I believe that we are born as divine children. And, we are often disenchanted by our parents or whoever raises us. Disenchanted and worse. And worse.
And yet, where is that small and delighted child in you? Can you find that part of you?
I sometimes recommend that people try - in gentle and kind ways - to find or rekindle that divine child. Draw. Write. Dance. PLAY! What were your favorite games as a child?
Take a moment...maybe this does not resonate with you...that is ok. When the timing is right.
When the timing is right for each one of us.
The thing about moments like this where a little one is sitting and the sun is shining in...is that it takes time. It takes a conscious effort to sit. To be. Now this little one probably was only there briefly...because that is how kids are.
But as we grow up, it seems like many of us lose the ability to just sit. To just be.
Do you think it might help you in all ways - physically, mentally, emotionally...spiritually...for you soul - to just be. Or to learn to just be?
Maybe ponder the benefits to you...and then practice. A minute? Set a timer. Five minutes? Just be curious.
I want to focus this month on some of the things we forget when we feel stuck, hurt...having a hard time.
I know how that feels: people saying the 'right', kind things to me but me NOT hearing. NOT caring. LEAVE me alone times.
I believe it is important to honor all of our feelings. To 'invite' them in as Rumi says in his poem The Guesthouse:
"This being human is a guesthouse.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness
comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them all in.
Be grateful for whoever comes
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond."
So...see how it goes for you. Baby steps. LOTS of self-compassion and kindness for you.
I am a catalyst for others, helping people continue, over their entire life span - preconception,
conception, in the womb and after - to grow, learn, heal so that each person can live their deepest longings.
This is my passion and purpose.
Adventurer, lover of beauty, seeking clarity, harmony & balance. Compassionate. Just. Fair. Grateful. Hugely grateful.
ONE more time: HUGELY GRATEFUL.