I want to unfold

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“I want to unfold. Let no place in me hold itself closed, for where I am closed, I am false…” ~Rainer Maria Rilke

It’s so easy to close myself off thinking that it will protect me, but those places where I am closed off, I am being false to who I am meant to be. I want to learn to unfold and open myself to life, even when it feels scary, because living in truth ultimately seems safer than being closed off. What do you think?


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“Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.” ~Adyashanti

Sometimes the doorway to enlightenment is the shattering of the life we have known because it breaks apart what we had imagined to be true. That’s one of the gifts that kintsugi living so often offers us.

Seeing every thing as it is

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“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite.” ~William Blake

We see such a pale, distorted reflection of the world most of the time through eyes cloudy with learned beliefs of limitation, separateness, and lack.

So much of our movement into ever-deepening growth of the soul is learning to peel away those limiting beliefs to cleanse the doors of our perception.

As we do so, our vision expands to move toward seeing things as they truly are. Only then do we begin to glimpse the infinite, unified nature of all things.

What limiting beliefs are clouding your vision? How could you go about shedding those a bit more?

Posts from other divisions of Chrysalis Wellness for this week

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The gift of cloudy days from the A Kintsugi Life blog
Plantain infused herbal salve, unscented
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Light forest green wood, bamboo, and shell necklace with gunmetal black accents and chain
Light forest green wood, bamboo, and shell necklace with gunmetal black accents and chain from the Earthwear Collection portfolio