the shock of what is being done to the sensitives living right now
the shock of what we are doing to ourselves…humanity, a sensitive species largely gone numb
Simultaneously working on deep embodiment while also releasing attachment and identification with the body. I watch while this happens — it is not possible to control.
If we believe we are unredeemable that is what we will project outwardly to anyone we hate, whoever those people might be. This is in fact a sort of dissociation. In our factionalized society most everyone is infected.
Inquiry: What groups of people or individuals are we projecting our self-loathing onto?
more on self-inquiry
Mamma earth is always holding space for every single one of us regardless of who we are, what we’ve done, what we believe or what corner of her vast dominion we hail. I began this morning with yoga on a cotton sheet on the grass under a couple of 100 plus year old trees. This is the definition of being held by mamma. A wonderful, soothing, real way to start the day. I am blessed.
more earth stuff
We never know the future and so dreams and goals that have distinct endings are in some way delusional. Clinging to ideas about the future is problematic. Human beings operate “successfully” largely in delusion in our current society.
We are killing our planet and all manner of chaos is happening and most of us operate as though none of it is happening. It’s a coping skill. It may kill us but in the short run it’s helpful.
Awareness of the complexity of all of life — good and bad, negative and positive, light and dark is the way to healing and freedom. Bring about the marriage of opposites — hold it all as if it were all a tiny and delicate infant needing love and tending.
Coming to love our “negative” feelings is part of the deal when we’re healing. The parts we like the least must be incorporated. You’ve got to love those babies too. The problems start when we deny of those types of feelings. That’s when they get ugly. No feelings are bad. Feelings are neutral. feeling them is not acting on them. We must feel them if we hope to ever come into flow.
All feelings are justified in some way. When you allow yourself to feel all the feelings deeply all the way to the roots you find an innocent animal and nothing more. All of humanity is made that way. That, too, is another thing to sit with.
These thoughts make me think of Rumi’s guest house:
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
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 are 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 in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
We look directly into our suffering rather than try to become happy. The happiness that arises from this approach is reliable –Ajahn Sumedho
more on emotions
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