Grief invites us to drop into our hearts.
It invites us to feel what's there.
It's exactly in the moment that we want to turn away the most, that we want to recoil from the pain, to shun it, exile it, and cut it off, that it's asking us to feel in and listen to its message.
As a culture, we have collectively denied, shunned, cut-off, exiled, and numbed our pain.
We're at a point now where we can either let it snap back at us and hit us when we're not looking, or we can consciously choose to face into it, let it rise, and heal it with care. Each of us can do our own work through therapy, meditation, yoga, or any number of healing modalities that are designed to bring light to the darkness and reintegrate the denied parts of ourselves.
This matters. And we are big enough to do this.
Gently, gently. Inviting healing in that can radiate outward into society. If you're looking for something constructive to do to make the world a better place, this is a good place to start.
It will also help you feel much, much better.
(music by bensound.com)
Let current events not be our new normal. Let this be our wake-up call and our invitation. To step up. To step in.