When you become Real~
Thank you Glenda Harty for my inspiration today with two great quotes from your facebook page.
"The wound is the place where light enters you"
How can we possibly become real without our wounds? Our pain allows the light to enter, creates contrast, and invites us to explore the crevices within ourselves. Too often, we medicate our wounds. Rather than letting the natural healing process of the body repair our physical wounds, we are quick to ingest an antibiotic or variety of over the counter medications for immediate relief.
We tend to do the same with our emotional, mental and spiritual wounds. What distraction or addiction can I lose myself into to avoid feeling these awful emotions? The irony is that you can do all the self-medicating you want, the wound is still there. And it is raw and will stay raw until you allow the natural inclination of your spirit to explore, understand, feel, forgive and release the hurt. Then the wound will heal.
Life is bittersweet. It's supposed to be painful, so that we can also experience the joy, and learn how to love fiercely, passionately and with compassion. I welcome the lessons, even the painful ones. It makes me think of one of my favorite children's books, The Velveteen Rabbit.
"Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand." Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
Go ahead Life - make me Real~