Thursday, February 25, 2016

Rest for the journey ahead

As embodied, sensitive human beings, it is likely from time to time that we will be asked to meet with waves of confusion, uncertainty, groundlessness, and disorientation. And in the wake of these feelings, to lose contact with who we are and why we are here.

While it is natural to conclude that something has gone ‘wrong’ and that we have failed in some cosmic way, we can also see that something is attempting to reach us, and to remind us of what is most important. While painful at times, we can come to see that this reorganization is sacred, and is worthy of our loving attention.

Listen carefully. There are thoughts, feelings, emotions, images, messages, signs, and sensations that are emerging out of the depths, attempting to break through an old dream of partiality. The invitation is to slow down and open to the possibility that nothing has gone wrong, that no error has occurred, and that from the exact place you are in, you can open to and learn to trust in the flow of your immediate experience. All feelings are valid. Each is a unique reflection of the path.

Provide a home for the lonely one, the confused one, the hopeless one, and the disappointed one. For these ones have come as disorienting love in disguise, marinating and preparing you for what is next. In ways the mind may never understand, they are providing rest for the journey ahead.

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