I have loved in life
and I have been loved.
I have drunk the bowl of poison
from the hands of love as nectar,
and have been raised above life’s joy and sorrow.
My heart, aflame in love,
set afire every heart that came in touch with it.
My heart has been rent
and joined again;
My heart has been broken
and again made whole;
My heart has been wounded
and healed again;
A thousand deaths my heart has died,
and thanks be to love,
it lives yet.
I went through hell and saw there love’s raging fire,
and I entered heaven illumined with the light of love.
I wept in love
and made all weep with me;
I mourned in love
and pierced the hearts of men;
And when my fiery glance fell on the rocks,
the rocks burst forth as volcanoes.
The whole world sank in the flood
caused by my one tear;
With my deep sigh the earth trembled,
and when I cried aloud the name of my beloved,
I shook the throne of God in heaven.
I bowed my head low in humility,
and on my knees I begged of love,
“Disclose to me, I pray thee, O love, thy secret.”
She took me gently by my arms and lifted me above the earth,
and spoke softly in my ear,
“My dear one,
thou thyself art love, art lover, and thyself art the beloved
whom thou hast adored.”
Written by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Your feelings are valid, no matter what they are.
Right or wrong, evolved or coming from patterns of survivalism.
They are valid and worthy of compassionate love and listening. Dismissing negative feelings because they’re not in their most refined form, or because they don't feel great, is dissociating and compartmentalizing. It further fragments our emotional and etheric body and dishonors the nature of your humanness. It compromises self-trust.
This leads to repression, suppression of voice, and eventually, resentment with self.
Knowing how and when to honor this wisdom within us is imperative, because more often than not, our external relationships cannot meet all of our feelings with compassion. Most individuals can only hear through their own agendas, and because of this, we must be unwavering in how we give our internal ebb and flow permission to BE, whilst safeguarding it in a space to unfold and be witnessed. It is like holding them in a womb of redemptive love.
When your internal world knows it is safe and supported by you, it reveals its wonder and magic. It reveals with greater ease your core stability, and your movement in life becomes more fluid and aligned with your purpose and authentic expression. The more you cultivate the honoring of your feelings, the more you will find them honored in relating with others.
Through witnessing your feelings and allowing them safe passage in their raw form, they can dissolve and reveal their true nature.
Not everything needs to be processed or understood, but everything needs to be compassionately seen, acknowledged and brought into forgiveness with self.