“When you can’t remember what to do, and you can’t remember what to say, and you can’t remember what the deeper teachings are, and all else escapes you, just remember this: Feed what needs feeding. Always make beauty.”
In part, it means keeping the child inside of us alive even as we take on increasing responsibilities and face the inevitable losses and pain of adulthood.
To keep this child alive requires us to remain open-hearted even as the world breaks our heart again and again.
It is a practice of softening in the face of the inevitable harshness of life, allowing our grief to heal us, our pain to teach us, and our creativity to nourish us and transmute our suffering into something beautiful, transforming us in the process.
This demands a relentless commitment to preserving our own vulnerability by cultivating awe, creating beauty, and practicing present moment awareness.
As we recognize what is holy and sacred in our daily lives, we revive our sense of interconnectedness with all things and begin to recognize the god within us, others, and the living world: the invisible reality within and beyond all things.
When we lose our connection to the child inside of us, often through trauma, rejection, and becoming subsumed by what we believe we are supposed to possess and accomplish in this life, we lose our vital connection to our own souls and to the magic that lives in every moment.
Parts of us die. We become addicted to busyness and achievements as a way to frantically protect our need to maintain the homeostasis of our comfortably numb existence.
In this way, we begin to avoid what most nourishes and feeds our soulfulness because nurturing these aspects of our lives means we must also allow ourselves to remain courageously and steadfastly vulnerable and open-hearted even in the face of deep suffering and pain.
Connecting with the sacredness of life means remembering how to speak the hidden language of the world, the language before language, the mother tongue that we knew as children, that is our birthright.
As we do so, we begin to deconstruct the invisible barrier our culture has created between us and the world, and even between us and our own bodies and spirits, allowing us to commune with the magic of the world and reclaim our most vital and essential selves: our souls.
In other words, that which most nourishes us and that which most terrifies us are bound up together, and we cannot recover our souls without facing our own vulnerability with an open heart.
After a year of heart-breaking trauma, I have emerged a stronger, braver, and more soulful and hopeful person. It is now clearer to me, that personally and collectively, our culture is starving for the kind of vulnerability that allows us to recover our souls.
That is why I’ve been inspired to curate a once-in-a-lifetime experience centered around reclaiming soulful living by cultivating beauty, awe, and present moment awareness.
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