seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking that
somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man. Has to be...Charlton Heston as George Taylor in Planet of the Apes
When I was in California a few weeks back, I passed this
mural every day on my way to have breakfast, and I got totally fixated on it.
Maybe it is because it totally looks like me circa
1974—minus my young Italian girl version of The Tom Selleck mustache. Or maybe because it serves a necessary purpose in Southern
California where there are people who actually need a reminder of who they
are—either because they are too stoned or because they have had enough plastic
surgery to not recognize themselves with a photo ID and a mirror. Whatever.
But then this mural got me thinking about something that The
Husband asked at a school meeting a few years back…
We were at a gathering
where a panel of Waldorf School Graduates was entertaining a firing squad of anxious parents who had questions about academics, grades, SAT scores, college
entry, etc. The Husband was not too concerned about the numbers.
Instead, what he
wanted to know was whether or not the graduates had gained the wherewithal to
choose a career (read: life path) that made them happy.
I was like, “Wow!” That’s one of those beautiful things that only a
guy who was raised as a Buddhist would think to ask. And it’s one of those
things that can make the difference between a life that is fulfilling and one
that reeks of dreams passed by.
In a society full of plastic good looks “Reality TV” and
pharmaceutically-induced stupor, it can be difficult—if not impossible—to
remember the truth about who You actually are. And without access to that
truth, a whole lot of ruckus can ensue.
Homeopathy is a modality that can see that ruckus for what
it really is: the place where the convergence of the physical, mental and
emotional states of being got a little stuck.
Physical symptoms are often a reflection, or indeed an
extension, of places on the emotional plane that are not in line with a
Figuring out “your truth” is not always an obvious thing,
nor is it always synonymous with perceived dreams and goals. Truth is a much
more subtle energy.
Reaching that magical point where we have harmony between who we
are at the soul level, and who we are in our daily life, is the holy grail of
the journey toward self-awareness and an integrated state of being. And it is
the expressway of the road to health.
Finding your truth doesn’t happen overnight. And sometimes,
catching a glimpse of it is the most we can hope for in this lifetime. But it
is certainly worth looking for.
Perhaps today you could take a few moments to think about
the You that may actually be stuck underneath the façade and expectations of
your job, your family, your friends and society. And perhaps in that moment you
will catch a glimpse of the elusive energy of your own divine truth.
And if you finally get a good sense of what's been hiding under there all these years--for goodness sake, call your homeopath and let her know what you found!