The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
I have written about my transformation so many times though out this blog. Transformation has no set time frame and can continue for many years. I finally see that I am moving from one pattern of expression into another finally. I trust that the lessons that were put before me have been learned to some degree and there is now a cause for some celebration. It is not a easy path that I walk. I know that many of you are walking your path and may not understand many of the things that are happening to you. You must stay true to yourself and trust that thing will correct or improve themselves. When you are in the thick of things find a way to honor yourself, For me when things were beyond my control, I would find things to do that were in my control, doing my breathing, taking walks, eating better, fasting, juicing and things like that sooth my spirit. It really worked and it made me stronger in these practices to continue in my life.
Since life is a cycle of energy, there is a time frame to the events happening in your life and you do not control this energy. You are a meager recipient of it. Our ego makes us believe that we are in charge of things but we are not and have to allow for things to unfold as it should in our lives.
We do have a shadow side and we must always remember that. It is not a place we should dwell in, it is a place to help us understand ourselves better. It is a place that from the understanding of it that will propel us to higher places within ourselves if we allow it to happen. You must observe what you are feeling and why. How did you get there, and what will it take to move forward. Sometimes, you might need to be in that shadow place for a minute or two to really understand what brought you there. I find that when I am in that place, I become much more kind to myself, taking long baths, eating better, juicing all those things assist me in leaving that shadow after I have investigated it's purpose. I refer to live in the light. But, on occasion I have also entered the shadow. I have also found that being in the shadow has allowed me more communication with the Divine. It is also a place where answers to question seem to come for me.
For me being in the shadow is introversive, contemplative and sacred. It is so personable and healing because I understand who I am and it teaches me what I need to do to be able to love forward. I am realizing everyday that my happiness does not depend on anything outside of me.
And everyday somethings comes to me to challenge that expression. So far I am able to move myself back into that expression. Is it easy, not so much but the more I focus on this reality for myself, the more it will become easy until it becomes automatic and it will.
So invite your guest in and honor them and learn the good lesson from them and then send them on their merry way, a grow from the experience but work very hard not to allow them to dwell with you forever, then you would have not understood their purpose in your life and you will have totally missed the point.
In La'Kesh (I am another yourself)