There are times on the path of Awakening
that the difficulties of life just get too overwhelming
and no matter what we try it’s just too bloody hard.
The daily affirmation is just too shallow.
The angel card message is too trite.
The ascended master prayer is not answered.
The divine light meditation did not soothe us.
We thought that the spiritual path was supposed
to be all happiness and bliss.
That’s what the smiling gurus seem to say.
Maybe the light has shone into the darkness in us
so the real spiritual work can begin:
the transformation of our suffering and pain...
all the human yucky stuff.
Maybe the darkness is causing us to reach out
for the embrace and listening ear of another
instead of the half-read self-help book.
Maybe when we see another in their darkness
we can reach out to them and offer our compassion
and deep understanding without offering a trite solution
like “it’s just your karma” or "this too shall pass".
The real caring human contact with another is far more transformational than anything else on the path...
and it’s the hardest thing to ask for or offer.
Yet it can melt our frozen fears and
get us through the darkness, because ...
maybe the real spiritual path is walking the distance
between ourselves and another
and hearing the true story of the way it really is for them
not just ascending into to some higher fiction.
Maybe we are all fallen angels
and we learn to fly again
with the love of each other under our broken wings....or
Maybe the next saviour that
we’ve all been waiting for
to descend to the earth...