See my last post here: https://astrodharma.me/2023/04/15/four-days-left-on-pre-launch-sale-for-nervous-system-foundations-class/ to see more about the Nervous System Foundations course which is available now. You can also go to www.traumainformedastrology.com to see more.
I am very good at being in “Go Mode.” Meaning I am good at pushing through, I am good at finishing something and then immediately looking around and thinking, “What is next? What is next?!” In other words, I override my nervous system’s inherent need to settle and rest down after a big push.
This pattern goes all the way back to my birth. I had birth trauma after (directly after) I was born. Therefore, the “Follow Through” and “Integration” stages never got properly metabolized, they never solidified. All I know is action (on an unconscious level). I am easily swept away by events if I am not mindful.
You might be thinking, “But Kirby, you teach nervous system repair, and somatic exercises to settle and resource the nervous system.” Yes, that is right. And most often, we teach what we most need to learn in ourselves! So, I am good at teaching these things, because I have had to spend years unlearning my deeply entrenched patterns of override and clinging to the myth that my self-worth lay in how much I could accomplish and produce. And I have had really good teachers and mentors, so I have made great progress on myself! I am now walking my talk in these regards!
With all of this in mind, I am now purposely taking a short break. Getting this first course planned, outlined, structured, prepared, and then completed took more than nine months. It was quite a process. I love what we have accomplished – it is the third iteration of videos and ideas (I re-did several videos, and shifted directions once or twice). The team here at Trauma Informed Astrology consists of four people, and that number is growing. Two other people really helped to get this first course completed. I had the vision and did the most “work” and they supported me in producing the videos.
I am working with a business coach starting in three weeks. It is my intention to formulate a better marketing plan for this first course, and to strategize and prioritize the next steps for T.I. Astrology in general. So, I have three weeks to let my nervous system take a deep breath. Three weeks to catch up with myself, to spend time in nature.
Spring, the season, is springing wildly to life around me (here in Central Virginia USA). I love seeing all the incredible shades and hues of green. We have already gone through several waves of new blossoms and flowers – forsythia, hyacinths, daffodils, and currently azaleas. Tulips are showing themselves, along with gorgeous irises as well! And now I want to walk in it, ground myself in the here and now. Instead of being so goal oriented, being to focused on what is next, I want to be with the woods, absorb the healing green energy of the spring (wood element) and ground myself in the gentle Blue Ridge mountains nearby.
Once I attune myself (my nervous system) to these healthy organic rhythms, then I intend to focus on what is next for this grand idea – a large platform or school for people to gather, to learn and share and have community. This is what we want with Trauma Informed Astrology. A platform and a community for practicing Trauma Informed Principles, for practicing compassion for the self, and learning and sharing Astrological wisdom and insights.
We hope you will join us in this wonder-filled journey.