Touching the Wound

Einstein said that every object bends space and time around itself. Something that comes into its influence sees itelf as moving in a straight line, but everyone else sees it curving. In the same way, a deep wound can bend both emotions and actions into orbit around it – not just the emotions felt in the wound, but actions that often recreate and sustain the original injury.

Each successive piece pulled into the wound adds a little more mass, a little more power to distort. Pack enough of these together, wall it off (as we do in pain), and the result can be a drastic shift in emotions as somebody’s innocent action spirals and crashes into the hidden mass.

The challenge lies in the ways that emotions and actions distort around the core. I’ve seen many people try to charge into the wound, break it open with force, and remake it with their bare hands. These actions often get bent around to feed the original wound.

Instead, consider softening. Find your awareness, find the spark of love, find the tools that Love gives you as one of its warriors.

If you’re feeling that wound, I invite you to take a breath. Do what helps you remain present in your body and aware of your soul. Come into your own beautiful Presence.

Look inward, softly. See that wounded part floating gently in space. Let love gently infuse around and through that center.

Slowly and gently, you can let the healing happen. With tender attention, watch as layers and pieces flake off, slowly dissolve, and spread gently into the flow of love. Every piece carries a bit of your life’s power, and this power will be cleansed and added to the flow. Flashes of memory may appear; simply breathe and let them go into the stream.

You don’t have to do this all at once. You don’t have to do it alone. You can return to the work when you are called back, you can bring your tools of awareness and ritual, you can make this work your own.

As the healing unfolds, watch for what lies at the center – the tender innocence that has been calling, through your dreams, for so long. Let that shining heart that called to you with love call out to the world. The world will answer, and this will be worth the journey.

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