Friday, October 30, 2015

A portal into intimacy with all things

The invitation is now before you: to make a commitment to no longer pathologize the wrathful appearance of sadness, anxiety, grief, and confusion. Instead, to validate the right of these very vivid energies to surge in the body, staying close with them and listening carefully to what they have to say.

And to no longer remove your love, your attunement, and your presence simply because another's experience does not conform to personal and collective fantasies of happiness and light. To stay fully embodied to your vulnerability in all its forms - not as a mistake to be corrected or evidence that something has gone wrong - but as the direct portal into intimacy with all things.

Whatever arises, may it be received outside the ancient organization of aggression, shame, and blame. For yours is a path of radical kindness, fierce compassion, and slowing way down. Together with those around you, may you rewire the old grooves of fight-flight-freeze, lighting up your miracle nervous system with new pathways of love.

As you provide sanctuary for your own unmetabolized sadness, hopelessness, and disappointment, you remove the burden from others to take care of your unlived life for you. For it is within the crucible of safe passage for the unmetabolized within that you will truly be able to love another.

Art credit: Atomic Pumpkin Patch by Kyle Young