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When Our World Falls Apart

Saturday, April 04, 2020

We've been here before.

When external factors shift...

Presently, our whole world feels like it's falling apart and many by the thousands out of fear are not sure what to hold onto. What is fact and what is fiction None the less, it has triggered a fear factor. We feel as if all the walls have fallen down around us and we are standing with nothing to lean on, exposed and vulnerable. This is the time in our lives when we have been given an opportunity to see where we have established our sense of identity, safety, and well-being. And while it is perfectly natural and part of the process to locate our sense of self at any time when those external factors shift, we have an opportunity to rediscover and move closer to our core, which is the only truly safe place to call home.

The core of our being is not affected by the shifting winds of circumstance or subject to the cycles of change that govern physical reality. It is as steady and consistent as the rising and the setting of the sun, which is why the great mystics and mystical poets often reference the sun in their odes to the self. Like the sun, there are times when our core seems to be unreachable, but this is just a misinterpretation. We know that when the sun disappears behind the clouds or sets at the end of the day, it has not vanished, but is out of sight temporarily. In the same way, we can trust that our inner core is always radiating, even when it seems invisible to us.

Our core is there for us to cling to when things around us are falling apart, knowing that an inexhaustible light shines from within ourselves. Times of external darkness although seemingly frightening can, in fact, be a great gift in that it provides an opportunity to remember our inner light that shines regardless of the circumstances of our lives. When our external lives begin to come back together, we are able to lean a bit more lightly on the structures we used to call home, knowing more clearly than ever that our true home is that bright sun shining in our core.

What is your core during this time of unrest?
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