Apprentice yourself to your Self
We cannot reveal our wholeness until
we've embraced what we have hidden
The gap between who we are and who we present ourselves to be, is where our most challenging, but rewarding, work is.
Doing the work of healing does not always have to be excruciating.
It too can be joyful when we approach it with openness and curiosity before it rushes us, as an emergency of the soul.
Grief allows us to reconcile with all the ways in which we have abandoned ourselves.
It grants us a deeper resiliency, strength and intimacy in our daily lives.
We are so much stronger than we know, we are so much more resilient and adaptable than we can imagine, and it is time for us to actualize this potential.
There is a seed of freedom that has been with us since the first Mother.
Every generation passes this seed onto the next, imprinting it with its own beauty and
resiliency, and layering it with its own repressed pain.
It’s this seed that beckons us to get up and try again.
This seed pulses when we feel the touch of love,
when we look into babies' eyes or a wise old being.
It graces us with a ‘second wind’ over and over again.
Its an inexplicable, forgotten knowing of a majestic belonging and innocence we seem to seek and never find.
This seed needs the tears of our experiential forgiveness,
the atonement of our suppressed lineage pain, and the acknowledgement of our collective humbling grief.
This seed holds a deep radiant song that grants us hearing the more we lean in.
The deeper we listen,
the gentler we walk,
the softer we breathe,
the more we can open and be saturated by its guiding song.
This seed is the end,
and within its womb,
it is also nurturing a wondrous beginning.
Don’t give up on this divine seed of radiant freedom, for it will never give up on you.
Praised be my Mother and Father whose wounds shaped me and whose love wove me into flesh.
Blessed be the glow of my soul that never forgets me and illuminates all those who invite me to grow in this world.
And blessed be this year to come that will hold me and support my continued unfolding in grace, Divine Will, and love.