Getting Spiritually Honest
Who are you?
Claim your sacred body. For me, it was only by winning back my body – by daring to really be present to all I was feeling in my body – that I finally began to connect to what is eternal in me. The body then wasn’t an obstacle but, in a way, the goal. I had to find a way to love the places that are darkest and most human in me. I had to find a way to redeem what I still felt was unworthy, the parts of me that my love had yet to reach. After a revelation at a sacred site of the Black Madonna in Europe, I realized that being spiritual for me is intricately tied to my view of the body. Rather than transcending the body, denying or ignoring it, I found that I had to accept the body as sacred. Only then could I hear the voice of unfaltering love inside me – the voice of my soul. I lift a veil between me and the Divine every time I claim my body as sacred by daring to come home to it again and again. Being at home in my body means having the courage to never discount or abandon the truth of my physical experience. It means listening when my body is speaking and having the audacity to voice the wisdom it contains.