Friday, August 25, 2017
An electric new pathway
When your emotional world is on fire and you are looping in the claustrophobia of a spinning mind, pause and return your attention into your body. In just one instant of pure kindness, with the help of the breath, shift your awareness out of the swirling narrative and provide a holding environment for your immediate experience.
This pause is a threshold to a new world. Travel inside that alive, creative, alchemical middle place in which new circuitry can take birth and bloom.Provide sanctuary for the vivid appearance, color, and texture of the feeling to be held as it washes through you, conveying sacred data and information for the journey ahead.
It may feel as if you need to turn away or quickly seek relief, but this is the old groove that has been laid down in personal and collective networks for billions of moments. By way of a fiery, compassionate presence, offer metabolization to these ancient companions. A home where they can rest, illuminate, and then continue along their way.
Lay down a new groove within you. And offer this electric new pathway to a weary world.
You are okay. Go slow. There is no such thing as an incomplete moment. Stay with the sensations as they rise and fall in your belly, in your torso, and in your heart. You can hold and contain so much more than you imagine. Waves are washing in, not as obstacles or enemies, but as forerunners of integration, longing for reorganization and to find their rightful place within the wild ecology that you are.
As you return, over and over and over again, into the aliveness of the somatic world, slowly the tangles and the knots will dissolve by love. And all that will remain is a luminous field of awareness, warmth, and creativity. Give yourself to this field, which is inseparable from the substance of your very own heart.
Art by Kabe Russell
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