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Call-to-action for ethical space-holding

These times, and working in these sacred and subtle, sensitive realms require ethics that far surpasses the standards that dictate dominant paradigm interactions.

What are ethically-held entheogenic containers, therapies, and ceremonies? I can tell you it is NOT : forced touch, pushing farther, harder, deeper, or more … these spaces, ceremonies, ways are meant to induce opening, initiation, recalibration, and transmutation. When held out of alignment, they become potentially violating, dangerous, and re-wounding, especially for those who have had a history of trauma … the states of heightened sensitivity, openness to multidimensional realms, and to others’ energies requires extra responsibility – the ability to be responsive – on the part of the one who was holding space, witnessing, and guiding. The ones who are in the role of holding vigil must be as attuned as the survivors of trauma and spiritual emergency themselves have had to be.

Original Article (Psychedelics Today):
Call-to-action for ethical space-holding
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