LEANING INTO ILLNESS; RESTING IN THE VOID
Healing isn't always the answer.
Healing is sometimes impossible, for 'Life is Suffering.' Just ask Buddha.
Were it so easy to fix the problem of human illness - we'd have been cured in Jesus' time long ago.
The truth about illness is it's not that simple, AND Illness is Beautiful.
Were it not for our struggles, we wouldn't be the ppl we are. I'm sure you might agree,
...that had the Artist not faced deep sadness, that they might not be able to make the art that inspires thousands. Millions?
Most important in illness, is acceptance. Of course, we do our best to feel better & not dwell.
But acceptance, for ourselves, but also those around us is vital.
Other ppl need to accept & witness our limitations, instead of trying to Affirm-inate them away.
We are not something to be exterminated - we are Divine beings - right now like this.
Were I to follow people's advice & go on a seek & destroy mission for my illness or to hate my illness - I'd be hating every cell of my own Being.
Ppl who try to 'cure' us don't understand our Beauty, the gem that is our Soul. Trying to 'fix' us does not Honor the spirit.
We are limitless! And wonderful. And Beautiful. If ppl can learn to relax and lean in - to hear Illness, then they might not want to push it away so much.
Much can be learned from our Shadow.
Much can be learned from resting in the Dark for awhile. No, I'm not talking 'Luke, I am your Father,' I'm talking the depth, transformation, and incredible power that comes from the Dark Night of the Soul - if we can only embrace it. Us - & the others around us.
Big big love--Kai
I'm a Resilience Coach who educates about New Age Illness Shaming,and about how we can move from a New Age community that shames us, to an inclusive Language of Wholeness within the New Age spirituality field.
[This is from a friends post, about the New Age Illness Shaming she was experiencing because of her depression. She's been struggling & here's what I had to say. She insisted I save this & put it in my book one day! Lol. So here it is.]