As we’ve walked this path these past two years, we’ve discovered gifts we never knew we had. A lightness and and immense space within, a capacity for receptivity that we may offer to others. A strong core of integrity that allows us to ground our perspective while stepping back to view the bigger picture. A woundedness that is beautiful and sacred, that allows the light of compassion to shine through as we walk with others in their suffering. A well of inner silence, deep, still, and dark, that like the earth below, can receive what seems dead, and compost it into something green, alive, and growing.
As we’ve walked these past two years with our teachers, directees, and one another, we’ve woven together a community for untangling life’s knots. We’ve surfed the waves of anxiety as we expose our raw vulnerability. We’ve basked in the warming glow of true connection as we’ve been met with empathy and understanding. We’ve experienced the joy of participating in another’s growth and healing. In receiving one another’s differences of presence and expression, we learn to love our own, and see that the light which illuminates is never whole without all the colors of the rainbow.
As we walk forward into the future, we are called by a voice that lies beyond and yet within. We are called to hold a sacred space for those in transition and in pain, for those who have no other space in which they can learn to come home to the safety of their own spirits, souls, and bodies. We are called to emerge forth, into the full blossoming of our gifts and abilities. We are called to trust and surrender as the journey takes us places we never dreamed we would go, or feared that we might. We are called to participate in the great becoming, that the hidden wholeness lying latent in each and every person may finally see the light of day