Greet Yourself Arriving….

Love After Love by Derek Walcott
The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved youall your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

We move through life like a Zombie, doing what we do, being who we are. We live in a trance like state of mind being “Me”. We begin to suffer for it, we no longer know who we are, we hit identity crisis and breakdown, we struggle with ourselves…day after day, year after year, unsure of how to make ourselves right with the world….our own private world. We are dissatisfied, disillusioned, we hate what we have become. Self hate and poor self image are truly unhappy states of mind many of us suffer from.
We live in a dualistic state of mind The person we are acting out and the person who wants to be free. The person who is stuck and the person who wants to be living. The person who who sabotages themselves at every turn and the person who has stirrings from the soul of what they really want to pursue, or be. Which state of mind we are living from is our problem…the “me” who is directing our life can be a very different “me” than who we truly are deep down. When we hit crisis point it’s a wake up call.
We are not born to be robots, we are born to be us. We are born to be thinkers not imprisoned by false beliefs of yesterday. We are born to be uniquely us not just to follow the road more traveled by others. We are born to be free not controlled by the beliefs, expectations and manipulations of others. We can take on any role anyone expects of us or we expect of ourselves! or we can take on the role of being us, who we really are. You have stirrings? Listen to them…they are you saying “THIS is who I am… not this!!!” This can involve change we don’t think we can handle right now, we can remain stuck or frozen with fear of the unknown or we can move ourselves into a life that is consciously decided on as being what we need to do for our own wellbeing. Consciously taking control of what we need to be healthier and happier, rather than what we want to be the easy way out or a robotic stance on life, is waking up.
Wake up and “greet yourself arriving”

Walk Lightly Through Life

Walk Lightly Through Life

I love this short story from Guy Finley on “putting down your bags”.

The stranger seemed to look off into the past but he kept talking. “It was strange, because the voice just kept saying over and over again, ‘I’m so tired, how much further do we have to go?’ That’s all — just, ‘I’m so tired’ and ‘how much further?’”
“Who were you with?” the man asked.
“No one,” the stranger replied and looked back at him with a deep kind of self-conscious smile. “I was all by myself. And I don’t know why I should have taken notice of it just then, but that’s when it happened. I realized that for as many years as I cared to remember, I had been talking to myself about how tired I was.” Read here

“You can’t know…

“You can’t know this right now, but your ragged, rugged honesty
your crazy, passionate, naked vulnerability…
your trusting plunge into the unknown of Life at every turn…
your journey of love and healing…
these change your world, the world of those around you and the world as a whole.
Someday you’ll know how important you are.”
Jacob Nordby

Dancing in the Flames. The entire film is now available for free online viewing

I loved this.

Beyond Meds

I’ve shared a few excerpts from youtube from the Dancing in the Flames. The entire film is now available on here.

It’s well worth watching the whole thing!

dancingintheflamesSynopsis: Dancing in the Flames is a brilliant and intimate documentary into the life of Jungian Analyst, Marion Woodman, who is known for her ground breaking work as a teacher and author on feminine psychology and addiction. We are taken into a metaphoric representation of the unconscious imagery that Marion discusses so passionately and, in doing so, are invited to examine our own lives. Brilliant mystic and author Andrew Harvey interviews Marion as she explains the mysteries of her soul’s journey and reveals a series of psychological ‘deaths’ and ‘rebirths’ that have formed the consciousness into which she has evolved. The film presents a philosophy of dynamic opposites, the bridging of seeming contradictions. Life and death, love and grief, courage and submission…

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