Sunday, October 13, 2013

The secret place where light and dark are in union

You are falling apart, and then holding it all together. Then falling apart, then holding it all together again. Love is being born within you, cleansing you from the inside, showing you how whole you really are. It is revealing the essence of what you are beyond that which comes and goes. It is showing you that you could never truly fall apart, because you were never together to begin with.  You are beyond all that. 

If you remain too identified with the falling apart, you disintegrate; you lose contact with the radiance within you, and you become misattuned to the unfolding of your somatic experience. You forget how intelligent and how creative it is inside you, and that you are never, ever in need of fixing. You forget that the darkness, when provided sanctuary, is brighter than a thousand suns inside your heart. 

But if you remain too identified with holding it all together, you disconnect from your vulnerability, you turn from the wild reality that your heart could break at any moment. You forget that it is through your brokenness that your gifts pour into this world. You forget that each and every crack in your heart is an illumined portal through which the poetry of your life will flow. 

Right in the middle of falling apart and holding it together is the secret place. Stay there. For it is there where the light and the dark are in union. 


  1. Dear Matt,

    There is so much love that flows from your writings.
    Now, I can only say I love you deeply.
    I'm sorry for my poor English.

    Rejane Luthemaier

    1. Thank you for your very sweet words, Rejane - they come through perfectly. And thank you for opening your heart so wide. Lots of love, matt.