Go inward. Go deeply.
Let your emotional reactions lead the way.
Inquire and inquire, and just when you think you’re done, inquire again.
Ask the simple but important questions.
Then, by listening and feeling, you will be given the sacred answers.
When you hit the impenetrable wall, seek for the wisdom that will take you further.
It will be offered to you in the most unexpected places.
Savor these unearthly moments of realization.
Bask in the magic that manifests the lessons into physical form.
Let this be your motivation, and serve as your guide.
Recognize when you come across the knots of misalignment.
When you find these knots, let childlike curiosity be your guide.
Turn them around and around until you find the way in.
Be patient and gentle, but persistent and resourceful.
Set your intention and allow Grace to guide your hands.
You will untangle them, and the knots will come undone.
And when they do, let the river of tears they were damming flow unencumbered.
And when the tears run dry, let all of it go.
Allow the now-empty space to fill with love and forgiveness.
The healing will happen naturally; it always does.
The most important thing to remember is this –
Meet everything you find with unconditional love.
Meet everything with tenderness, acceptance, and compassion.
You will encounter some monsters on your path.
Some really ugly things.
Things you’ll wish you’d never seen, because once you do, you can’t unsee them.
Look upon all of them with eyes of love.
And listen to them with the ears of love, as a mother would upon her wounded child.
See them truthfully, for what they are, and with understanding of how they came to be.
Be brutally honest and just as brutally loving.
The journey, the exploration, and the bringing of love and light into that darkness will heal you and transform you.
It will transform the very essence of your soul.
Then turn all of that love and compassion out into the world.
Find the courage to live authentically and vulnerably.
Listen closely, taking only those actions that feel good and right in the very center of your being.
The truth and love, inside and outside, will set you free.