. A somatic pioneer, for the last 35 years she has been bridging bodywork, transpersonal psychology, human behavior, shamanism, and spirituality into two unique techniques she developed, called Somatic Archaeology© and Generational Brainspotting©. Dr. Ruby's research has focused on trans-generational healing and recovery, centrally through the body's memory and wisdom. She is the executive director of the Freedom Lodge, a nonprofit organization providing historical trauma healing to Native American populations. She offers trainings and workshops internationally.
This episode's wisdom quotes:
"Our bodies like Earth are the keepers of memory. Just like the Earth contains the historical library of life in its ruins, graves, trees, rocks and oceans, our bodies inherit the archives of our ancestors, in their cells, muscles, blood, and bones...When we wish to examine how we evolved as a culture and a species, we dig in the earth...To examine how each of us evolved as individuals or as family systems, and to explore the social and spiritual influences that have shaped us, we excavate our bodies."
"I believe it's the occupation of our generation to remember. We have the resources, the capacity, and time to begin remembering our familial and ancestral stories. We are not simply remembering for ourselves. What we can remember we can potentially cure. And that cure lightens the burden of the ancestors who came before us. From what I've seen, they are waiting for this generation to clean up some things that they weren't able to clean up. And we are also lightening up he load for the next 7 generations. "
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