Sunday, May 18, 2014

Seeding deflation in the field of separation

Awakening may never conform to our hopes, fears, dreams, and fantasies; for it is emerging in the here and now as an emissary of the unknown itself. Let us rest in the aching truth that one of the primary roles of the beloved is to seed deflation in the field of separation. 

Yes, awakening may always be a disappointment, from the perspective of egoic organization. In some sense, the journey is eternally hopeless, but it is in the weaving of a sanctuary for the hopelessness in our hearts—and allowing it to flower within us—that we are finally able to step into a world beyond our wildest imagination.

~Matt Licata, from the introduction to The Ache of the Beloved: Embracing the Joy and Heartbreak of Spiritual Awakening (forthcoming, Fall 2014)

Photo credit: Mel Tulin. Old Man Mountain near Estes Park, not too far from the grounds of the Wake Up Festival. Looking forward to seeing all my friends in August <3