When You Feel Like You Have Been Cracked Open, Read This…

Embers of Life Exposed to Air
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
― Rumi
“There is a crack a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.”
― Leonard Cohen, Anthem lyrics

I am sure you have seen or heard a version of this idea before. The idea is that we need the cracks to let the light in, or, in the case of this back-of-the-door quote, ignite the fire within.

The thing about life is that it is full of cracks. I believe that when there are no cracks left to heal, then it’s time for us to leave this mortal coil. The cracks seem to happen easily and often – a broken heart, a loved one dying, traumatic experiences like abuse, abandonment, betrayal and rejection, financial issues, relationship problems. The cracks are sometimes yawning chasms, sometimes hairline fractures, but they all hurt in their own way. At times, they stay with us through life, and when anything reminds us of the trauma or the mark it left, we are triggered emotionally, often devastatingly. Rock bottom, anyone? I feel you.

It seems to me that it is not easy to heal these cracks.

Acknowledgement of the crack is an important first step. Sometimes the cracks are hidden. Burying the crack never works. Only when we shine light on it can it be healed. Sometimes, the cracks emerge, or rather ‘come to light’ when you are ready for the journey of healing. The healing is a bit more difficult. Sometimes related physical healing is needed too. We might try all sorts of healing modalities on our way to healing the crack/s. In fact, I recommend casting your net wide and asking your intuition and your ‘crack’ what is needed. It might need several things… each crack is different.

We have to commit to a journey to heal these cracks, but it is the journey that is important. Step onto the path of healing, and it begins.
What is ‘it’, I hear you ask.

This journey is one of awakening, of finding and connecting to our True Self, and living an authentic, soul-led life of purpose.

There is a centuries-old Japanese practice of fixing broken Japanese pottery with gold called Kintsugi. I feel like this is indicative of what happens with us when we heal the cracks. Our cracks are filled with gold, and create these beautiful, powerful ley lines or energy lines of gold inside us. It is from this place of gold, love and light that we can move forward, help others, and be light in the world. The healing is powerful and helps contribute to the healing of others.

The key is to live an authentic life with all our cracks, healed or not-yet healed, and love ourselves UNCONDITIONALLY.
You are loved. You are whole. You are worthy. You are GOLD.

I have recorded this powerful meditation where we draw on golden divine light to come heal our cracks. 
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