Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Secret messengers of the dark and of the light

As you continue on the path of love, you will be sure to meet many orphans of the heart, who have been trying to get your attention for so long. Sadness, shame, rage, grief, and loneliness – secret messengers of the dark and of the light, longing for just one moment of your holding, your care, and your loving awareness.

As a little one, your nervous system was not able to provide a home for these guests, a sanctuary where they could share their wisdom and unique gifts. But they have not given up. They will continue to make themselves known, in obvious and hidden ways, appearing as the water, as the stars, the sun, and the moon. For they have come to teach you about space – and about the raging alive nature of compassion.

Whether as the natural world, your friend, or your lover – or as the vivid figures of the worlds of dream and sleep – they will never abandon you. They emerge out of the body of the beloved as harbingers of integration, seeking illumination, and permission to come back home into the vastness that you are.

Art by Steven DaLuz