relating to or affecting the body, especially the body as considered to be separate from the mind
the scientific study of ancient cultures through the examination of their material remains, i.e., buildings, graves, tools, and other artifacts usually dug up from the ground
unearthing in the human body those remains and artifacts of our familial, ancestral, and spiritual lineage in order to uncover our myths and remember our stories for personal and planetary evolution.
Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives,
the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it,
and change it as times change, truly are powerless,
because they cannot think new thoughts. – Salman Rushdie
Each human has seven generations of lineage residing in their body;
Thirty-two ancestors on the maternal side and
Thirty-two ancestors on the paternal side;
For a total of 64 ancestors influencing our health, dreams, creativity, diet, thoughts, conflicts and beliefs.
What are you holding in your body? What were your grandmother’s, grandfather’s and great-grandparent’s experiences? How do their life events and personal stories affect you? This form of inquiry is typically explored through genealogy, cultural knowledge and family anecdotes or narratives. But, what are not commonly addressed are the innate emotional patterns and deep-rooted personal struggles of our ancestors. Generational inheritance influences our own biological conflicts, parental/familial roles, body awareness, belief systems, spiritual orientations, and the potential for safety/empowerment. This subjective information is held, accessed and organized through our soma, our body, which is the living library of our ancestry. Focusing and identifying inherited patterns somatically provides us with:
- conscious access to memory,
- development of compassion for our ancestors struggles,
- a felt sense of reclaiming our roots/belonging,
- hormonal, mental and emotional health,
- capacity to change what no longer serves us to carry,
- minimizing unhealthy patterns that are passed onto the next seven generations, and
- spiritual continuity.
It is the occupation of our generation to remember!
Somatic Archaeology honors all those who have come before us, and all those yet to come.
We devote our work to the healing of Humanity and Mother Earth, and for all our Relations!