Friday, February 10, 2017

Spiral into the center

At times, disappointment will appear as your greatest teacher, breaking you open as an old dream dissolves. It has completed its work here and is requesting safe passage. Allow it to return to its source as you make room for what is to come next. While it is tempting to hold tightly to the way it has been, it is the nature of all form to reorganize. In this way love is relentless.

Something new is calling but what that is can never be known ahead of time by means of the conceptual. Enter into the liminal and listen. Stay close. There is high-voltage creativity here, though it comes by way of vision and symbol. While the world may never understand, and those around you may be activated by the path you have chosen, the unfolding of your heart is wild and will never be tamed.

No, it was never going to turn out the way you thought – your relationships, work in the world, your body, what you once were so sure would provide the meaning, purpose, and security you have longed for. It is all a bit up in the air now, as you are being re-oriented to wholeness.

This process by nature will be thrilling and disorienting simultaneously, and inevitably disillusioning as the references points begin to fall away. This disillusion is not an error or mistake, but is a special ally of the sacred world.

As you place the deflation on the altar before you – and move toward it, rather than away – you weave a sanctuary in which the reorganization can occur. Hold the brokenness near as the new birth circles around you, and open as the path spirals into the center.

Art by Helen Klebesadel

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