Sunday, August 30, 2020

Connection through time and open hearts

Thank you to a dear friend in California who sent me a link to this article about a woodblock made by Katsushika Hokusai in 1830 to 1832 (click on this link and then scroll down to see pictures and read article)

Timeline for the United States from Wikipedia

In the pre-dawn hours, after The Pleiades and Orion have risen in the sky to the east:

"... and knowing that your heart is your home ... the seat of your strength ...

Understanding that the whole world pulses there ... in the divine nexus of your heart ... where all the delicate, luminous strands converge ... glistening and glowing ... in the unseen web that connects us all, one to the other ...

And suddenly you are certain ... you know with your whole heart ... that you are healing ... that you will continue to heal .. that your heart has always been whole ... that whatever you thought was lost ... still abides there ... whatever seemed unforgiven ... is redeemed there ... that whatever appeared to be shattered by grief ... is made whole there ... that there is nothing in this world that can't be healed ... in the vast space of your own open heart ..."

(Stage 3 guided imagery from Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal  by Belleruth Naparstek)

Early morning light:

Synchronicity?  When I checked my email after posting this, I found words from the open heart of Octavia Butler

1 comment:

Sabine said...

Again, what an insightful string of findings and images and impressions.
I still cannot get over the fact that you get up so very early.