My New Year’s wish for us all…

On our path of personal growth, we’re always challenging our growing edge.  The growing edge is the place where things are uncomfortable and difficult, because they are new.  Behaviors maybe, or thoughts… habits, or skills…  Usually we embrace our growing edge only after trying to ignore it and getting our asses kicked.  The shadow stuff that keeps us fearful and small and under-actualized, if given free reign, will take every single joy and spin it into a not-good-enough moment.  After enough of these not-good-enough moments, we surrender. We realize we’re going to have to let go of the old, probably before the new is ready for us.  We’re going to have to evolve beyond the limits of who we thought we were, into the homecoming of who we’re meant to be.

It shouldn’t be hard to grow.  We’re built to do it effortlessly.  But most of us were also trained to handsdoubt, and to fear… to grasp, resist, ignore…  Our good intentions are nothing compared to our ego’s massive fondness for control and the illusion of safety.  But at such a cost!

My New Year’s wish for us all comes in a song by Melissa Etheridge, called “Heal me”.  May we all be healed.  May we all be whole.  May we all be free from suffering.  May we all be witnesses to each others resurrections.  Happy homecoming!

Click title to play song, or right click to open in new tab so that you can read the words below while listening….

Heal Me – (Melissa Etheridge – Skin)

Ain’t it crazy
For a moment there
This felt just like dying
But now I see that something inside
Is coming alive
Ain’t it crazy

No use running from a revolution
I just surrender to this evolution

Heal me lift me
Take me to the other side
Amazing grace
Has touched my face
And the sweet sound doesn’t lie

Ain’t it crazy
For a moment there
I just gave up trying
But now I see
You can let the light in
You can begin again
Ain’t it crazy
I lay me down in this sweet perfection
I am a witness to my resurrection

Heal me lift me
Take me to the waterside
Drop me in let me swim
Let everyone know
I’ll be coming home again

Make no mistake
I’m wide-awake
Ain’t it crazy

Heal me lift me
Take me to the other side
I’ll take what I’ve earned
These lessons I’ve learned
I’m ready for the ride
Heal me lift me
Take me and my soul will fly
My battered heart will make a new start
Let everyone know
I’ll be coming home again
Heal me lift me
Take me to the waterside
Drop me in
Come on and watch me swim
Let everyone know
I’ll be coming home again

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