Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Stay close to what is here now

Stay close to what is here now, even if what is here is flat, numb, confused, and devoid of hope. For these are special allies of the path and able to open places inside you that happiness, peace, and clarity cannot reach.

The mystery is always alive around you, taking form as signs, symbols, and guidance for the journey ahead. But the timeline is not of the known, and is crafted in the oceans, the sun, the moon, and the stars.

Your disappointment, your despair, and the ones representing the death of old dreams: the uncommon helpers have arrived, along with the more conventional aides of joy, clarity, contentment, and hope … an extraordinary meeting is gathering, and no one is disinvited. 

The shaky aliveness is all the evidence you need that you are right on track.

While the longing for resolution may burn within you, you are not broken, you are not unhealed or untransformed. You are not a project to be fixed.

Feel the ground on this new day. Lay your hands on your heart. Breathe deeply from your lower belly. Open your senses and listen carefully to the invitation as it arrives in a thundering silence: today may not be a day for answers but to finally let your heart break open to the vastness of the question.

My new book – The Path Is Everywhere: Uncovering the Jewels Hidden Within You – is now available 

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