When you practice becoming perspectives that transcend, yet include your own you grow into closer contact with your own inner compass, your own unique path forward. This helps you to learn to get out of your own way quicker and to not waste precious time on detours or paths that are not authentically your own.
The sacred transcends and includes personal drama, politics, religion, and spirituality. If you want to understand and develop beyond enmenshment in the dramas they represent, you have to take a broader, more inclusive perspective.
Who are you? Why are you here? Where are you going? What is meaningful and what is not? Why? When you ask such questions, what answers do you give yourself?
As a young person, Claudia realized that she did not want to believe in any definition of the divine that allowed injustice, cruelty, and needless suffering. She did not have beliefs in religion or universal love to fall back on when her father died when she was fourteen or when she experienced the loss of other loved ones over the years, including beloved pets.
Can you trust to let go? Do you feel you have to worry about your finances, relationships, and health? How would your life be different if you we able to stop and trust?
“I am in this room in a corner and swaying from one side to the other! I have big black eyes and a knot on my head like you would see on an air balloon!
I like this balloony thing on my head. You know when you let out the air in a balloon? I can let off steam if people bother me! I just think, ‘Kiss my ass!'”
It takes a lot of energy to go through life holding up a shield, out of a knowledge that there are parts of yourself that can be hurt. When we awaken to choosing to experience the parts of our ourselves that do not die then we can give up a defensive posture.
This simple, straightforward interview reminds us that we have inside ourselves what we need to put things in perspective, to let go, and enjoy our lives. If Birgitta can do it, you can too!
“If you don’t hold on to things you don’t have to let go!”