Sometimes I write about dark things, and sometimes I write about light things — and both of those things are about the brilliance of YOU. About the brilliance of who you really are, and who I really am, and who we ALL really are.
I am one who believes vehemently in INCLUSION.
Because inclusion is just another name for equality.
And equality is what we all desire.
A whole-hearted unconditional love that reaches its arms around this whole apparent universe, and embraces US ALL.
We all want to be loved, and embraced,
seen and heard.
And when we deny any part of ourselves, we deny that very part in the world.
We hold it outside of the whole of ourselves, we defend against it…
and defense is the first act of War.
When we break ourselves into pieces like this, when we hold things apart from ourselves like this — we must ALWAYS live in fear.
Because those pieces could come into our world at any time, they might show up one day, and so we can never truly be free… we must always be in semi-defense mode, and that is stressful, and it’s always going to hurt.
As someone who’s worked very hard at owning both the light and dark parts of myself,
I can personally attest to the incomprehensible freedom and open-hearted JOY that comes from
LEAVING NOTHING OUT.
It is exhausting trying to constantly keep only the “good” things in your periphery, and constantly having to push the “bad” things out the back door. The paradox is that when you ALLOW everything to be as it is — it all becomes “good”. It all becomes innocence, or confusion at worst.
You get to take your guard down, you get to feel the inexplicable wide OPENNESS that is the
TRUE NATURE OF YOUR BEING.
This is true love.
Everything else is a game of hide and seek. Something in you is ready for more,
something in you has ALWAYS been ready.
So, sometimes I write sweet notes about your brilliance and your beauty, but more-often I write notes about what gets IN THE WAY of that brilliance and beauty, about the darker-seeming-stuff… because ultimately, they’re the same thing.
Because I want you to see that,
and begin to love ALL OF IT,
and love ALL OF YOU,
so that you can truly, madly,
wholly, and completely…
the GIFT OF YOU.