🧩Even In the Struggle
Even in the struggle, you are loved.
You are being loved not in spite of the hardship, but through it.
The thing you see as wrenching, intolerable, life’s attack on you,
is an expression of love.
There is the part of us that fears and protects and defends and expects,
and has a story of the way it’s supposed to turn out.
That part clenches in fear, feels abandoned and cursed.
There is another part, resting at the floor of the well within, that understands:
this is how I am being graced, called, refined, by fire.
The secret is, it’s all love.
It’s all doorways to truth.
It’s all opportunity to merge with what is.
Most of us don’t step through the doorframe.
We stay on the known side.
We fight the door, we fight the frame, we scream and hang on.
On the other side, you are one with the earth, like the mountain.
You hum with life, like the moss.
On the other side, you are more beautiful:
wholeness in your bones, wisdom in your gaze,
the sage-self and the surrendered heart alive.
– Tara Mohr
Today, I went live over on @insighttimer ‘s profile to share a meditation. I have to say, there have been times since this all started where meditation was the last thing that comforted me.
When contemplating how I can use this opportunity to best serve, it felt important to me that you’re left feeling more at home in your body than you have since everything changed.
While the live includes a meditation, it also includes metaphor, body palpating, seated movement and breath. At the end, I shared this poem by @tarasophiamohr who has long served as balm to my suffering Soul. Her way with words always, always helps me to come home to myself and shift perspective in just the right ways.
I might share more of her work. We’ll see. But you would be smart to get her small book of poems for yourself.
Love you all 🔮
Astro updates are coming next. Stay tuned.
Photography by @mikiash from the days when more of us were sleeping ~ what a gift this aliveness is 🪐🌙🌟