In this potent time of transformation, everything I keep trying to write and express is very emotionally hectic. So I’ll leave you simply with these drawn lines that I hope sum up the multi-faceted experience of this Quarantine! And these words from a book I’m reading this week, “Modern Consciousness Research and the Understanding of Art,” by Stanislav Grof, M.D.
“As we are clearing these old programs by letting them emerge into consciousness, they are losing their emotional charge and are, in a sense dying. But we are so used to them and identified with them that approaching the moment of ego death feels like the end of our existence, or even like the end of the world. As frightening as this process usually is, it is actually very healing and transformative. However, paradoxically, while only a small step separates us from an experience of radical liberation, we have a sense of all-pervading anxiety and impending catastrophe of enormous proportions. What is actually dying in this process is the false ego that, up to this point in our life, we have mistaken for our true self. While we are losing all the reference points we know, we have no idea what is on the other side, or even if there is anything there at all. This fear tends to create enormous resistance to continue and complete the experience. As a result, without appropriate guidance many people can remain psychologically stuck in this problematic territory.”
If you’re like me and going through some big, deep upheaval… I got some remote energy work this week and it’s helped immensely. I put out a call for healers offering remote work, if you would like any referrals or information, please let me know.
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