The smoke is so thick outside that it seems more like a foggy day...until you open the door, go outside and my body chokes...it feels like a mistake, so I breathe again and my eyes start to sting. I want to go back inside, but there are places to go.
Lungs are our grief centers. We are a culture starving for love and connection beneath so much unexpressed grief that reveals itself in wars and politics, division amongst ourselves as class, race, spiritual accomplishment, privilege, social status. I’m aware of the privilege to be able to seek clean air. I’m aware of the fear in the air feeding conspiracy theories about the fires because fear feeds fear. I’m aware of the heaviness palaplae everywhere, people who seem to be obvlivious of caring for themselves in the smoke and the incredible amount of internal discomfort and pressure all of this is stirring up.
We grieve for the loss of the land and people. We grieve for our relationship to what is being burned to the ground. We grieve for ourselves. For it is also ourselves we have lost and are losing as we grow, evolve and the environment changes, life happens and death visits us in many ways through transitions in our lives.
What is it to grieve inner deaths, to let go of parts of self attached to what is dying? We talk about it as a thing, but in private conversations with clients, this process seems more like a mystery, one most of us feel unequipped for and lacking the resilience to face these alchemical shadows.
Our human wound, the sacred soul wound is triggered so deeply during times of crisis and loss, trauma and tragedy. We become initated into deeper layers of ourselves and what it is to be human.
One thing I have learned over the years is how incredibly challenging it is for most humans to accept that they are human. Everyone deep down, through the nature of the soul wound, dislikes their own humanity, this inherited wound that actually serves to collectively connect us through empathy, compassion and love.
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Peace. ☮️✌🏼 I’ve been contemplating it for some time and feel Ms. Nin says it best
Is this not what we all strive for?
If we all choose to love ourselves as we are and follow our heart and souls calling. What a peacefully magical place this world would be.
The weekend is here. If you were to look back this week, how would you feel? Would you have a broken heart or are you doing things that you can smile back on? How many lives can you bless this weekend with a smile, a hug, a shoulder to cry on, a listening ear, a helping hand or wise words and knowledge? Let's lean into gratitude by generosity and start living a life we want to be happy to relive, were it to flash before our eyes.
MHC-just a thought-