Monday, December 26, 2016
Crucifixion and resurrection
In each moment, the archetypal activity of the crucifixion, resurrection, and transfiguration is being enacted within you. It is alive and unfolding in your heart, erupting with both the creative and the destructive qualities of love. Each breath, each image, each dream, each vision… something unprecedented is attempting to break through, the signs are all around, the guidance is longing to emerge. But it is easy to miss, in a world that has forgotten.
What is being crucified within you, so that new forms may appear? What old dreams have had to die and reconfigure so that a new vision may emerge? What old images of yourself are being asked to be sacrificed on the altar of the broken? In what ways have you forgotten what is most important and found yourself not living the deepest truth that you have discovered? And how will you prioritize the journey ahead?
The forms that love take will always be crucified, for this is the way of form. This is not evidence of error, but of wholeness. Your relationships, your work in the world, your life circumstances, who you thought you were and what would provide meaning… the way you thought it would all turn out. These must be sacrificed on the cross of the unknown, in order for your wildness to come alive here. Though the forms of love will always be reconfigured, love itself is that which is beyond birth and death, illuminating the crucifixion with a light brighter than a billion suns. This light is non-ordinary, however, as it is buried inside the darkness, and must be apprehended by non-conventional perception.
On this new day, which may appear ordinary from the perspective of the conventional, the invitation is into the center, into the luminous, and into the sacred marriage of the sun and the moon. For there is no greater temple than you very own heart. Buried within the inner sanctum, there are petals unfolding that are filled with vision and information for the way ahead. Look carefully. Listen closely. Attune to that which is longing to emerge. Provide a sanctuary for the unmet, the unheld, and the unmetabolized to return home, so that they may transfigure into more cohesive and integrated forms.
Honor the forms of love as they appear, but allow them to depart so that they may continue their journey. For it is one of immense creativity. Yes, your heart may break as the forms dissolve in front of your very eyes, but it is by way of this breaking that you may be resurrected once again.
Photo of an erupting Christmas cactus, and the longing for resurrection