We make a space inside ourselves,
so that being can speak.
I invite you to listen to the part of you that life is trying to wake. As a soul on Earth, all we can hope for is to feel the light and being of all time course through our veins while we blossom. This is the closest we come to living forever. And after almost dying of cancer, after birthing and dying to many selves, after losing many and finding many more, after feeling grateful for love wherever it might appear, I can bear witness that this deep listening at our edge is enough. I wish this for you though I can’t tell you how to find it. At times, I’m not sure I can find it myself. We can only steer each other to our own inborn gift. For it’s the gift waiting inside all our trouble that knows the way…….Mark Nepo
we are created by the choices we make……where is the heartbreak? where is the silence deafening? where is life so beautiful, it hurts?……the growing of our souls comes through understanding unconscious despair……interweaving an opening over the layers of cultural conditioning….shedding into lightness and joy……
The authentic self is not incompatible with authentic spirituality; just the reverse, as they flow naturally out of each other. This was not previously possible because, up until this point, humanity did not have essential psychological knowledge of the self. Traditional religion has historically sought to excise the self, to cut free of earth to gain heaven. What depth psychology shows us is that the biggest block to opening the inner heart is a closed outer heart. Psychology is invaluable for opening the outer heart but is lost when it tries to penetrate farther. Spiritual strategies work for unveiling the inner heart but are not notable effective at opening the outer heart. What is needed is to align the authentic self with the true soul- then a harmonization of our inner and outer being will take place. Opening to this light is necessarily progressive, taking time and focus, but one thing is necessary- aspiration- aspiration for a deeper living, aspiration for Spirit. Aspiration is the upward flame that carries us toward our source and brings out the full force of our heart’s deepest desire……..Brant Cortright