Owner of a Lonely Heart

I was speaking with a beautiful soul yesterday who expressed feelings of profound loneliness.  After our conversation, I checked in with my own heart and soul, and responded in this way: “When you say you’re lonely, I feel like what’s behind that is, you have a deep desire to give and receive love and a deep yearning for connection that brings intense pleasure and discovery and creativity and playfulness.  So when you see it that way, your loneliness is beautiful, and if you fully allow it to express itself it will be able to help guide you toward everything you desire.” So how about you?  Are you feeling something deeply right now?  Can you fully access those feelings and allow them to have their say?  If it feels too hard to do it alone, help is within reach. Your heart is your best guide. You are deeply...

YES

So many of us can’t feel love, when underneath everything, all of us are made of nothing but love. What can we do about that? For starters, we can breathe; feel into our hearts; and whisper “yes”. Yes to whatever is there. Yes to the grief and pain, Yes to the tenderness and rawness, Yes to the rage and disappointment, Yes to the fear and doubt, Yes to everthing. A yes of acknowledgment, A yes of allowing, A yes of curiosity and wonder, A yes of compassion. And then we can turn to other people; look deeply into their eyes; and whisper a silent “yes” to them too. And when they are ready, they will begin to see their own true nature reflected back to them, by the “yes” in our eyes....

Depths

I feel the emotional waves come Lately they are colossal When I struggle against the wave it threatens to grasp me, like an iron fist, and pull me into depths full of shame and grief, depths that have no end And when I open to the wave And say yes ok, quietly at first, but then the yes becomes louder, and now the yes is coming from my heart, from my soul Because that wave was not threatening me, it was beckoning me To depths full of love That has no...