In these days of the Great Unravelling, as COVID-19 lurches us back and forth out of lockdown, as we are being asked to face the shadows of systemic racism in ourselves and culture, as we confront the uncertainty around our economic future, as we fear for our health and that of those we love, as we are constrained by a virus out of our control… we are all feeling vulnerable.
What if this vulnerability were not a liability, but a portal through which we could travel into the life we are longing to live and the world we want to bequeath to our children?
What outdated beliefs, patterns, paradigms are showing themselves to us through the uncomfortable places in our lives?
Resting into the ground of being is how we will be able to hold space for the vulnerable opening that is trying to happen. And this cracking out of the old shell, albeit often painful, sets us free to stretch out in the vastness of our essence.
I invite you to read this beautiful poem and take in the video below for further exploration:
You are Oceanic
By Tapiwa Mugabe
All she wanted
was to find a place to stretch her bones
A place to lengthen her smiles
and spread her hair
A place where her legs could walk
without cutting or bruising
A place unchained
She was born out of ocean breath.
I reminded her;
‘Stop pouring so much of yourself
into hearts that have no room for themselves
Do not thin yourself
You do not bring the ocean to a river’.