According to Greek Mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them in half and condemned them to a life searching for their other half- miserable until they found their missing half to complete them.
Modern romantic notions echoed in popular music, literature and film are concepts such as “Finally I have found you”, “You complete me” and “I am nothing without you”.
Such dangerous ideas feel into our collective sense of lack. Yet there is nothing from outside needed, you are whole- right now, even as you read these words. Yes even with all your imperfections, your shame, your feelings of unworthiness. You are whole.
Within every human, resides the feminine as well as the masculine. Your gendered self may be more dominant, more grown up- but you contain both nonetheless. If you have been searching for a quality in someone outside of yourself- can you cultivate it within?
This is the experience of wholeness, of stepping into it.
And please bring everything! The parts that you would prefer to keep hidden are essential. They are part of the whole. They will be there regardless, but if you fail to acknowledge them, they will leak out. Draining you of vitality, seeping out in snide comments whispered under the breath, or unspoken huffs, and eye rolls, and slowly eroding your relationships and your sense of self love.
Your experience of wholeness includes your beautiful heart- your capacity to love and have compassion for all beings. Your experience of wholeness includes meditative and heightened states of consciousness- understanding at a very deep level- we are all one. And your experience of wholeness also includes the animal parts of yourself- your raw, wild sexuality- your delicious sensuality- your anger and your rage.
Feel, express, step into who you truly are- whole.