Monday, April 27, 2009

Lessons

Ahh, what would I do without smart witches leading me down the path of life? I know I don't know everything, but what I don't know often surprises me.

Lessons from Inanna include the following:

Lesson No. 1:
One of the most important things we can do as healers is to bear witness: to hold a non-judgmental but discerning space for the person or being who is healing. We need to be able to discern what would help them (an action, a holding, a medicine, a clean needle, a kind word, a pointed observation, a touch), but we cannot sit in judgment, for judgment limits and constrains where healing needs room for natural expansion and contraction. Bearing witness means being able to see things as they are, not as we wish they would be, and to "hold space" compassionately for whatever arises. Much of the work of a healer lies in being present to another, not buffeted by or frightened by their emotions, not sucked in, not closed down, not colluding, not withholding. Being with. And in that being, seeing what else might be needed.
Lesson No. 2:
I began thinking about ancestral memory and what if? What if the wounds I carry are not solely from my lifetime, but also from my mother's, my father's, and grandparents' passed genetically and psychically? What if the multiple abuses I have processed in therapy are from ancestral wounds as well as current, and what if the connections extend beyond even ancestral lineage to some kind of interspecies link?

I feel lighter when I entertain these thoughts and constantly renew my commitment to my path of healing, not only for my family and myself but also for all beings. I am beginning to see that the web of life weaves connections between all of time, space and place. And how each small healing benefits the whole cosmos.
(Janice Young)
And, from my gypsy children, Lesson No. 3:
"I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?"
John Lennon
With a gift from song!

4 comments:

song! said...

Of course dear Cyn, you are correct. Your lineage goes back thousands of years...and written in you, is the ancient lineage of a matrilineal
world, that once existed, and now?

only by recalling.
only in our memories...and by connecting with
"our own"

the great physics you discuss, about how one new world gives birth across the realms to many..
is again, true..this physics shall never be possessed by the patriarchal realm, hence it hides in the mythos known as the Grail..

the story though about how a knight might possess it?

----was never true..

every beautiful human dream...
and every human who ever was awakened...
from lost continents...long ago
to the cities of today...move us all toward our return
to being fully, "human"

and that, dear Cyn..

is Divine.

Double Jointed Fingers said...

song, I've missed you.

http://doublejointedfingers.blogspot.com/2009/04/song.html

Thank you for the beautiful link - I've posted it at the bottom.

How are you?

Greenconsciousness said...

Song - I love You.

Double Jointed, On your side bar, you have a link to Full Circle Earth News. THANK YOU! It is a great site with a WONDERFUL May Day article with a Bread and Roses title. I thanked you on my blog for turning me on to this. How are you? Are you in the garden? Happy May Month!!

song! said...

Just for you Dear Cyn...

one of your favorites

http://rross.wordpress.com/2009/06/07/for-cyn-when-circles-dream-poi-spinning/