Let us call upon our ancestors and teachers - past and present,
to guide us in the way of the Heart.
You are all my relations. All is One.
Many of us are venturing deep – deep into the depths of our Being. Uncovering the roots of old stories that still hinder us today. Sure we can run, but we can’t hide from the pain of the past. Like in the children’s story We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, “We can’t go over it. We can’t go under it. Oh no! We’ve got to go through it!” (Rosen & Oxenbury, 1989)
And through it we must go, to truly free ourselves from these stories that hold us back. If you find that your past is resurfacing in some way, go with it. It’s time to acknowledge and tell this part of your story, and feel the associated feelings. When you move through your story like this, the heaviness truly lifts, the obstacles dissolve and you integrate the story in a new way. You carry deep wisdom instead of a deep wound.