“How do you keep your heart open while in hell?” Says my dear friend.
This is the quest, isn’t it?
This book is an invitation to read these words with an open heart, let them penetrate and take them in, slowly, like sipping on a fine wine; it is meant to be savoured in all its complexity. If no stirring occurs, then let it go and move on. But know that even a stirring of what some may consider negative is a stirring of sorts, and carries with it a message. This message is for you, and only you.
I invite you to listen. Listen to the nuances, the in-between, for the clues that are woven throughout. There is a knowing that is eternally available to you.
This knowing lives in the depth of your ‘being’. I call this place – the soul.
The ego speaks from analysis and criticism, whereas the soul ponders and dwells. I invite you to dwell upon these words. We are about to go on a journey together, into the underbelly of human suffering and trauma.
We are about to enter into soul territory. This is not love and light; this is gritty and dark. This is a landscape that is alive, well and ever present. The womb of existence, full of watery emotions and sensations. No human has escaped trauma-land. True, some of us are more acquainted with this lived being that resides in our bodies. However, being born earthbound is a promise of wrestling with trauma. Some call this human suffering. Others call it the great curse. Few risk to call it what it is – trauma-land.
Soul-writer Caroline Myss once said: ‘If the path of awakening is not for you, go back to the kitchen and peel potatoes.” In other words, stay asleep. We are dormant for a reason, and until that veil is lifted, we can stay naïve to the carnival we call ‘life.’ Denial is contagious. But for those of you who have seen behind the curtain of illusion, For those who know that there is a deep under current to our lived experiences, For those who know evil exists, To those who crave soul territory…
This book is for you.
From my book, Midwifery For The SOUL - 4 minutes ago