His heart racing.
His hands with a soft tremble.
I could feel heat radiating from his chest as he pressed firmly but in love into me.
His breath softly crossing over my neck as his face found itself burried in my long hair.
It was his vulnerability.
And yet it was ours.
There we stood,
embraced in a deeply connective hug under the stary sky.
The crisp air rustling the leaves as crickets chirped.
My soul was taking it all in.
It was a precious moment.
A moment of depth,
of truly connecting,
of holding space and of witnessing.
Not many words were needed,
the energy told everything.
And it was the energy of truth.
It was the energy of revealing.
It was the energy of unconditional love and acceptance.
The wounds that merged our souls,
the sharing that brought on this moment,
it was all as it should be.
And there we were,
barely knowing each other,
yet KNOWING one another deeper than we were willing to share with most.
My heart found gratitude,
my mind was silent.
There was no fear in this moment.
There was no blame or guilt,
It was just a moment of acceptance.
And so it was.
This moment was a lifetime connective piece to this relationship.
And the best thing was,
we both felt it.
Yet so many relationships,
of all labels never expereince this and if they do,
things tend to get a little weird after such a moment in time.
We suffer from what is known as vulnerability hangover,
where we have risked allowing our softer side, or our insecurities, fears, or what we perceive as weaknesses to be seen and then we wake up and feel SHAME for the reveal of our depths.
And that is what true vulnerability is,
uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure.
But if we desire like Berne Brown speaks of,
greater clarity in our purpose or deeper or meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.
And this is seen just in this little tale of mine.
This lovely soul allowed himself to be exposed.
He risked revealing his emotional state,
and he did it because his soul wanted to be witnessed, ‘to be truly seen and held.
He stepped out with courage and desire,
and allowed for his vulnerability to be the path of connection in this moment.
And because he did so,
he gave us both the gift of authentic relating.
Of being able to come together in our humanness and hold each others hearts.
He created the space to receive grace.
Grace for self.
Grace for and from another,
thus grace from God.
Who asks us to love unconditionally,
and to step forward in certainty,
with hearts of children.
And children are deeply couragous in their vulnerabilty.
As children we inately understand that in order to grow,
to transform and to connect that we must allow ourselves to be seen,
with no shame as to how we are being percieved,
with no judgment for what we are wanting or not wanting,
for how we are feeling.
we just are.
And in that state of being we dare to state our truth in any given moment.
But as we grow into adults,
we loose touch with the value of being seen.
We instead replace it with the normalcy of fearing what others will think.
We run too and fro,
never feeling like we are enough,
and believing that running in the hustle is the way to achieve this elusive thing called happiness.
And so we hide.
We mask and we cover ourselves in shrouds of uncertainty.
Pretending that we are untouchable.
That we are strong.
That we do not need help.
That we have it all figured out.
And we shake our heads at those let themselves be seen.
We believe that eotional displays are a sign of weakness.
All the while craving,
hungering for thi svery connection.
Wanting for nothing mpre than to be understood.
Can it be?
the thing that must be birthed in order for us to no longer be chasing happiness and fulfillment,
JUST BE IT.
Yes my beautiful,
here is what you do not want to hear,
but your soul knows true.
Taking the steps in vulnerabilty,
and allowing yourself to be held,
is the leaning into the path that leads to your joy.
I ask you today,
where can you show a deeper piece of yourself,
and lift the mask that you wear?
And As Always,
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