It feels like a shift in the air around you when you realize the direction of your life has altered course.
When the longing for your life has outgrown itself and moved past, and way beyond, your comfort zone.
And though this change is subtle, and almost imperceptible to others, the shift, inwardly, is swift and stark. A recognition, from within, that everything IS changing.
And you very quietly realize that the way things are now cannot continue as they are, and even more, that there isn’t yet a clear path forward for this new desire in you to take shape.
One of the most painful and revealing moments along our healing journey is the moment when we recognize that, to some degree, we have participated in our own suffering.
Sometimes we stay too long in an unfulfilling job or an unhealthy relationship, unable to see a clear way out. Only to repeatedly find ourselves lost in a negative cycle of creation.
A situation that, regardless of how much we try to do the “right” thing, never adds up to what we quite need it to be or want it to become.
And for sure, there are a 1,000,001 ways you could reason away into why and how this occurs without feeling the impact of it at all. An infinite array of deductions for our mind to obsess over, rationalize, consider, and question.
But, ultimately, no matter how much we do, if we remain unable to direct our mind into the space of our heart, to learn the sole act of (self-)compassion, we stand to lose our resiliency.
The ability to persevere on an embodied and spiritual level , to see our way through uncertain times, has become, without a doubt, the most crucial collective and individual need for living in a world like we have today.
A world so desperately in need of a revolutionary approach for change to come in the form of its own new consciousness.
There is here then, at the heart of this, a basic need to heal. A call to action. To consider more deeply, and with Heart, how we can respond to the rapid forms of political, economic and environmental change we are facing, with great care and attention, action and intention. To embrace our vulnerability. To take a stand for what we believe.
Internal/external catastrophes are not accidental mirrors. What we see outwardly presents us with opportunities to listen, study, learn. To take full responsibility for our suffering and our healing. Inviting ourselves to open. To become available for awareness to take shape from within. To tend to what is hidden. To move towards what is still unknown to us. To resurrect some form of truth in action. To make a vital contribution.
To cultivate new models of value, to learn through shared experience, to heed the wisdom our capacity for human connection bestows. To understand in more completeness, and with reverence, what goes on beneath the mountain of the human soul.
There is a point along the way when you recognize that the most essential self can no longe thrive in hiding. It is perhaps the moment we have been seeking all along. A deep trust in knowing that you belong here and your unique gifts are required.
A willingness emerges and we become more ready to engage the full capacity of who we are meant to become.