These past few months have been difficult for me. I feel like Spirit has directed me down a path that I hadn’t counted on, and I have no other choice but to follow.
I can’t see clearly where I am going, how long it’s going to take to get there, or what the next step will look like. So far it has involved a lot of fear, sadness, grief, anger, and shame. Not exactly a walk in the park!
I have enough previous experience with this sort of thing to know I can trust the uncomfortable and the unknown, that whatever lies on the other side will be more magnificent than anything I can conjure up — but in the meantime I have been feeling lonely, full of doubt, and not completely up to the task.
I don’t need some new teaching, some shiny new technique, or some incredibly wise guru to gift me with something I’ve been lacking.
I need Community. I need others to help me know what I know.
I need support to dive deeper into the profound wisdom of the Pathwork, letting go of everything I think I have learned so that I can discover it again on a deeper level.
Fortunately, the feeling that I am alone is an illusion. If I am telling the truth, I find community in many ways.
I find it with my Pathwork Helper, who beautifully witnesses and receives me right where I am. I find community with my students and workers, who courageously and faithfully take each step on their spiritual journey into the unknown, reflecting back to me that I don’t have to see the whole staircase, but to just be willing to take that next step. I find community with my colleagues, as they keep allowing their gratitude and passion for this work to guide them along the way. I find community with my friends, in an evening of deep belly laughter and a joyous embrace of life, even in its most ridiculous expressions.
I need you. It’s not something I like to admit. But it’s true.
I stand on the shoulders of all who have walked this journey before me, and I feel such gratitude for all those who continue to walk with me today, as well as those I have yet to meet — kindred spirits seeking to fulfill their unique task in this life.
I have shared this quote with you in a previous post, but it bears repeating:
“There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe.” ~ Teilhard de Chardin
Have you felt the need for community lately?
Do you need others to help you know what you know?
To remind you its safe to trust that inner voice that is guiding you?
I’d love to hear your experience in the comments below!
It is always the right time to join in Community, to celebrate the support and fellowship found amongst members of the same soul family. And to remember that ultimately, we are all inexplicably interconnected. Like it or not, we belong to each other.
I invite you to check out these opportunities to join in community this summer:
Learn more about an online Pathwork group I’m offering with Sucheta Jain here.
Attend a Simple Summer Solstice Ceremony at Sevenoaks June 21st. Register here.
Devote yourself to Life at the Pathwork Community Weekend at Sevenoaks. Learn more here.
And stay tuned! I’ll have more info on the next: “A Taste of Pathwork” presentation and a new fall Pathwork group in my upcoming newsletters. You can sign up to hear from me here.
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What a sincere and touching post you have written! I feel very connected with you right now, directing my blessing energy to reach you.
I takes quite of a journey to be prepared to ask for help and companion without ego blocks.
In my case, I feel very lonely and I don’t dare to ask for help to my community because I have ruined my own channels of communications with them, and friends o mine have being cruel to me when I talk about my difficulties because I used to present myself as a victim, which nobody can resist. So know I’m scared to share and I don’t trust anyone. I guess I’m just getting used to my new awareness (the one that I gained with the Pathwork). As the Guide predicts, sometimes I lost my hope and see this task as impossible, and all my images still get stuck on my mind. Patience, say the Guide.
Lot of love from Colombia and sooner from Seven Oaks itself.
Thanks for sharing, Diana. Yes, patience and the support of community. Its wonderful to feel that community stretch all the way to Coloumbia! I look forward to seeing you at Sevenoaks very soon! Much love to you!
Beth, I asked you some time ago for Pathwork connections in Michigan. You were kind enough to share several names with me which I greatly appreciated. I have not contacted either of them. For some reason, it is you that draws me to seek more understanding about the path you are on, your presence, your obviously heartfelt communication, your desire to share knowledge that has clearly been a gift for you. Every time you send an invitation I wish I could join. I have no doubt that some day I will.
I’m not sure what your struggling with but please know that your are a light in the darkness and, for me, a beacon of hope.
Thank you for your kind words, Virginia. I’m sure you will find your way to wherever you need to be, whenever the time is right. If you feel drawn to the online group I’m offering, I’d be delighted to have you join us. The Pathwork community has definitely been a beacon of hope and light for me. Wishing that for you as well!
Dear Beth, You’Re Not alone, as you know. I just wanted to reach out and let you know I’m part of your community too. It’s not easy, but wr know to keep returning to the truth. Love to you,
I definitely feel you in my community, Pauline. Thank you.