Thursday, March 9, 2017

Attune to the inner family

Honor the role that the inner family has played until now: the unlovable one, the unworthy one, the broken one, and the one who has not been seen. While a battle has been raging inside, the invitation is into surrender. You can call off the war.

Surround these ones with your awareness and breathe warmth into their center, into the images and symbols that have played within you for so long. They never intended to harm, but only to protect you from the raw, fiery tenderness of your own heart.

While you once required this protection at an earlier time, it may no longer be serving its original function. You must look and see for yourself. When you are ready, while honoring what the safety that has been offered, you can provide safe passage for the old ones to end their tired journey, and return into the vastness where they can rest.

At some point along the way, it is no longer necessary for you “let them go” in any active sort of way, by means of some psychological or spiritual process. For they will let go of you when their function is no longer required, in a way that is organic and reflective of true nature. For they are longing to return this sacred task to you, that of the embodied tending to the aliveness your own heart.

The Way of Rest summer retreat – registration open now 

New book – The Path is Everywhere: Uncovering the Jewels Hidden Within You – to be released in April