A friend recommends the book The Power of Focusing by Ann Weiser Cornell. It’s been sitting here calling, almost like a demand, but in this month of December, I rise early to meditate and today, after immersion, I reach for the book.
My heart has been feeling heavy with the weight of the world.
Today, I read to listen to myself, as I would listen to a friend.
Listening to my body and the weight of my heart, I say to my heart: “Hello, Dear Friend Heart, thank you for being here for me. I’m here for you. I’m here to listen.”
Heart responds. I feel my heart as a giant thundercloud filled with water that with my listening, releases. Ah, rain, fluidity, renewal. Roots fill and reach. Tears that have been held moisturize and dissipate. Breath!
I don’t need to carry the world’s pain in my heart like a thundercloud. I can welcome, expand, and tenderize what constricts and holds anger, misunderstanding, and fear. I can become the ocean and sky and allow clouds to flow through me with ease and release. I say, yes to the marriages I carry within. I do.
It’s an emotional time of year, a time when darkness invites us to enter the sanctuary we are. Enter and listen. The light is here.