JUST AS THE BODY IS THE RECORD FOSSILIZED
© Catherine Meeson 7.11.2012
Our humanity is reflected in our Voice, in its totality. We can act, pretend, deceive self, and play as if, but the voice will always contain subtle hints as to the truth and integrity of one’s communications.
Communications are more than words. Words convey meaning, yet words have many meanings symbolically and in association with; beyond dictionary definitions and social constructs. An ‘Owl’ for us all, is different.
The Voice is a product of bodily process, and demonstrates an incarnate being. It conveys will and intent, emotion and force, and carries with it a barrage of accumulated Psyche. The process of finding and freeing the voice to express its longing can take time. Whether or not the voice is free to express and embody the consciousness of the moment depends on so many factors. Upbringing, culture, era.
The fact that the Voice holds longing, can be heard in the tone, in the fluctuation and breaking of registers, in the passage of breath, choice of words, emotional state mirroring, bodily armouring. The voice is a complex creature. It is the product, the result of the totality of our life experience.
Just as the body is the record fossilized; within the human being, can be found many aspects and many voices, each with their own dynamic, story, sense of characterisation, bodily resonance, and message. Through entertaining and expressing these voices, we can integrate complex psychic material and proceed along the path of varied creative expression. Whether the aim is Process and healing /wholeness or Product /Performance, or for any other reason, the Voice, will open tender doorways and doorways encrusted with bracken and highly padlocked.
Explorations based purely upon the sound and feeling can be immensely transformative, and also make one very vulnerable. Yet to strip away words and explore the energetics and dynamics of the psyche can be incredibly healing. Words can contain and define, but they can also hinder and limit. Tone can act as bridge to foreign lands with lush forests and riches unknown.
The Cathartic Voice, holds a key of profound wisdom. Cath being also a woman’s name (mine lol), meaning Pure. So In this sense Cath –arc- tic,is the pure voice that has been left out in the cold. The voice that has gone off on a tangent and produced physiological tics, symptoms of discord and lack of congruence with self. This leaves us needing to reintegrate it. It is also the pure art, the art of pure expression, of truthful unity with ones unconscious, freed from the restraints of familial, social, cultural conditioning or personal criticism.
In my process I have been able to clearly perceive the aspects and voices related to stages of development as spoken about by Barbara Brennan in Hands of Light. At any given time a person expresses ‘Voice’ from different energy centres/ chakric levels, which govern different biological and psycho spiritual processes. Each seven year cycle involves the learning of, expression and control of different functions. A child of 5 differs greatly to a 16 year old or a 69 year old. In this sense feelings and thoughts are related to age, comprehension and experience. They are expressed through language (voice), and are not only localised within the brains neurological /biochemical operations shell, but are emanations with tangible life force that can be perceived in the human energy field and around objects. Any and all cellular matter becomes imbued with psychic force content, this is what is able to be read in psychometry processes. That is what is behind a martial artists kiya.
Our voice can get stuck at many different stages of development, depending on our life journey. Recognising this and owning the voices of those periods, enables a greater integration and healing to occur and results in a Whole human being.
The more voice is suppressed, the greater the psychic force that builds and accumulates. Then the energy field starts to clutter, dysfunctions can occur and literally crystallise over time into the cellular matrix in the form of many of the physical psychosomatic complaints. What one perceives in these conditions, is the souls consciousness movement between bodies and the discord in ones being. One is not clear. Deeply repressed voice can give rise to cancers and other conditions.
Voice is not only about lovely qualities. True voice holds the totality of human being, darkness and light and is the key to the great transformation and transmutation of the lower impulses of humanity. The sooner we ‘Voice’, in an arena of compassion and tolerance, with transparency, the sooner we will Integrate our collective shadow and move on into the unlimited potential that awaits us all, as a conscious choice every day. Yet choice can only truly be conscious when we unite the repressed material that has become the content of the unconscious, the shadow realms, into the light of day. In this regard I would regard Pathologies as the result of extreme blockage and stuckness, or malfunction within the field at a biological, emotional, mental, or spiritual level. The truth for me behind the great spiritual disciplines and revealed ‘Words’ is to evolve us to the point, that no matter the stuff of life that occurs, how it affects us physically, emotionally, and mentally, can be dealt with by the spiritual being at the helm of the Boat, whom is ever transcendent and connected to the Unity of Life= God source.
See the Writings of Paul Newham for more information. Many authors write on such specialisations.
An example of this within my own work is a character whom I am developing Performance Art works with, whom evolved as a representation of a feeling state, a way to embody the totality of experience related to a medical condition I walked with a long time (Hep C), and muhc of the psycho- social stigma associated with that, called the Beggar Woman. There are videos of her in action on my Youtube channel Catherine Meeson (see link logo above right). With her I have been able to explore aspects of voice related to shadow, shame, repression, suffering, scape-goating, social stigma and physical pain. She has of course become a great deal more, she epitomises the Old Wise Woman, Crone, as well as Prophetess. Through her I am able to approach things that socially may be frowned upon, I can critique and express my displeasure, frustrations and laments about the state of the world, about the practises and norms of Western culture, using Parody and elements of Satire. Given the current state of affairs in the world, we are not always able to express our displeasure and giving voice in methods such as these, can be the perfect antidote to when a Political system represses the will of the people as witnessed in the Occupy Movement protests, where many Voices emerged and where heard and then as quickly as they erupted, were again silenced by enforced removal of persons gathering in Public Places.
So you see the Voice is a dynamic tool of mighty potential. With it worlds are made and destroyed. How you choose to embrace your voice, depends upon you, do not allow the limits of the Society in which you live to silence, for this breeds suffering. In the end it is about finding the right Arena for our voice, note the word ‘Arena’ a space which is capable of holding our voice, our actions, a space which opens up possibility; and the ‘area’ the mass, potential of our being. What then is The Mass Potential of Our Voice? Revolution.
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A passionate human being and avid sound current devotee