Community is key to all healing. I am not saying it is the key but it is an essential mechanism in the unlocking of the doorway.
Community is how we begin to understand our place. We ALL have a place, purpose and medicine that is needed for absolute reunion of the lost ways of love that this planet and its people so desperately need. Community reflects and inspires that within you. You need reflection and reciprocity of others who are forging the good, true and beautiful path in life to understand how you dance among all other things.
Community is how we learn that the art of reciprocity that does not deplete us nor diminish the other. Therefore, we can share ourselves and openly experience others in large spaces and places while maintaining our good and true sovereign foundations (aka boundaries). Cultivating the understanding of true reciprocity forms when one understands that this exchange begins with allowing ourselves to fully receive -while disarming the knee jerk reaction to give out of feelings of guilt and/or discomfort. And how we rise to that comfort zone in understanding that reciprocity is an effortless and material-less act, is in the learning to fully receive ourselves -from within ourselves -to fill ourselves with and trust in our own innate original medicine and gift.
Once we understand this mechanism of self-fulfillment- we begin to understand the wisdom ways of community-based societies and the critical importance of our individual fullness in order to maintain, heal and encourage the natural, supportive healing processes of all life. This fullness of you flows out to others naturally without taking from any external resource. Your fullness is your “give” and thus reciprocated by that in which you have inspired in others to continue the cycle of fill- inspire-reciprocate- fill. Again, we all have a part and piece that is needed.
Community teaches the needed piece in you by mirroring interconnected relationships. When one is down- we are all down. Only when you allow yourself to join community healing, gathering, learning and journeying can you truly understand this. If you have ever sat in a meditation or healing group- or participated in a song or dance group, you know that when someone is vibin’ high it ripples out to others to catch the wave and lifts the whole room. The opposite is also true. This is why retreat experiences can really accelerate your path in healing.
The bigger work around inviting community healing dynamics into your life is it will begin to tease out the ways you don’t believe in abundance. Again- if one of us is down we are all down. If there is contraction and fear around the elevation and “success” of another you inevitably rob yourself of your own elevation. There is enough, or you would not be here. Life is vastly intelligent so step out of its way and trust.
There is not only more than a place for you in community, on this planet and in the Universe and so on, but there is everything you need to fully support your dream. And this is where it can get tricky. Your dream must align with Life for the remunerative showers of divine help to fall upon you. You communities must also align in such ways.
Community is also a place and space where you begin to understand that your greatest gift is simply your presence. Until you do the necessary excavation in life to uncover and fill yourself with that gift- community is a place to be present with all of the debris that has buried your inner treasures and still be loved- showing up as you are.
I deeply understand the resistance and the impulse to isolate from showing up. We often hide away when we feel we don’t have anything to offer or that something may be asked of us we cannot fulfill and thus drain our energy. Yet, showing up and allowing your receptive nature to be nurtured will aid you in realizing that community simply wants your presence- present.
Show up and see yourself in a new lens. Show up and allow the co-creative mystery of community to not only inspire you but surprise you.
This may sound too simplistic but foundational healing generally is which is why it is also so challenging. Foundational shifts, and embodied knowledge of them, require us to “wash the dishes and sweep the floors” day in and day out. We must do the work. We must show up. And there is in art form to community that can help architect you into a healing framework a little easier.
Intuition: You are intuitive by nature- trust this. How you can discern intuitive guidance from ego guidance around what groups are ones that serve your highest good is by listening to your body. What part of you is drawn in and how does it feel in your body. This listening will inevitably drive you towards a deeper level of inner work because you must be able to connect with your body and that is a journey in of itself.
The right communities: If you are left feeling depleted, if you have not shifted your “story” into one of healing, if everyone seems to stay in stasis and sing the same out of tune song each time you gather and/or there is any sense of dogma attached to the space that disempowers your own medicine and higher intelligence- then I just invite you to reflect on that. (Ask me about my view on 12 step programs sometime).
In person connection: Online communities are amazing for connecting us to faces across the globe, but you cannot heal in an online community in the way you can in person. You need to physically show up- period.
Be Full of Yourself (in a healthy ego sort of way): And you will never show up empty handed. Even if that glass feels half full- that is your full!… Because you love who you are in all your contracting, fearful, elated and gorgeous forms and you want to inspire that in others….
You show up.