Monday, September 21, 2015

The messengers of integration

Use your breath to direct attention into the center of whatever feeling is arising. Send awareness inside your emotions and saturate them with particles of tender presence. There is so much space around your sadness, your rage, your disappointment, and your hopelessness.

Though the messengers of integration will at times take fierce and wrathful form, see that they are not happening 'to' you from the outside. They are orphaned aspects of your psyche and your body, returning to remind you of a part of you that has been lost.

As you practice intimacy with the display of the somatic world, you will naturally attune to the breath as it passes in and out of your lungs. Take a moment to behold the miracle that this truly is.

But it is the substance of reorganizing and transmuting love which is moving in and out of your heart. Oxygenate your entire being with this sacred material, and allow it to wash and nourish you, cell by cell by cell.

Art by Michal Bednarek