Healing by embracing our flaws, weaknesses

Healing by embracing our flaws, weaknesses

There have been three critical junctures of healing in my life. Through my odyssey with ovarian cancer at the tender years of 18 to 23, I was...

There have been three critical junctures of healing in my life. Through my odyssey with ovarian cancer at the tender years of 18 to 23, I was fortunate to uncover pearls of the spirit that can never be stripped away.

These gems formed the early foundation that led me to my purpose. I discovered my true purpose as a woman: that we are empowered with the energy of The Goddess Mother - Shakti.

She gives us the power to create life, nourish and nurture nature, preserve the creative forces that support life to make us whole, happy and prosperous. The last layers of cleansing and the deep dross of karmas plunked upon the divine bed of my soul has been unfolding in my life for the past four years.

This has been the most painful awakening of my entire journey. It has brought me to my knees as I dredged the deep well of being to forgive myself for all and any action on my part that ran counter to the integrity of my magnificent soul.

Now, I will forever more be wrapped in the rich bosom of my Mother Goddess, peacefully lying on her eternal breast.

Each and every person has this powerful energy to grow, change and transform our karmas – in healing our karmas, we become the nexus for healing self, family, community and the world.

Unfortunately, the majority of people do not recognise this divine gift that effortless lay at rest awaiting its awakening. Women, in particular, are endowed with Devi's staff to nourish, nurture, guide and heal all of life, that is, when we find the courage to stand tall and be stoic in our purpose.

In my own healing, I see the process as Isvara. God is all there is. I came to understand the deepest truth of living: that Everything is God.

In aligning myself to this truth, the hidden cavern of unresolved desires, fears, weakness, and hurt were revealed to me. And in understanding this awesome truth, I was able to embrace my challenges and vulnerabilities in myself.

In so doing I began to heal. Karmas that were etched deeply into my samskaras were finally exposed and I began to breathe fresh prana. The baggage of ego- hurt, unforgiveness, shame, guilt, arrogance, pain, and judgementalism that we appear to seamlessly transport from generation to generation, from life to life through the cycle of rebirth, finally showed itself in its entirety for what it is.

When we fall ill, or in despair, this distress is ours alone; we cannot live anyone else's karma, or their illness, their happiness, or their process. Whatever is the challenge, and however we feel about it- right or wrong – the glory and the fight is ours and the way in which we get through it is also specific to our individual karma.

This reveals the content and context of whom we are and where we are on our life's journey. The goal through any challenge is to heal. However, the only way we can accomplish this goal is by accepting what is and, in invoking a clear intent to honour the journey however it unfolds.

We are – each one of us- the emissary of the Divine Mother – ourselves the Mother of Ahimsa, nurturance. We have the perennial responsibility to safeguard life, to respect the life force of all species- and in particular- that of our children and the animals.

We must not only heal ourselves but grow awareness so that we mitigate suffering whenever and wherever we are able to do so.

Mother Maya

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