I was in a session with one of my wonderful Song Healing clients recently and she expressed that she had an issue with the word “healing” because it implies being broken in some way. We talked about this and she had already worked it out, in her own heart, that we’re all broken and that the cracks are what reveal our light. Then we wrote a song about it! At the end of each Song Healing session, I ask my clients to come up with a mantra, for their own personal reflection/growth that embodies what we worked through. Her mantra for this session was "I am whole in my brokenness." Ah! So good!
After our session, my client/friend shared this photo with me.
This is a sculpture called EXPANSION created by an artist named Paige Bradley who said, “Art is not entertainment. Art is not luxury goods. Art is culture. It is you and me.”
When I see this photo, I KNOW that the artist was connected to a source that I, too, have been completely intertwined with in my own creative endeavors. I don’t need to hear her speak about what it means to her. It’s so incredibly apparent. It makes my soul smile that not only one other person understands me, but thousands who feel compelled by this sculpture do too. And I understand them.
Although I’ve heard artists, poets, songwriters and healers alike talk about this concept before, right now I truly feel the strength and holiness of it.
What if we all accepted ourselves and each other for who we are, right in this moment? With all of the scars, the wounds, the cracks, the “missing” pieces?
How would you live your life if none of these things were… Uh, “things?”
In his song, Anthem, Leonard Cohen wrote and sang the lyrics, “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” Hear it here.
If I had never experienced my cracks of loss, depression, anxiety, hopelessness or deep sadness, how could I be there to sit with and lift up my fellow brothers & sisters? As well as rejoice in the light that shines through as that little crack begins to expand?
When I crack, I allow you to crack. When you crack you allow me to crack. A continuous cycle of revealing more and more of ourselves with one another. Magic!
I want you to see me and I want to see you. Like this sculpture, these cracks are what make us beautiful and unique. We are all connected to the sacredness that lies within each one of us.
You are blessed and you are blessing.