letting in the light ~
this past weekend i spent 3 days at wanderlust, an epic music and yoga festival in the mountains of vermont. surrounded by yogis and activists, spiritual teachers and seekers and lovers of life in all shapes and sizes, all ages, genders and sexual orientations…my heart continued on its journey…and the crack got a bit wider.
that’s the thing about cracks, once the light starts pouring in….it’s hard to go back to the darkness.
today i wish politicians would realize there are much worthier wars to wage than ones that simply strive to keep people from loving each other.
i wish people would realize no real and worthy god would ever wish ill and pain and suffering on others.
i wish our oceans to heal and that people everywhere could fall asleep in the presence of parents who love them, with bellies full of food and clean water and warmed by the knowledge that they have worth and dignity.
but my biggest wish for you on this wednesday is that today something comes along and cracks you open too. this crack….it’s a little uncomfortable. no, that’s a lie…it hurts like hell and it seems to have brought with it a steamer trunk full of baggage and fear and questions and what-if’s… but it’s also brought its fair share of goose bump laden moments and new ways of looking at the world. and some of those ways… are pure magic. so today i wish something unexpected would stop you in your tracks and some sleepy part of your brain would register and for a moment you’d see a bit of yourself in someone else. when you feel the goose bumps…you’ll know….
because it starts with you.
we have a long hard battle ahead of us but if you don’t give up on me, i won’t give up on you.
Do yourself a favor and visit Melanie of the space between ms. and mrs. ~ she throws a beautiful soul-enriching party with her words. And one thing is for sure, I absolutely love every single word of this guest post. Melanie's wishes mirror some of my very own. Wanderlust Festival? Sign me up.