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The human condition must be borne by each of us Both our personal and ancestral tragedies and wounds And the suffering of the collective Somehow we have to expand our consciousness to do this
For the historic and habitual tendency we have adopted To turn away from suffering, to ignore the horrors, Does not, nor ever has, swept them under the carpet Or made them disappear All it ever did was create an enormous collective and individual shadow
That which is denied does not vanish But lives in the darkness
There is great opportunity in these changing times For everything to transform And for humanity to begin living in an inclusive way
But only when each of us starts to transform our own lives And begins living in an inclusive way
And that means we each must open up and face ourselves And face the world Bear the unbearable Tear down the walls that we have erected around our hearts Resolve our habitual desire to judge and measure ourselves and others Purify our own shadow, meet our demons, welcome our suffering And become clear vessels of the light Not as superficial new age wishful thinkers
But as authentic, wild, humble, free, carriers of truth Willing to bear the human condition Even as our hearts break open For we know that love pours forth into the world.
Go forth into the realm of form
Be an emissary of the light
Seek to be unattached
Even as attachment
Wraps you in its arms
With its sweet and tempting offers
Seek to stay as love
Even as fear grabs you
By the neck
And breathing becomes labored
Seek mastery of desire
Even as the lure of comfort
And the veil of security
Draws you toward it
You will become lost in that place
And then, child of the light,
Remember to dance
Remember to laugh and sing
To grieve and cry in the devastation
To soak in the pouring rain
As it drenches your wounded heart
And let that remembering itself
Be the light that you carry
To share with others
Who have forgotten.
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