We live in a highly traumatized society that is simply too afraid to ask for help. It is so prevalent and hidden in plain sight, that we are actually inured to its steely grip.
You may have never felt victimized, angry, betrayed, marginalized, sad, lonesome, depressed, or unseen.
You may never have gossiped about another, felt justified by your rage, or casually plotted the downfall of another.
You may never have felt that you were better than or separate from everyone else. If not, count yourself lucky. You would be the unicorn, if so.
These are emotional states and mental concepts that have wrapped us up in full cloth before we could even speak. The concepts are reinforced by seeing them played out everywhere, because everyone else has bought into it too. We make media about it, we tell each other stories about it, heck, we even teach our own kids about it too as a way to “protect’ them, which is its own form of insanity. All one needs to do is look around to be convinced that something is very, very wrong.
So what is the antidote? LOVE.
Pleasure, imagination, play, joy, creativity, self-expression sensuality, sexuality – all are ways we, as individuals in society can feed, grow and express love.
We sure have done a disservice to the very essence of healthy living that is so normal, natural and delightful!. It’s really quite mystifying…..
I would venture that our inherent individuality, sexuality and self-expression have been suppressed because the states that are elicited are actually ones of transcendence. Within these realms, we find ourselves to be one with the Divine.
That’s of course, highly threatening to anyone who feels that in order to stay safe, they must wrest control from others. Because if the average person, one who is no more special than anyone else, can attain that sense of union with the Divine merely by living from the heart or by merging breath with a beloved, then what else might be possible? How might limiting power structures become unlimited? How might ingenuity, like sparks of creativity, fly to ignite the fires of knowledge? How might freedom truly ring? How ,ay joy, as a founding principle, change life as you know it – from lack and limitation, to acceptance, kindness and compassion? How may generosity of spirit be achieved as a normal everyday commodity?
It starts within your heart. Enjoy this short and sweet meditation practice and be the shift. Feel how to love again and share yourself from so much safety, that you can’t wait to shine!
Many blessings & sat nam