And when we spend some time listening to someone, befriending them, connecting with them, holding a psychic space of safety...the shadows deepen a bit, they begin to be revealed...there is a shift that can be felt around the world. Can you feel it?
And with the shadows of course light is all around...an embrace of acceptance ensues because shadows and light need each other. Humans need each other.
Blogging is a way to slow down, to listen, to learn, to connect...human to human, heart to heart, soul to soul. Reading the courageous, kind, compassionate, heart breaking, soul knowing comments from so many of you in response to my last post I feel gratitude...I feel warmth...I feel friendly connection...I feel like I must be doing something right...we all must be. It is easy to become caught up in the large looming shadows of news reports, for the world is filled with great suffering and yet here in the blogosphere, here in this safe haven of my blog site and in yours as well, we are speaking from our hearts...we are listening to each other, seeing each other in deep and meaningful ways. Whether strictly through images, words, music or a combination of these modes of expression, our inner shadows are safe to come out of hiding ringed in the light of loving-kindness...gemilut chassadim...metta. Thank you for your generous wise words to me. Thank you for sharing your inner shadows. Thank you for trusting that I will gently cradle your hearts, your tender story blossoms. We all have wounds we walk with, learn from teach from...what a blessing it is to know that we do not have to walk alone. The world is a place of shadows and suffering, that is true, has always been true. It is also a place of brilliant light and compassion...equally true.