Some spiritual teachers come in the form of relationships. Others find us in a mosh pit at a Sinead O’Connor concert in our twenties (where I got the courage to walk from my 9-5 job.) Others are classical Zen masters and awakened humans…
Tolerance. Acceptance. Celebration. 3° of loving awareness that take us from slightly seething resentment… To an inner spaciousness that’s very kind. In other words… “agreeing to disagree” can either be total ego bullsh*t because we want to carry on with things, or it can be truly inclusive.
Spiritual bypassing is when you put a spiritual spin on a “negative” experience to avoid uncomfortable feelings…
What’s still sitting in the basement of your psyche waiting to be freed up and healed? Evolution is about integrating all parts of ourselves. No fragmented self left behind.
I’m not suggesting that we never talk about our past again (though that’s not an entirely bad idea). But what if we: Only speak about our pain with the intention to heal it.
Whatever challenge you’re in right now, wherever you are stuck… not only are you going to get through to the other side—because all things pass, you’re going to be radiant when you get to the other side.
What helped me tap happiness even in the midst of body aches and mental fog? I suspended judgment for my fatigue. I didn’t tell myself to push through. I didn’t critique the ways I got to an empty tank. I looked at exhaustion after challenges and hard work as… natural. (Duh.)
Consistency in relationships is powerful. Showing up for our humans is with steady love—it’s everything, really.
But what about our relationship with the DIVINE, our non-human family?
Rage is part of the human experience. And like all of our light and shadows aspects, it deserves to be honoured. And If we look at it with compassion, it won’t blind us.
“Inner Child” is a very useful term for our healing. But it’s so often misunderstood.
I’ve been focusing on my relationship with the 5 elements, moving into my capacity to offer healing as the Earth heals me. A mutually supportive relationship. It’s been really nourishing to approach each element as a relationship that I have something to bring to––and what I can bring is reverence.