The purpose of this blog is to provide a holding, attuned, and provocative space for the mysteries of your heart to unfold. All of you is welcome here, in all of your glory - the painful, the joyous, the heartbroken, and the weary. The invitation is to see your entire life as an expression of high-voltage, creative guidance, and for you to offer yourself to the endless and infinite dimension of love that is emerging within and around you right now.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Vulnerability and aliveness are not two
Much is said these days about healing and spiritual
awakening, and the deep joy, clarity, and peace that are the promised fruits of
the inner life. Not much is mentioned, however, about the disappointment
involved in waking up, and the immense deflation wired into the healing
Awakening can break our hearts and shatter old dreams. It
is oriented in birth and death, creativity and destruction, and must by its
nature dance in the full spectrum. Not only does it introduce us to
transfiguration, but to the chaotic glory of the crucifixion and resurrection
as well. Yes, the Kingdom is here, now, but requires your full participation
for its qualities to emerge here.
While it is natural to have a bias for resurrection, inside
the crucible dark and light are one. Here, crucifixion is holy and
disappointment is sacred, for they are forerunners of wholeness. Death and life
are not two. Confusion and clarity are not two. Vulnerability and aliveness are
It requires a nonconventional, courageous commitment to
participate in these pathways, and you may always find some resistance inside
you and within the collective. It requires erupting momentum to reorganize what
has until now been the status quo. “Getting what I want” is no longer the
reference point from which you will be asked to organize your experience. Love
is the new organizer and may have a different idea.
You may always be asked to provide sanctuary and safe
passage for fear, uncertainty, doubt, and despair. These are the secret allies
guarding the gate and have been placed on your path as disguised forms of love.
They have not come to harm, but as portals into something new, quantum, vast,
Dare to see that things are not always as they appear.
Relationships ending, dreams collapsing, careers recycling, the death of a
family member, and the infinite symptoms of the somatic and emotional worlds …
drenched in purpose, soaking in meaning. Evidence not of error, failure, or
defeat, but of the relentlessly creative nature of love as it emerges here.