Can you see that glimmer of love?
When the path you are on in life leads you down into the depths of your own pain, hope can be hard to find.
It can feel like you are living groundhog day.
You know something doesn’t feel right but you can’t put your finger on what it is.
So you keep plugging along.
But the longer you plug along on this path, the scarier it gets.
Day after day, week after week and year after year, the hope that things are ever going to feel better starts to fade.
Before you know it, you don’t really know who you are anymore.
And the confusing thing is, you’ve been doing all the things that are supposed to make you feel better.
You’ve reached out to friends, gone on that walk, sat your butt down to meditate and maybe even tried a healing session here and there in an attempt to free yourself from the pain of the disappointments and heartaches life has tossed your way.
And when these things don’t work, nostalgic comfort food, endless hours of tv, sugar filled lattes and a bottle of your favourite wine seem like a great alternative option.
Because what else are you supposed to do when it appears there is no relief in sight?
When I studied astrology, there was a fellow in my class whose sun sign was Scorpio. I didn’t know a lot about this astrological sign when I started my training, but the wisdom he offered I will never forget.
Scorpios are those people who have an incredible ability to dive into the deepest and darkest aspects of humanity that the rest of us would prefer to turn away from.
There is a power they possess that makes them great healers, because they can sit with us, without flinching, as we feel into the rage, shame, grief and terror that are all a part of this human experience.
This person I mentioned, he loved death metal. Which peaked my interest because I could never understand this type of music. Why would anyone want to relish in that depth of anger and hatred?
And what he said had a profound impact on my view of our human experience.
What he said was this . . .
That no matter how deep into the darkness he fell, he could see clearly that love existed there.
I invite you to take a moment right now and really let that sink in.
. . .
As I write these words to you, they still hit my heart and move me to tears.
It was those words that inspired me to open up my own heart; to have the courage to let the pain I had been talking myself out of my whole life bubble up to the surface to be seen, heard, felt and, most importantly, loved.
It is natural for us to turn away from our pain. We are all still learning how to love ourselves through our difficult emotions, difficult experiences and the parts of ourselves we were taught would be better off if hidden from view.
In a culture of "Good Vibes Only", I invite you to embrace an "All Vibes Welcome" approach to your healing process.
This just may be the path that will free us from our suffering.
This week, consider this . . .
Can you see that glimmer of love? (even in the darkness . . .)