How so much of our society is predicated on perpetuating our self image of ourselves as broken. Broken in a way that requires fixing.
Buy this it will fix you. Without this you will be seen by others as broken. This will cobble up, plaster over your broken bits.
But is that true? Are we broken. Do we require fixing?
I believe in essence we are an exquisite and perfect part of the Divine. That we are in truth, Divine.
And yet we grow up in this world that perversely does not want us to remember that. We grow up with ways that encourage us to stay small, not treat ourselves with the ways that Divinity calls for.
So our behaviour, thinking and feeling patterns are sometimes broken. With things like co-dependence, addiction, we limp along maintaining the veil between us and our Divinity, making our way through the world and aching for something different.
This is where the idea of Akhilandeshvari has been so useful for me... the Goddess who is never not broken. Never, not being the dreaded double negative. We are sent on this wild goose chase of trying to hide or fix our brokenness and yet Akhilandeshvari offers us the chance to see ourselves as perfect as we are.
Perfect and broken. The paradox. When we can live inside that paradox we are gifted the very thing we are so hungry for - the connection with the Divine. The more we can live with this sense of being broken and perfect the easier it is for us to glimpse our Divinity.
It is in this state that we are able to reach into our strongest self and receive the medicine that will take layers off that veil between us and our Divine truth. We find the things that shift the broken thinking away. The strong tinctures of self compassion, self care. The balm of nature. The ability to receive.
When we stop spending so much time trying to hide or fix our brokenness we are able to be present to the gifts of this life. And we get to keep the door open. ...