Belonging

I am in my first few days of a 30 day writing challenge with the Pussy Witch. Today’s prompt was about when we have felt the greatest sense of belonging. After free writing for some time, I discovered that I feel the most sense of belonging when I am in some way holding or supporting community containers. In coming to this conclusion, I excavated some layers. I asked the question of myself, does the sense of belonging that is connected to holding and supporting community containers point to a need for love or validation?

When I really sat with this question, what came through is this. There is a small part of me that seeks that validation and love through service. I could shame myself, or simply acknowledge the raw humanness in this.

What felt much bigger that holds more weight is an idea around responsibility and belonging. What would the world be like if we all felt joy and satisfaction in being of service, either within communities and political activities that we believe in, or to the planet?

Ultimately, we all belong to the earth. Perhaps our sense of belonging stems from our sense of responsibility to make things better, more functional, more beautiful, in the ways we have access to. What an amazing vision to hold. Perhaps our sense of responsibility gives rise to our sense of belonging. When we hold that sense of responsibility sacredly, perhaps then our sense of belonging is inherent, and we question it less.

About Chaya Aronson

Chaya Leia Aronson, RN BSN is a bodyworker, health and sexuality coach, dancer, lover and mother. Chaya believes that we source our creative, life force expression through our pelvic bowls and if the energy is blocked here, it greatly affects our capacity to be our full authentic selves in the world. Her passion is to support pelvic and abdominal health and healing. The main forms of bodywork she practices are the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® and Holistic Pelvic Care™. Bellydance, contact improvisation and yoga have been the central core of her spiritual and physical practice for over 20 years. She weaves the knowledge she’s gained about movement patterns and body structure with her playful and intuitive spirit to support her clients in actively healing their own bodies and spirits.