FINDING THE BEAUTY IN OUR WOUNDS
"All created forms are fractal, as is their purpose, use, and allotted
time for existence."
I love how the themes of this community are evolving with each experience and comment we share. It is truly beautiful blessing to be a part of this radical unfolding.
The primal wound is the wound we all experience when we are born - we come from a safe, nurturing space and arrive into this world as a separate being.
With this, we carry a sense of separation, of feeling fragile, isolated, scared. We learn to build up layers of defences - we protect ourselves from our vulnerability.
It's like a constant dance - we have this experience of being separate from birth, and we are constantly looking for ways to find this sense of connection again. Take me back to the mothership!
In an effort to try and reconnect with this space we might respond in unhealthy ways like overeating or being addicted to sex, drugs, any kind of high. The question is how to find a space to honour both our yearning for deep connection and the knowledge that we are on one level separate beings, born alone, and will die alone.
Around our primary wound we develop our own personal wounds. And these wounds all carry similar patterns, repeating through ancestries, generations, cultures. We all share them. These wounds contain both memory and wisdom. There is an intelligence within them And there is a beauty in this intelligence.
And so if you are by now curious about discovering your wound, honouring the beauty of this wound and bringing some healing to it, I encourage you to listen to the beautiful call we shared.
You can download and listen to the full webinar here, or click on the image below to watch. If you just want to listen to the meditation, then you can download the file here. The image below is a fractal cauliflower shared in the whatsapp group we set up this month for those who accepted the challenge.
I Go Among Trees
by Wendell Berry
I go among trees and sit still.
All my stirring becomes quiet
around me like circles on water.
My tasks lie in their places
where I left them, asleep like cattle.
Then what is afraid of me comes
and lives a while in my sight.
What it fears in me leaves me,
and the fear of me leaves it.
It sings, and I hear its song.
Then what I am afraid of comes.
I live for a while in its sight.
What I fear in it leaves it,
and the fear of it leaves me.
It sings, and I hear its song.
After days of labor,
mute in my consternations,
I hear my song at last,
and I sing it. As we sing,
the day turns, the trees move.
~ Wendell Berry from Sabbaths
Don't forget you are invited to a very special day retreat - Alchemy And Activism - hosted by Louis and Amisha Ghadiali (The Future is Beautiful). You may remember Amisha was a guest teacher in our month of Sacred Activism. This will take place in the most gorgeous space, Fitzrovia Chapel on 1st September. The intention for the day is to transform our wounds through Right Understanding and Unconditional Love into the gold of sacred activism.
We are very excited about this event. There has already been a lot of interest so we recommend booking very soon to avoid disappointment.
We set up an Eventbrite page. So please, if you are intending to come, do sign up on the Eventbrite page here as soon as possible and we will then send you payment details, so that you can secure your place.
Looking forward to hanging out with you shortly.
Do keep us updated with any progress, thoughts and experiences with us on Facebook .
Until next time guys,
Louis & The Radical Alchemy Team XX