“The work of the mature person is to carry grief in one hand and gratitude in the other and to be stretched large by them. How much sorrow can I hold? That’s how much gratitude I can give. If I carry only grief, I’ll bend toward cynicism and despair. If I have only gratitude, I’ll become saccharine and won’t develop much compassion for other people’s suffering. Grief keeps the heart fluid and soft, which helps make compassion possible.”
- Francis Ward Weller
When life brings moments of upheaval, our instruments are being finely tuned to align us with our greatest capacity to love. It is a practice of slowing down and softening that creates intimacy with the intensity of this immensity. It is a teaching in surrendering to the fall, of falling in love with the experience of falling and letting the change of life change you.
This romance requires that we shed rigidity and embrace fluidity as we stretch and expand to hold it all. It asks that we trust the process, and that the circumstances of our lives are divinely designed to support an emergence of greater love. We must learn to create allowance for the great pain of growth that will deliver us to the fullness of our being.
This is a ceaseless invitation to join the dance of the rhythmic cycle of nature that births life from death. To allow what no longer is to die so that what may be and what always was, may rise. In the expanse of this timeless space, drops of experiences dissolve in the ocean of your infinite being, flavoring your breadth and depth with the taste of the cosmos.
This ocean is contained in the boundaries of your skin, the flesh and blood expression of the divine, for it is in the fullness of inhabiting matter that we make contact with spirit, indeed it is in tending to the ordinary that we touch the sacred.
I have been stretched to hold great pain, and an even greater gratitude. I have oriented to the real and experienced the surreal. I have been challenged to deconstruct ideologies that have kept me comfortable, and found tremendous tenderness and grace in the discomfort.
I rest in the knowing that nothing lasts forever. I grieve in knowing that nothing lasts forever. I have fully accepted the assignment of incarnation, to awaken to the truth of infinite love and to seek and destroy all barriers that keep me from it.
As my body heals, my mind and soul are eager to be of service in the subtle spaces on this exploration of immensity.
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