Navigating the Bizarre Realities We Live In #29 #cong23 #reality
In this exploration of our reality, the article delves into the complexities of existence, combining personal experiences with broader societal observations. From discussing the mind-boggling nature of time and interconnectedness to addressing societal issues like colorism and the pursuit of self-acceptance, the piece navigates through various facets of the human experience with a blend of humor, contemplation, and relatability.
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- Weird Realities: The article begins by pondering the strange intricacies of our reality, touching on mind-bending concepts like the non-linearity of time and the interwoven nature of our past, present, and future.
- Social Complexities: Addressing societal challenges, the text sheds light on the pervasive and often unnoticed collective beliefs about colorism, sharing personal experiences to illustrate the impact of such biases on individuals and families.
- Self-Discovery and Inner Work: The author discusses the unexpected revelations that emerged while seeking personal growth abroad, highlighting the ongoing journey of confronting triggers, traumas, and insecurities and the profound impact this introspection has had on their life.
- Diverse Realities: Concluding with a reflection on the multifaceted nature of reality, the article emphasizes the varied perceptions and experiences each individual holds, underlining the necessity of embracing this diversity for a deeper understanding of our shared existence.
About Thabata Couto:
Thabata, a determined holistic therapist based in Ireland, is described as a force to be reckoned with. Her journey began at the age of 14 when she left her parents’ home, driven by a belief that the world held more than she could ever fathom. Always an avid learner, she pursued a career in civil engineering, yet something seemed amiss. Her focus was never profit-driven but rather centered on aiding people.
Amidst a bout of anxiety, conventional methods failed her, leading her to encounter Thetahealing® while studying under Michele and Marcelle. This pivotal moment transformed her life entirely. Within months, she found herself uprooting to Ireland, still grappling with a sense of being adrift. Despite securing a job in engineering, she recognized her true calling lay in holistic therapy, inspired by her own journey to help others in a similar way.
Thabata delved deeper into holistic studies and practices, pursuing courses in Reiki under Carlos Falcão, Access Bars with Janine Meira, Ho’oponopono with Joe Vitae, Yoga with Camila Reitz, and a myriad of others. Then, as fate would have it, a serious issue arose at her workplace, compelling her to resign. While the easier path might have led to another engineering position, she courageously followed her heart and established her own company to focus on holistic therapies.
Today, she finds deep fulfillment as a witness to genuine transformations in the lives of her clients, serving as a beacon of hope and change in the realm of holistic therapies. Thabata’s journey is a testament to her unwavering commitment to making a profound difference in the lives of those she touches.
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By Thabata Couto
When I decided to pen this article, I initially contemplated diving into Hermetic laws and the different planes of existence found in Thetahealing®. However, as I delved into these ideas, it struck me that our own reality is quite the puzzle without veering into the science fiction realm.
Thetahealing®, a holistic therapy that I hold close to my heart, gave me a fresh perspective on life’s dance between past, present, and future. But when I stumbled upon the concept that time isn’t as linear as we think, I couldn’t help but chuckle and put it on the backburner, thinking, “Hold on, my mind’s not quite ready for this.”
Then, one day, while traveling back to Brazil from Ireland and jesting about “going back in time” due to the time difference, it hit me. The present, past, and future all intermingle in our daily lives thanks to those time zones. How wonderfully weird is that?
Equally bewildering is the tenacity of unconscious and conscious collective beliefs about colorism in our society. Surprisingly, many people remain in the dark about what colorism really is. It wasn’t that long ago that I had my own “Aha!” moment about this. Even though my skin isn’t super dark, having some African features meant I faced rejection for years. Folks like me aren’t often considered for long-term relationships but are seen as suitable for more casual affairs. The truly astonishing part is that my own mom went through the same before my dad’s family fully embraced her.
A sense of not being good enough haunts not only me but many others. Part of this, I believe, comes from the “tough love” approach our elders thought would prepare us for life’s challenges. “I need to be stern now to toughen you up,” they’d say. This upbringing inadvertently shaped a society that doesn’t fully understand self-love or kindness, sometimes even mistaking kindness for weakness. Feeling like I didn’t quite fit in motivated me to seek myself out by moving abroad.
The funny thing is, my quest for self-discovery led to an unexpected twist. The very issues I was trying to escape intensified abroad, forcing me to tackle my own triggers, traumas, and insecurities. It’s an ongoing journey, but working on these aspects has genuinely improved the quality of my life. What’s amusing is how many people don’t even realize they’re carrying these unresolved issues into their relationships.
It’s also quite amusing that my preference for Banagher, Offaly, over Rio earns me the “crazy” label from friends here. But here’s the kicker: people in these parts are often oblivious to the constant undercurrent of feeling unsafe, even in the supposed comfort of our homes. Waking up to gunshots nearby or having to hunker down for safety isn’t an experience everyone can relate to.
The concept of “safety” itself is a curious one. As a Brazilian woman, I’ve come to accept that genuine safety might remain a distant dream. Our society grapples with mental, emotional, and physical issues. Many of us work tirelessly just to make other folks richer, dreaming of owning a home that, in reality, belongs to the bank.
During one of my yoga classes, my teacher pointed out the need for a certain level of denial to navigate life’s overwhelming aspects. It made me chuckle, but there’s truth in it. We can’t completely ignore reality, of course. The interconnectedness of our world may sound like something out of science fiction, but the COVID-19 pandemic drove home the fact that our actions can ripple across the globe and affect countless lives.
Ultimately, we all inhabit different realities, even when sharing the same physical spaces. Despite our shared language, our unique perspectives shape how we see the world. It’s quite a head-scratcher, don’t you think? Our reality is a rich tapestry woven from various beliefs, experiences, and viewpoints, and appreciating this diversity is the key to unraveling the complex layers of our collective existence.