Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

What do we do with our wounds?

" We are not meant to stay wounded. We are supposed to move through our tragedies
and challenges and to help each other ..... move through the many painful episodes of our lives.
By remaining stuck in the power of our wounds, we block our own transformation.
We overlook the greater gifts inherent in our wounds-the strength to overcome them, and the lesson that we are meant to receive through them.

Wounds are the means through which we enter the hearts .... of other people.
They are meant to teach us to become compassionate and wise. "

- Caroline Myss

there are so many walking wounded
people who have suffered great loss
people who endure pain

others whose pain comes
from a loss of power or influence

whose dreams for themselves
or the world
have been stolen

for some this is the place
where life ends
the wounds are fatal
for themselves, and others

not because they are inherently so
but because people hang on to them
as if a treasured talisman

their identity becomes their wounds
their battered egos
their ideology, which once dominant, is now slowly being rejected

life is about what they have lost
wrongs endured
disappointments suffered
and so the wounds fester
oozing hate, and fear

and so they live
as victims or oppressors

but to let the gentle touch of sacred love
heal the wounds
touch those places that are raw!

only with such a caress
will what is wounded in us
be healed
and transformed
and generosity
and love

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