as an ongoing act that you practice toward yourself and others.
We often try to fix other people’s pain to gloss over our own untransformed hurts and losses. But being truly compassionate means being willing to be present with that brokenness without trying to fix it.
and holds a space of safety for healing to emerge from the depths of sorrow and despair. It facilitates the wounded person’s process by holding a vision of wholeness that the one who is suffering probably cannot see—at least not yet.
It also knows the glorious feeling of accomplishment and self-realization that comes from personally overcoming that pain. Compassion would not cheat the sufferer of that victory. So it holds a space of unconditional love and affirms, “You can do this!”
that obscures the True Self—the Self that contains the power to heal our wounds by questioning falsities and challenging underlying assumptions that cause stress and confusion when we act as if they were true.
They come to reveal our true image of wholeness. Their teachings are a reflection of that authentic nature—which is why they are often so familiar when we discover them. So any method or model or process that really helps in our time of greatest need—when we are deep in one of life’s transitions—is merely a way of making space in our thinking to accept a brighter image of who we really are.
It reveals how we can live well through times of change and then on a daily basis after we have weathered the storm.
to be soul directed. And what we discover as we ask ourselves the questions that make up the heart of The LIGHT Process is that “the beautiful middle of nowhere” is actually where the soul abides most powerfully.
In that space we learn to live in partnership with the bright spot within us. Learning how to willingly dip into that delicate space can yield untold blessings in our daily lives and in all of life’s transitions.
Even when the waters of change are roughest, you can experience genuine transformation. In fact the rough waters of change often create an opening in consciousness that leads to stronger connection with your Wise Inner Counselor—the voice of wholeness, love and balance already resident within you.
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