Jul 132013

Developing your feeling takes time, especially if it has been systematically discouraged in you. There may be an initial layer of numbness or anger you have to move through and, beyond that, a backlog of grief. But as you make the seemingly bottomless descent, it helps to remember that grief is the downpour your soul has been thirsting for. Like rain, the more excellently and prodigiously you grieve, the more growth and fertility you can expect. There is a future beyond the spiritual aridity and meaninglessness of our time, teeming with life. If each of us has the tenacity to retrieve the elixirs of our discomforts, our combined medicine will heal the collective wound.







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A writer, artist and tender of dreams, Toko-pa has been interviewed by CNN News & BBC Radio and her writing has appeared in publications around the world. Thanks to Skype, she works with dreamers internationally in her Private Dreamwork practice, based on Salt Spring Island in Canada. You can find Toko-pa on Facebook or sign up for her mailing list to receive news about upcoming events.

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  6 Responses to “The Elixirs of our Discomforts”

  1. Beautiful reminder that grief is the wellspring of what makes life live. Thank you toko-pa!

  2. Thank you for this beautifully said reminder.

    Another friend said:
    Embrace grief.
    Surrender to the great initiator.
    And then all that is left to experience is love.
    Sabina Pettit

  3. Your voice helps me let go in descent. Bit by bit.

  4. Thank you for this short beauty of a piece!

  5. Thank you as always for the beautiful sentiments and truths you express. I am in the angry / grieving stages and they are very painful. It’s good to be reminded lovingly that life exists beyond and even because of them. Holding up my hands and breathing it all in.

  6. Love the sentiment as well as the art – down in but not drowning……..

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