The surfacing of the wounds we share. Its been palpable. Have you felt it too? That which is screaming and to be healed among us, within us.
The painful histories we have been carrying, hiding, trying to forget. The ones that made us question, lose trust and doubt the truth of who we are and our connection to one another .
Some wounds are visible, some well known, but they all have left their mark one way or another, to leave us feeling generally or situationally broken, insecure, fearful and alone. Perhaps extremely angry and anxious too. Wounds that make us believe that we are less than the magic that they want to bury.
I wish I could just wrap my arms around the whole world. I wish I could love every sore and hidden spot into the light, but that just isn't how it goes. But as greater awareness of our collective hurt arises, and its needing for tending to, it serves as a reflection. And as difficult as it may seem, if we want to heal collectively, if we recognize our greater connection to one another and hope for a better world, if we feel triggered, we must be willing to heal individually, to take a look at ourselves, and tend to our own traumas and afflictions and get honest with the ways in which we have been running from what we hoped would go away.
And really. It starts with a simple "yes". "I am ready to get to work".
What we will find as we step into our healing journey is that we will pave a new path of possibility and perspective, and ultimately we shift our inner and larger reality.
When we are not internally at home with ourselves, everything is impacted. From the energy of our presence, the beliefs we hold, the relationships we choose, the behaviors we engage in, to how we view ourselves in the world and those around us. If we see ourselves as a victim, others (and the world) may generally pose a threat to our security and to feel safe, we build a wall around our heart, existing in a state of fear. Conversely, if we take the position of a martyr, we may be more likely to control, neglect, dominate, abuse or demean others. In either case, disconnection occurs, and the flow of compassion is obscured. When we acknowledge both the truth of pain and the possibility of healing, when we begin to see our role as human beings on the path of wholeness, home is an easier place to navigate and eventually to settle into.
As we individually heal, what collectively we see (and even if unseen trust that is happening) is a bigger picture of healing that comes into focus. A breaking of chains for future generations to come. Just as a pebble thrown into a lake creates a succession of ripples extending beyond its initial place of contact, our relationship to our pain and our willingness to see it, and bring it to the light, affects the whole body of water that we exist in. And as we get free we create an opening for others to do the same.
It’s not an easy task. To choose healing and stand in love, but it’s our right, our purpose and it has the power to change everything.
Love and blessings,