(inspired by Imbolc 2017)
Remember you are here for a reason - as is every single soul - each with a purpose, a heart calling, possibly forgotten or shrouded in mist, but still there, still pulsing, still asking to be heard…
“We are all one question, and the best answer seems to be love - a connection between things.” - Mary Ruefle
May we have courage and vulnerability enough to live through a love that invites us into relationship - to question not in a harsh way, but a curious way — to soften our perceptions - to inquire through all our senses. This kind of questioning moves us beyond the sharp edges of answers, and into open, honest inquiry with the world within and without, where we seek to understand ourselves and each other.
In the questions, remember once more, becoming tender by and through the power of Love. Remember who you were as a young one, blossoming into the world, generously giving your heart, loving with everything in you, holding nothing back. Remember how you loved no matter what, how you could dream unobstructed by cynicism about the ways of the “real” world?
You see, in this remembrance, the lover and the dreamer travel together, accessing otherworldly streams of compassion and strength. Step outside of your comfort zone and onto this path of inquiry.
What will you do for love? How far will you go? Are you able to open your heart with an innocent passion for life once more? Unconditional. No holds back…to dance yourself into life with enthusiasm and joy…to open your arms wide to the magnitude and magnificence of Love…to behold Life!
Unbound by fear and doubt, open your heart to Love, to each other, to this life. Even when you hurt too much. Even if you have built a prison and thrown out the key. Even though it may seem hopeless at times.
Make a prison break. Let your heart be broken open by life time and time again. A broken heart has the capacity to feel it all - pain and suffering, love and compassion - deeply, completely, generously.
And simply remember with thinking mind descended into heart: “Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” -Rumi
Joy holding hands with sorrow, is invited to this hearth, remembered as a sacred partnership in the great mystery of love. A deep sigh of welcoming, and the vital breath flows once more, unobstructed through the unbound heart.
* The Guided Meditation this week is the fifth in a chakra series connecting us with the downward current of manifestation. We connect with the heart chakra. Available on PATREON.