Last night I dreamed of compassion
I dreamed that compassion was not a regular emotion.
Like love or sorrow or hope.
I dreamed it was an emotion that God lent to us
when were brave enough to love without borders.
Sometimes it was like a breath God would send
and we would catch a bit of compassion on the wind
other times a storm that would knock us down with wonder
and other times a season that would keep us deep in deep love.
Compassion isn’t something we can just ‘learn’
or borrow or acquire or even choose.
I dreamed compassion was supernatural
healing. A cosmic delivery one should get ready for
with ones whole life and being.
It isn’t often on someone’s wish list or to do list
“be more compassionate”
or is it? Is it on yours?
Compassion is a medicine that helps us
untangle the snarls of self and judgement
and puts our attention from the inside
to the outside where we can be of service
to supporting the unfolding of the great mystery.
I dreamed that compassion is something God
sends to us when we are good and ready.
Waiting patiently at the gates of our hearts
to have the Holy Breath send compassion our way.
Something in the dream said that everything
we do, should lead towards living in the space of compassion
so instead of a burst of it now and then
compassion would come to live in our hearts all the time.
God would pass the substance that into our dna
and then we would not be without it again
and then the whole world would begin to work.
I felt in the dream that
if we had true compassion for ourselves
we would literally give up on the lies
of lack of self worth and shame
and see the pointlessness of those
and guilt and regret and how much
space we have allowed that to take up.
And that in the space of that openness
there would FINALLY be room to love others
That spending time in self loathing,
had a strange selfishness in it that
prevented us from truly wanting to serve,
and then serving.
I dreamed compassion held the keys of joy.
I usually dream in images –
but here they are.
I don’t think the
thoughts are revolutionary
by any means…
but my little blog
wanted to hear all about it
Blessings to you this Sunday.
I am on day 3 of 4 day Teacher Training
for the Color of Woman Method working
with 18 powerful women leaders
healers teachers painters
and compassionate beings
who long to serve.
love from a small red thread
connected to a bigger one
hoping for compassion