We are healing together. With the told and retold stories, tender wounds, ancient scars, fragmented parts of our being; these can all be loved back into wholeness. Like the Japanese pottery technique of Kintsugi, when we not only accept the broken pieces of ourselves and each other we can turn them to gold. The pottery piece, like our souls, can actually be stronger where we have been repaired, and something new and beautiful created by our care and honoring.
All of the experiences, the loves, losses, hurts, hopes, betrayals, grief, faith, have taught us and brought us to where we are now. It has all shaped our uniqueness and flawed perfection. Most often it is our vulnerable open-hearted relationships that hurt us, and likewise it is most often there where we find our path towards healing. The pain points to the areas that need healing.
We are called on now, and in every moment to honor our path and our past with gratitude and reflection. Every relationship, every connection, every heartbreak, every new layer of healing and hurt and healing again leads us towards our best self. Even the deepest wounds, can be loved in the most tender places, so that we can care for ourselves and each other; and in time, repaired and made beautiful by our compassion.
This is the transmutation into a priceless pottery piece. Pain into love. This is the ebb and flow of love and loss and our inevitable return to love again. This is the Alchemy of Us.
Sending you courage wisdom, and grace through the journey.