From this month's Rock and Roll Yogini newsletter...
Joseph Campbell really knew what he was saying when he said, "We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."
There have been so many times in my life that I have had to do just that. And it is never without some resistance. It can be scary to start over or to walk down a new path. However, each experience prepares us for the next. When we are open and trust our hearts to guide us in the right direction we will never veer off path. It is all a part of the process.
That said, my process is leading me to enter graduate school. This month, as a result of the combination of having tea with a friend and being inspired by Ashley Turner and her Yoga Psychology movement, I will begin the Counseling Psychology Masters program at Pacifica Graduate Institute.
I am so excited to begin this journey. It is exactly the tool I need to continue the powerful work I am doing.
As a society, we are so afraid to be vulnerable, to feel, to let others see us feel. And, while this is shifting in ways, it has become almost taboo to say, "I'm not okay."
We are supposed to maintain the sunny demeanor of being a lightmaker at all times. The thing about being a lightmaker is that we've processed buckets full of darkness to get to that light. We have gone into the abyss and extracted our treasure. It is through that process that we are able to alchemize our pain into light. It is through that process that we shine.
This is a lengthy process, one that requires bravery, honesty, and the ability to stand alone in our authentic truth while we learn to use our deepest wounds to create beauty and light and love. This is a process that is not for the faint of heart. This is not for the ones who settle or latch on out of need. This process asks you to rise in love, to allow your greatest self to blossom.
It is with great gratitude and reverence that I am entering this graduate program. My wish is to help to heal our fear of emotion. My wish is to hold space for authentic healing of our hearts. And, while I am doing this now, I want to have the most tools available to me. I want to guide those who fear the beating and feeling of their own hearts to a place where they feel comfortable allowing themselves to heal and to love and to trust the beauty of their own emotional power.
And so, a new adventure begins...
Peace and Love...xoxoxo