“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded, it’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness can we be present with the darkness in others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” – Pema
t may be hard to see life as a complete whole rather than as fragmented chunks. Some of us are in the constant process of putting ourselves back together. But there is beauty in what’s been broken; we are able to accept and embrace our own limitations through acknowledging our pain.
Are you afriad of the dark?
But what if we never let ourselves embrace our darkness? Sometimes the pain can be too much to acknowledge or process and it’s ok, the timing for everything in our lives is divine and we all should respect our flow.
How can we embrace something we don’t want to face? Become friends with your own shadow. Invite it, talk to it, bring light and love to it. Those cracks that were made when you were broken, that is where the light gets in. Don’t push the pain away, honor yourself enough to make ammends with it.
Become a wounded healer
Once we’ve become friendly with our pain, we can use it towards healing the collective. By working with our shadows and bringing light to them we can then become vessels of light and blessings to those who have experienced the same situations.
Sometimes our biggest problem is thinking we are alone in situations, we hesistate to let others see our shadows because we are not proud of them, not really knowing that our scars are what makes us the decorated warriors we all are.
Share your pain, your experience and your healing process with others. Not only will their love and unconditional support help speed up the process of healing but it can also inspire others to take a healing journey of their own.
May you all have the courage to work with your shadows and may we all experience abundance of light, love, physical and emotional healing.
Blessings be to all always.