When Your Heart Aches, Do This

Jun 20, 2012

Offer yourself the sacrament of new beginning.

Put any story that you are the one and only human exception to

::we all make mistakes, we all get hurt, we all need help::

on the fire of liberation. Light the pyre. (You are the exception to many rules but not this one.)

Next::

Open your arms, lean back, look up and ask for healing to come into your bruised heart. Ask for exactly the healing you need. Go ahead, be specific.

Now::

List what hurts. What went wrong. What might never go right.

For each ouch cataloged, offer someone and then yourself a kindness – an alternating prayer chain of healing.  A love note hidden in his boxers & a love note written to yourself. The bird feeder filled & a lovely lunch savored. A poem emailed to a friend & a poem read out loud for your own ears. Transmute the hurt into kindness.

Refuse to sip the sweet with a thimble and gulp the sour with a bucket.

May the hurt in your heart be healed::

through courage

connection

pleasure

neediness

chocolate

and sweet rest.

 

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