Dear Friend, No Matter How Devastated You Feel, You Are Held

Your pain, your sorrow, your doubts, your fears, and all those unnameable emotions you are feeling right now, they are all here to serve you. They are here to bring you closer to yourself. They are here to guide you home. They are your friends. The friends who are least understood. They have shown the courage to confront you, for your good, despite all your resistance towards them. For once, listen to what they are here to convey.

If you are worried that you will break, remember, it is the rigid that breaks.
If you are worried that you won’t be able to hold yourself up, remember, you were held yourself together each time you fell apart.
There is nothing for you to worry here, nothing for you to lose.

All that you fear, is your mind’s resistance to take you away from being present to your feeling. It is trying to save you from being broken, but at times you need to break to let the light come in. Just like the ground crumbles before a sapling shoots out, your stories need to break so that your inner power may come forth.

Reality is always kinder than the story we tell about it. – Byron Katie

You just need to breathe deep, notice your thoughts and feelings as they tries to project a future you don’t want to see. Know that what you see are just stories, and you need not fight them. They are far from reality. Your reality for now, is what you feel in your body, the air you are breathing in and out of your lungs.

Even if you feel lost, hopeless and devastated, know that you are held. You are held by the earth and the sky, by the sun and the moon, by life and death. And you are loved deeply by the spirits of your ancestors.

Wake up from your sorrow, and look around for all those blessings you haven’t thanked the Universe for. Look out for all those friends who stood by you in tough times. The ones who believed in you even when you lost hope. Prepare yourself to welcome the light that’s knocking your door. Let it in, let it show you the path ahead. And always know that you are loved.