To Be Seen — From My Heart
It is the deepest desire of any human being.
Perhaps so deep it is as yet unconscious, unknown, or un-named.
To be fully seen. For who you really are.
To be witnessed for your beauty, your gifts, your way of being in the world.
For that Divine inner part to be recognized, acknowledged, and celebrated.
For some (everyone?) the idea of being fully seen brings up fear.
Fear of being exposed.
Those dark inner secrets we can’t even look at … we certainly don’t want someone else looking at them.
This fear arises from an illusion that we are broken or unworthy.
It arises from the illusion of separation – that we are fundamentally separate from the Divine.
So many words that attempt to lead us to the truth.
Yet words themselves arise from the illusion of separation.
Experience alone can pierce through this illusion.
There are no secrets.
There is no fundamental flaw.
There is only beauty, light, Divinity expressing itself as you.
How to have this experience?
So many paths to one experience: wholeness.
On every level of your being.
Your physical body is whole in every way.
Your mind is whole in every way.
Your soul is whole in every way.
All aspects of your inner and outer expression are whole.
You are whole.
And once this is realized – once experienced, the desire to be seen comes to the surface.
Once we experience the depth of our inner truth, we experience the same in the reflection.
To be seen is a powerful example of this.
(Being seen is also a powerful experience for moving towards the experience of wholeness.)
(Indeed, this is true of all aspects of the steps to Spiritual Mastery. For example: to embody your soul is the first step to Spiritual Mastery. Yet this “first step” is one we revisit over and over again – for it opens the door to the transcending power of the embodied soul. Said another way, your embodied soul is the pathway through which you experience the Divine in your body and your life.)
(The practice of integration is supported powerfully through your embodied soul.)
(The visceral practice of wholeness is predicated on your embodied soul.)
So it is with being seen. It leads to … and it deepens.
It is nurturing.
It is essential.
We are all capable of witnessing another.
You are capable of witnessing.
To witness is to see another through the eyes of the Divine.
To drop all bias.
Letting go of any agenda or focus (process, outcomes, or anything else).
To be fully embodied: to be fully present.
To get out of the way completely, and allow the Divine in you to see the Divine in the other.
As the one witnessing I am in bliss.
To receive: the Divine in another seeing the Divine in you.
To be seen.
As the one being seen, I am in bliss.
For another to be fully present with you.
To be fully present with yourself.
Opening the door to peace, inner joy, and an unconditional love for which there are no words.
I want to challenge you this week: reflect on your friends, your colleagues, and your family.
Who sees you?
Reach out to them and schedule some time to be seen.
The second part of the challenge: find someone and be present with them.
Be fully present.
Listen with an open mind and an open heart.
Set aside your agenda, your bias.
Let go – and begin to see them as God sees them.
For each experience reflect in writing in your journal.
If you have an experience you’d like to share with me send me an email. I’d love to read about your experience, both in receiving – and in giving.
That’s it for this week … From My Heart.
PS – Speaking of being seen: I’ve had requests asking about how to get information about my first Spiritual Leadership and Mastery retreat in November of this year. You can find out more here. If it resonates I encourage you to apply for a spot!
The Soul Archaeologist
Experience the Divine Within