Fear and Anger, those two friends, one on each shoulder ever since I can remember. It’s not like one is the angel and one is the devil. It’s like both are both. And it is my job to discern when to let one of them drive the bus for a minute and when it is my turn to take the wheel.

Fear often keeps us alive and then it also often keeps us from living. When do we take risks to live more fully? When do we stay “safe”? Safety being a relative term. The world is inherently unsafe. Every time we get into a car, we are taking a risk, right?

So many of us have been harmed and our bodies do not even believe it is safe to be in a body. While on some level, that might be true, how do we accept that and breath into whatever relative level of safety each of us lives with?

Anger lets us know when we need a boundary. It protects, except when we are so angry that it keeps us walled off and separate when we really want love and connection.

I cut all my hair off today. On the new moon I will burn it as an offering and a prayer that I may continue to learn when fear and anger serve me and when they keep me from being as alive and in love as I want to be. I pray for compassion for myself and for all of us as we continue to learn this.

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.