Tuesday, March 31, 2015

For you were never unhealed

As you step into the transformative fires of love, 
the ancient burden you have placed on yourself 
to be someone other than you are 
is incinerated in the furnace of now.

Out of the ashes of this alchemical combustion, 
only your pure presence remains, 
erupting with its qualities of tenderness, warmth, 
and illuminating space.

Life is not waiting for you to 'heal,' to 'awaken,' 
or to complete some sort of mythical journey. 
For you were never unhealed. 
Your longing was only ever to remember this.

Monday, March 30, 2015

At times, old dreams may fall away...

At times, answers will come
to your questions,
and at other times
confusion will dawn.

At times, old dreams will fall away,
to make room for new forms of love
and creativity inside you.

It can be astonishing to realize
that everyone and everything here
is being uniquely arranged
out of the unseen
for your sacred illumination.

Photographer unknown

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The next step

No matter how far away you feel – no matter how neurotic, confused, lost, alone, or disoriented – you are in the perfect place to take the next step: to meet whatever is arising in your experience with presence, with space, and with kindness.

As you say 'yes' to the aliveness of the somatic world and give it room to unfold, it will whisper its secrets upon you.

Art by Jenna Martin

Thursday, March 26, 2015

For each is an illumined portal into the sacred world

In just one ordinary moment, allow the known to fall away, sink into mystery, and set aside the urgency to be other than you are.

There are colors here, warm eyes to gaze into, precious ones to hold, and water to drink. Sunsets to commune with, hearts to attune to, and birdsong which has arrived from the other world.

There is sadness to embody to, melancholy to dance with, and hopelessness to learn from. There is wild joy to commune with, abundant peace to open to, and pure presence to rest in.

The beloved will never ask you to abandon your present experience and trade it in for another. For each is an illumined portal into the sacred world.

Look carefully, for your lovers are everywhere.

Photographer unknown (if you are aware of the photographer of this gorgeous photo, please let me know so that I can provide proper credit)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Rest inside this temple

At times, you may be asked to stay close to another who has been touched by the darkness within, feeling irretrievably lost as they fall apart in front of you. Will you stay close as the intelligence of their process unfolds, and trust in their innate wakefulness?

To be with another in this way you must provide a wisdom home for everything that is unresolved within you – a sanctuary of kindness and space for the metabolization of your own unmet sadness, abandoned shame, discarded grief, and deserted aloneness.

In the offering of safe passage for the sacredness of their journey, you must release your agenda that they 'change,' that they're 'cured,' transformed, or even 'healed' – at least for a moment. And resist the temptation to talk them out of their lived, embodied experience, to tell them everything will be okay or otherwise, and to refuse to pathologize their emotional world simply because it does not conform to your own.  
It is this very alive space between that is the creative temple of love, where an essence-secret is continuously being revealed: there is no 'other,' there has never been an 'other, and there could never be an 'other.' There is only the reflection of your own being.

Rest on this new day inside this temple. 

Artist unknown – photo via Belsebuub