Saturday, March 11, 2017

A thundering call to integration

Though unfolding outside conscious awareness, we carry the unconscious of those who have come before us. At some point in our journey, we will be asked to confront, integrate, and tend to the unlived lives of our personal and collective ancestry. This confrontation is a radical act of love, not only for yourself, but for beings everywhere.

Look carefully and see what you are holding, by way of your parents, grandparents, their parents and grandparents, and beyond: What dreams remained unfulfilled for them? What were their deepest longings? What secrets were they never able to share?

What kept them awake at night? What brought them alive and unleashed their creativity and uniqueness? What visions were not permitted to take form?

What were they required to disown in order to fit in to a world that had lost its sensitivity and soul? What became buried in the shadows of their unlived lives?

As you create an inner sanctuary in which this material can emerge – by way of feeling, image, symbol, and meaning – the seemingly solid lines between past, present, and future will dissolve. What is left in this process of dissolution is an invitation, a thundering call to integration, and into a journey into the uncharted territory of the heart.

In the mandala of wholeness, past, present, and future co-emerge and interpenetrate, each offering a unique passageway into your true nature, and into the jeweled-like qualities of what you are. 

Art credit: in the liminal, carving by an unknown artist by way of Flammarion’s L'atmosphère: météorologie populaire

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