On Transformation


On Transformation. 

Transformation requires preparation.

Who makes the choice who heals and who doesn't? This is a mystical question, but in the long-term we do need to be willing.

Willing to trust, willing to dive into that icy sea, willing to be in the dark, cold stillness of the deep sea and to wait...

Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought...and the darkness shall be the light and the stillness the dancing
— T.S.Elliot

What is willingness? Willingness is giving permission, saying yes to something outside yourself, perhaps the rhythms and fluctuations of the universal dance, the deep sea tidal flow, and allow your being to soften enough to allow grace to slip in between our cells and occupy our deep spaces.

And what are we waiting for? Not for some cosmic explosion of cells - although this does happen. But most often it is something soft, something childlike, like the flutter of a butterflies eyelid, the footfall of a wolves paw as it pads out from the shadows.

This is surrender. It is surrender to the nothing without the nothing having to BE something.

It is cold here, and the moon is dark, the rocks whisper to each other in secret sign language.

You are alone and the stillness begins to ....move.

Written for the MELBOURNE - Release me Workshop 2012

Wilhemeena Monroe