The purpose of this blog is to provide a holding, attuned, and provocative space for the mysteries of your heart to unfold. All of you is welcome here, in all of your glory - the painful, the joyous, the heartbroken, and the weary. The invitation is to see your entire life as an expression of high-voltage, creative guidance, and for you to offer yourself to the endless and infinite dimension of love that is emerging within and around you right now.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
The alchemy of inner exploration
With practice and courage, over time we can train ourselves
to move toward uncomfortable emotions, to stay with them and explore their
qualities, textures, colors, fragrances, and signatures. We can replace the
demand for relief with that of a fiery, caring curiosity and longing to know
the full-spectrum of what it means to be an open, alive human being.
This alchemy of inner exploration is not just a matter of
clarity or awareness, but is primarily an activity oriented in the heart. While
it is an important developmental task to learn to witness our experience and
take a perspective on it, it is the surrounding and infusing of the material
with warmth, kindness, and compassion that will unwind the tangles and the
knots in the psyche. Mere insight is not enough. It is love that is the
We heed this invitation not in order that the emotion goes
away, shifts, or transforms into something else – which it sometimes will do –
but out of our love of the truth, longing to know more than anything how love
is coming into form in this moment. Our emotions are not what we think. They
are translucent, flexible, and non-solid. They have not come to harm, but as
harbingers of wholeness.
While the shell of the emotion is filled with all of our
personal associations, complexes, and a very vivid storyline and colorful cast
of characters, at the core of the emotion is pure space. It is from this space
that flow the qualities of warmth, compassion, luminosity, and wisdom. Inside
this core is a special type of guidance, filled with energy and information for
the journey ahead.
Each wave of sensation, each surging of somatic data, like
a snowflake is unprecedented and carries the fragrance of your true nature,
surging to reach you and share its unique signature.