A Full-On Detox! And Reminder of Facing Core Issues.
October was complete chaos and mayhem for me and I had to allow myself to break which helped me to express myself more to loved ones (so that they could understand my decisions and reactions) and also to ask for help (which I do not like.), so it was an experience of breaking to rise and transform again.
And this follows nature in autumn: the trees losing their leaves. To me they look like they are dying, something which has just come up for me as I ponder this and maybe breaking and dying are just gateways for something new.
When our hearts break it can feel like we can never love again or that it is unsafe to receive love and give love, but I have found that our hearts are so much stronger than this and that the breaking can help us to grow. We just need to be brave and face the pain, asking for help if needed and giving us time to mend, to transform.
I love the Japanese celebration of mending broken pottery: Kiintsugi, pottery re-enlivened with gold and silver used for repairing the cracks and producing an even more beautiful piece of art!
From Wikipedia, the meaning of Kintsugi:
As a philosophy, kintsugi is similar to the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, an embracing of the flawed or imperfect. Japanese aesthetics values marks of wear from the use of an object. This can be seen as a rationale for keeping an object around even after it has broken; it can also be understood as a justification of kintsugi itself, highlighting cracks and repairs as events in the life of an object, rather than allowing its service to end at the time of its damage or breakage.
Let us celebrate our cracks and breaks, for they are testaments to our strength and resilience, our bravery and our ability to thrive and experience joy in the face of hardship and pain. This celebration is also a celebration of the life cycle as we cannot remain maidens and children, but we grow to maturity and wisdom and are able to support ourselves and help each other and our families and communities too. Such purpose is beautiful and can bring so much satisfaction and good for all.
I hope that November helps to bring you closer to yourself and to love yourself even deeper.
May we all reconnect to our souls, our Divine Selves, ever knowing, ever understanding, ever loving.
Ananda is a crystal-crazy therapist, an