The greatest expressions of humanity are the purest qualities of the human soul - love, peace, generosity, wisdom, joy.
When we see the soul in action in this way, we see the inner light of a person grow bright.
And this light inspires others.
Imagine a beautiful picture created by billions of pixels - some parts in focus, some unfocused; some in light, some in darker shades.
Each one of those pixels is a world of its very own, with its own unique picture. When the individual pixels become clearer, the entire image begins to gain greater resolution.
I was inspired by the image in this blogpost by Mysi and the accompanying words from Cloud Cult (see end of blog).
It seems to perfectly match the culmination of this year’s soul work and the extraordinary changes that are taking place around us.
Anyone else think there is phenomenal transformation happening? A huge rising up at all levels: social, environmental, personal and political.
Perhaps my historical view is a little too short, and there have been many moments like this before. Or perhaps the climate emergency is fueling an under-swell of existential tension.
Vulnerability can be hard, and it is beautiful.
Vulnerability has become so human in its complexity…
As many of you will know or have guessed by now, I love Brené Brown’s research and writing.
Over the Summer I have been re-reading Daring Greatly (2012), and in Chapter 6 she writes about re-humanizing education and work. One way is through enabling workplaces to have honest and hard conversations and reach into the potential of being vulnerable.
In the northern hemisphere we are in the time of the Earth element, of late summer and harvest.
Think hues of soft yellow and orange, with a little coolness in the air reminding us to gather what we need to see us through the coming winter.
We have been experiencing collectively the theme of grief and suffering of the feminine, which in its biggest and deepest expression is the grief and suffering of our entire planet. Our home, our roots, our birthplace, our fellow companions.
The influence of previous generations, their trauma and triumphs, continues to exert a strong effect on their descendants.
Where there remain unresolved and unspoken issues from the past, it acts like a ‘gap’ or ‘void’ that descendants unconsciously feel. Like an unnamed place at the table.
Did you catch a moonbeam?
Did you feel her shine into the deepest parts of your heart and life?
Now, we are alight in places where the light had not reached before, and there’s no going back.