To know, and live, that you are both supremely sacred and absolutely human is the magnificent gift of being alive.
This seeming paradox, this knowing in the heart that you are sacred and so very loved…and knowing that you are completely fallable, vulnerable and human, is beautifully painful and vitally freeing.
Within our divinity there is infinite space for our infallibility, limitation and humanity. That which is holding us, holds us with such tenderness and love, and in this vast embrace there is finally a place to feel, then let go of, shame, humiliation, fear and fighting.
As I write this to you, I am sitting in a profound peace. I just moved through the deepest feelings of shame. These are old, old feelings finding their way to freedom through very wet and profuse tears.
The love I had always longed for, I’ve found in this vast embrace. There is room here for my humanness. The paradox is resolved. I am both human and divine. One holds the other with a spaciousness that is infinitely vast and utterly present.
Why write about something so personal? Because I am not just me. I am you. And, you are me. We wake up to these realizations when we share them with each other, when we see there is nothing really special about them at all, that things have always been this way.
Please share with us your stories of this vast embrace, even when you feel nobody would want to know. We do.