Friday, December 21, 2018

A temple of rest

There is a certain excitement as we step into new territory, but it can also generate disorientation as we sense a pending confrontation with the unknown.

This disorientation is not an some error or cosmic mistake to be remedied by way of process, but a sacred expression of the burning of the ashes of an old world, reminding us that it was never going to turn out the way we thought.

The pain of this realization, the achy longing in the heart, the crumbling of an old dream are the foundation for new life and the creative essence of the death-rebirth cycle.

We must be kind to ourselves during times of transition, honoring the implications of what it truly means to heal and for our perception to be cleansed.

To slow down and soften as we are asked to provide sanctuary for the wounds, grief, and unfelt joys of a lifetime, as we offer a temple of rest where the disowned inner travelers can gather and return.

Photo by Jordy Meow/ Tokyo

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

The next book, A Friend of the Breath, will be published by Sounds True in early 2020, details to come

The next event is The Healing Shame Retreat: Spiritual Awakening and Transforming the Core Wound of Unworthiness, April 24-29, 2019 at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado, with co-facilitator Jeff Foster