Being held and recognized for who we really are, a divine ray that contributes to life, has life be the creative, joyful, pleasure for which we all yearn.
We think in dualistic terms of either-or, good or bad, right or wrong, worthy or unworthy, and so on. Pathwork is an opportunity to see, know, understand, and feel into where we refuse life as life is.
Submission has a different flavor from intentionally, consciously choosing to appease or please the other. It includes an internal feeling of having betrayed oneself.
The serenity that can be found in true self-responsibility has a divinity to it that can be felt by others. The gift of a deep and profound holding of oneself and life, as if all is in its proper order, vibrates out to the other that life can be trusted after all.
It is we who need to meet ourselves in our darkest hour. Each of us, individually and alone, are the ones to hold the pain, meet the need.
The very human experiences of being hurt, sad, disappointed, frustrated and annoyed are not the personal attack we believe them to be.
The point of this work on the path is to go into the dark, hidden, fear-filled heart. We are to go towards rather than away from all that we have kept ourselves blind to in order to avoid discomfort.
To love and to be loved is the deepest longing for every human being on this planet. This longing, and inevitable failure to fulfill this longing, is the core of all of our upsets, problems, confusions.
I am, in my deepest soul, one with the All. Who I really am cannot be hurt; I can only learn to love more deeply. By being willing to accept where I am at fault, where I am weak, where I have refused my own divine nature, I am then available to life.
It is only human to strive for more and better. Without this natural desire we would not improve or evolve. Like any natural desire, some of us take this to the extreme and others of us ignore it all together. This does not make anyone better or worse, more evolved or less so, only in …