Dec 212014

Artwork by David Awend

On this, the longest night of the year, it is helpful to remember that we too are being called into our deepest dark. Down into the places we hide from view; where we store our grief, where we brace and hold, where we are ashamed and unforgiving too.

When we speak of the ‘returning of the light’ it isn’t just a grace that this threshold season provides, but the call to our own revealing. We are being asked to acknowledge our untruths, to surrender our silence, to bare our fragile stories in the open. These are the acts which connect the fabric of our lives to the whole of truthfulness.

Without proof, we trust that a way will be born then in the dark, out of nothing, by this braving forward. And we are rewarded with the dignity of a life which emboldens the poetry trapped in the silence of others, and tenderises us for a more articulated quality of love.

A blessed Winter Solstice to you, beautiful Dreamers.

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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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  9 Responses to “Surrender your Silence”

  1. Thank you all.

  2. Wow…Toko-pa this is really incredible writing! Thank you!

  3. This is very beautiful Toko-pa. Blessings of love and light to you beautiful Dreamer. Thank you. <3

  4. Your words resonate so deeply with me, as always. I am so grateful always to know you and continue to learn from the wisdom you share so generously. Wishing you all good things; much love and light. Happy Solstice, Toko-pa. xoxo

  5. Your voice is so resonant with me,
    and so resonant with the work I do with women.
    Thank you.

  6. May the dark days of winter and the cold moon nourish your soul…

  7. …..bless you… for giving words to my feelings…beautifull!!

  8. Wonderful post, and artwork by David Avend (source: behance, via tineye reverse image search)

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