Tuesday, April 30, 2013
THE FREEING POWER OF ACCEPTANCE
I think a client of mine had a moment of clarity/light today while in the studio. She had cancelled an appointment last week due to being at the hospital with her mom who is nearing her end here in this realm of visibility and will soon be entering invisibility (at least to us who will be left behind for at least some time yet)
She arrived exhausted and spent (her words) and then began to express how our culture doesn't prepare us for this. She actually at one point said, "I am not prepared for this."
She is absolutely right about our culture and how it handles aging and death. And it is sad beyond words. So we talked a bit about that. And I shared a little with her of what I am learning about the subversive power of acceptance. She said some things about how that too is absolutely opposite of what we are trained/taught to do in this culture. And that is sad beyond words too.
It was like she was being given permission to abandon the familiar gig that is so twisted, messed up, and unhelpful to us and to those who are slipping away....and consider that maybe there is a better way of experiencing these things and walking in them.
I hope she finds her way there. It's the doorway into the possibility of real presence in both the light and dark bits of this life.